Is there any sort of quick erase for the iphone?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by willpower101, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. willpower101 macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2009
    I need to swap an iphone out and I don't have an hour to wait for it to erase via the built in erase all content and settings option. Is there a quick erase method?
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    you can restore relatively quick it if you have a computer handy
    but with no computer, none that i know of besides the built in one
  3. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Go to the settings and set up a password.
    Enable the "Erase Data" function on it.

    Lock the phone and then enter a wrong passcode 10 times.

    I don't know that it erases it all, but if it doesn't then it does lock it so that it has to be restored before it can be used again. So you'll be safe, either way.

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