Problems with selling iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tl01, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. tl01 macrumors 65816

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    Is it true you can't ever get all your info off the phone and that the new owner can access personal data if you sell it?
     
  2. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020

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    No! Restoring it as a new phone will wipe everything off!
     
  3. M87 macrumors 65816

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    Where did you hear that? iPhones have had hardware encryption since the 3GS. You wipe it and all your data is unrecoverable gibberish.
     
  4. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Restore and sell on in confidence.

    The man off the street will have no reason or want to try and recover fragmented data anyway, nor would they probably have the software to try !
     
  5. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    There were some issues with iMessage. You might want to disable it before wiping the device.
     
  6. ARSC macrumors 6502

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    Erase all content and settings and you are ready to go.
     
  7. tl01 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks! I have always restored it and erased everything but had read somewhere that is now known to be problematic. Great to know it isn't an issue. Hate to lose the money from the sale of my phone:).
     

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