Quickest/easiest way to wipe my phone of all private data?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by nagromme, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    I want to wipe all my private data: photos, mail accounts, bookmarks, contacts and app data (because the Facebook app knows my Facebook password, for instance).

    As I understand it, choosing "Erase All Content And Settings" will do a secure wipe, but that's overkill: I don't want EVERYTHING gone (because the phone is going to Apple for testing of an OS issue), and it would take ages (16GB 3G).

    Am I right that that's my only option though?

    I'm not paranoid enough to need a secure wipe, but I do want all my settings back to default. And I don't want to use desktop iTunes to do it--just my phone itself.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. McGiord macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle
  3. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    What kind of answer was that?

    Anyway, I think erase all content and settings is the only thing you can do, at least to be safe.
  4. nagromme thread starter macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    Thanks--I figured as much, but luckily I checked with Apple and they say the unit is still useful to them even wiped, as long as I grab some logs.

    So, a-wiping I will go!

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