Reset->Erase All Content and Settings vs DFU->Restore

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by crellion, May 30, 2011.

  1. crellion macrumors member

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    In terms of securely wiping your data (such as giving your old iPhone to someone else), which one is better Reset->Erase All Content and Settings or doing a DFU->Restore?
     
  2. RafaelT macrumors 65816

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    I think using Erase all contents and settings should be adequate for what you want to do.
     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    Regardless of which you choose, you'll end up restoring your iPhone. Just make sure to set it up as a new device.
     
  4. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    If you do it through the phone, you'll be put into recovery mode where you will then have to restore the phone through iTunes, whereas if you just restore it through iTunes, you'll get the same results, just faster. ;)
     
  5. The Californian macrumors 68040

    The Californian

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I always restore through iTunes, always seems the safest.
     

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