Safe to sell iPhone after erase all content and settings

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bnewton, May 4, 2010.

  1. bnewton macrumors newbie

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    I was looking into selling my old iPhone 2G. It looks that erase all content and settings was the best way to remove the data from the phone - but does this make the phone safe to sell without have to worry about someone getting my personal data from the phone.
     
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Yep, you're safe. This is what you do with the iPhone when returning it to Apple.
     
  3. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Apple even upgraded their wipe command after some complaints that it didn't fully remove all user data. My understanding now is the wipe is very thourogh.
     
  4. bigchief macrumors 6502a

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    When you say wipe are you talking about "Erase all content and settings"
     
  5. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    yup...figured it was self explanatory
     

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