iPhone 6(S)(+) securing my personal data

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  1. zoran macrumors 68040

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    Im about to take my iPhone6S+ for a battery replacement but i wish to secure my personal data because i dont know what might happen, once its opened. What would you do in my case?
    Ive thought about making a backup in iTunes, delete everything on the iPhone and then restore it all back when the battery replacement is done... do you believe this is a good solution?
     
  2. Waterman316 macrumors 6502

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    Yup. That’s what I would do. I wouldn’t even bother erasing everything. But you can do that as an extra precaution. Make sure you make a fresh back up though.
     
  3. zoran thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I want to erase everything incase any "curious" technician tries to recover/see my personal data!
     
  4. Deguello macrumors 6502a

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    It’s encrypted, but if you feel like the effort is worth it, it shouldn’t hurt anything.
     
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    So suppose, that for some reason, i need to recover my iPhone data cause the Phone broke or went bad, isnt there a way to retrieve my data... someway?
     
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Either a backup on iTunes or the cloud if you use it for nightly backups.

    I do both just to make sure.
     
  9. zoran thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Is there any chance that when i will return from the battery replacement procedure and will try to restore the backup, i will be prevented because my iOS is very old (iOS 9). :(
     
  10. Jordan921 macrumors 601

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    I’m thinking it might have you upgrade to newer.
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    I tried doing a backup on my MacBook Air the other day and couldn’t because I’m out of space haha. Need to upgrade that thing so bad.
     
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    I believe you have lost your iOS 9 ability.
     
  12. zoran thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yes im aware of that but, if i make a backup of iOS9 on iTunes now, can i restore back to it? Restore the iPhone exactly as i backed it up?
     
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    Unless Apple is still signing iOS 9 for your device, you won't be able to restore to iOS 9, as far as I am aware.
     
  14. Jordan921 macrumors 601

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    If you erase everything and restore it no you can not.
     
  15. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68030

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    Back up to iTunes and iCloud
    Erase all content and settings VIA IPHONE - keeping iOS 9
    Take in for battery replacement
    Restore backup, remaining on iOS 9
    ???
    Profit
     
  16. zoran thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Why will i not be able to restore to iOS9? My iTunes backup will be created from iOS9, thats what my iPhone has at the moment!
     
  17. itsmilo macrumors 68020

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    A backup doesn’t restore the iOS version. It will put the backup on the latest iOS version that’s available for your device since iOS 9 is no longer available / signed
     
  18. zoran thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Just a sec to get this straight... let me describe the steps and let me know if it works that way.
    - Phone is on iOS9
    - Backup is made by iTunes
    - Reset is done
    - Battery is replaced
    - Phone is Restored using the backup i recently did
    - Phone is back to iOS9 where is was before the reset
     
  19. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68030

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    If the reset is done via the phone you can keep iOS 9.

    If it is done via iTunes you will go to ios 12.

    However sometimes the store upgrading the battery also requires the OS to be updated.
     
  20. Jordan921 macrumors 601

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    Because Apple doesn’t sign iOS 9 anymore.
     
  21. zoran thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I had no idea iTunes could make an iPhone reset. Given the fact of my situation, iPhone6S+, running iOS9 is there something i should be aware of while doing the steps i notified?
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    what about what Mr_Brightside_@ said?
     
  22. zoran thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Well i dont wish to update to a newer iOS yet? Will the restoration of the iOS9 backedup file work ok?
     
  23. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68030

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    An iOS 9 back up will safely restore to iOS 9 or above.
     
  24. zoran thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Guys... i replaced the battery, did a Reset to all contents and settings and now that im trying to Restore the backup file via iTunes i have the following issues.
     

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