selling iphone: how to erase all data?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by tooshaggy, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. tooshaggy macrumors regular

    tooshaggy

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    #1
    Hi all,
    Im selling my iphone and need to wipe all the data clean!
    How do I do it the best and fastest way?
    What other things should I consider before packing it up and shipping it to its new owner?

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    #2
    To erase data, try Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.

    It's not fast, but it kills it.
     
  3. ob81 macrumors 65816

    ob81

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    You could just restore/reset it I think. I personally never did it myself, it should be enough though. Someone else may have a more indepth way.
     
  4. Brandon Heat macrumors regular

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    don't ship the sim card...

    Why don't you just reinstall the firmware... I think that might be faster (not sure though)
     
  5. SoSII macrumors member

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    This is the way. I suspect it does multiple (ie secure) overwrites. Takes time but certainly the best way imho
     

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