Sold my iPhone, I fear my erase didn't work.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Rollinup, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. Rollinup macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2012
    I had someone come by to look at my iPhone, they said they just wanted to come look at it. Well, they ended up wanting to buy it on the spot. I went into my settings and clicked erase all content and settings and proceeded to hand them the iPhone.

    They called me about an hour later and said my pin was still on the phone and asked for it. This was my first indication that the phone had, in fact, not erased all the data. I went onto iCloud, it could not detect my location but it could detect an iPhone, except the name on it had been changed to the buyers. I was able to select erase all data and it stated it would be erased when the phone is turned back on.

    My question is how can I be sure that this will work? Is there the possibility that this person has figured out a way to bypass the erase?

  2. noteple macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2011
    They may have tried to stop the erase.
    They may have tried to jailbreak it.

    I wouldnt give them my pin.
    Would do a find my iphone wipe
    Would tell them to do iTune restore.
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Tell him to plug it to itunes and restore it.

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