Wiping iPhone Data

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by SeaDour, May 20, 2008.

  1. SeaDour macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2006
    Hey gang--

    I sold my 4-gig iPhone last weekend. The final bid price was $415. Don't ask me why these things are going for more than a new, higher-capacity version...I just took advantage of the market when I saw it.

    I'm getting ready to ship it, but I'm wondering if hitting "restore" in iTunes without syncing really wipes it to a factory state. I noticed that (after syncing the most recent backup on it) when I reinstalled apps like MobileScrobbler, it already had my preferences and username/password. Did these come from the backup copy or does "restore" just not wipe all my phone's library files? What should I do to make sure my buyer doesn't get my phone and install an app with all my information loaded into it?

    Thanks for your help!!
  2. RITZFit macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2007
    In my Corner
    There were a few thread floating around about this early but I don't think its possible to totally erase everything. Like a regular comp hard drive, the data is still there until it is overwritten by something else (more data)

    yeah, thats one of them

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