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7252 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Jul 29, 2010 1:29 PM by Jill Devon UK
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2010 1:23 PM (in response to blue sky)The Erase All Content and Settings option on the iPhone at Settings > General > Reset is a secure erase of all content and settings.
No data is stored on the SIM card unless you used the SIM card with another phone and stored contacts on the SIM card with the other phone for import by your iPhone.
I would remove the SIM card from the iPhone. The buyer will need to use a new SIM card or a SIM card used with another phone with the same carrier to activate the iPhone with their line/number. MacBook Pro 15" Intel Core 2 Duo/2.53GHz/4GB RAM/500GB HD, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPod w/Video 30GB, iPhone 4 32GB
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2010 1:23 PM (in response to blue sky)powerbook g4, iMac 20, Mac OS X (10.6.1), airport express, iphone, ipod, ipod touch
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2010 1:45 PM (in response to Allan Sampson)Thanks!!1) PowerBook G4/15"/1.67ghz/1.5gb/, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 2) PowerBook G3/Pismo/500mhz/Mac OS X(10.4)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 27, 2010 7:48 PM (in response to blue sky)Connect your iphone to your computer > Open itunes > click on your iPhone in the sidebar > make sure you're in the 'summary' tab > under 'version', there should be a 'Restore' button. Click on it and restore your iphone to factory settings + remove any personal dataOther OS
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2010 8:21 AM (in response to fjsdofnsjgv)I connected iPhone to my computer, and open iTunes. But I can't find Summary or version to restore.
I reset the all the setting on the iPhone. When I open the iTunes, now I only see "Set up your iPhone" and there are two options. Set up as a new iPhone and Restore from the back of my old iPhone. Where can I find the summary & version to restore? Thanks!❆ MacBook Pro 2.4ghz ❆ iPhone 4, Mac OS X (10.6.3), ❆ PowerBook G4/1.67ghz/1.5gb ❆ PowerBook G3/Pismo/500mhz
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2010 8:29 AM (in response to blue sky)If you have used the erase all content and settings option on your iPhone, this is a secure erase as already provided and there is nothing else you need to do.
To erase all content and settings which is not a secure erase, you need to restore the iPhone with iTunes as a new iPhone or not from the iPhone's backup. You don't need to do this if you have erased all content and settings on or with your iPhone which is a secure erase - all content and settings on your iPhone have been securely erased. MacBook Pro 15" Intel Core 2 Duo/2.53GHz/4GB RAM/500GB HD, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPod w/Video 30GB, iPhone 4 32GB
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2010 9:16 AM (in response to Allan Sampson)I just try to do something else to be securely erased. To be honest, I wasn't sure what would be securely erased all of my previous data.
For now, I did Settings > General > Reset as I wrote, and took out SIM card. Do you think this old iPhone is ready to go?
Thanks again!!❆ MacBook Pro 2.4ghz ❆ iPhone 4, Mac OS X (10.6.3), ❆ PowerBook G4/1.67ghz/1.5gb ❆ PowerBook G3/Pismo/500mhz
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2010 1:29 PM (in response to Allan Sampson)Hi all
I have used the Erase all Content and Settings option. The phone will now not restart. I have the Apple logo with the 'egg timer' circle superimposed. I can force power off (holding recessed button on screen and power button) but still the same issue when I turn on.
Any ideas how to resolve?
(I should note that this original 2g phone was unlocked to 3.1.3 in case that makes any difference)
Thanks for any suggestions.