4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 12, 2008 6:28 PM by George Steinmetz
fluter Level 1 (15 points)
How do I wipe all the info from my phone if lost or stolen? I have addresses and personal info that I would not want someone having access to....I have the passcode set on my phone, but I am searching for more security than that if I misplace my phone.

Steve Jobs said it was possible to wipe it clean if you lose your phone, but I haven't seen anything on how to do it.....does anyone know?

Thanks so much for all the help!
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 (123,405 points)
    Not possible.

    A remote wipe is possible with firmware version 2.0 or later with an Exchange Account. An iPhone with an Exchange Account can be remotely wiped from the Exchange Server only.
  • fluter Level 1 (15 points)
    You mean, Microsoft exchange? So that means people with Macs can't wipe it clean?
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 (123,405 points)
    The only way to remotely wipe an iPhone running firmware version 2.0 or later is with an iPhone that is accessing an Exchange Account which can be done from the Exchange Server only.

    I know the passcode lock is only 4 digits, but unless you are using 0000 or 1111, someone would have to be lucky in guessing your passcode, or have to spend a good amount of time going through every possible 4 number passcode combination.
  • George Steinmetz Level 1 (70 points)
    Has anyone tried simulating a brute-force attack on the iPhone's password screen? Does it pause for a while after a certain amount of fails, or even better, perform a full reset if the password is entered wrong many times?