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Erase all content and settings

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Jul 7, 2009 1:01 PM
there is (was) this setting on my iphone which says 'erase all content and settings'. I thought it would do just that - erase my contents and my settings thereby restoring the iphoe to default. I selected it and after a long time erasing all content and settings, my iphone only now gives me the apple logo and the activity circle. Ho do I reset it please or is it dead?

Thanks a lot if you can help.
MacBook Pro,, Mac OS X (10.5.7), 2.0GHz Core Duo, 2GB RAM + 250GB HD
  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (18,675 points)
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    Jul 7, 2009 1:06 PM (in response to Easily Easy)
    I haven't done this type if erase but I understand it takes a few hours - maybe you just need to wait.

    If you decide to, a reset is done by pressing the home and sleep buttons until you see the Apple logo, ignoring the slider. Takes about 5-15 secs of button holding and you won't lose any data or settings.

    I wouldn't reset until I was sure that the device was not responding, i.e. maybe after overnight. Also, make sure it's plugged in.
    HP DV7 Laptop, Windows Vista, iPhone 3G 8GB with 3.0


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