3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 27, 2010 2:49 PM by Allan Sampson
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Hi there, i was wondering if i factory reset my iphone will it automatically delete all my personal data and pictures etc. This is not for the iphone 4 but my old phone the 3G?

Many thanks for any help and sorry if it sounds a stupid thing to ask

iOS 4
Solved by Allan Sampson on Dec 27, 2010 2:49 PM Solved
You have two options.

On the iPhone go to Settings > General > Reset and select Erase All Content and Settings. This is a secure erase.

Or you can restore the iPhone with iTunes as a new iPhone or not from the iPhone's backup which is not a secure erase.
Reply by roaminggnome on Dec 27, 2010 2:49 PM Helpful
Rest all content and settings should do this.

You can read about it in the manual

http://manuals.info.apple.com/enUS/iPhone_iOS4_UserGuide.pdf
Reply by wjosten on Dec 27, 2010 2:49 PM Helpful
Doing so on a 3G iPhone "can" take several hours. So, plug your phone into a wall outlet, then Settings>General>Reset>Erase All Content & Settings. When finished, your phone should look just like it did when first taken out of the box, with nothing but the OS on it. Conversely, you can connect it to iTunes & restore it as a "New" device. Just don't sync after you restore as new.

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