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Question: If I reset iPhone end to end encrypted data, what will I lose?

I can’t approve my current iphone on my old one because it’s broken and can’t be turned on. It says that if I can’t approve it I can reset my encrepyted data. What does this mean / do exactly?




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Posted on Jul 15, 2018 9:19 AM

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  • The data that is reset is as follows.
  • Home data
  • Health data
  • iCloud Keychain (includes all of your saved accounts and passwords)
  • Payment information
  • Siri information
  • Wi-Fi network information

Fortunately all your photos, music, and other personal stuff stays for your access. 😃😃

Posted on Aug 14, 2018 10:14 AM

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Aug 26, 2018 5:18 AM in response to rdtd1965 In response to rdtd1965

So, i just decided to Reset my end to end encryption(moment of spur). And i still have all my messages, photos, contacts, you name it. Everything is intact. You might as well go ahead and do it. It just shows resetting keychain. And keychain contains all your passwords related to all your accounts and stuffs. So thats the only thing that got reset on my phone

Aug 26, 2018 5:18 AM

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Sep 25, 2018 4:33 PM in response to VM0719 In response to VM0719

Having read through this whole thread, I took a chance and reset end-to-end encrypted data. This was really sloppily done, Apple! This is why I don't use the Cloud for anything but my calendar. I'm an IT specialist and yet I had no idea what would happen if I did the reset. Would I lose my calendar info? My contacts? What a hassle! Both my phone and my computer were stuck. I just upgraded to Mojave so I thought I'd do as the pop-ups insistently suggested, and now I regret it. Apparently, the only thing that was reset was my keychain. That could be a huge hassle for some people. I've never been able to understand how Apple can be so great and so horrible at the same time.

Sep 25, 2018 4:33 PM

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Aug 14, 2018 9:59 AM in response to VM0719 In response to VM0719

Someone please answer this question, I’ve spent days looking for a related thread. Everything is so technical and I just need a straight answer. At this rate I’m shocked that Apple is the first “Trillion” dollar company. It’s trash for this especially if it deletes my old data.

Aug 14, 2018 9:59 AM

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Oct 2, 2018 1:53 PM in response to VM0719 In response to VM0719

I've been having this problem too and notifications keep popping up on my phone which is really irritating. I decided just to reset it and hope for the best out of frustration. I did no lose any messages, photos or anything like that. I was also able to approve my computer from my phone once I reset encrypted date on my phone.

Oct 2, 2018 1:53 PM

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Dec 21, 2018 7:02 AM in response to VM0719 In response to VM0719

I have been having the same problem! I was getting the "Waiting for Approval" death spiral on both my mac and my iPhone. I finally just went for the Reset Encrypted data plunge on my phone and it worked. All it does is reset your keychain. Photos, texts, and all others still intact. I was then able to approve my computer off my phone and everything seems to be running smoothly with no more annoying notifications about re-logging in to iCloud. Thanks for nothing apple. Scary notifications like "will remove all end-to-end data" with no explanation stopped me from doing this for 2 months!

Dec 21, 2018 7:02 AM

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Oct 22, 2018 10:32 PM in response to VM0719 In response to VM0719

according to the this page iCloud security overview - Apple Support


These features and their data are transmitted and stored in iCloud using end-to-end encryption:

  • Home data
  • Health data
  • iCloud Keychain (includes all of your saved accounts and passwords)
  • Payment information
  • Siri information
  • Wi-Fi network information
    i've reset my data and there no big loss of personal information except app data from siri and wifi network passwords. u'll loose other data like saved payment data icloud chain data home data and health apps data if u have any of em.

Oct 22, 2018 10:32 PM

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Aug 14, 2018 9:59 AM in response to VM0719 In response to VM0719

Someone please answer this question, I’ve spent days looking for a related thread. Everything is so technical and I just need a straight answer. At this rate I’m shocked that Apple is the first “Trillion” dollar company. It’s trash for this especially if it deletes my old data.

Aug 14, 2018 9:59 AM

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Aug 14, 2018 10:14 AM in response to VM0719 In response to VM0719

  • The data that is reset is as follows.
  • Home data
  • Health data
  • iCloud Keychain (includes all of your saved accounts and passwords)
  • Payment information
  • Siri information
  • Wi-Fi network information

Fortunately all your photos, music, and other personal stuff stays for your access. 😃😃

Aug 14, 2018 10:14 AM

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Aug 23, 2018 8:26 PM in response to motorboy87 In response to motorboy87

My question is I broke my Iphone 5 and could not retrieve anything from it to my New Iphone 6 and can not remember my code, if I do this will it delete my messages from my Iphone 5? I have messages on there that are very important to keep.

Aug 23, 2018 8:26 PM

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Aug 26, 2018 5:18 AM in response to rdtd1965 In response to rdtd1965

So, i just decided to Reset my end to end encryption(moment of spur). And i still have all my messages, photos, contacts, you name it. Everything is intact. You might as well go ahead and do it. It just shows resetting keychain. And keychain contains all your passwords related to all your accounts and stuffs. So thats the only thing that got reset on my phone

Aug 26, 2018 5:18 AM

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Sep 25, 2018 4:33 PM in response to VM0719 In response to VM0719

Having read through this whole thread, I took a chance and reset end-to-end encrypted data. This was really sloppily done, Apple! This is why I don't use the Cloud for anything but my calendar. I'm an IT specialist and yet I had no idea what would happen if I did the reset. Would I lose my calendar info? My contacts? What a hassle! Both my phone and my computer were stuck. I just upgraded to Mojave so I thought I'd do as the pop-ups insistently suggested, and now I regret it. Apparently, the only thing that was reset was my keychain. That could be a huge hassle for some people. I've never been able to understand how Apple can be so great and so horrible at the same time.

Sep 25, 2018 4:33 PM

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Oct 2, 2018 1:53 PM in response to VM0719 In response to VM0719

I've been having this problem too and notifications keep popping up on my phone which is really irritating. I decided just to reset it and hope for the best out of frustration. I did no lose any messages, photos or anything like that. I was also able to approve my computer from my phone once I reset encrypted date on my phone.

Oct 2, 2018 1:53 PM

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Oct 22, 2018 10:32 PM in response to VM0719 In response to VM0719

according to the this page iCloud security overview - Apple Support


These features and their data are transmitted and stored in iCloud using end-to-end encryption:

  • Home data
  • Health data
  • iCloud Keychain (includes all of your saved accounts and passwords)
  • Payment information
  • Siri information
  • Wi-Fi network information
    i've reset my data and there no big loss of personal information except app data from siri and wifi network passwords. u'll loose other data like saved payment data icloud chain data home data and health apps data if u have any of em.

Oct 22, 2018 10:32 PM

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Dec 21, 2018 7:02 AM in response to VM0719 In response to VM0719

I have been having the same problem! I was getting the "Waiting for Approval" death spiral on both my mac and my iPhone. I finally just went for the Reset Encrypted data plunge on my phone and it worked. All it does is reset your keychain. Photos, texts, and all others still intact. I was then able to approve my computer off my phone and everything seems to be running smoothly with no more annoying notifications about re-logging in to iCloud. Thanks for nothing apple. Scary notifications like "will remove all end-to-end data" with no explanation stopped me from doing this for 2 months!

Dec 21, 2018 7:02 AM

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