1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Question about factory reset on iPhone

Discussion in 'Apple IPhone' started by diozapps, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. diozapps

    diozapps New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2017
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have an old iPhone 5 and bought a new iPhone 7 Plus last week. I am going to sell the old iPhone and want to remove all sensitive data on it. My question is a simple factory reset enough to permanently destroy the data?
     
  2. nistleboy

    nistleboy Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2010
    Messages:
    1,504
    Likes Received:
    9
    I would say it would be very high as no one has took apple to court yet.

    Sent from my LG-D855 using Tapatalk
     
  3. t3rminal

    t3rminal Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2016
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    1
    Settings -> General -> Reset -> Erase All Content and Settings should do it fine for you


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  4. diozapps

    diozapps New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2017
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah, I did that a couple of times before posting in here. The screen continues flashing and only force it rebooted that would get it stopped.

    Everything is on the phone after reboot. it is so weird.
     
  5. DoomedEarl

    DoomedEarl VIP Member VIP Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2005
    Messages:
    1,859
    Likes Received:
    24
    Just plug it into itunes and do a restore. It will update the firmware and wipe everything
     
  6. diozapps

    diozapps New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2017
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks. I already wiped the phone with this method. The network connection is bad with iTunes. So iTunes i not a good option for me.
     
  7. SemperOccultus

    SemperOccultus New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2017
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    If this issue is only existent with iTunes, head over to Download iOS Firmware for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple Watch and Apple TV. and download the latest IPSW for your device (or any IPSW that is currently being signed (shows up in green text not red)), then when you come to restore using iTunes, hold the shift button (windows) or command button (Mac OS) and then press the restore button, a new window will open, direct it to the .ipsw you downloaded earlier and it will verify and use that .ipsw instead.
     
  8. TommyMaul

    TommyMaul New Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2017
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    connect your iPhone with your PC and restore it with iTunes.
    All your datas are cleaned
     

Share This Page