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Topic # 207742 11-Jan-2017 23:01 Send private message quote this post

People are tending to sell their old iOS device for a new one. So when you do that, how to make sure the data on the device not being seen by the next owner? I am not sure a factory reset is enough or not. What is your opinion on this?


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  Reply # 1701753 11-Jan-2017 23:07 Send private message quote this post

iOS Devices that have secure enclave (since iPhone 5S), are encrypted. When you reset to factory it pulls the encryption key. So a factory reset is a safe way to blank your phone before selling.


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  Reply # 1701760 11-Jan-2017 23:59 Send private message quote this post

I also make sure to follow this guide from Apple: https://support.apple.com/HT201351

 

The next owner will appreciate if your log out of iCloud & disable "Find my iPhone" before resetting the device.




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  Reply # 1702113 12-Jan-2017 15:08 Send private message quote this post

lxsw20:

 

iOS Devices that have secure enclave (since iPhone 5S), are encrypted. When you reset to factory it pulls the encryption key. So a factory reset is a safe way to blank your phone before selling.

 

 

 

 

But when I searched in Google, a bunch of programs claims they are able to recover formatted data from iPhone. 




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  Reply # 1702114 12-Jan-2017 15:09 Send private message quote this post

IcI:

 

I also make sure to follow this guide from Apple: https://support.apple.com/HT201351

 

The next owner will appreciate if your log out of iCloud & disable "Find my iPhone" before resetting the device.

 

 

 

 

So if i didn't log out iCloud, then the phone would still be under my control even sold to someone else, right?


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  Reply # 1702116 12-Jan-2017 15:10 Send private message quote this post

I sell my old iphone every year and all I do is a factory reset. Had no issues and done it 8 times.


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  Reply # 1702117 12-Jan-2017 15:11 Send private message quote this post

diozapps:

 

lxsw20:

 

iOS Devices that have secure enclave (since iPhone 5S), are encrypted. When you reset to factory it pulls the encryption key. So a factory reset is a safe way to blank your phone before selling.

 

 

 

 

But when I searched in Google, a bunch of programs claims they are able to recover formatted data from iPhone. 

 

 

 

 

The same bunch of programs also claim to bypass icloud lock and install an array of bloat ware on your computer and usually have a RAT encrypted into them and act as a "Trojan Horse"

If someone wants to do that to themselves, So be it.





 


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  Reply # 1702610 13-Jan-2017 11:59 Send private message quote this post

diozapps:

 

IcI: I also make sure to follow this guide from Apple: https://support.apple.com/HT201351

 

The next owner will appreciate if your log out of iCloud & disable "Find my iPhone" before resetting the device.

 

 So if i didn't log out iCloud, then the phone would still be under my control even sold to someone else, right?

 

 

Nope, they will not be able to set up the device. It will complain that the device is still registered to another user. If they don't know the previous user, then it becomes an expensive door stop. Search for "icloud lockout".

 

 




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  Reply # 1717252 8-Feb-2017 16:01 Send private message quote this post

IcI:

 

diozapps:

 

IcI: I also make sure to follow this guide from Apple: http://www.safewiper.com/tutorials/delete-everything-on-iphone.html

 

The next owner will appreciate if your log out of iCloud & disable "Find my iPhone" before resetting the device.

 

 So if i didn't log out iCloud, then the phone would still be under my control even sold to someone else, right?

 

 

Nope, they will not be able to set up the device. It will complain that the device is still registered to another user. If they don't know the previous user, then it becomes an expensive door stop. Search for "icloud lockout".

 

 

 

 

cool, thanks for the tip.


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  Reply # 1717253 8-Feb-2017 16:04 Send private message quote this post

If you want to be really paranoid, just fill the whole device with songs couple of times.


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