How do I completely wipe out all info on my phone? Selling it

AAG

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Like the title says, I'm selling my old 1st gen iPhone and I need to completely wipe it out. Is there a reset button somewhere? All help is appreciated thanks! :)
 

kwan

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If you're running 2.0 software, go to settings, general.
There's a reset feature. This will take about an hour.
 

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You can also restore the phone as a new phone with iTunes. On the Summary page there is a button that says: Restore

One of the options will be to restore as a new phone.
 

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That doesn't completely wipe out private data. This was an issue where private data was still around in hidden files.
Do what I said above. That will really wipe out all private data
 

AAG

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So if I go through iTunes it will restore it completely such as removing all notes, phones#, music etc.?

The phone's screen is cracked and half the lcd went out so I think going through iTunes would be the easiest way I suppose.
 

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So if I go through iTunes it will restore it completely such as removing all notes, phones#, music etc.?

The phone's screen is cracked and half the lcd went out so I think going through iTunes would be the easiest way I suppose.
Someone savvy will still be able to get some info.
 

AAG

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Crap, I might just keep it then...
 

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If you're running 2.0 software, go to settings, general.
There's a reset feature. This will take about an hour.
If you can't do this option then you will not know for sure that EVERYTHING has been wiped.
 

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RESTORE IT AS A NEW PHONE, and then take your SIM card out and get ready to sell it on EBay.
 

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