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    • iPooday
    • By iPooday 28th Feb 17, 7:09 AM
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    how can I delete my messages on my iPhone completely?
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    • 28th Feb 17, 7:09 AM
    how can I delete my messages on my iPhone completely? 28th Feb 17 at 7:09 AM
    what to do if I want to sell my old iphone 5 online? I know I need to delete sensitive data, but is it enough to perform the delete option? anybody can recover my deleted data with some tools?
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    • d0nkeyk0ng
    • By d0nkeyk0ng 28th Feb 17, 7:35 AM
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    • 28th Feb 17, 7:35 AM
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    • 28th Feb 17, 7:35 AM
    I would do a factory reset. Would be enough for most people.

    If it's that sensitive, then just destroy the phone. Anything less and it would be recoverable by the most determined of individuals.
    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 28th Feb 17, 8:57 AM
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    • 28th Feb 17, 8:57 AM
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    • 28th Feb 17, 8:57 AM
    +1 for the reset.................To be honest, no one is going to even try to salvage your boring messages (They are to anyone else ) so no worries.
    No record of anyone trawling cash converters for individuals message contents...
    Drinking Rum before 10am makes you
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    Not an Alcoholic...!
    • Strider590
    • By Strider590 28th Feb 17, 2:48 PM
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    • 28th Feb 17, 2:48 PM
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    • 28th Feb 17, 2:48 PM
    what to do if I want to sell my old iphone 5 online? I know I need to delete sensitive data, but is it enough to perform the delete option? anybody can recover my deleted data with some tools?
    Originally posted by iPooday
    Apple iPhone sends your data to a 3rd party over in the US, nobody really knows why, but the fact is that anything you do on an iPhone is shared almost instantly, so if your aim is to erase your data permanently so that nobody can ever see it, then your too late. If you just want to stop the next user seeing it, then do a factory reset.
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    • Roland Sausage
    • By Roland Sausage 2nd Mar 17, 6:54 AM
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    • 2nd Mar 17, 6:54 AM
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    • 2nd Mar 17, 6:54 AM
    Apple iPhone sends your data to a 3rd party over in the US, nobody really knows why, but the fact is that anything you do on an iPhone is shared almost instantly, so if your aim is to erase your data permanently so that nobody can ever see it, then your too late. If you just want to stop the next user seeing it, then do a factory reset.
    Originally posted by Strider590
    What a load of nonsense.

    If that was true, then why did the FBI have so much difficulty trying to gain access to the San Bernardino shooter's phone?
    • Mr_Singleton
    • By Mr_Singleton 2nd Mar 17, 7:07 AM
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    What a load of nonsense.

    If that was true, then why did the FBI have so much difficulty trying to gain access to the San Bernardino shooter's phone?
    Originally posted by Roland Sausage
    I agree YOU have written a load of nonsense.

    Do you anything about the San Bernardino shooters case? If you did you'd know why the FBI went to Apple.
    • paddyrg
    • By paddyrg 2nd Mar 17, 7:40 AM
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    • 2nd Mar 17, 7:40 AM
    Some Apple products default away from SMS if communicating with other some products, but use a different messaging platform. That's why you can get the 'other person is typing dots'. All those messages go through their central servers, SMS don't (and go through the phone network)
    • Strider590
    • By Strider590 2nd Mar 17, 2:46 PM
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    • 2nd Mar 17, 2:46 PM
    What a load of nonsense.

    If that was true, then why did the FBI have so much difficulty trying to gain access to the San Bernardino shooter's phone?
    Originally posted by Roland Sausage
    Aside from Apples own software, the Facebook app (as one example) has full access to your SMS, it did for years on iPhone and has on Android for the last few years (unless like me you refuse to install the new versions).
    Whether the FBI gets your data or not, is a moot point, the fact is that your data still leaving your device and being used by 3rd parties, for purposes that you have NO control over.
    “I may not agree with you, but I will defend to the death your right to make an a** of yourself.”

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    • Undervalued
    • By Undervalued 2nd Mar 17, 2:53 PM
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    • 2nd Mar 17, 2:53 PM
    Long before the internet was even thought of and computers had floppy disks, somebody described a computer as being like "an unlocked filing cabinet with a built in photocopier"!

    I wonder what they would say now?
    • udenyyp
    • By udenyyp 7th Mar 17, 7:17 AM
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    For iPhone 5 with iOS 8 and below, there are chances that the data can be recovered by special programs. However, with the latest iOS 9+, there is no way to do that.
    • iPooday
    • By iPooday 11th Mar 17, 3:35 AM
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    For iPhone 5 with iOS 8 and below, there are chances that the data can be recovered by special programs. However, with the latest iOS 9+, there is no way to do that.
    Originally posted by udenyyp
    But i still worry that someone could retrieve my data, I need a tool that can wipe my iPhone data permanently.
    • barmonkey
    • By barmonkey 11th Mar 17, 9:12 PM
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    If you are selling it you will need to factory reset it in iTunes and remove it from your account, if you dont remove it it wont be any use to the buyer.
    WWSD

    (what would Scooby Doo)
    • lammy82
    • By lammy82 14th Mar 17, 1:05 PM
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    The factory reset is the way to do this. If you're still worried that someone determined enough could disassemble the phone and recover your data from the memory structure, then nothing anyone says here is going to fully reassure you. Best to destroy the phone via incineration or similar.
    • gt568
    • By gt568 14th Mar 17, 8:25 PM
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    I want to know what you are so scared of? What have you been messaging or looking at...?
    Down with the signature fascists!!
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