How safe is my iphone when in for battery replacement

longwalks1
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I need a new battery fitting to my old iphone X, just ot get me through a year or 2.  I've been given the number of a local guy who is a mobile fitter (n comes recommended), and takes him about 30 minutes outside your house.  Should i back up my iphone and wipe it clear before handing it over?  Or is it pretty secure if i dont give him the passcode?

Theres nothing on there that shouldnt be, but i do use my Notes on there for a few passwords, and personal information. plus personal photos etc.

I know the 'why on earth would someone want to hack or copy your phone content', but im just making sure

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  • Should be secure enough as long as your passcode isn't '1234'.

    I'd back the phone up in any case because !!!!!! happens and phones can get bricked or dropped or fried.
  • PHK
    PHK Posts: 1,275 Forumite
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    I need a new battery fitting to my old iphone X, just ot get me through a year or 2.  I've been given the number of a local guy who is a mobile fitter (n comes recommended), and takes him about 30 minutes outside your house.  Should i back up my iphone and wipe it clear before handing it over?  Or is it pretty secure if i dont give him the passcode?

    Theres nothing on there that shouldnt be, but i do use my Notes on there for a few passwords, and personal information. plus personal photos etc.

    I know the 'why on earth would someone want to hack or copy your phone content', but im just making sure
    Apples website has instructions for what to do before repair. You’ll need to backup and sign out of the device or the repairer won’t be able to pair the new battery with the phone. (Unless you are using a non apple registered repairer)!
  • MDMD
    MDMD Posts: 1,429 Forumite
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    Should be secure enough as long as your passcode isn't '1234'.

    I'd back the phone up in any case because !!!!!! happens and phones can get bricked or dropped or fried.
    This is definitely important. I took my iPhone to Apple to replace and they managed to break my phone (it wouldn’t load up). As it was working when I handed it in they couldn’t say it wasn’t them who broke it so they had to replace it as a Goodwill gesture.
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