Question re: Passcode Lock "Erase Data" feature
I've owned my iPhone for a little over a month now, and today I decided I should implement the Passcode Lock feature due to the ever-growing amount of personal data on my iPhone.
In the Passcode Lock settings, there is a feature called "Erase Data." It states that it will erase "all data" on the iPhone after 10 failed passcode attempts.
Does anybody happen to know the scope of what they mean by "all data"?
In other words, is it only data for the native apps -- like contacts and calendar? Or, is it truly ALL data, including data saved in 3rd party apps?
I would like it to delete ALL data, including such apps as Toodledo and Evernote (the "favorite" notes in Evernote are stored locally).
Thanks in advance.
- 05-05-2009, 05:03 PM #2
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- 05-11-2009, 12:27 AM #9iPhone Newbie
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interesting, i was always curious to what extent this worked. I had hoped that it would also brick the phone so it needed to taken to an apple store to work again. even though i know the main goal is to have the personal and private data removed, but its like give that thief a new iPhone.. not cool! i hope the "find my iphone" is promising!
- 10-26-2009, 11:45 AM #10iPhone Nanite
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What kind of wipe?
I was curious if anyone knew what kind of "wipe" the iPhone does? Simply deleting the content won't actually erase the data, only make it look empty. A person could jailbreak your phone, and using forensic tools, can unerase your data. Unless the iphone "wipe" actually replaces your data with garbage, your data is comprimised.
- 10-26-2009, 12:37 PM #11