1. dt81's Avatar
    I am selling my iPhone 4 and went into settings>general? erase all data...It's been on the apple logo with the little round circle thingy for about 2.5 - 3 hours now...How long does it normally take to erase everything and go back to Factory settings? Is it normal to take this long??
    01-23-2011 06:52 PM
  2. Snowleopards's Avatar
    Once I did and its take more than 2h.
    01-23-2011 07:49 PM
  3. dt81's Avatar
    Once I did and its take more than 2h.

    Damn. I'll just let it sit. I have it plugged into the PC just in case for some reason it needs to be.
    01-23-2011 07:51 PM
  4. BLiNK's Avatar
    i would have just "restored as new" in iTunes, no restore from back up

    if you don't mind me asking, why are you selling it?
    01-23-2011 08:57 PM
  5. dt81's Avatar
    It's stilllllll doing its thing..

    Medical bills with no medical insurance. Gotta love America! Best part is I work for the government too!
    01-23-2011 09:36 PM
  6. dt81's Avatar
    Okay, Im pretty sure this is just stuck in boot loop!
    01-24-2011 12:00 AM
  7. jhamilton3's Avatar
    I had mine take over 3 hours to the point where I thought it was stuck - so I simply stopped it and did the "restore as new" ..
    01-24-2011 08:44 AM
  8. paulcb's Avatar
    For the 3GS and 4, it should be immediate. From the User Guide, p. 204...

    This can take up to two hours or more, depending on the model and storage capacity of your iPhone. (On iPhone 3GS or later, the encryption key is removed immediately.)

    http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/...User_Guide.pdf
    01-24-2011 09:37 AM
  9. abiscogirl's Avatar
    HOW DID YOU STOP IT?? i tried the power button but it didn't work. i tried plugging it into the computer but the ipod wasn't identified. please help me. thanks.
    11-27-2012 08:05 PM
  10. Peligro911's Avatar
    HOW DID YOU STOP IT?? i tried the power button but it didn't work. i tried plugging it into the computer but the ipod wasn't identified. please help me. thanks.
    Try holding home and power down till it reboots or turns off


    Sent from my iPhone 5 from a galaxy far far away (in the USA ) using Tapatalk !
    11-27-2012 08:20 PM
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