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  1. anon(5140585)'s Avatar
    This is a first in all my years of using iOS products. I was using my 4s last night up until about 11pm. I plugged into the charger and woke this morning around 5am to find it at the Setup Screen. So at some point between 11pm and 5am my 4s restored itself to factory settings. It is running 7.1.

    Has anyone else encountered this?

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    03-23-2014 07:34 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    No. Never, and that is one heck of glitch...
    03-23-2014 09:07 AM
  3. anon(5140585)'s Avatar
    It was running fine since 7 and then since 7.1. Last app I installed was WordPress about 4 days ago.

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    03-23-2014 09:14 AM
  4. dmoskaluk's Avatar
    I had that happen with my wife's iPad 2 ... When purchased new it was on iOS 5.x.x ... Woke up one morning maybe a month later to 'set up' screens for iOS 6 ..... On its own it had accepted and downloaded and actioned the update. 4 devices in the house, never have seen that before or since !! David

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    03-23-2014 10:14 AM
  5. anon(5140585)'s Avatar
    So it has happened before and I am not crazy! Thank You!

    Can you think back as to what you did prior to it resetting itself?

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    Last edited by xMatter; 03-23-2014 at 10:45 AM.
    03-23-2014 10:33 AM
  6. dmoskaluk's Avatar
    I guess it does happen, although not often. And I thought I was the crazy one. At the time I was a total newbie to Apple products
    and not familiar with their protocols, so took it in stride as being 'normal'... Only after getting my iPad mini and later, a pair of iPhones (4S) I realized that this was updating in a very strange way !!

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    03-23-2014 10:46 AM
  7. pr1nce's Avatar
    No, never heard of this happening before. Good luck to you.
    03-23-2014 05:35 PM
  8. taz323's Avatar
    First I've heard of it.
    03-24-2014 01:48 AM
  9. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    I cannot see this happen without interaction started by the user in order for something especially like this to just reset on it's own.
    03-30-2014 09:18 PM
  10. anon(5140585)'s Avatar
    You would think that was the case and yet it happened. Unless my sleep resetting is selective enough to choose an iOS 7 device over 3 iOS 6 devices. Better get a sleep study done to prevent future occurrences.

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    03-31-2014 12:53 PM
  11. John Yester's Avatar
    only thing I can think of, is someone tried gaining access? Entering code wrong hence wiped the device.
    03-31-2014 01:21 PM
  12. anon(5140585)'s Avatar
    Not a chance. It happened after 11pm or so while plugged into charger. There is nothing that intervened with the physical device.

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    03-31-2014 01:38 PM
  13. kch50428's Avatar
    Maybe you did it in your sleep? Instead of sleepwalking??
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    03-31-2014 01:47 PM
  14. John Yester's Avatar
    very very odd... Seems like a bad 7.1 load...

    Even to wipe the device you would need to enter iCloud password, etc to reset the device.
    03-31-2014 01:50 PM
  15. anon(5140585)'s Avatar
    Besides me and the other guy who this happened to, the only explanation is "sleep-wiping"

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    03-31-2014 01:51 PM
  16. acerace113's Avatar
    I had something similar happen during the iOS 7.0 betas, my iPod touch downloaded an OTA update notified me to install it but I selected cancel. But when I turned it off and back on one time while I was connected to wifi it got to the lockscreen then all of a sudden it restarted and started to install the update on its own. It was very annoying. But I found out that as long as the OTA updated is downloaded and the iOS device reboots while connected to wifi OR cellular data it will install the update once it starts up.

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    04-01-2014 12:28 PM

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