It has become a head scratching job how to wipe an iPad/iPhone/iPod touch ready for resale. Advanced technology has actually made it dead easy equal to flipping a coin. One thing the user has to keep in mind is that to save a backup via iTunes first as there is no going back once you wipe. The process is as under:
- Erase all content and setting
iPad, iPhone and iPod touch all of them have one process to follow in a way to make them ready for reselling. One very important point to keep in mind while following the process is that you just need ensure that iPad is plugged into a power source while erasing process. People who are security conscious must verify this on the Apple website: they will surely be satisfied. The time consumed by the device to accomplish the task of erasure can take hours or so on, varying from device to device.
For all those devices that support hardware encryption they follow this process by erasing all the user settings and feed data with the help of removing the encryption key to the data. This is a quick process, just takes a small part of your time. The time taking part of this process is when you are working with the Devices that overwrite memory; this process can take several hours, varying with the storage memory of your device. While going through all these process steps Apple Logo and its process bar displays on your device. For your piece of information iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, and iPod touch 3rd and 4th gen support hardware encryption.
[ VIA : ZNet ]