Sponsor Message:
Non Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Wiping An IPod Clean?  
User currently offlineSpeedbird174 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2008, 22 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 5 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3250 times:

Hello all,

Does anyone know how to clear an iPod of all music and videos, thus restoring it back to factory standard???
Any help is much appreciated.

Regards
Speedbird174

3 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3007 posts, RR: 48
Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3248 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
HEAD MODERATOR

Here you go: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1339


Never trust a statistic you didn't fake yourself
User currently offlineSpeedbird174 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2008, 22 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 5 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3236 times:



Quoting ManuCH (Reply 1):

Thank you ManuCH, all sorted now.  bigthumbsup 

Speedbird174.


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21353 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (4 years 5 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3160 times:

This is of course correct for a non-Touch iPod, but when you restore a "regular" iPod as described in that article, the data that had been stored on it can still be recovered with forensic tools since the data partition is only reset but not actually erased as far as I know.

You can sync your personal address book to the iPod as well, so it's not just media files but also your address book that may be at stake there.

So if you want to scrub a regular iPod completely clean, you might want to mount it as an external USB drive and apply a regular drive-erasure function (on a Mac: Disk Utility -> select iPod -> select "Erase" tab; The security option "Zero out data" should be sufficient, then click "Erase....").

(An iPod Touch or an iPhone can be erased completely with a built-in menu function, even remotely if you should have lost it; It will actually scrub your data from memory.)


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Backing Up An Ipod posted Mon Sep 3 2007 07:07:32 by DeltaOwnsAll
So I'm Considering Buying An IPod... posted Sat Dec 24 2005 06:26:36 by StevenUhl777
Got An IPod? Get This For Christmas! posted Wed Dec 21 2005 14:43:53 by UTA_flyinghigh
Do You Own An Ipod? posted Mon Oct 24 2005 03:34:37 by BoeingFever777
Do You Have An IPod? posted Mon Apr 25 2005 00:38:00 by IslipWN
Is Life About An Ipod? posted Sun Apr 3 2005 04:43:04 by Swisskloten
Do You Have An IPod Or Other MP3 Player? posted Sat Sep 27 2003 09:51:04 by Aviatortj
Wanna Make Money? Clean An Oil Rig. posted Mon Jul 3 2006 11:03:45 by Thom@s
How To Receive An Apology posted Sat Nov 14 2009 10:37:41 by Airstud
I Need An Interesting Website To Browse. posted Wed Nov 11 2009 21:10:02 by VarigB707