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Originally Posted by rwheeler If my Iphone is jailbroken and I do this, will it wipe out that as well? yes. your best bet is to restore and rejailbreak
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    Quote Originally Posted by rwheeler View Post
    If my Iphone is jailbroken and I do this, will it wipe out that as well?
    yes. your best bet is to restore and rejailbreak

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    yeh oh yeh, in the blender for it.. stick some cheese in with it

    make a iSmoothie
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    ^You just responded to a 3 year old thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by jealous soul View Post
    If you go into

    Settings>General>Reset>Erase all content and settings

    It should erase your phone (I think). This is what they do at the apple store when they swap out your phone for an exchange.
    I tried getting rid of my contacts by going to settings - general - reset - erase all settings and my phone locked up. I tried powering it down but when I turn it back on I just get the apple stuck in the middle of my screen. This is a very old iPhone3. Any suggestions?

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    ^^Yep..... that method doesn't work and will lock up the phone.

    If you don't care about what iOS version or modem firmware version (for a future unlock), restore current version w/iTunes --- after the restore and iTunes recognizes a new phone, just cancel and disconnect. Virgin iPhone.

    If you want a lower version and keep the older unlockable modem firmware, restore with a custom firmware.

    Remember when iTunes wants to set up a new phone, cancel! You could even avoid that by disconnecting when iTunes displays the 10 second countdown window after the restore is complete.

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    Thanks for the info. I tried this but was unsuccessful. My computer did not even recognize my iPhone. Any other suggestions?

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    I had an issue with this, this evening so I will post my situation / solution:

    iPhone 4 (newest 4.2.7 firmware), not jailbroken, Verizon).

    I had 507 contacts that had imported from my email contacts on my work computer. It is an exchange account I imported from my work computer to mail.

    I was using an exchange email account so when trying to sync with the different things in iTunes: Mac Address Book, Gmail, Yahoo (with all of these having no saved contacts within them) and it would not override / delete the contacts on my iPhone even when I told it to through iTunes.

    I had to physically go on the iPhone into Settings --> Mail --> and turn off the option of the mail uploading my contacts from that network. Then it asked me if I wanted to delete all the ones on my iPhone I clicked YES and bam, all my contacts were gone.

    Hope this information can help someone.

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    Hi. I have an iPhone 3G and am trying to delete most but not all of the contacts listed in its memory. It is an old iPhone of mine which I haven't used for a while but would like to return back to. Is there a quick way of deleting more than half of the 400 contacts saved on the phone?

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    This is easy to do if you have iCloud Contact Sync enabled. Simply log in to your iCloud account on your computer, go to Contacts, select the entries you want deleted and hit the Del button. If you do not have iCloud enabled you can delete multiple contacts at once in the way shown here:



    This is the app from the video.

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    Thumbs up for this! I deleted all the contacts I wanted to in one go with this.

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    I was using Contacts Duster Pro, it was free once upon time, but not anymore today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kylea View Post
    Thumbs up for this! I deleted all the contacts I wanted to in one go with this.
    Yep, you are welcome!

    Quote Originally Posted by SenseiPhone View Post
    I was using Contacts Duster Pro, it was free once upon time, but not anymore today.
    There are many apps to do this, I agree. copytrans contacts is actually a PC program so only users with a PC can use it.

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    Yet another simple feature not included - ie delete all contacts

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    You can use app or iTunes to delete all contacts from iPhone.You can find more information at Delete All Contacts from iPhone - Technomi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mes View Post
    You could just SSH (or iPhoneBrowser) into your iPhone and delete the *.db files in Contacts, SMS, etc folders and reboot. They are really gone!! After the reboot a new empty .db filed is created. Easy as pie
    This is what I have tried and it work well for me!
    Or you can delete them via iTunes.
    But make sure that you have backup your iPhone contacts before the deletion.
    Last edited by numlkjc; 08-24-2013 at 02:42 AM.

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    A professional program to erase everything on your iPhone, including contacts, messages, photos, videos, apps, account info, passwords, photos and other personal data. After deleting data with iPhone Data Eraser, no one can recover anything from your iphone with any recovery software.
    Last edited by arivalamy; 12-06-2013 at 12:14 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arivalamy View Post
    A professional program to erase everything on your iPhone, including contacts, messages, photos, videos, apps, account info, passwords, photos and other personal data. After deleting data with iPhone Data Eraser, no one can recover anything from your iphone with any recovery software.
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