Many iPhone users are afraid that someday they will find themselves in the following situation: their gadget will fall into the hands of a person with bad intentions, and the attacker will simply enter the wrong password 10 times, after which iOS will automatically delete all data from the smartphone. But not everything is as scary as it seems.
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To begin with, this feature is disabled by default, and the vast majority of users will never have to deal with the fact that someone intentionally destroys their data.
If you have activated “Erase data” on the iPhone … then there are some subtleties here. Famous Apple blogger John Gruber talks about how the feature works “Erase data” in real life:
After the 5th failed attempt, iOS requires a 1-minute break before you can try again. At this time, only a call to the rescue service is allowed. After the 6th attempt, you get a 5 minute timeout. After the 7th – 15 minutes. In the future, these timeouts only increase, so it will take you more than 3 hours to make 10 attempts.
In other words, Apple is giving you much more time to regain control of your device than you might think.
… If you have data that third parties are interested in (and this can harm you), it’s probably still worth activating the data wipe function – it’s quite possible that it’s better to lose everything than to let important information fall into the hands of completely unfriendly characters. But how to do that?
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How to Enable “Erase Data” on iPhone
1. Open the app Settings.
2. Select Face ID (Touch ID) and passcode, enter your PIN.
3. Scroll to the end and activate the switch opposite the inscription Erasing data.