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Taking my iPod Touch to be repaired; how do I secure it before handing it over?

Asked by MissAnthrope (21496points) March 19th, 2012

I have a friend of a friend who can fix my headphone jack. Just to be on the safe side, I want to make it so that she can’t access my mails, Facebook, etc.

Is there an easy way to secure everything (like a setting), or do I have to go through and delete the info and/or apps one by one?

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DeanV's avatar

Couldn’t you secure it and then just not give her the password?

MissAnthrope's avatar

It’s all auto-login stuff. Plus my email history. I’m planning on deleting browser history and whatnot, just wondering what the easiest way is to keep my various private informations secure.

MissAnthrope's avatar

So, to answer my own question (lurvelurvelurve), there is a ‘Restrictions’ option in Settings > General, that allows you to disallow various things. So, I turned off email and then set a restrictions password to disallow any changes to email, to disallow Safari, etc. So, now I think all I have to do is to disable Facebook.

whitecarnations's avatar

just lock it. audio head jack fixes are external.

MissAnthrope's avatar

I thought of that, but I suppose I’d like her to be certain it’s fixed, for which she might have to play something. Word on the street is that she’s trustworthy and quick, so I’m fine with the level of security I have, just wanted to take precautions to hide my mailbox and such.

sinscriven's avatar

Go to your general settings and turn on the lock, more specifically the advanced lock that allows you to use the entire keyboard instead of the simple lock with the 10-key default.

Also, you could queue up a track on the music player and just pause it before you hand it over to her. You can control music playback functions from the lock screen without unlocking it by double-tapping the home button twice.

You may also want to disable notification center if you’re using iOS5.

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