Question How is it safe to buy a refurbished iPhone like from Amazon since the data from the previous owner could still be on the device and accessed by you?

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How is it safe to buy a refurbished iPhone like from Amazon since the data from the previous owner could still be on the device and accessed by you or because the previous owner's data could become mixed in with your data or accounts, even if the device is factory reset?
 

COLGeek

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If the phone has been properly reset, then none of the previous owner's info will be on it. Should be fine, if purchasing directly from Amazon. If a 3rd party, read the fine print regarding returns/warranties and anything regarding the item itself.
 
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Buy directly from Apple.

Way too much fraud out there otherwise.
what I am asking is how do people that buy refurbished iPhones not damage their eyes or skin if the Face ID parts like the dot projector or IR camera has been replaced with third-party or aftermarket Face ID parts and does not have the original genuine Face ID parts. Even Apple says on there, Face ID safety page that third-party Face ID parts can damage your eyes or skin.
 
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because they can and it is cheaper. no one is forcing people to buy them
Yes, but if they unknowingly use the phone and the Face ID parts are aftermarket or from a third-party like the dot projector for example, Apple says that could cause injury to your eyes or skin.
 
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How is that safe and how has no one damaged their vision? Every one I have asked online has said that aftermarket Face ID parts will not work because the Face ID parts have to be original and are tied to the motherboard. So you are saying the opposite basically.
 

rgd1101

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maybe they didn't replace just the face id parts? and replace the both? and you use the word "can"/"could" damage your eyes or skin .

walking outside could damage your eye and skin too.

who is this everyone? amazon reviewer?

your question was why people buy refurbished, now is if it work if they replace face id. what next?
 
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