Released September 16, 2016. Model 1660, 1778 Available as GSM or CDMA / 32, 128 or 256 GB / Rose gold, gold, silver, black, and jet black.

882 Questions View all

Where is the internal chip that stores photos and data located?

My iphone 7 is damaged and at the time it was not connected to iCloud and it cannot be connected to iTunes. I want to erase the data manually. Where can I find the chip that holds all the photos/data info in the phone? So I can remove it or make sure its damaged enough so it cannot be retrieved incase I ever were to attempt to have it repaired or give it away?

Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 0
Add a comment
Spread Fixmas Cheer
Get $12 off your purchase of $50 or more with code FIXMAS12
Spread Fixmas Cheer
Get $12 off your purchase of $50 or more with code FIXMAS12

1 Answer

Chosen Solution

Follow this guide till step 14.

The first component listed in that step and marked in RED is the NAND.

That NAND is the storage chip that holds your data. If you damage it enough physically, your data will be gone. If you snap the board in half just NORTH of this chip and destroy EITHER the top or the bottom part (or both), you data will also be long gone.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 3


Thats great thank you so much have been all over the net trying to find this out. Thank you


You're welcome.


Add a comment

Add your answer

Alisha will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 0

Past 30 Days: 0

All Time: 32