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How to Delete iPhone Data Permanently

Before you read this article, consider this: if there is any way for a hacker or a normal guy to do any evil to your old phone even when you have wiped all the iPhone data? Yes, indeed. Unless you are not give or sell it to another person, chances are your personal information will be recovered by anyone with a professional tool like iOS Data Recovery. So, how are we going to prevent this? The answer is to overwrite the files that you have already removed. But, I don’t mean doing this manually. This software, iOS Data Eraser, really helps a lot.

iPhone Data Eraser writes random data over the old ones so as to delete iPhone data permanently. The kinds of iDevice that it supports include iPhone 5s/5c/5, iPad, iPod touch 5 and so forth. You can erase up to 28 types of files-messages, call history, contacts, to name a few.

Now, the following buttons need to be pressed to continue the process.

The guide will be separated into three parts:

Tutorial 1: Totally Wipe Private Data

Under this mode, only personal information will be deleted, which includes Safari Cache, Safari History and so on.

Step 1. Plug iPhone 5 in and Launch iPhone Data Eraser

Install and open the software first. The first time you connect the phone to PC, "Trust" on the iPhone screen should be tapped. You should now choose "Erase Private Data" on the left.

iPhone Data Eraser

iOS Data Eraser

Step 2. Scan the to-be-erased Data and Choose Them

Click "Start Scan". Wait until it is finished. It should not be long. And then you will see this interface which has all the detected items in the list. Tick the one that you want.

Delete iPhone Data Permanently

Note: Every kinds of file can be previewed.

Step 3. Erase iPhone 5 by One Click

Click "Erase Now" to begin this step and tap "Done" to end it. The process cost you around 20 minutes.

Wipe Data Permanently from iPhone

Tutorial 2: Permanently Clean up the Deleted Items in iPhone 5

These contents can still be restored. So, for the safety of your data, this mode should be applied.

Step 1. Select "Erase Deleted Files" and Scan

The mode will be chosen. When that is done, press "Start Scan" and wait. Then the files are classified. Except photos all can be previewed. Check the categories that you are to erase.

Delete Private Data from iPhone

Delete All Data from iPhone

Step 2. Erase iPhone Documents Now

Press "Erase Now" and the window will turn. You can see how far it has gone through the process bar. And press "Done" in the end.

Erase Private Data from iPhone

Note: Please do not disconnect the phone because it may be damaged.

Tutorial 3: Overwrite All iPhone 5 Files

Please do backup files before you do this, because your phone is going to be like factory-new and nothing will left.

Step 1. Confirm Your Will to Wipe the Whole Phone

Choose "Erase All Data" and enter the word "delete". The intuitive interface prevents you from deleting documents carelessly. No need to change security level. Now we can click the blue button, "Erase Now".

Erase All Data Permanently

Step 2. Wait for the End of the Erasing

In the first run, iPhone Data Eraser will get rid of the apps, music, movies, photos, private data and system settings. And then your iPhone will restart. In the second run, the software will deal with the free space. This will take more time because it actually works through the whole phone. So, be patient or simply get something else to do. And, click "Done" when you come back.

Clean iPhone Data Permanently

Erase Data from iOS Devices

Note: The free version will only do the first run to clean the music and the movies in the apps.

If you want to secure your personal info, no a single tool beats iPhone Data Eraser, considering the efficiency and easy steps. Have any opinion? Leave it below in the box.

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Bunyan Lisa
Managing Editor
Posted - Jan 22, 2014

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