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How to Delete Messages on iPhone

What situations can this guide be applied to?

(1) You are sending your iPhone for repairs and do not want personal info leaking.

(2) Your phone is getting more and more slowly that you need to clean it for good.

(3) You want to have the iDevice sold or donated.

What do you need to prepare for message deletion?

A USB cable, a computer and an application, iPhone Data Eraser are enough. No expert knowledge is required. Although the software writes data over the things you are to wipe, if anyone wants to know.

iPhone Data Eraser can be used to get rid of the needless file permanently. The total of data types that it can deal with is up to 28, including contacts, SMS, photos and so on. Today we will mainly focus on how to delete messages on iPhone.

Two versions are provided. Please choose the one that fit your computer operating system.

No program can recover the erased messages from iPhone after you use iPhone Data Eraser. Please do a backup of the contents that you still need, so that you can later retrieve them.

Part One: Clean Up iPhone SMS as in Private Data

The updated version allows you to clear the part of personal info which is chosen. Text message is one of them.

Step 1. Plug the iPhone in

First, run iPhone Data Eraser on the computer and then get the phone connected. If this is the first time you do this, the interface below can be seen, which means you need to tap "Trust" on the phone screen to permit PC to reach your data. If this does not work, you may reconnect or consider changing a new USB cable.

Clean up iPhone SMS

This is the next window after that. Click "Erase Private Data" to proceed to Step 2.

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Step 2. Scan iPhone and Erase Messages

Press the "Start Scan" button in the middle and wait for sometime.

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In this mode, unlike the other types, the deleted data can not be previewed. Only "Record" and "Remark" can be seen. Tick "Messages" under the category of "Deleted data" and "Messages" in the home directory whose content is shown. Next, press "Erase Now".

Wipe Deleted iPhone Messages

Erase Deleted Messages from iPhone

Tap "Done" when the task is completed.

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Part Two: Wipe Deleted iPhone Messages

You have to get the data deleted first.

Step 1. Choose "Erase Delete Files" and Scan for Them

Tap "Start Scan" and some time later you can see the result. Have a look at them to decide whether they are to be cleaned up forever.

Note: The names, phone numbers and dates can be seen when you highlight the category. And whenever you have changed your mind, click the button "Back".

Wipe Text Messages from iPhone

Step 2. Wipe Messages Immediately

Tick "Messages" and press "Erase Now". When it is over, tap "Done". The handset should not be disconnected or it may be damaged.

Part Three: Wipe iPhone Messages as in All Data

When you are considering giving the handset away, this is a good choice to make it as good as new. What’s more, the whole phone will be run through. It is like factory reset only that the contents can never be recover again.

Step 1. Begin to Erase iPhone

Select "Erase All Data". To prevent you from doing this by mistaken, a design was created—you have to enter the word "delete" to confirm your will. Next, press "Erase Now". (Security Level is usually set at Medium, because it does not waste too much time yet guarantee that the erasure is irreversible.)

Erase Private Data from iPhone

Step 2. Wait Until Messages are All Gone

There are two runs. In the first one, iPhone Data Eraser gets rid of your SMS, apps, movies, songs, etc. The software will count down for you on the top.

Erase All Data from iPhone

And then, your iPhone shuts down and starts again automatically. By the way, when you have done pressing "Erase Now", you can do other things and the process will end before you know it.

Clean up SMS

In the second run, the space that is marked as blank is to be dealt with. When you see "Storage Almost Full" on the phone screen, please click "Done" to continue. (The free version only wipes music and movies in the apps.)

Erase SMS from iPhone

Press "Done" on the computer screen when it is over.

Does it seem easy enough for you? If not, please leave your questions about iPhone Data Eraser and we will answer them as soon as possible.

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Bunyan Lisa
Managing Editor
Posted - 23 Jan, 2014

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