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How to delete iPhone data permanently before selling

I want to buy a new iPhone 6S and I want to permanently delete all data,including contacts, music, pictures, videos which were saved on the old iPhone. I know sometimes when you do delete, the data was gone, but some mobile transfer and recovery still can recover it by only a few steps . What is the way to completely remove the iPhone data ,what is the best way to erase all contents from iPhone and let it impossible to restore? “-asked by Sammi

So the new iPhone just came out and you are ready to wipe old iPhone in order to resell it, or give it to others, or just donate it. But there is a matter needs attention. Simply deletion or restoring won’t erase your iPhone data really. A data recovery tool can easily recover deleted data from iPhone.

To ensure that deleted data can not be recovered by using any data recovery , a reliable data eraser tool is necessary, here I highly recommend the iPhone Data Eraser and iPhone Data Recovery tools, both of them can help iPhone users to completely and permanently delete iPhone contacts, text messages, photos, videos and so on directly. All deleted files are 100% unrecoverable to restore by any ways. They are compatible with iPhone 7/SE/6S/6/6 plus / 5S / 5C / 5 / 4S and more, as well as iPad and iPod Touch.

Three Methods to Delete iPhone Contents:

Method 1: Factory Reset Your iPhone Data (100% Recovery Rate)

This is the simplest and fastest way to remove content and settings on your iPhone and this method has been widely adopted for general users. This is fairly enough for users who haven’t leave any important data on the iPhone. Below are the steps on how to achieve that:

Step 1: Tap on Settings icon on iPhone homescreen.
Step 2: Scroll down from the list and choose General option
Step 3: Select Reset at the bottom of the list and choose Delete All Content and Settings.

Disadvantage : However, this method is not that secure in terms of high standards as the data can be recovered by utilizing this factory reset. If you really cared about your person information from being leaked, you should make sure that there is no chance to restore such content when you selling or handling the device to someone else. It is highly recommend to use the following method I am gonna to mention in the next section, as the data will be deleted permanently even the military forces can’t get them back.

Method 2: Permanently Delete All Data on iPhone without Restore

Maybe most people still don’t know that actual contents of file are not really deleted when performing simple deletion operation on your iPhone or other devices. But they are just marked for deletion and not shown in the file system of your iOS device. The actual data are still physically present on your iPhone. For iOS system, the only way to permanently wipe the data is to overwrite the original contents.

If you want to completely eliminate all traces of data on your iPhone, iPhone Data Eraser could be a good choice, it provides four erasing options to ensure all deleted data were overwritten and erased without the possibility of recovery by any practical software or hardware methods. In this post, we’ll show you how to permanently delete data from iPhone without restore before selling.

Step 1. Install iPhone Data Eraser software

Download the .exe file from below download link and double-click the file to begin installation process. There is a built-in wizard guiding you through the entire process. After that, the software will be opened automatically and a shortcut will display on computer desktop.

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Step 2. Select Right Earsing Option

Plug the iPhone to computer via USB cable. The program will detect the device once it was well connected. Then you can proceed to the next step. However, if the program can’t detect the device, please make sure iPhone USB driver and iTunes are installed properly on the computer.

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Note: The program offers 4 erasing option for your different demands: “EXPRESS CLEANUP”, “ERASE PRIVATE Data”, “ERASE DELETED FILES” and “ERASE ALL DATA”. You can select the appropriate option and give it a try. As we want to erase everything stored on the iPhone, so the first method is preferred in this case. Select Erase All Data from the sidebar, which leads to the next step.

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Step 3. Start Analyzing and Scanning Data on iPhone

In this step, it will automatically analyze and scan all your deleted files in your iPhone device; generally it takes few minutes to complete the process depending on the file. After scanning – select the deleted data to view detailed information on the file.

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Step 4. Preview and Erase iPhone Data

After scanning, all deleted data will be scanned out and presented as details, by default, all files will be selected. Unselect the files you wish to keep.

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Step 5. Start Erasing All Data on iPhone

Input ‘delete ‘ and click Start Button to confirm that you are going to erase all the data on the iPhone. Then the program starts erasing apps, music, videos, photo, contacts, SMS and other files stored on the device. It only takes a few minutes to complete the task.

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Method 3: Another Solution to Permanently Erase All Data on iPhone

iPhone Data Recovery is another powerful app that can permanently erase everything from iPhone. It is the ultimate tool you need to erase contacts, SMS/iMessages, photos, videos, notes, call logs, etc without having to worry about anyone gaining unauthorized access to your deleted files through recovery tool. With iPhone Data Recovery, you can be sure of complete privacy protection anytime. Moreover, this tool supports to recover lost/deleted data from iPhone 4/4S/5/5S/6/6S/7.

Step 1. Connect Your iPhone Device to PC

First of all, you should install and launch the iPhone Data Recovery program on your computer by clicking the above download icon. Then connect your iPhone devie to PC and choose “iOS Full Data Eraser” option from “More Tools”.

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Step 2. Permanently Erase iPhone Data

Once the program has successfully detected your iPhone device, you can directly click the “Erase” button to start the process.

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Nothing can be retrieved once the program has successfully deleted your iPhone data. So you need to be careful and type on “delete” to confirm your decision.

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Step 3. Successfully Erase Everything on iPhone

Now, the program is deleting all data and settings on your iPhone device. You just need to wait and make sure your iPhone is connected well.

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Everything go to the normal procedure, and finally, you will get the following window.

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Both of the data eraser program are such easy and convenient to operate. Now you can freely trade the iPhone after finishing these easy steps. Don’t worry about losing any personal information. They can permanently wipes all personal data from the device and resetting system setting with just one click, which offer the most effective and safest data protection solution.

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