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How to Delete iPhone Text Messages Permanently?

Ok so there is this guy that keeps texting he loves me. My parents look at my phone and go to the home screen and go to the left and type things like love, kids, etc and any message someone has sent me with those words in it pop up. My parents are going through my phone soon how can I get rid of it? I have already deleted messages but when they search for that word it shows up. Help!

The iPhone comes with a text messaging application that allows users to send, receive and store all conversations in text message format. These text messages record all the secrets between you and your friends and the iPhone may even know you more than your family. But when you want to give away your old iPhone for a new one, or if you worry about your text messages to be peeped by others, then, it will be quite necessary to learn how to erase your iPhone SMS logs for good, for the sake of your privacy. But, is simple deletion enough?

By default, all incoming and outgoing text messages are saved in iPhone’s internal hard drive. When you delete a message from your iPhone, the phone system will mark it as deleted and you will be unable to view it on your phone. But a special data recovery tool for iPhone can recover deleted text messages from iPhone in a breeze, even if you restore your iPhone to the factory default settings. Therefore, it is very dangerous to resell, donate or abandon your old phone before you permanently delete your private information, because you don’t know who will get your iPhone and what they will do with your old data.

Use iPhone SMS Eraser to Deleted iPhone Text Messages Permanently

The most secure way is using professional third-party software like Coolmuster iPhone Data Eraser (for Windows 8/7/XP/Vista) or iPhone Data Eraser for Mac, which is a reliable and effective tool to smash everything on your iPhone 5/4S/3GS, including contacts, messages, photos, videos, apps, account info, passwords, photos and other personal data. After erasing iPhone data by using this program, no any data recovery tool like Coolmuster iPhone Data Recovery can recover any data from your iPhone. Your iPhone will turn to a clean slate and even the government recovery facility can do nothing with it.

iPhone Data Eraser is easy to use and allows you to finish the data erasing task in 3 simple steps. Download the free trial version of the software and then follow the steps as below to go through the task. Here, we will set Windows version as an example. Mac users can turn to the Mac version and follow the same operations as below.

Step 1. Connect iPhone to Computer and Run Software

Download and install the data erasing program on your computer. Double-click on the desktop program shortcut to launch it and you will see its interface showing like below picture. Connect your iPhone from which you want to delete SMS to your computer via the Apple provided USB cable and the connected iPhone will be detected by the program automatically.

Tips: All iPhone models can be supported by this program, such as iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, etc.

iphone data erasing screenshot

Step 2. Choose Lever of Data Erasing as You Want

The program provides you with three levels of data erasing. The first level will erase your iPhone data quickly to save your time. The second level will leave no traceability of data erasure and use random data to overwrite all existing and deleted data on your iPhone. The third level is the most secure option which will write over the data 3 times. You can directly use the default second level. Choose the text messages you want to delete forever.

start to erase iphone data

Step 3. Start to Erase text messages on Your iPhone

After choosing your wanted erasing level and the text messages folder, you can choose the option of erase all data and settings to delete all text messages from your iPhone.

start to erase iphone data

Bingo! All the text messages, including incoming messages and outgoing messages are all successfully erased from your iPhone. Now, you will never need to worry about your private text messages from revealing. Since the irretrievable feature of the program, do remember backup important data on your iPhone before you start to use this program to perform the permanent deletion.

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