iPhone 5S is a forward looking upgrade for iPhone 5 and it has proven more popular than the iPhone 5C. Do you want to give your old iPhone to your friends, or sell it on eBay, or just donate to charity so that you can switch to the new iPhone 5S? Don’t neglect a crucial issue: there may be lots of personal data stored on your old iPhone. Before you give away your old iDevice, make sure you have already erased all personal data on the device, in order to protect them from revealing or being stolen by malicious people.
Be vigilant: "Restore" or "Delete" option can’t really erase iPhone data forever
The common Delete or Restore to factory default settings option can not erase the data on iPhone really, they are just invisible and inaccessible, a simple data recovery tool like Coolmuster rel="nofollow">Data Recovery for iPhone iPad iPod is able to recover deleted or formatted data from iPhone simply. Face to the fact: you can not see any data on your iPhone after the deletion or restoring, but it doesn’t mean other people can not, either. Therefore, to protect your personal information, it is really quite necessary to delete everything from your iPhone carefully before you sell it or donate it.
Since neither deletion nor restoring is credible, you have to find a reliable third-party iPhone data eraser tool to help your permanently destroy all content on your iPhone. To make things easy, you can try Coolmuster iOS Eraser (for Windows 8/7/XP/Vista) or iOS Eraser for Mac, a burgeoning yet professional program to erase everything on your iPhone 5/4S/3GS, including contacts, messages, photos, videos, apps, account info, passwords, photos and other personal data. After deleting data with iPhone Data Eraser, no one can recover anything from your phone with any recovery software.
Get the free trial version of the iOS Eraser installed in your computer and then follow the steps as below to learn how to return your iPhone to a clean slate. Here, we will set Windows version as an example. Mac users can depend on the Mac version and follow the same operations.
Step 1. Connect iPhone to Computer and Run Software
After downloading and installing the data erasing program, launch it and you will see its interface showing like below picture. Connect your iPhone you want to give away to your computer via the Apple provided USB cable. Your connected iPhone will be detected by the program automatically.
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.
Step 3. Start to Erase All Data on Your iPhone
After choosing your wanted erasing level, you can choose the option of erase all data and settings to delete all data that contained on your iPhone.
Now, all data on your iPhone are successfully erased and even the government recovery facility can not recover anything back on your device. Remember to backup important data on your iPhone at first, before you start to use this program to perform the permanent deletion.