How to Delete Everything on iPhone? (Fixed)
We store all sorts of data including photos, videos, text messages, call logs, etc on our phone. You never know what people will do when they have your private information through your phone. Thus, when you sell, trade-in or give your phone to your friend, you don't want anyone to access the private data that stored on your phone. It is very important to make sure that the data on your phone has wiped out completely. So, how to delete everything on the iPhone? This article offers you 4 easy ways to solve this problem.
Part 1: How to Delete Everything on iPhone Permanently with Coolmuster iOS Eraser (Hot!!)
Part 2: How to Delete Everything Off iPhone with Factory Reset (Not Secure)
Part 3: How to Delete Everything on Your iPhone with iTunes
Part 4: How to Delete Everything Off Your iPhone via iCloud
Tips: Before removing everything on your iPhone, don't forget to back up your iPhone so that you can access the important information again on your new phone in the future.
Now, you have completed the backup process, let me recommend you the safest and easiest way to start the deletion. That is, delete everything on iPhone with Coolmuster iOS Eraser. It is a powerful App that can erase all your data on iPhone permanently, securing all your important information from leakage.
Using Coolmuster iOS Eraser is safe and unrecoverable. The mature over-writing technology ensures that there is no way to recover the data once it has erased by this software. It can completely delete all sorts of files on your iPhone, including:
* Private information: bank records, financial data, accounts & passwords, account info, passwords, browsing history, etc.
* Existing data: text messages, contacts, call logs, videos, photos, music, apps & app data, reminders, calendars, voice memos, bookmarks, notes, etc.
* The deleted files which still can be found on your iPhone.
What's more, Coolmuster iOS Eraser offers 3 different data erasing levels. The low level is the fastest which saves your time, the medium level will overwrite all data on your phone, leaving no trace of data erasure. And the high level is the safest as it will overwrite data two times on your phone and it costs the longest time. You can choose the level according to your situation.
As for the compatibility, Coolmuster iOS Eraser almost supports all the iOS devices such as iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/XS/XR/XS Max/X/8/8 Plus/7/7Plus/SE/6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus/5s/5C/4s and iPad Pro/Air/4/mini/2/The New iPad, etc.
The deletion process is simple and fast. All your data will be removed after three steps: Connect your device > Choose the erasing level > Start to erase data. Just that easy! You don't need to worry about whether your iPhone will get stuck during the process.
Now, download this iOS eraser for a free trial and follow the steps to delete everything on your iPhone.
Step 1: Run the software on your computer and connect your iPhone.
Download and launch Coolmuster iOS Eraser on your computer. A prompt will show up if your computer haven't installed iTunes. To use Coolmuster iOS Eraser, please install the latest iTunes version( iTunes 64-bit version of Windows or iTunes 32-bit version of Windows ) on your computer.
Connect your device to computer via a USB cable. Tap the "Trust" option if a pop-up window appears. Click "Continue". After your iPhone is recognized by the software, you will see the main interface as below:
Step 2: Choose the erasing level.
Click "Erase", there are three levels for you to choose. Click "OK" after your selection.
Step 3:Type "delete" to confirm and click the "Erase" button.
The phone will automatically restart after the progress is complete. Now, You can rest assured that all the data from your phone has been erased, no other tool can recover them.
Note: As for Android users, here is how to permanently erase everything from Android phones.
You can use "Factory Reset" to delete everything off iPhone, but some users say that the device often be stuck for a long time or becomes unresponsive when using this. Anyway, the steps are very easy:
Step 1: Open "Settings" on your iPhone, scroll down and tap "General".
Step 2: Scroll to bottom list and tap "Reset".
Step 3: Select "Erase All Content and Settings".
Despite the fact that it may take for a long time, it is a very simple way that many users adapt to. But is it 100% secure? Actually, the data sill can be recovered by various data extraction methods and some professional recovery tool like Coolmuster iPhone Data Recovery which is available in the market. Therefore, it cannot remove everything from iPhone completely.
Do you know iTunes can also help you delete everything on your iPhone? You can use "Restore iPhone" to solve this problem.
Step 1: Launch iTunes on your computer and connect your iPhone to computer with its USB cable.
Step 2: Select your device, choose "Summary" tap in iTunes, click "Restore iPhone". (If you have signed into Find My iPhone, you need to sign out before restore iPhone.)
Step 3: A window will show up as below asking for your confirmation, click "Restore".
In this way, iTunes will download the latest iOS software for your iPhone. All of your media and other data is erased, you can set your iPhone as a new one.
This is a way recommended to the users whose iPhone is stolen, or sold and gave away before deleting everything off. Using iCloud, you can delete all info of iPhone remotely. Before using this method, please make sure you have set up "Find My Phone" on your iPhone.
Step 1: On your computer or another device, visit icloud.com, log in to your iCloud account.
Step 2: Find your iPhone and Tap "Erase".
But if you are already aware of the importance of clearing your iPhone before selling or have the time to delete everything on iPhone, you can choose the other options mentioned to go through the task.
Have you tried any of the methods mentioned above to clear everything on your iPhone? According to some users' feedback, using factory reset is simple but it may take forever to get the job done, removing the data off iPhone via iTunes or iCloud is faster but there is still some private information left on the phone. Besides, the data erased by these three ways can be recovered by some recovery tools. Thus, it is highly recommended to delete everything on your iPhone with Coolmuster iOS Eraser. Before selling your old iPhone away, please download Coolmuster iOS Eraser to delete everything on your iPhone first.