Summary: The new iPhone 2018 is about to be released soon, it is recommended to permanently delete data on the old phone if you are going to switch for a new iPhone. This article will show you 2 ways to erase data on iPhone, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone XR and iPhone Xs are supported as well.
Privacy is one of the most important issues that people pay attention to when using communication devices. It exists everywhere when using an iPhone Xs Max or iPhone Xs, such as texting messages, social networking, online payment and business. So, when we plan to sell the iPhone or give it to other people, the first thing you need to consider about is erasing everything on your iPhone Xs Max or iPhone Xs in order to prevent your personal information from being leaked.
Coolmuster iOS Eraser (Windows/Mac) is specially designed for iPhone, iPad and iPod users to eliminate all traces of data on your iOS devices. It provides 3 different easing level (High Level, Medium Level and Low Level) to make sure that all data are deleted for good with zero recovery possibility, including private data, system settings, deleted files, junk files and more.
> Supported Files: It widely supports to erase all kinds of files from iOS device, including but not limited to bank records, accounts & passwords, financial data, text messages, contacts, call logs, videos, photos, music, apps & app data, reminders, calendars, account info (iCloud & iTunes), passwords, voice memos, bookmarks, notes, browsing history, app caches, app cookies, downloaded temp files, caches, invalid files, cookies, corrupt files, app crash logs, storage files, iTunes Radio caches and more.
> Supported iDevices: It is compatible with almost all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch in iOS 12 beta/iOS 11/iOS 10/iOS 9 and former, including but not limited to iPhone Xs Max/XR/Xs/X/8/7 Plus/7/6s Plus/6s/6 Plus/6/5S/5/SE, iPad Pro, the new iPad, iPad Air, iPad 2/1, iPad mini, iPad with Retina display, iPod touch/Shuffle/Nano/Classic and etc.
Free download the Coolmuster iOS Eraser on your computer.
Notice: If needed, please do back up data on your iPhone in case of unexpected data lost, and the program will erase all data and settings from your iPhone without restoration.
Before using the Coolmuster iOS Eraser, please ensure the latest iTunes has installed on your computer, or the program might fail to recognize your iPhone.
Step 1. Connect iPhone Xs Max or iPhone Xs to computer
Launch the iOS Eraser on your computer and connect your iPhone Xs Max or iPhone Xs to it with a Apple provided USB cord. Unlock your iPhone and trust this computer as prompted, then the software will detect the connected iPhone soon and show you the following interface.
Step 2. Choose the data erasing level you want to erase iPhone data.
To erase data on your iPhone Xs Max or iPhone Xs, please click "Erase" button, quit iTunes on computer and disable "Find My iPhone" on your iPhone if it prompts. Hit the menu next to Security Level to select High Level, Medium Level or Low Level as required. Then click "OK" and type "delete" into the blank to confirm your selection.
Step 3. Start to erase all data from iPhone Xs Max/Xs.
When the scanning completes, the data erasing process will begin at once. When the erasing process is complete, your iPhone will automatically reboot. After that, just unlock your iPhone and click "Try Again" button from the pop-up window to reconnect your iPhone. Failed to restart your iPhone?
- For whom chooses Low level, the program will remind you that your phone data has been erased successfully and all operation are done.
- For whom chooses High Level and Medium Level, the program continue to overwrite your phone data when reconnected. In High Level, the program will overwrite your phone data twice to ensure the highest security, which might take some time; In Medium Level, the program will overwrite your phone data for one time, which is faster than High Level and makes sure your phone data is unrecoverable.
If you want to erase data on iPhone Xs Max or iPhone Xs permanently without any recovery possibility, you should choose the this method.
Factory Reset is the most common method to remove content and settings on your iPhone and it is simple and fast, so it is widely used by most people. Actually this method is suitable for those who have no important data on the iPhone because it is 100% recoverable. Below is the detailed guide on how to achieve that:
1. Tap on "Settings" icon on the home screen on your iPhone Xs Max or iPhone Xs.
2. Scroll down the list until you see the "General" options. Just tap on it.
3. Navigate to the bottom of the list, tap "Reset" and then "Delete All Content and Settings" options.
4. On the next screen, please enter your passcode and tap "Erase iPhone" option from the pop-up window to confirm your action.
Merit and demerit:
Factory Reset iPhone is the easiest way to erase data on iPhone Xs Max or iPhone Xs. However, this method is not that secure because the erased data can be recovered easily by special iPhone data recovery software. The data that erased by factory reset is still exist on somewhere in the iPhone. If you worry about your private information being leaked, you should try Zero Recovery solution - Using a professional iPhone Xs Max/Xs Data Eraser program.