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How to Delete Everything on iPhone Permanently

“I got an iPhone 6s plus as Christmas gift from my Dad. I am going to sell my old iPhone 5s. My friends tell me that I need to erase data on my iPhone 5s before selling it. If I reset my iPhone and choose delete all content and settings, can others recover my data with my iPhone? Or is there other ways to permanently delete everything on my iPhone?”
Asked by Emma

Just like Emma, all the iPhone users want to wipe their iPhone and deleted all the private data before selling their iPhone or giving their iPhone to others. Privacy is all what we care nowadays and no one wants to leak personal data to others, especially bank data, email, photos, messages. In this article, we will answer this question from Emma and other iPhone users – “How to delete everything on iPhone permanently”.

Apple provides an easy way to erase iPhone by resetting iPhone directly on iPhone. However, many geeks will tell you that the data on your iPhone can still be recovered by others after you have done that. The most reliable and safest way to wipe iPhone data is to use iPhone Data Eraser software.

iPhone Data Eraser is designed to help iPhone users to delete data on iPhone to prevent leaking data to others. It equipped with US military method of destroying data. You can easily erase photos, contacts, bank info, messages, Safari history and other data on your iPhone with it.

Step 1. Install iPhone Eraser

Free download, install and run iPhone Data Eraser on your computer. Connect your iPhone to your computer via USB cable. The eraser software will automatically detect your iPhone and scan your iPhone. You will see your iPhone’s basic info on the left side of the interface.

connect iphone

Step 2. Select an Erasing Option

This software provides 3 options for you to erase iPhone data. They are “Erase Private Data”, “Erase Deleted Data” and “Erase All Data”. It can also work as an iOS optimizer and iPhone space saver by deleting useless data on your iPhone.

erase private data

Step 3. Scan and Analyze Data You Want to Erase

Choose one of the wipe options on the interface according to your needs, you will automatically take to the next interface. The software will scan your iPhone and analyze the data on your iPhone. It will list all the data it finds on the interface. You can easily preview the data before erasing.

scan result

Step 4. Delete Everything on iPhone

Click “Erase Now” button on the interface, you need to input “Delete” on the interface to confirm the permanent deletion of iPhone data. All the data will be erased from iPhone.


That’s all for erasing iPhone data permanently. After doing this, you can sell or give your iPhone to others without worrying about privacy leaking. Always make sure all the data on your iPhone is useless or you have the whole backup file of your iPhone before deleting data on it. Once you erase iPhone with iPhone Data Eraser, you can never recover the data back. No matter what reason you want to erase iPhone, we recommend you use iPhone Data Recovery to get back useful deleted data before wiping out your iPhone.