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How to Clear All Data from an iPhone

Posted by Aimee , Jun 19, 2017

When will you want to erase all your data on your iPhone?
The reasons are various and common. Maybe when you want to sell it, give it to your family or friend, or even donate it to charity. But before that, wiping all your data from an iPhone is very necessary. Otherwise, it can result in your personal data being exposed, abused or worse still, identity theft. Terrible!
In order to remove your data from your iPhone permanently, two available methods are outlined below for your reference.

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Part 1: Erase all data from iPhone via Settings app

As we all know, Once we use a passcode, iPhone is hardware encrypted.That means making your data absolutely inaccessible is as simple as throwing away the encryption key. Let's follow the steps below to check it out.
- Launch the Setting app from the Home Screen of your iPhone and tap on General.
- Scroll all the way to the bottom and tap on Reset.
- Tap on Erase All Content and Settings.
- Tap on Erase iPhone, and later tap it again to confirm.
- Enter your passcode.
- Last, enter your Apple ID password to turn off Activate Lock and remove the device from From my iPhone.

Part 2: Permanently clear data from iPhone with iPhone Data Recovery

Honestly, the most effective way to erase all data permanently is to use a reliable third-party data eraser program. RecoveryTool iPhone Data Recovery is exactly what you need. With one click, your iPhone will become totally empty and no one can recover the whole data. Now download this program and start to wipe off all data on your iPhone.

Step 1: After installing this program, launch it. Then connect your iPhone to the PC via USB cable. After it, you will see the first interface.

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Step 2: Once your iPhone is connected to the PC, choose "Full Data Eraser", then click "Erase".

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Step 3: Next, enter "delete" to confirm your operation, and then tap on "Erase now".
(Note: Please remember not to disconnect your device during the process.)

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Step 4: Once the erasing process is done, you will see the windows as follow.

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Well done! Now you can close this software and restart your iPhone. And you will find that your iPhone has returned to the initial state. So, this is the magic power of iPhone Data Recovery. Go for a free try now!

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