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Delete iPhone Data before Selling

Why need to wipe iPhone before selling

Your iPhone contains your personal information, like your phone numbers, your family's phone numbers, email address, your bank account, Apple ID, photos, videos, emails and more. If you sell it with your personal information, you never know whose hand your phone and personal information wil fall into. If you encounter identity theft, for sure, you'll have to lose something. To avoid bad things happen to you, you should erase your iphone before you sell it.

How to delete your iPhone data before selling

Backup your old iPhone first: Before deleting your old iPhone data, make sure that you've backed up the data that you still want to keep, because the deletion you're going to perform is permanent. No one can recover any data from it with any recovery software. Only in this way can your privacy be protected safely. You can use iTunes or iCloud to backup the data on your old iPhone, or directly transfer it to your new phone with a certain data transfer tool like Wondershare TunesGo (if you still choose a new iPhone) or Wondershare MobileGo for Android (if your phone is an Android one).

Delete data on the iPhone for selling: Now, you can start deleting all data on your old iPhone. To ensure that the deleted data cannot be recovered by any data recovery software, you need to choose a reliable tool which can finish this work perfectly and won't remember any data by itself. There are a few iPhone data eraser apps on the market, but almost all of them can't wipe the data completely. They can only clean the data under their own directory. The most secure way is using PC-end software. It always can do the cleaning work better. Here my recommendation is Wondershare SafeEraser for iOS or Wondershare SafeEraser for Mac. This software can smash everything on the iPhone, and even the government recovery facility can't retrieve anything on it. It's totally safe and easy to use.


Wondershare SafeEraser - Protect Your Personal Privacy

  • Permanently Erase Your Android & iPhone to protect your personal privacy.
  • Remove deleted files on idevices permanently;deleted files no longer recoverable .
  • 1-Click Cleanup to clean junk files and speed up idevice performance.
  • Not only support pictures & videos but also protects your call logs, messages and more.

Step 1 Connect your iPhone with your computer

Download and install Wondershare SafeEraser on your computer. Launch it and connect your computer with your iPhone via the USB cable. When connected successfully, you can see your iPohne name appears at the upper left of the program

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Step 2 Erase iPhone to sell

In the left sidebar, click 'Erase All Data'. This option will erase all data, like Messages, Call History, Facetime, Contacts, Mail, Calendar, Reminders, Notes, Voice Memos, Safari Bookmarks, Photos, Videos, and more on your iPhone. On the right side, type 'delete' to confirm the deletion.

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Step 3 Set Your iPhone as a new one

During the process of wiping your iPhone, please keep your iPhone connected with your computer. Be patient to let the program finish the deletion for you. You'd better not click the 'Stop' button in order to ensure all data on your iPhone is erased.

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