How to Permanently Delete Text Messages from iPhone

"It was shocked to discover that some text messages I had deleted months ago are still showing up in the spotlight search on iPhone. I'd rather not have these text messages shown up. How can I permanently delete text messages from my iPhone?" If you search 'deleted text in iPhone search' or 'deleted text in iPhone spotlight', you should see that many people are talking about it. After manually deleting text messages on your iPhone, you thought they were gone. Actually, they are still on your iPhone, but become invisible. And with a recovery tool, like Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS, you can recover these deleted text messages from your iPhone easily.

How to Permanently Delete Messages on iPhone? To do it, you need a professional tool for help because you can't make it manually. Right now, there aren't many tools for this purpose available on the market at the moment. Wondershare SafeEraser is the tool worth trying. It will permanently delete text messages on your iPhone, making these text messages gone forever. Even with Wondershare dr.fone for ios, people can't recover them. Below are the steps for how to permanently delete text with Wondershare SafeEraser.

What You Need:

  1. Your iPhone and its USB cable;
  2. Wondershare SafeEraser;
  3. A Windows PC or Mac;

Step 1 Delete text messages on your iPhone manually

Tap Messages app > tap Edit > tap the read circle, then you can remove the whole conversation from your iPhone. Or tap to open a conversation > tap on any message > tap 'More'. And then you can delete any message in this conversation you need. However, you think you've deleted the text from your iPhone, but you may find them in spotlight. Or at least, you can use recovery software, like Wondershare dr.fone for ios to recover these deleted text messages from your iPhone.

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Step 2 Install Wondershare SafeEraser on your computer

Get the right trial version of Wondershare SafeEraser. It's a desktop tool. Both Windows and Mac versions are available. Install and launch the program on your computer. Connect your iPhone with your computer via its USB cable. After then, you can see the program detects your iPhone automatically.

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Step 3 Scan for deleted text messages

On the program, click "Erase Deleted Files" in the left column. In the right window, click 'Start'. And then the program begins to scan for the text messages you've deleted in step 1.

Note: You might have noticed that there is an option "Erase All Data". This option is for users who will sell or give away their phones. By using this option, all data on an iPhone will be deleted permanently.

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Step 4 Permanently delete messages on iPhone

When the scan is finished, you're able to check 'Messages' to preview all the messages you're going to delete permanently. Click 'Erase Now' to delete text messages from your iPhone completely.

Note: To ensure these text messages never appears on your iPhone again, even after you restoring from an iTunes backup, when deleting the text messages on your iPhone, Wondershare SafeEraser also deletes the copies of these text messages in your iTunes backup.

Download Wondershare SafeEraser to see how it works!

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