How to Wipe Contacts & Text Messages from HTC Hero?
People are more focused on recovering deleted and lost files from a mobile phone, but lose sight of the opposite of deleting data from device. As important as recovering important data, erasing important files is also essential to prevent our private data from being revealing and stealing by unknown man. Users who want to give away their old phones for a new one must treated their crucial information saved in the old device with caution because you will never know where your old device would be fell.
You must be aware that when you delete a text or a contact, it is not really erased from your phone but only becomes hidden in the storage. Simple deletion is the direct method to hide something or make room for new data, but it is a wasting effort if you want to erase something permanently. If you use professional data recovery software to detect your phone, you will be surprised to see all your deleted files are all able to be retrieved back.
To wipe your private text messages and contacts from your HTC Hero with unrecoverable, a third-party data erasing program is needed. Here, I would like to recommend the one I relied on for a long time: iPubsoft Android Data Eraser that is compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows Vista. It is specially designed to permanently delete contacts, text messages, photos, videos, emails, account info, passwords and so on from not only HTC one, but also other Android-based mobile phones easily.
Download the free trial version of this software to have a try. If you are using a Mac machine, iPubsoft Android Data Eraser for Mac (for Mac OS X 10.9 or later) is what you need.
3 Steps to Erase HTC Text Messages & Contacts (Phone Numbers)
Step 1. Connect HTC phone to your computer
Launch the installed Android Data Eraser, link your old HTC phone from which you want to delete data to your computer with USB cord. Once the connection is successful, the program will detect your mobile phone automatically and show all the contained data on the main interface in categories.
All series of HTC mobile can be supported by this software, such as HTC One/Desire HD/Hero/Wildfire and so on.
Step 2: Choose Your Wanted Data Erasing Level
The program provides you with three levels of data erasing. The first level will erase your phone data quickly to save your time. The second level will leave no traceability of data erasure and use random data to overwrite all existing and deleted data on your phone. The third level is the most secure option which will write over the data 3 times. You can directly use the default second level.
Step 3: Start to delete selected data from your HTC phone
Preview and check the contacts and messages you want to delete and give a click on the option of "erase all data and settings" to delete them all from your HTC cell phone immediately. The erasing process only costs you a few seconds, just keep your phone connected during the whole course.
Since the deletion performed by Coolmuster Android Data Eraser is 100% permanent, you'd better backup your important data beforehand if you don't want to lose them.