How to Permanently Delete iPhone Contacts?
If you have owned your old iPhone a long time, you may have accumulated a great number of contacts. Now, you have got the new iPhone and also synced all the contacts from the old iPhone to your new gadget. It's time to give away the old device, resell it on eBay, donate it to charity or just give it to other people. Wait! Before you abandon the old iPhone, have you erased all your private data, as well as those contacts on it?
To protect your information on your old iPhone from being revealed or stealed by other people, you must make sure to delete them from your iPhone before you give it away. However, simple deletion and restoring are not enough, special data recovery software like iPhone Data Recovery can easily recover deleted or formatted contacts from iPhone. Deleting or restoring factory settings can not really erase iPhone data.
To permanently delete contacts from your old iPhone, we strongly suggest you use iPubsoft iPhone Data Eraser (for Windows 8/7) or iPubsoft iPhone Data Eraser for Mac, which is an easy-to-use and reliable tool to delete iPhone data without restoring, not only contacts, but also text messages, contacts, videos, photos, account info, password, etc. The program offers 3 different data erasing level for your choice. After wiping data by this program, no one can recover any data from your iPhone. The following guide shows you the detailed steps.
Download the free trial version of the iPubsoft Contact Wiper to have a try:
Wipe Contacts from iPhone 6/6 Plus/5S/5/4S/3GS in 3 Steps Only
Here, we will set Windows version as an example, which is fully compatible with Windows 8/7/XP/Vista, to show you how to delete all contacts from iPhone devices. But the operations are also appropriate for Mac version. Just get the right version installed on your computer.
Step 1. Connect iPhone to Computer and Run Program
Install and launch iPubsoft Contact Eraser. Link your old iPhone to your computer with Apple provided USB cord. Once the connection is successful, the program will detect your iPhone automatically.
Tips: All iPhone models can be supported by this program, including iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and more.
Step 2: Select The Contacts You Want to Erase
All files on your iPhone will display in categories. Simply click on the "Contact" category if you only want to delete the contacts from your iPhone.
Note: The program provides you with three levels of data erasing. The first level will erase your iPhone 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 iPhone. 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 Contacts from Your iPhone
Finally, you can choose the option of erase all data and settings to delete all contacts from your iPhone 5S/5C/4S/3GS with one click.
Finished! All the contacts have been wiped from your iPhone permanently. No software can recover them any more. Since the data erasing is permanent, we kindly suggest you do a backup of some important files if needed.