How to Delete All iPhone Data without Restoring?
I might sell my iPhone 4 and buy the new iPhone 5S. So the question is how can I erase all data without having to restore? i dont have many apps downloaded, only some free games, and none of the paid ones. I can delete all my mail accounts, but will it wipe all emails/contacts? Thanks in advance!
Many people choose to resell their old iPhone and purchase Apple's next generation iPhone. But before you sell or trade-in your iPhone, it is extremely important to erase all the personal data you saved on the old iPhone. You will never know who will get your sold iPhone and what he will do with your private data. However, many people ignore this issue and sell their iPhones without erasing personal data.
Another problem we should notice is that simple deletion can not really erase the data because deleted files can be recovered by special data recovery software. Then, how to delete data from iPhone completely without restoring? We highly recommend iPubsoft iPhone Data Eraser (for Windows 8/7) or iPubsoft iPhone Data Eraser for Mac, which is an innovative program specially designed to delete iPhone data like contacts, SMS, videos, photos, account info, password, etc. without restoring. After that, no any data recovery program can recover back the deleted data.
The following guide shows you the detailed steps for deleting data from iPhone by using iPubsoft iPhone Data Eraser. First of all, download the free trial version of the software to have a try:
Detailed Steps to Wipe All Data on iPhone without Restore
After downloading and installing the program, you can launch it right away and follow the guide below. Here, we will set Windows version as an example, which is fully compatible with Windows 8/7/XP/Vista. The operations are almost the same with Mac version. 3 steps are enough for completing the erasing task.
Step 1. Connect iPhone to PC and Run Program
Launch the installed iPhone Data 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: Choose Your Wanted Data Erasing Level
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 Data from Your iPhone
After choosing the data erasing level, you can choose the option of "erase all data and settings" to delete all data from your iPhone 5S/5C/4S/3GS with one click.
That's it! As you can see, it is very important to have such a data erasing program for your iPhone. If you are planning to sell or donate your iPhone, don't forget to erase your personal data in advance.