How to Permanently Erase All Data from iPod touch/Shuffle/Nano/Classic?
I'm pretty sure that Apple is going to announce the new iPod soon and I want to sell my old iPod as soon as possible so I've got the funds to put towards a new one. How do I securely wipe my iPod so that the data can't be recovered by the next owner?
Apple stays motivated in updating its products every year and many Apple fans are on the tiptoe of expectation to get the newest iOS device so as to highlight his distinguished status. Many people are selling or giving away their old generation iPods before or after purchasing the latest generation. In this case, an important thing to note is that you must make sure erase all the data on your old iPod and set it up as a new device. Otherwise your private or sensitive information may be leaked out, and it’s likely that you will run into constant troubles.
What is the method you are using to erase iPod data? Restoring the device to factory settings? Or directly delete your private data from the iPod by pressing the "Delete" button? You should be aware that simple deletion and restoring can not really erase the data and they can be still recovered back with the help of data recovery software. Considering such circumstances, a helpful tool to wipe all that stored on the iPod is necessary. Here in this article, we will show you the right way to wipe iPod data permanently.
iPubsoft iPod Data Eraser (for Windows 8/7) is specialized in deleting everything from not only iPod touch/Shuffle/Nano/Classic, but also iPhone and iPad. After erasing by this program, all the contacts, SMS, videos, photos, account info, password, etc. in your iPod will be erased and overwritten by random data so that no any data recovery program can recover back the deleted data. If you are using a Mac, you can turn to the help from iPubsoft iPod Data Eraser for Mac (for Mac OS X 10.8 or later).
Tips: We suggest you use iPod to Computer Transfer to backup the important data from your iPod to computer before using this data erasing software. Download the free trial from the below buttons to have a try.
3 Simple Steps to Wipe iPod Data and Set It up As New
Step 1. Connect iPod to Computer and Run Program
Launch the iPod data erasing software on your computer. Get out your old iPod from which you want to delete data and connect it to this computer with Apple provided USB cord. Once the connection is successful, the program will detect your iPod automatically and show all the contained data on the main interface.
Step 2: Choose Your Wanted Data Erasing Level
3 different and progressive levels of data erasing are provided by this software. The first level will erase your iPod 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 iPod. 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 Everything from Your iPod
Finally, you can directly give a click on the option of "erase all data and settings" to delete all data from your iPod thoroughly. Make sure to keep your iPod connected to the computer during the whole process.
The data erasing speed is depend on the storage capacity of your iPod and the amount of the contained files. But on most iPods, this data erasing task just takes less than one minute. Enjoy a quick and safe data erasing process here!