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    Permanent Way to Wipe Videos, Photos, SMS, Contacts & More from iPhone

    With the arrival of iPhone 5S, you may consider to resell or donate your existing iPhone and upgrade to the new shiny one. No matter what you are going to do with your old iPhone, trade it on eBay or through a store, or give it back to company, one thing to be careful is to always make sure that you have completely erase all data on your old iDevice. Generally, people choose to restore the device to the default factory settings to erase data, but, is that enough?

    Simple Deletion & Restore Are Not Enough!

    After restoring iPhone to factory settings, we can not see anything on this iPhone and it seems that everything has been deleted successfully. However, using data recovery software, you can easily recover everything back from the iPhone. Why is that? Just like deletion, restoring to factory settings only makes the data invisible and inaccessible, they are not really erased from your iPhone. To wipe data from iPhone permanently and make it unrecoverable, here is the way!

    You need iPubsoft iPhone Data Eraser (for Windows 8/7) or iPubsoft iPhone Data Eraser for Mac (for Mac OS X 10.8 or later) that not only helps you erase everything like contacts, SMS, videos, photos, account info, password, etc. from iPhone, but also rewrite it with random files to throttle the possibility of recovery. After deleting iPhone data with this tool, no any data recovery program can recover back the deleted data.

    Download the free trial to have a try. Choose the right version according to your computer system.

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    Steps to Erase All Data from iPhone 5S/5C/4S/3GS with Unrecoverable

    Before removing your iPhone data (including contacts, SMS, videos, music, photos, etc), don’t forget to back them up to your computer via the iPhone to Computer Transfer. This ensures you can restore the data back to your new iPhone. Then, you can follow the steps below to wipe everything from iPhone with one click.

    Step 1. Connect iPhone to Computer and Run Program
    Download and install iPhone Data Eraser, launch it to get ready. Get out your old iPhone from which you want to delete data and connect it to your computer with Apple provided USB cord. Once the connection is successful, the program will detect your iPhone automatically and show all the contained data on the main interface.

    launch tool

    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.

    select files to delete

    Step 3: Start to Delete Everything from Your iPhone
    Here comes the last step. What you need to do is clicking the option of "erase all data and settings" to delete all data from your iPhone 5S/5C/4S/3GS with one click. The whole process of data erasing will take you a little while. Keep your iPhone connected during the whole process.

    After the erasing task is done, your iPhone will become a clean slate and nothing can be detected or recovered from it right now. Only with 3 steps along with a few mouse clicks, you can achieve your goal. Quite easy, isn't it?

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