Erasing an iPhone is not a difficult thing. But what’s difficult is doing it right. Some people think all it takes to wipe an iPhone clean, is merely going to the phone’s settings and finding the erasure feature. But unfortunately, this may not be adequate for all people. If you are the kind who just needs to give out their phone or sell it, then the built-in erasure should work just fine.
But as for people who need to ensure no soul is ever able to recover their data, regardless of how advanced their technology is, you’d need more than the erasure feature built into the phone.
And since this article is meant for all iPhone users, we’d not only be taking into consideration the people who need a simple erasure; we’d also be taking people who need advanced erasure into consideration. And to help understand this content better, we’d like to state that this content is divided into two parts. The first part is important for everyone who can’t afford to have people recover their data, while the second part is meant for every reader of this article. In other words, people who need a simple erasure can skip step 1, while those who need advanced erasure shouldn’t skip the first part.
How to Wipe iPhone Clean
Do you want to clean your iPhone to make it new again and run faster? Consider the following.
Step 1: Download and Install the SafeWiper Software
You see, when you erase things on your iPhone, using the built-in erasure feature, your iPhone simply stops keeping track of the erased items. It does not necessarily erase them. And while some people may argue that the user’s data are often encrypted with their password, we’d also like to state that the fact that a user’s data is encrypted doesn’t 100 percent guarantee that the user’s data can not be retrieved with very advanced technologies. In other words, if you’re the kind of person who works with very sensitive information, iPhone’s encryption may not be enough to keep your erased data away from prying eyes.
So since the iPhone’s built-in erasure feature may not be adequate for some people, it means we have to figure some other ways to safely erase iPhones. And good enough, we have good number of software which can help with this.
Rather than just asking the iOS OS to stop keeping track of the user’s data, this software overwrites the user’s data with either 0s or 1s. In other words, this software is completely deleting the user’s data, rather than just keeping them away from people’s sight. And one of the software which does this job excellently is the one called SafeWiper. SafeWiper makes it possible for iPhone users to erase their phone with rest of mind.
So to erase your phone using an advanced method, you first have to download the SafeWiper software from their official website. The software is available on both the macOS and Windows platforms. In other words, your laptop OS shouldn’t be a problem. And once you download the app, you’re expected to install it on the computer.
You should, however, be aware of the fact that the software is a paid software, so you’d need to pay some amount of money, to get it to work.
Connect the iPhone to the Computer
After you must have installed the SafeWiper software, the next thing expected of you is to connect your iPhone to the computer. And to make this connection, all you’d need is the standard cable used to connect your iPhone to your computer.
You should note that you are expected to launch the SafeWiper software before even connecting the iPhone to your computer.
Step 3: Select the Right Erasing Option
Upon connecting your iPhone to your computer, you’d have to choose the “Right Erasing” option on your iPhone, for the software to gain access to your iPhone. If this option isn’t displayed, then there’s something wrong somewhere. And the problem is often the cable used to connect the two devices.
Step 4: Select an Erasure Type
Once your phone has been connected to your computer, the next thing to do is to figure out how to initiate the first stage of the wipe. The software has a cool user experience, so you should have no problem using it.
Step 1: Open the Settings app
The first part of this article is meant for people who need an advanced wiping technique. However, as for this second part, it is meant for everyone. So you shouldn’t skip it, even if you’ve carried out the first part.
To carry out this second step, you have to locate the Settings app on your iPhone. This Setting app is where the built-in erasure feature of iPhones can be found. So, locate it and open it.
Step 2: Find the General Option
Upon opening up the Settings app, the next thing you’re expected to do is to locate the General option. You should see this option on the home interface of your Settings app, regardless of what version of iPhone you’re using. And once you find it, you should select it
Step 3: Find the Reset Option
Selecting the General option would cause a new interface to be loaded. And on this interface, we have a number of things, including an option called “Reset”. Clicking this option would initiate the wiping of the iPhone. But for this feature to work, you’d be asked to provide your phone’s password…
Note: Always back up your device before you choose to reset it.