iPhone eraser

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  1. USMCGRUNT macrumors newbie

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    I am looking for a few programs..

    - A reputable program to completely erase data on an iPhone? I am aware of the factory settings to erase all the content, but I am looking for a program that will also write over any erased files so they are never recoverable?

    - A program that will clean up the phone (Documents and Data of cahed files not used)

    - Looking for the same type of reputable programs for my MacBook. I already use CleanMyMac for cleaning, but I need something for permanently erasing files that were already trashed.

    Thanks!
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    On the iPhone, just erase all content and settings. It's encrypted and once you do that, the data isn't accessible without the password.

    For your Mac, enable file vault if you haven't. Then format the HDD.
     
  3. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    Or buy a huge magnet and lay it right on top for a while. That will wipe them super clean!
     
  4. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    A magnet won't do a thing. It's not a hard drive!!

    Erase all content and settings should do a pretty good job.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Lol:D
    That will do absolutely nothing.
    Maybe a hammer or pour some gasoline and a match would work though.
     
  6. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    Being that iPhone content is encrypted from the start, the content is not readable without the encryption keys. Erase All Content and Settings will meet your needs sufficiently.
     
  7. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    It's already installed on your mac by default!

    Launch iTunes and then do a dfu restore to the iPhone. That will wipe and reinstall a fresh copy of OS X to your device.
     
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Hopefully not OS X. ;) That said, reset all settings and erase data option on the device essentially does the same thing (minus installing the latest iOS version).
     
  9. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    The technical knowledge on this forum is astounding. :D
     
  10. blaine07 macrumors 65816

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    Ask Hillary how to properly wipe it would be my advice, she seems to have mastered it?
     
  11. imlynxy macrumors 65816

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    :) Shoot your iPhone , make a video, get million likes on Youtube , get a check from Google(the Android company), buy a new one :)
     
  12. braddick macrumors 68040

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    In the app store: "Battery Saver - Manage battery life & Check system status" It offers a hidden feature to clean your cache. Of course, Apple doesn't allow this so I wouldn't be surprised if it is removed soon.
     
  13. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    That app and/or others like it have been around in the App Store for years.
     
  14. braddick macrumors 68040

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    This one has the clear memory which is disallowed and the clearing of temp cache from other apps, again expressively not allowed.

    Whether it's booted tomorrow or two years from now- should accomplish some of what the OP was requesting. . .
     
  15. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Where do you find the hidden option?
     
  16. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    I think @oftheheavens was being facetious. It wasn't literal.
     
  17. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    On second thought, I think you're right. @oftheheavens is probably as big of a smartass as I am. :D
     
  18. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    ...pehaps we may never know muhahahahahahahahha

    plus who really has an iron sized magnet laying around? come on people. It is more like this person has an M16A2 service rifle with FIVE rounds, say again FIVE ROUNDS, with a target of an iPhone HD get those targets high in the SKKKKYYYYYYYYYYY FIRE!

    I better at least get a yutt or a head nod from the OP for the thought I put into this reply.
     

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