iPhone [Q] Permanently erase data..

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by ayahiawi, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. ayahiawi macrumors newbie


    Apr 10, 2017

    How can I erase my iphone data permanently so it cant be recovered?

    because I tried everything but the EaseUS mobisaver still can recover all the photos and the data!!

    I tried to Setting>General>Reset and delete/reset everything but it didnt solve the problem.

    I tried to fill up the storage with blank photos and videos and then delete them but still.. didnt solve it.

    So, How can I erase the data permanently before selling the iphone?

    Thank you

  2. SSAJ macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2016
    Restore it through iTunes
  3. alex.houston macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2016
  4. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Did you have your device passcode protected?
  5. ayahiawi thread starter macrumors newbie


    Apr 10, 2017
    Yes, does make any difference?
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    The thing is I already reset the iPhone. but still it can be recovered by EaseUS Mobisaver software. I don't know how to erase the recoverable data.

    The iPhone is reseted and has no personal data on it right now, but still ... I can recover all previous personal data (photos, messages, contact..etc). I think there is no way to avoid this, isn't?
  6. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    With a passcode the data is encrypted so when you erase everything the encryption key is removed and there's really no way to make sense of the data anymore even if it's accessed somehow, so I'm not sure how you can recover anything that would make sense.
  7. limnancy macrumors newbie


    Jul 27, 2016
    Apple's "Erase All Content and Setting" doesn't mean that everything on you to the phone has been removed. They are just marked for deletion and not shown in the file system of your iOS device. The actual data are still physically present on your iPhone. For iOS system, the only way to completely erase the data is to overwrite the original contents. Many apps like Giveumore Cleaner could do this.
  8. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Well, technically speaking, if a passcode was enabled, then everything is encrypted so that when you erase everything even if things aren't actually erased the encryption key is deleted which means that there's no way to decrypt the data making it useless even if it hasn't been overwritten.
  9. ariannn macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2017
    Restore it
  10. SimonCowell123456 macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2018
    Factory reset your iPhone is the simplest and fastest way to remove everything on your iPhone. It is suitable for users who have no any important data on the iPhone. Follow the steps below to factory reset your iPhone.

    Step 1. Go to the homescreen of your iPhone and choose "Settings".
    Step 2. Scroll down the list and choose the option of "General".
    Step 3. Go to the bottom of the list to choose the options of "Reset" > "Erase All Content and Settings" > "Erase iPhone" in turn.
  11. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Seems like that was all already covered in the thread over a year ago.
  12. sumo.do macrumors regular


    Mar 12, 2014
    This applies to unencrypted HDDs. I think you’ll find the iPhones are a slightly different setup. Also you can’t just overwrite on an SSD/flash. You have to fill it up.

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