How to Completely Format an iPhone to Before Selling
Want to format your iPhone and clear all data on it for resale? There are lots of guides talking about restoring your iPhone to its base operating system, and then sync junk files to overwrite the data, preventing it from being recovered. That's a complicated way. What's more, data overwriting is irregular. It can't promise that the data can be fully overwritten. If the data is not overwritten, it can be recovered via basic forensic methods, like using Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS.
Is there any way simpler? Sure. This is what this article is going to talk about. Wondershare SafeEraser for iOS can help to format your iPhone with one click and automatically overwrite all data at the same time. All you need to do is to run the program, connect your iPhone and format it. Next, let's check how it works in detail.
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Before formatting your iPhone, you need to backup your data first, because you can't retrieve any data after formatting. To backup your iPhone, you can use iCloud or iTunes. Both can help to backup your whole iPhone data, and it's easy to restore to your other iOS devices. If you'll choose other phone, like an Android one, you can use Wondershare MobileGo for iOS to backup all your iPhone data on your computer for later use. No matter for what reasons, it'll be better when you have a backup.
After doing the backup, you can begin formatting your iPhone now.
Step 1. Run Wondershare SafeEraser and connect your iPhone to the computer. It fully supports iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS.
Step 2. Then choose the option of Eraser all Data and Settings (including messages, contacts, call history, notes, personal account info, passwords, and other personal data).
Step 3. Select the default medium level and continue to erase all data and settings on your iPhone.
The process will take you a while. When it's complete, you'll get a totally new iPhone with no data on it. For the sake of your privacy, you can unregister your iPhone at the website here:https://supportprofile.apple.com/MySupportProfile.do, to ensure that your don't have any account linked to your old iPhone. After all that, you can get your formatted iPhone for selling now.
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