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Erasing iPhone is not a new thing among iPhone 7 users. In fact, there are several reasons that could warrant you to erase iPhone.
One of such reasons is when you need to trade you old iPhone for a new one. This is because your device could fall into the wrong hands where your confidential information could be retrieved.
Another reason for wiping iPhone 7 could be to free up space on your iPhone especially when it starts becoming sluggish and having reduced performance. Don’t forget that you may also want to restore your device to its original settings and this could be a reason to completely erase iPhone 7.
Part 1. How to Wipe iPhone 7 If You Still Have Your iPhone
If you still have your iPhone 7, there are steps you can use to erase the device without having to go through some rigorous processes.
Option 1. How to Wipe Your iPhone 7 from Settings
Step 1: Tap on Settings in your iPhone and then select General.
Step 2: Here, look for Reset button and tap on it.
Step 3: You will now see many different options for deleting data from your iPhone.
Step 4: Look for Erase All Content and Settings and tap on it.
Step 5: If you have set a code in your iPhone 7, you will be required to type the code to proceed.
Step 6: After entering the code a small pop-up will ask you to confirm your choice. Select Erase iPhone and the wiping process will begin.
Option 2. How to Erase Your iPhone from iTunes
Step 1: Open iTunes and connect your iPhone to your computer.
Step 2: Select your device from the list of available device.
Step 3: In the summary tab you will find Restore button, click on it.
Step 4: A pop-up will ask you to confirm your choice and when you select Restore again, iTunes will start erasing all the data from your iPhone.
As you can see from the above, the steps are simple. However, it is important to note that while these steps are easy, the disadvantage is that it does not erase iPhone permanently. The implication is that erased data through the “Reset” / “Restore” option can be recovered by using recovery software, making it unsuitable when privacy is important.
Part 2. How to Erase iPhone 7 If You No Longer Have Your iPhone
If you no longer have your iOS device either it has been stolen or lost you can remotely erase it following these steps:
Step 1. Go to www.iCloud.com/#find > enter your Apple ID > click Find My iPhone.
Step 2. Select the device that you want to erase.
Step 3. Tap “Erase iPhone” to confirm.
Part 3. How to Completely Wipe iPhone 7 with No Chance of Recovery (iOS 11 Supported)
With iMyFone Umate Pro or iMyFone Umate Pro for Mac , you’ll have one of the best tools to completely erase iPhone without any chance of restoring it. It can erase verious iOS files including contacts, call history, videos, messages, photos, third-party App data etc and can also erase previously deleted files on your device
Key Features of iMyFone Umate Pro iPhone Eraser
- Erase All Data - It offers you a chance to permanently erase all your data and setting from your device. Factory reset is not enough especially for a permanent delete, but Umate Pro can do.
- Erase Private Data - Your private data is important and it should be kept away from unauthorized people. The iMyFone Umate will help you remove them from your device keeping your personal information secured.
- Erase Deleted Files - Tthis tool helps you to see your deleted files and erase them permanently so that it can’t be recovered again.
- 1 Click Free Up Space - This software offers you just 1 click cleanup by removing temporary files, junk files and other hidden data. It also compresses and deletes photos, manage apps, remove large files and this just happens in one click.
- Fully compatible with iOS 11 and receive lots of positive reviews from macworld.co.uk, getintopc.com, pocket-lint.com, macbed.com etc.
This software has earned a lot of good reviews due to its performance. The following is a step-by-step guide to erase iPhone 7 data by using this software.
Step 1. Connect your iPhone device.
Step 2. Select any of the erase modes that suits your needs.
Step 3. Erase your iPhone data as you want it.
Now, looking at the above, it shows that there are three ways to erase iPhone. It is important to note that erasing iPhone 7 from your device is good but note that it does not permanently erase the device. This means that data erased can be recovered.
But on the other hand, using iMyFone Umate Pro can erase iPhone data without leaving any trace of recovery. The implication of this is that any data erased through this means cannot be recovered. This makes iMyFone Umate Pro the better choice between the 2 ways.