Guaranteed Method to Delete Recent Contacts on iPhone

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We are in the age where data is much sought after and required for both good and bad purposes. It is no more a disputable issue that data of contacts and very sensitive files are being retrieved, recovered or easily copied for reasons best known to the perpetrators. Based on this realization, everyone with smart devices needs to keep their data safe and protected in a way that it will guarantee 100% safety. Especially you may not want your recent contacts on iPhone to be seen or your deleted contacts to be recovered by someone.

Are there any guaranteed ways to protect my data? Yes! People will ask these questions and with eagerness to know. So how do I to delete recent contacts on iPhone even the deleted ones?

Part 1. How to Delete Recent Contacts Permanently-Unrecoverable

You may already delete your contacts, but you don’t want it to be recovered by any means. You may sell it off, donate or give it out, or recycle it after sometime, which means that your phone gets to the hands of others whose actions you cannot vouch for concerning the data and information on your device. You could well expose yourself here.

You should be aware that the various methods or features on your iPhone or iPads can delete them as illustrated but anything deleted or erased using such means can still be retrieved or recovered by data recovery software. The unreliable delete and erase features on mobile devices makes it all important to have software like iMyFone Umate Pro for Windows or iMyFone Umate Pro for Mac which is capable of erasing permanently the recent contacts you already deleted.

Key Features of iMyFone Umate Pro

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  • Erase you recent calls on iPhone permanently without any chance of recovery
  • Erase data including calls, contacts, text messages, photos, music and videos.
  • As well as erase messages of third-party applications like WhatsApp, WeChat, Viber, Kik.
  • Can be used as a factory reset application because it can totally and completely format your device leaving no file or data available or recoverable by any means.

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Note: To erase data in any erasing mode, including “Erase All Data”, “Erase Deleted Files”, “Erase Private Data” and “Erase Private Fragments”, please turn off “Find My iPhone” first.

Let’s see how to delete contacts permanently:

Step 1: Download the software and install it on you PC, and then connect the iPhone or iPad to computer

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Step 2: Click the Erase Deleted Data tab, click "Scan" and then iMyFone Umate Pro will start to scan the device. It will take several minutes to finish the process.

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Step 3: It will list all your deleted data including photos, messages, contacts etc. You can click to preview your deleted recent contacts. Select files which you want to erase, click the Erase Now button.

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Step 4: Type "delete" into the box to confirm. Of course if you want to change the security level, you can click the link to change the level. Please read the security level settings carefully.

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Step 5: After you manually type 'delete' into the box to confirm your action, and then click the Erase Now button to erase the deleted data.

After the process finishing, your recent contacts will be wiped out and erased permanently!

Part 2. How to Delete Recent Contacts on iPhone/iPads-Recoverable

The Apple iPhone and iPads are made for easy use and user convenience and as such the various features like recent contacts so as to easily get access to these contacts. If you then think this feature may pose some privacy issues, then you have got the choice to delete recent contact from your devices. The question is how? All you need to delete recent contacts by following the steps below:

Step 1: Open your iPhone or iPad Contact Application;
Step 2: Take a look at the button section and select Contacts. This will allow you view your contacts;
Step 3: Click on any contact you want to delete;
Step 4: You will then see the information of the contact; click Edit on the upper right corner;
Step 5: Pull it down to the bottom you will see the Delete Contact icon, click it and then confirm the action.

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Following the steps above, your recent contacts will be successfully deleted on you iPhone or iPads.

Part 3. How to Delete Recent Contacts Showing in Text History-Recoverable

For every user of the Apple iPhone and iPads, it is a common feature on their mobile device to have recent contacts showing or popping up in text history. This feature is quite exciting as it allows you to easily and seamlessly add names of any of your contact you wish to send the text to. However, this feature also pose some challenges to users and as such they wish they could just delete the recent contacts from the text history. A lot of people may not know how to go about this on their iPhones and iPads but it is a very easy task and you should follow the steps below to know how.

  • Open your Text Messaging Application on your iPhone or iPad
  • Type in the name of any contact in the space provided for the person you ate sending the text to
  • You will then see a cluster of contacts showing up and notice the ‘I’ symbol in a circle next
  • Click on the ‘I’ symbol and you will see Remove From Recents in a new page
  • Click on Remove From Recents to confirm the action

Following the steps above, you will successfully delete recent contacts showing in your text history.

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In conclusion, we sincerely hope the article has either improved your knowledge of how data and information on your Apple devices can be well protected or make you aware of the effective and awesome software- iMyFone Umate Pro that can erase your recent contacts permanently and protect your data and files thoroughly. We would like to read your comments about the article while you can also contact us for more information.