If you have been using an iOS device, you have probably wondered what the Find My iPhone app is capable of. Also, you have probably wondered whether Erase All Content and Settings is capable of disabling the Find My iPhone app. In this article, we will provide answers to these two questions.

Common FAQ: Find My iPhone &聽Erase All Content and Settings

Q1: What Happens When You Erase iPhone from聽Find My iPhone?

Let's assume that you have lost your iPhone. Probably, someone snatched it and disappeared in the crowd. The chances of recovering the iPhone are really low. In such a case, the only thing you can do is erase the private data available on your iPhone. You can do this using the Find My iPhone application.

When you use the Erase [device] option on Find My iPhone app, everything available on your iOS device will be deleted. The device will be restored back to factory settings. If someone has your iOS device, he or she won't be able to access your private data.

Q2: Does Erase All Content and Settings remove Find My iPhone?

When you erase all content and settings, your device will be set back to factory settings. This means that your Find My iPhone application will be disabled. However, before erasing, a password will聽be needed to disable聽the Find My iPhone from your iPhone.

In short, only Find My iPhone has been disabled can you do a Erase All Content and Settings.

Q3: How to Erase iPhone Through Find My iPhone?

If you are in a situation where you need to erase your iPhone remotely, using Find My iPhone is the best app to use. The application will help you erase your data and restore the iPhone back to factory settings. One important thing you need to note is that unless the target device whose data you wish to delete is connected to the internet, Find My iPhone will not help you. To erase your iPhone remotely using Find My iPhone, follow the steps outlined below:

Step 1: On a web browser, open iCloud.com. Use your Apple ID and password to sign in

Step 2: Select the device you wish to delete.


Step 3: Click Erase iPhone. Tap Erase iPhone again to confirm.


Q4: How to Erase iPhone Without Find My iPhone?

If you have had your current iPhone for a long time, you would probably want to get rid of it and get a new one. The iPhone does have your private data. Data you wouldn't want anyone to view. Your first thought would be to delete it using conventional means. Unfortunately, the conventional means do not delete the data completely. The deleted data can be retrieved.

However, it is possible to use a third-party tool known as iMyFone Umate Pro to delete the data on your iPhone with a 0% chance of recovery even by the FBI. The features iMyFone Umate Pro offers include:

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Key Features:

  • It allows you to erase all contents and settings with a 0% chance of recovery.
  • It allows you to preview all the data. You can selectively delete private data to protect your privacy and leave the less private data on the iPhone.
  • It allows you to locate the previously deleted files and destroy them completely such that they can't be recovered.
  • It allows you to erase third-party application data (messages & attachments & fragments) permanently.
  • It allows you to clean up hidden garbage with 1-Click, and make your iPhone run fast just like when it was brand new.
  • It's recommended by lots of noted media arround the world: MacWorld, iPhoneinCanada, APPKED, etc.

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To erase the data available on your iOS device using Umate Pro, follow the simple steps below:

Step 1: Launch Umate Pro and connect your iOS device to the computer. Trust the computer.

Step 2: On the left-hand column, tap Erase All Data. Tap Erase.

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Step 3: Choose the security Level. Type the word "delete" in the text box to confirm. Tap Erase Now and keep your device connected to your computer until the process is finished.

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When planning to erase your iPhone, the conventional means won't make your data irrecoverable. The best way to make the private data available on your iOS device irrecoverable is to use a third-party tool known as iMyFone Umate Pro. This application will work better than even using the Find My iPhone and Erase All Content and Settings. And it is available as a FREE trial version.

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