How to Delete Data from iPhone 4/4s

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If you are one of the proud owners of iPhone 4 or 4s, you may be likely preparing to trade in or sell your it for an upgrade. Therefore, you have to make sure your data is deleted from your iPhone 4 or 4s. Many people believe it is only necessary to delete your contacts, texts, emails, and photos or videos.

And while all of this information needs to be deleted, you need to consider the use of your iPhone and the data that may have been entered intentionally or even inadvertently. While you may not think much of the Candy Crush Saga, consider the idea that you likely made purchases within Candy Crush, which linked to your social media accounts, PayPal account, and credit card. A skilled hacker can get that information if they are not erased permanently. That being said, do not risk it. Delete everything completely!

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How to Erase Data from iPhone 4/4s

To delete all of your data from your iPhone 4 or 4s, you must proceed as though you are conducting a factory reset function. This is quite simple, however, you must ensure you have saved everything you want to keep and transfer to either iCloud or an external device prior to completing this function. Once you have completed the reset function, your data will not be easily restored, under any circumstances. Once you have saved all you want saved, follow these steps to delete your data from your iPhone.

  1. On your home screen, select the Settings icon.
  2. Once in Settings, choose the option that reads, "General".
  3. Select "Reset" and tab "Erase All Content and Settings".

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However, Reset function on iPhone is not safe enough especially when you want to trade in it. Even though resetting will also delete the encryption part, it is still possible to retrieve data. To make your data 100% safe, you’d best make them erased.

How to Delete Data from iPhone 4/4s Permanently at 1-Click

Permanent erasure is not available on iPhone itself. iPhone does not have the ability to efface any data permanently. Only when data is overwritten by other new data, can it be not able to be retrieved. Some hackers may be able to do so. But for most iPhone users, it is a big challenge. However, with iMyFone Umate Pro or iMyFone Umate Pro for Mac, things done by hacker would be also done by you easily.

With iMyFone Umate Pro, permanent deletion of data on iPhone will be no longer hard. It is regards as all-in-one solution for space saving and private protection. Permanent erasure is one of its key features. With advanced overwriting technology, iMyFone Umate Pro can totally overwrite your data with no chance of recovery even with some modern recovery tools.

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There are 3 erase modes on it that you can choose one according to your needs.

Erase All Data: It is similar to Reset on iPhone. But the difference is the technologies that they apply to erase are different. iMyFone Umate Pro can promise 100% unrecoverable! It is a must especially when you wnat to sell your iPhone 4/4s.

Erase Private Data: It allows you to selectively remove any data you deem private. This is not the ultimate option when trading or selling your phone, however, if you are keeping the iPhone and want to permanently erase some personal information, this will be helpful.

Erase Deleted Files: This feature allows you to remove the files you may have deleted through the iPhone or iTunes. They are still lingering in your system and you need them removed. This is also helpful if you thought you wiped everything and only actually "deleted it".

3 Simple Steps to Erase Data Permanently

1: Connect your iPhone 4/4s to computer where iMyFone Umate Pro has been installed.

2: Go to any erase tap you want and hit “Scan”/”Erase”. Choose the specific item you want to erase and hit “Erase Now”.

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3: Type “delete” into the box to confirm.

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Completely Clean Your iPhone 4/4s if You Want to Keep It

Since iPhone 4/4s would be an old phone, it may be filled with some useless data and files. If you never delete them, they will always remain on your iPhone.You’d best do complete cleaning on it if you still want to keep it. Here iMyFone Umate Pro provides an easy option for you. You can 1-click to delete unnecessary or useless data to keep your iPhone 4/4s clean.

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1-Click to Completely Clean Your iPhone 4/4s

  • Clean up as much as 30+ types of junk files.
  • Thoroughly clear up useless temporary files.
  • Transfer your iPhone photos or videos to computer, then you can choose to delete them.
  • Compress photos without losing any visible quality, saving 75%+ photo storage.
  • Remove mass remove large files according to different file sizes.
  • Manage a bulk of apps to reclaim more available storage space.

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Steps to completely clean your iPhone 4/4s is simple. When you launch iMyFone Umate Pro, go to "1-Click Free Up Space" tab and follow the instructions step by step and you can make it.

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