There are a number of occasions when deleting data from your iPhone 5 becomes necessary. Such situations may include those that are concerned with selling your old iPhone to get a newer version, cleaning up the iPhone so as to increase storage space or improving the speed of your device by reducing the load as such. Furthermore, there is a high likelihood that if you have lots of data stored, you might be a victim of viruses ruthlessly invading your iPhone. In this case you will really need to delete such files as soon as possible. Before learning how to delete data from iPhone 5, firstly, we should know what should be deleted from your iPhone 5.

Types of Data That Should Be Deleted from iPhone 5

Junk and Temporary Files: Various types of files exist in the iPhone鈥檚 system that should be deleted without a second thought. Such files can damage the performance of your device and reduce the effectiveness of the software. The most common type of files that accumulate at a very rapid pace are junk and temporary files. Such files have absolutely no use and simply consume up space. They are to be removed as soon as possible to avoid any unnecessary risks.

App Caches: App caches are other major source of such redundant files. They accumulate as a result of using various types of apps. You might say that deleting such files may cause harm to the app itself. The truth is, that such files only make it easier to use an app since many of your operations get stored in the form of app caches. Deleting will not cause any harm. Deleting such app documents and data in the form of caches can free up a lot of space.

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No Longer Needed Files, Apps: Other types of files include photos that you no longer need. Over time, a lot of unwanted photo files start slowing down your iPhone鈥檚 performance and hence should be deleted. Large files such as long videos, apps that are not used so frequently may also be removed to increase performance.

How to Delete Data from iPhone 5?

iMyFone Umate Pro or iMyFone Umate Pro for Mac is an ideal software that you can use to delete easily all such files mentioned above. It has a very intuitive user interface along with many features and options that allow you to delete files in any way you want: 1-click clear up junk and temporary files, remove app caches, compress photos, mass delete & backup photos/videos, bulk delete apps etc.

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Simply follow the steps below to delete data from iPhone 5 with the one-click cleanup function of iMyFone Umate Pro.

Step 1: Connect your device to your computer and launch iMyFone Umate Pro.

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Step 2: Select the One-click cleanup option from the side menu.

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Step 3: Click Quick-Scan. The software will start analyzing your entire system to determining the files that can be deleted. Alternatively, you can select one of the categories of files below. If you just want to delete 鈥楯unk Files鈥, then choose that option.

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Step 4: Once the scan is complete, the software will display the files that can be deleted. Click 鈥淐lean鈥 beside each file type that you wish to remove. Once this is done, the software will display the files that can deleted to further increase space.

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Erasing Permanently Personal iPhone 5 Data to Avoid Privacy Leak

iMyFone Umate Pro allows you to delete Data in various ways. There are also 3 erasing modes that you can use to erase your iPhone data. This may be required to protect your privacy by removing permanently sensitive files. The data erased by Umate Pro is 100% unrecoverable, even the most modern recovery software could not recover these erased data, so you private data is 100% secure, no one can access to your personal files. Each mode is mentioned below.

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  1. Erase All Data: This is a very simple option which will wipe completely your iPhone and restore it. It鈥檚 just like a factory reset, but you won鈥檛 need to active your iPhone again after the process finished.
  2. Erase Deleted Files: Files that have been deleted in the normal way may still be accessible. This is because these files are not completely overwritten and can be retrieved through other data recovery software. This can pose a major threat. However, with the 鈥淓rase Deleted Files鈥, iMyFone removes the deleted files completely by overwriting them.
  3. Erase Private Files: Are you worried about having your files being leaked that are quite sensitive and private? Well, worry no more as iMyFone鈥檚 Erase Private data feature will let you individually select those files that are private and let you erase them permanently. You can preview the such files before deletion thus assuring you that you are not going to delete other important files.