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How to Deleting Contacts on Your iPad to Protect Your Privacy

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Kevin Walker

July 28, 2017 (Updated: July 28, 2017锛

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Contacts are essential to the way in which we communicate with one another. Unfortunately, as we progress through life and electronic devices, unnecessary contacts build in our contact lists, eating up memory and causing our devices to slow down, if not stop working completely .

While you may only know a handful of individuals that you wish to contact regularly, your emails and social media contacts begin to populate your contacts folders and clog up the memory on your device. Then, when it is time to trade in your device, you may spend days deleting all of the contacts to protect your family and friends鈥 (and even strangers鈥) privacy. The preferable option is to continually delete contacts from iPad as part of your regular iPad maintenance.

Two Ways to Manual Delete Contacts from iPad

Delete Contacts on iPad One by One

There is one way to delete contacts from your iPad. It is tedious, time consuming, and only deletes them from the surface. It does not permanently delete your contacts. Manual deletion is not a bulk process either.

Step 1: Open your contacts on your iPad;

Step 2: Choose the contact you wish to delete;

Step 3: Select the edit button;

Step 4: Tap the 鈥渄elete鈥 button.

After doing these steps, you have successfully deleted a contact on iPad. To delete multiple contacts on your iPad, repeat this process with each intended contact.

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Delete Contacts on iPad by Reset

The other choice is to perform a factory reset of your iPad, which will erase all of the data you have put onto your iPad. If you choose to do this, make sure you have the contacts you wish to save, saved on the cloud or another device.
The problem with this method, besides the fact that it is a one and done step that could lose numerus pieces of wanted information, is that nothing is truly permanently deleted. A person or company adept at hacking can still obtain any information you thought you had deleted from your device. This includes any and all contacts, making your personal information and your family and friends鈥 information subject to scams, hacks, and devious electronic activity.

Permanent Delete Contacts from iPad, Selectively with Preview

There is another option. One that is much more secure. This option can be found through the revolutionary new product, iMyFone Umate Pro or iMyFone Umate Pro for Mac. This product, names for its functionality, focusses on security and convenience. iMyFone Umate Pro believes that any deleted information should be permanently deleted and erased from the device completely, to protect your privacy and your data. iMyFone Umate Pro ensures that no traces of you or anyone else can be found under any circumstances. This software provides four erasing modes:

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  • Erase Private Data: Erase contacts, messages and the like to protect your private info safety.
  • Erase Deleted Files: Erase the deleted files from your iPhone and avoid performance being hampered by items still hidden in your iPhone.
  • Erase Private Fragments: Erase fragments that produced by third-party apps, such as Snapchat, WeChat, WhatsApp, etc., so that no longer worry about your private data being revealed.
  • Erase All Data: Erase all of your data, make your iOS device just like a new one.

How to Permanently Delete Contacts on iPad by iMyFone Umate Pro

First, you must download iMyFone Umate Pro to your PC or MAC.

Then, once you have manually deleted all of the contacts you wish to remove from your iPad, you can complete these steps to make sure no one will ever retrieve this information.

  1. Connect your iPad to your PC or MAC with your USB Charging cable;
  2. Connect your iPad

  3. Choose 鈥淓rase Deleted Files鈥;
  4. Erase Deleted Files

  5. Click 鈥淪can鈥;
  6. Scan

  7. Review the listed deleted files;
  8. Select 鈥渃ontacts鈥 from the provided list;
  9. Click 鈥淓rase Now鈥;
  10. Review and erase

  11. Type 鈥淒elete鈥 in the confirmation box and let iMyFone Umate Pro got to work.Type 鈥淒elete鈥

As a result, this process will help insure your peace of mind should you lose your iPad or trade it in or sell it for a newer model.

If this is simply for your peace of mind and you are keeping the device, utilize the medium level which will overwrite the device with junk files to ensure the contacts cannot be recovered. If you are getting rid of the device all together, you may want to utilize the high level which repeats the process three times to truly remove any deleted files once and for all. Either way, you can be sure your information is gone and never to return.

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