Completely Erase Your iPhone from Computer

Erase all content and settings may be the easiest way to reset iPhone back to factory settings. However, sometimes, due to unknown reason, “Erase All Content and Settings” is not available on your iPhone or does not take effect. At that time, you can consider to erase your iPhone from computer. It is not harder so much than on iPhone itself.

Part 1Erase iPhone from Computer via iTunes

1 How to Erase iPhone Synced with iTunes

When you forget your iPhone passcode, you can consider putting your iPhone to recovery mode and then erase it. This action erases all files on the device and restores it to factory state.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to computer with USB cable and launch iTunes.
Step 2: Click on the iPhone icon in the left column of the iTunes window then click on “Back Up.”
Step 3: At the end of the backup, click “Restore.” The iPhone will go into Recovery Mode and reset its settings.
Step 4: When the device reboots, right-click on the iPhone icon and select “Restore from Backup”. This restores the content previously deleted during the reset.

2 How to Erase iPhone Never Synced with iTunes

Follow the following steps to erase your iPhone if it has never been synced with iTunes.

Step 1: Disconnect the iPhone from the computer, but leave the USB cable connected to the computer.
Step 2: Hold down the "Sleep/Wake" button for several seconds until a red slider appears. Turn off iPhone by moving your finger across the slider.
Step 3: Connect iPhone to the computer while holding down Home button.
Step 4: When the message “Connect to iTunes” appears, release the “Home” button.
Step 5: Launch iTunes, iTunes will alert you that it detects a device in Recovery Mode.
Step 6: To reset the iPhone, click “OK” and click “Restore”.

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Part 2Completely Erase iPhone from Computer with iMyFone Umate Pro

iMyFone Umate Pro or iMyFone Umate Pro for Mac software is a unique program designed to help in permanently erasing of data or files. It’s easy and safe to use. Depending on your needs, there are 4 erase modes and different cleansing levels of high, medium and low to choose from:

  • 1-Click Cleanup: In just a single click of the button, you can free up your iDevice, causing it to perform at its optimum. This single click will do 3 things easily: delete and compress photos, remove junk or temporary files, delete large files and manage apps.
  • Erase All Data: It has been proven that permanent deletion of files from iDevices cannot be done by the factory reset option because they can be easily recovered by some third party apps created for this purpose. iMyFone Umate Pro is a well-designed tool with the ability to permanently delete all files without the possibility of recovery.
  • Erase Deleted Files: In the true sense of it, deleted files are actually not deleted, they are just invisible. iMyFone Umate Pro has the inbuilt ability to reveal these deleted files, and permanently delete them, making deleted files are actually deleted.
  • Erase Private Data: A lot of us would want our private data to remain private, and to remain deleted if we ever want to delete them. iMyFone Umate Pro offers users this possibility, to keep their private information safe. With this tool, your deleted private data can remain 100% irrecoverable, such as messages, photos, note, voice memo, WeChat, WhatsApp, call history, and more.

3 Steps to Completely Erase iPhone from Computer

The simple ways to go about this is outlined below:

Step 1: Install iMyFone Umate Pro on your computer and connect your iPhone to it.

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Step 2: Select the Erase mode and tap “Erase/Scan” button.


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


Part 3iTunes or iMyFone Umate Pro?

iTunes is a good way to erase files or data but erasing of data on iPhone is better done with iMyFone Umate Pro. If you rely on iTunes as the way to erase data or files, then you may be disappointed because there are many applications out there with the capability of recovering hidden and deleted data from iPhone. iMyFone Umate Pro is a professional iPhone data eraser software that ensures complete and unrecoverable erasing of your data or files, protecting your privacy from being exposed.

These are some of the reasons why iMyFone Umate Pro is a better option:

  • The process is simple and safe.
  • It completely deletes the files to the extent that it cannot be recovered.
  • Faster than iPhone reset.
  • It can help you to better manage your iPhone content in a smart way.
  • You have the advantage of previewing your selected options to prevent you from mistakenly erasing something important to you.
  • Apart from erasing all data, you can selectively erase some unwanted personal data.
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