How to Erase iPhone with Broken Screen?

A phone is of great importance and value, especially to the owner. In our present world, everyone owns an iPhone. I dare say it is our very own most reliable companion. With several private information stored in our iPhone, you can’t have it useless as a result of a broken screen. Fixing the screen would be your next option of course, but can you trust a total stranger with your personal info?

A lot of people have been searching for solutions on how to erase data on iPhone with broken screen, and that is why we have decided to put together this piece to help guide you.

Before erasing the data on your iPhone, it is advisable you create a backup of your iPhone on your Mac or PC using iTunes. If you’ve done that, you can proceed to the next steps detailed below.

Method 1: Erase Screen-Broken iPhone with iCloud

Note that iCloud only works if you have setup “Find My iPhone” on your device. Follow the steps below to wipe iPhone with broken screen using iCloud.

Step 1On your PC or Mac, visit icloud.com and sign into your iCloud account using your Apple ID and password.

Step 2Once you’re signed into your iCloud account, click on “Find iPhone”.

Step 3Next, click on the “All Devices” option located at the top of the screen and then click on your device.

Step 4Once your device is selected, click on “Erase iPhone”.

Step 5On the pop-up, click on “Erase” to confirm that you do want to erase the data on your iPhone.

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Method 2: Erase Screen-Broken iPhone with iTunes

This method works only if your phone is still able to connect to iTunes. Follow the steps below to wipe iPhone with broken screen using iTunes.

Step 1Kick off iTunes on your computer, and connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable.

Step 2Click on the iPhone icon in iTunes.

Step 3Next, click on the “Summary” tab in the side menu and then click on “Restore iPhone”.

Step 4Click on the “Restore” button in the Pop-up to confirm.

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Now, every single data on your iPhone will be erased. The two data erasing methods above might give some chances for recovery with some data recovering tools. For privacy protection, it is best to switch to a non-recovery method to erase all iPhone data. For example, you can try iMyFone Umate Pro.

Method 3: Erase Screen-Broken iPhone with iMyFone Umate Pro

With iMyFone Umate Pro, you can easily erase data on your iPhone. Known as one of the most advanced programs for erasing and protecting your private data by erasing them permanently without any recovery chance, it not only recovers a great deal of space on your iPhone, but also removes private data from iPhone/iPad/iPod permanently.

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Key Features:

  • Erase all your iPhone data, making all your personal iPhone data 100% unrecoverable, even your iPhone is screen broken.
  • Provide the option of selectively erasing the data of broken iPhone, which means you can preview the files that need erasing before selecting the ones that you want to wipe completely.
  • Erase various data on your iPhone like messages, call histories, contacts, WhatsApp Messages & attachments, WeChat Messages & attachments, photos, etc.
  • Support one-click free up space, complete phone erase, deleted files erase, and private files erase.
  • Clean your iPhone by deleting junk files, memory logs, and unwanted cache items to make your iPhone running faster.

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Follow the steps below to wipe iPhone with broken screen using iMyFone Umate Pro. Please note that you need to DISABLE “Find My iPhone” feature to erase data.

Get Prepared:

Step 1: Install and launch the software, and type in the activation code.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone to your PC or Mac computer.

Step 3: Once iMyFone Umate Pro detects your device, choose a suitable erasing mode to erase you iPhone.

1. Erase All Data:

Step 1: Select "Erase All Data" from the left side bar, and click the green "Erase" button to pop up a window.

Step 2: In the pop-up window, type "delete" into blank box to confirm data erasing action. In the meantime, you can freely choose security level. Medium Level is selected by default.

Step 3: Click "Erase Now" button on your screen-broken iPhone after inputting "delete" into the box.

2. Erase Deleted Files:

Step 1: Select "Erase Deleted Files" from the left side bar, and click the green "Scan" button to scan your deleted files on your iPhone.

Step 2: The program will show all deleted files and check all of them by default. You can preview and select what you want to completely erase, and then click "Erase Now" at the bottom right.

Step 3: Type "delete" into the blank box of a pop-up window, and click "Erase Now" again to erase deleted files from your iPhone.

3. Erase Private Data:

Step 1: Select "Erase Private Data" from the left side bar, and click the green "Scan" button to scan your deleted files on your iPhone.

Step 2: The program will show all private data and check all of them by default. You can preview and select what you want to completely erase, and then click "Erase Now" at the bottom right.

Step 3: Type "delete" into the blank box of a pop-up window, and click "Erase Now" again to erase deleted files from your iPhone.

These are the various options on how to erase data on iPhone with broken screen. Just select what you prefer, and then deal with your screen-broken iPhone.