Text messages can contain sensitive information that you would not want to get leaked. As such, it is always a good idea to hide your text messages in order to protect your privacy effectively.
Nevertheless, hiding text messages on iPhone does not imply that you can simply make the messages disappear and view them later on when you want them to. Unfortunately, the only choice that you have is to delete the messages altogether.
1 How to Delete Messages from iPhone
Below are the steps that you can follow to easily delete messages on iPhone.
Step 1: Open Messages
Step 2: Tap on Edit
Step 3: Select the message trail that you want to delete
Step 4: Select Delete
2 Permanently Erase iPhone Private Messages to Avoid Privacy Leak
Erasing your private data permanently from your iPhone might be the only option to protect yourself from becoming a victim of yet another unknown security glitch.
Messages, as mentioned earlier, can contain some very sensitive information. Therefore, erasing messages from your phone should be the priority.
A quick fix to the problem is using a specialized data erasing app that can permanently erase the messages. One such app is the iMyFone Umate Pro or iMyFone Umate Pro for Mac which allows you to delete private files such as messages permanently. Erasing data as such ensures that private files are not leaked since they are completely overwritten making them 100% unrecoverable.
You can follow the steps mentioned below to permanently erase private messages from your iPhone.
Step 2: Select the “Erase Private Files” option and click Scan. iMyFone will start scanning your device for all the private files stored on your device.
Step 3: Once scanned, all the private files will be displayed on screen. Select Messages from the list and select the ones that you want to remove. Click “Erase Now”.
Step 4: Type in “delete” to confirm and select “Erase Now”.
iMyFone Umate not only allows you to erase messages, but also lets you delete data such as call history, safari history, photos, videos, WhatsApp/WeChat data, even previously deleted files.
You can also erase data accumulated as a result of using third-party apps. This may include app caches, fragments and other files such as WhatsApp and WeChat attachments.
Permanent Erasure VS Simple Deletion
Data that is deleted in the usual way can be easily recovered using various data recovery software. This is because the data deleted as such does not get overwritten completely.
Using iMyFone, you can permanently erase private data as the app overwrites such data completely making it 100% unrecoverable.
iPhone Security Issues
Apple has always taken security very seriously. However, even so, no software is free from security flaws.
iPhone, as such, has also been subject to certain security issues. To begin with, the latest iOS, the iOS 10, contains a significant security flaw that allows hackers to easily crack the passwords of iPhone users.
The flaw is a consequence of Apple changing the way iOS encrypts manual back-ups. With the new encryption technique, hackers can easily try a combination of various passwords to figure out the one that allows access to a user’s device.
They can then gain access to all the private information stored on the phone.
Secondly, iPhone has had a series of problems with Siri, its personal AI assistant. According to some sources, Siri has been accompanied by a flaw that can be exploited by an attacker to easily gain access to a user’s private files such as photos, messages etc.
Furthermore, Trident was a security flaw that allowed hackers to access the Kernel, which is a critical component of iPhone’s operating system. With it, the hacker could do anything from launching the camera app to installing surveillance software.