[2019 Updated] How to Permanently Delete iPhone History

In the process of using your iPhone, it stores history of what you do and sometimes this is with good intentions. For example, it makes things a lot easier like checking missed or past calls, tracking a website among others. However, sometimes having them on your iPhone has a lot of disadvantages. For example, it takes away your privacy because everyone can see what you are doing; and it takes a whole lot of your storage space causing your device to slow down. Whatever the case, it is important to delete iPhone history from time to time.

How to Completely Erase iPhone History

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How to Easily Completely Erase iPhone History with Umate Pro?

Step 1: Download and install the program on your PC, then connect your device.

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Step 2: Choose “Erase Deleted Files” mode, and click on “Scan” so the program will begin to finding out all your deleted files.

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Step 3: After the scan finished, preview and select the files that you want to erase, then click on “Erase Now” to erase data permanently.

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Common Ways to Delete iPhone History (Recoverable)

1 Delete iPhone Safari Browser History

For iPhone users, it is advisable to erase your browser history periodically by using the steps below:

Step 1: Open the Settings tab. It is better to delete your safari browsing history from the settings app instead of the safari app.

Step 2: Scroll down till you finds the “safari” app.

Step 3: Tap on “Clear History and Website Data” in the safari menu. There will be a pop up asking you to confirm, just tap it.

Step 4: Confirm and delete the history. Apart from that your Cookies and caches will be deleted.

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2 Clear iPhone Call History

It is important to delete call history periodically and the steps are just simple. See below:

Step 1: Go to the phone app and open it.

Step 2: Go to “Recent” tab. It displays the list of recent call that you have made or received.

Step 3: Tap on “Edit”.

Step 4: Tap the “minus” sign to delete a single entry, or tap “Clear” to delete all at once.

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Apart from this visible iPhone history above, there is also the invisible iPhone history. Your history would still contain some deleted files irrespective of their delete status. iPhone users should understand that the normal way of deleting these files is not enough, as they are still exist on your iPhone before having been completely overwritten, they can still be recovered by data recovery software.

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