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[2020 Updated] How to Permanently Delete iPhone History

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Tata Davis

October 11, 2016 (Updated: July 6, 2020)• Filed to: Erase iPhone

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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 keeps your privacy data which will increase the chance to leak your personal information; also it takes a whole lot of your storage space causing your device to slow down. Whatever the case is, it is important to delete iPhone history from time to time.

Part 1: Completely Delete iPhone History Permanently with Umate Pro (Unrecoverable)

Apart from the visible iPhone history, there are also many invisible iPhone history. Your history would still contain in some deleted files. Although many regular methods can delete iPhone history, 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. Here introduce a very useful app that can permanently delete your device history.

iMyFone Umate Pro is one of the words best all in one solution for iOS space saving and privacy protection. It is the best tool that can scan and delete messages, contacts, call history, safari history, calendar, note, bookmark, photos, videos, voice memo etc., ensuring that they cannot be recovered even with the advanced recovering tech. It can also free up space on your iPhone by cleaning iOS files in 1-click.

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    Why choose iMyFone Umate Pro to delete iPhone history?

  • It erases private data permanently with no chance of recovery, such as messages, contacts, call history, photos & video, browsing data, etc.
  • It can erase already deleted data and protect your privacy securely.
  • It provides 100% wipe of 3rd-party apps: WhatsApp, WeChat, Line, Kik, Viber, and so on.
  • You can select and preview the data to be erased before wiping everything on your device.
  • It is easy to use and it is highly compatible with iOS 13 and even the newly released iPhone/iPad/iPod touch.

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3 Steps Easily Erase iPhone History with Umate Pro Completely

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

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    Step 2: On the left side there are four features you can choose.If you want to have a quick clean you can choose Choose“1-click Free Up Space”;Or you want to delete files,choose “Erase Deleted Files” mode, then 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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Part 2: Common Ways to Delete iPhone History (Recoverable)

If you want to know about common ways to delete iPhone history, below will introduce 5 ways including clearing the trace of web search, and some personal information like erasing phone call history & pictures.

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 iPhone 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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3. Delete iphone Album Pictures or Photos

To permanently delete your photos or videos within 30 days, you can remove them from the Recently Deleted album. When you delete a photo from this album, you can't get it back.

Important: Can't delete photo album from iOS system
Due to an iOS limitation, you can delete photo albums on the same device they were created. You could only delete photo albums created by third-party app.

    Step 1: Open the Photos app and go to the Albums tab.

    Step 2: Open the Recently Deleted album and tap Select.

    Step 3: Tap each photo or video that you want to permanently delete.

    Step 4: Tap Delete and confirm that you want to delete the photos.

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Tips: Some photos copy and download by third party app, which means the original copy is still in the related App; To prevent the photo message leak out you still need to delete again inside your third party app.

4. Clear iPhone Map Location History

Clearing the search and destination history from Apple’s official maps app is very easy and shouldn’t take a lot of time to do so.

Important: When you remove an entry from the Maps app, that entry is permanently deleted from your list. And if there are more than one device linked to your Apple ID, then that particular entry will be deleted from other linked devices as well.

Follow these instructions:

    Step 1: Open Maps app on your iPhone.

    Step 2:Touch the Search bar in the app and hold it, then swipe up. The search card will be displayed.

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    Step 3: Now swipe left over an entry that you wish to remove and then tap Remove to clear it.

Tips: Also it includes the location information from third party apps such as Google Map. To prevent the location messages leak out you still need to delete other third party map app.

5. Clear iPhone Social Software History(For example Snapchat App)

As one of the most popular leading social media platform among young people, Snapchat has been given a lot concerns on its privacy and data security. You may have heard about the 200,000-leaked celebrity nude photo scandal happened on Snapchat, that what it takes if you are not looking out for your privacy.

    Step 1: Launch Snapchat app and navigate to "Settings".

    Step 2: Select "Clear Conversation" under the "Account Action" section.

    Step 3:You can delete your conversations one after the other.

    Step 4: Snapchat divided Cache into five categories, 'Browser Cache', 'Memories Cache', 'Stories Cache', 'Lens Cache' and 'Search Cache'. You can choose to clear up specific caches by tapping on it, or you can clear up all these cache by choosing 'Clear All' instead.

    Step 5: Finally, tap the 'Clear' button on the pop-up window to clear up your selected cache.

    Clear iPhone Social Software History(For example Snapchat App)

Conclusion

iMyFone Umate Pro Pro is a profeesional app that can help you to permanently delete all your iPhone history with one click and 100% unrecoverable. Even though you can one by one delete the information by selecting related app, that is recoverable and easy to miss some data.

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