Almost everyone is hooked on to Snapchat now. This new form of social media, where nothing is permanent has given us a new way to share without worries.
However, is it really how safe we think it is? Apart from taking snapshots, how safe is our data on Snapchat? Unless you have actually taken steps to restrict access, almost anyone can see your stories and the content posted on Snapchat. Further, storing/saving the things you share on your iPhone adds to the risk.
How to Permanently Delete Snapchat: Messages and Other History?
The only way to ensure that your privacy is protected is to permanently delete Snapchat. For that, follow the steps highlighted ahead:
- Tap on the ‘Gear/Settings’ icon at the top corner of your Profile;
- In the Account Actions screen, tap on the option labeled ‘Clear Conversations’;
- Select the ‘X’ in front of a conversation to delete it, or tap on ‘Clear All’ at the top of the screen.
While this clears a conversation, if you have saved any content on your camera roll, that will not be cleared. You have to go to the camera roll and individually delete any saved photos that may have been saved from Snapchat.
While the above method helps you clear the history of your conversations, it is not what will work if you want to delete Snapchat permanently. For that, follow the guide ahead.
Permanently Erase Snapchat Trace on iPhone
If you have simply deleted content from your Snapchat, then there are still ways to recover the same from the device. For removing any possibility of retrieving Snapchat trace, you can make use of iMyFone Umate Pro. This is one of the most trusted tools for permanently deleting Snapchat content, history, caches and any associated temporary files with it.
With just one click, you can remove all your Snapchat content: messages, histories, chats, pictures etc. In addition, the associated Snapchat traces ( caches, crash logs, downloaded temp files, user storage files, corrupted files etc) can also be removed, these files contain also your personal data and may be just sitting on your device and occupying precious storage space.
For removing Snapchat and associated content permanently from your iPhone, just go through the following steps:
Step 1: Once you have downloaded and installed iMyFone Umate Pro on your PC, connect your iOS device before starting the software.
Step 2:After running iMyFone Umate Pro, you will get the choice of different erase models- such as 1-Click Free Up Space, Erase All Data and others.
- Select “Erase All Data” and then click on Scan to permanently erase all the Snapchat conversations and histories;
- Select “1-Click Free Up Space” and then click on Quick Scan to remove all the associated Snapchat traces.
Step 3: The scanning process will show you a categorized list of data on your iPhone. From this, select the content that you want to delete, and then click on “Erase Now”.
With just these steps, you will be able to permanently delete Snapchat content as well as other junk data from your iPhone!
Why Should Permanently Erase All Private Data on iPhone?
A common misconception that most people have is that once they tap on that little Trash icon, the files and content that was selected is gone forever. However- the reality is that while that content is deleted, it is by no means gone forever. In fact, with some very basic tools available online for free, there are ways to recover those things.
Thus, in order to better protect your privacy and ensure that you delete Snapchat permanently along with any other private and junk content, you can make use of the ‘Erase Private Data’ along witih the ‘Erase Deleted Files’ feature in iMyFone Umate Pro. With the Erase Private Data, you can remove all your photos, messages, app history and other private data.
The stuff that you delete from your iPhone can still be recovered as mentioned earlier- but using the ‘Erase Deleted Files’ function, you can ensure that your previously deleted data is erased for good. You can select and remove all the deleted files, images, notes, videos and conversation histories from your iPhone.
Thus, with these simple tips and easy to use software, you can protect your privacy and ensure that no unwanted parties ever get any of your personal data and information.