How to Unjailbreak iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

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If you’ve decided to unjailbreak your jailbroken iPhone in order to restore your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to its original operating system (iOS), then you can achieve this by either using the backup/restore feature in iTunes or using Cydia Impactor. However, the need to totally erase your iPhone will come up after unjailbreaking your iPhone. What do you do to totally wipe out all your data and information to make your iPhone become new?

Therefore, we shall be introducing you to the two ways to unjailbreak iPhone, and the best way to permanently wipe out iOS data from a newly unjailbreaked iPhone.

How to Unjailbreak An iPhone

The following methods will work perfectly in unjailbreaking your jailbroken iPhone.

#1. Using Cydia Impactor to Unjailbreak iPhone

With little effort, you can unjailbreak iPhone using Cydia Impactor. However, this tool works for iOS 8 iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Be sure to safely backup your iOS device as this method will erase all your contents, settings, and apps.

Step 1: Make a backup of your iOS device contents and settings using iTunes or iCloud.
Step 2: Make sure that you have at least 20% of battery life on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Step 3: Download and install Cydia Impactor from Cydia.
Step 4: Run Cydia Impactor by clicking “Delete all data and unjailbreak device”. Then click “Delete All” tab to confirm your action. The process will be shortly after this when it’s complete, you’ll see your iOS setup screen.

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Step 5: Go through the iOS install and activation process.

#2. Use iTunes Restore Feature

Another method to unjailbreak iPhone is by iTunes Restore feature. However, this process requires you to back up your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch before unjailbreaking it.

Here are the steps to follow:

Step 1: Launch iTunes on your computer.
Step 2: In the Summary tab, Click “Restore iPhone”.
Step 3: Then click “Restore and Update”. The restore process may take several minutes to complete, you should not unplug your iPhone during the restore process.

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Step 4: Your iPhone will restart with the latest iOS after these steps, and all of your data and settings, including jailbreak features will be erased.

How to Completely Erase An Unjailbroken iPhone

If you have the intention to give away or sell your iPhone 6 after unjailbreaking it, then you also have the necessary to totally wipe out your iOS data beyond recovery. However, restoring your iPhone with iTunes doesn’t completely wipe out private data to render it unrecoverable to anyone. Hence, you need a tool that has the potent features to overwrite your iOS data before selling it.

iMyFone Umate Pro for Win or for Mac is the one and only iOS data erasure tool that can perform this function for you. You can also use its special function to scan and erase private data to safeguard your privacy and information. It is the right tool for erasing your unjailbroken iPhone.

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Key Features:

  • Erase all iOS data beyond the reach of every known recovery tool.
  • All third-party apps and app fragments can be erased from your iPhone using iMyFone Umate Pro “Erase Private Fragments” mode.
  • Use 1-click mode to clean junk & temp files, export, compress and delete photos losslessly, export and delete large files, and uninstall apps in bulk.
  • Erase deleted iOS data that are still lurking in your iPhone after iTunes restore.

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The Steps to Erase an Unjailbroken iPhone:

Step 1: Launch iMyFone Umate Pro, you can see 1 clean mode and 4 erase modes, choose the second one: "Erase All Data".

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Step 2: Click "Erase", and then type 'delete' to comfirm the operation.

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Step 3: There are 3 security levels, you can change them if you want. Then click "Erase Now" to start the process.

Note: The process may cost much time, when it was finished, all of your data would have gone and couldn't be recovered.

What You Need to Do before Unjailbreaking iPhone

Before unjailbreaking iPhone, you should ensure that the following requirements are met:

  1. Backup your iPhone: It’s advisable that you first backup your iPhone data to your PC as the process of unjailbreaking your iPhone would erase your entire iPhone data, and would restore your iPhone to factory settings.
  2. Plug and charge your iPhone battery: Make sure that you have at least 20% of battery life on your iPhone, or charge your iPhone to 20% battery life before unjailbreaking it.