Securely Erase Your iPhone for Resale or Trade in

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There are various reasons that can occasion the need to erase an iPhone, and it is essential to do it properly when such occasions arise. One of the things to have in mind is to understand the dangers inherent in erasing your iPhone 7 especially when you plan to continue using the iPhone in question.

Dangers you should be aware of include your settings are gone, passwords are reset, loss of photos and media, messages etc. That said, these things become beneficial if you don’t plan to use the iPhone 7 afterwards. Perhaps you want to give your iPhone out, or you’re returning a company iPhone 7, then erasing all data becomes very essential. To do this, you can use an application like iMyFone Umate Pro or iMyFone Umate Pro for Mac to securely erase your iPhone 7.

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Erase iPhone 7 Securely with iMyFone Umate Pro

1 Erase All Data

There are instances that necessitate the need to erase everything on the iPhone including giving your phone out, or selling it to a third-party. Either way, it is not safe and secure to simply delete files manually or use the “Factory Reset” that comes with the iPhone. While the “Factory Reset” deletes everything on the iPhone 7, the files deleted can be recovered by data recovery tools. The dangers in this can put you in a precarious situation.

However, using this “Erase All Data” mode of the iMyFone Umate Pro to erase iPhone securely will erase every file and data on your iPhone 7 with a zero chance of being recovered. So even if your iPhone ends up in the hands of nefarious people, you are protected and your privacy is kept secure. This is absolutely priceless, as you can swap your old iPhone 7 for new ones without fear of data or privacy compromise.

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2 Erase Deleted files

Have you ever wondered where deleted files go? Like what happens to the files when you delete them? Do they vanish into thin air? Not exactly, the system removes them from your access, but they can still be recovered by powerful tools.

That means sensitive files: pictures and videos that you felt you have deleted confidently can be recovered and used against you. This mode of secure erasing iPhone allows you to permanently delete the files that you have deleted in the past.

The software scans every nook and cranny of your device to find files you’ve deleted in the past and permanently shred them. With this option, your peace of mind is guaranteed and never will you fret about things you’ve really wanted to go forever.

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3 Erase Private Data

This option scans your device and lists everything on your iPhone 7 allowing you to choose the data you want to erase. This is similar to the “Erase All Data” mode except that you have a choice on what’s deleted and what’s not.

This is particularly useful if you fear your settings and other information might go missing with the “Erase All Data” mode. You now have the power to indulge in those naughty moments because you know you can selectively delete them afterwards. Such power intoxicates!

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How to use iMyFone Umate Pro to Securely Erase You iPhone

If you would like to use the iPhone again personally, it is advisable to back up your iPhone 7 via iTunes, just to be sure you’ve not deleted information that really matters to you. Other than that, these are the steps to take to enjoy the power of iMyFone Umate Pro:

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Step 1. Download iMyFone Umate Pro to your computer from iMyFone official site, run the downloaded file and click “Install”, then connect your iDevice – iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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Step 2. Choose the erase mode that fits your need: 1-click space saver, erase all data, erase deleted files, and erase private files and click “Scan” to see what you have to drop or remove.

Step 3. Click “Start” to erase data from your device.

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