Simple Ways to Erase Broken iPhone

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Is your iPhone broken? Are you worried that many of your important files and data may get into the wrong hands? Do you wish you had a tool that you could use to erase your broken iPhone conveniently in one go? If yes to all, you have to come to the right place.

Here you will find a few useful methods that will allow you to erase data from your broken iPhone easily in no time.

Situation 1: Your Broken iPhone Can Still Be Connected to iTunes

1 Erasing Broken iPhone with iMyFone Umate Pro

Erasing data has never been so easy. iMyFone Umate Pro or iMyFone Umate Pro for Mac is one of a kind data erasing tool that lets you delete data of all kinds, even the data of broken iPhone can be erased. The program provides different erasing modes:

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  • It can erase all your broken iPhone data in one go, making all your personal iPhone data 100% unrecoverable.
  • It provides the option of selectively erasing the data of broken iPhone. This means you can have a look at the files that need erasing and you can then select the ones that you want to completely wipe.
  • The program can erase various iOS data: messages, call histories, contacts, WhatsApp Messages & attachments, WeChat Messages & attachments, photos, etc.

With the function of selective erasure, you can be assured that the process does not tamper with any other systems files and keeps other important files intact. This is very useful when it comes to erasing data from a broken iPhone as certain files need to remain in the system in order for the phone to work.

So here are the steps that you can follow in order to erase a broken iPhone/iPad.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the computer and launch iMyFone Umate Pro.

Step 2: Once Umate Pro detects your device, choose a suitable erasing mode to scan you iPhone.

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Step 3: Now select the files and click on the “Erase Now” button.

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Step 4: Type in “delete” to confirm and press again “Erase Now” at the bottom.

Why Choose iMyFone Umate Pro

The data wiped by Umate pro becomes 100% unrecoverable which means that your files cannot be recovered in any way, even using a data recovery software. This gives you an extra layer of security by protecting your private and sensitive files.

Moreover, its ability to allow you to preview files gives a lot of assurance as you will not have to worry about having other important files getting erased.

2 Wiping Broken iPhone with iTunes

Another way of erasing data on broken iPhone is using iTunes. Also, this method will only work if your phone is still able to connect to iTunes. Follow the simple steps outlined below to erase data using iTunes.

Step 1: Connect your device to the computer and launch iTunes.

Step 2: Type in your passcode and follow the prompts that appear on the screen.

Step 3: Select your device once it appears.

Step 4: Click “Restore iPhone” in the Summary Panel.

Step 5: Click Restore again to confirm. The device will restart once all the data has been erased.

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Situation 2: Your Broken iPhone Can’t Be Connected to iTunes

If your phone can not be connected to iTunes, you may try iCloud to erase data. The following outlines the steps needed to wipe broken iPhone/iPad.

Step 1: Go to Find My iPhone on iCloud.

Step 2: Click “All Devices” and then select your device.

Step 3: Click “Erase iPhone”.

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The data removed by iTunes or iCloud will not be completely destroyed, so there is still the possibility that the data could be retrieved by others.

3 Things You Can Do to Fix Your Broken iPhone

A broken iPhone does not mean that it is completely useless. There are quite a number of ways in which you can have your iPhone running again. Here are some of the tips that you can use to fix your iPhone.

#1 – Factory Reset

If your phone has problems with its software, then doing a complete factory reset might work. This can be done through iTunes as mentioned earlier. iPhone Factory reset will reset all the settings and may fix the original problem.

#2 – Go to a Repair Shop

If you think you are not able to identify the problem, it is never a bad idea to have the phone looked at by a phone repair specialist. You can look it up over the web to find out shops that offer services at reasonable rates.

#3 – Search The Web

An often quicker way is to simply search the web for solutions regarding the problem that you might have. There are various websites that have lots of useful information. is one of these websites.