Tips on Wiping All Data from iPhone without iTunes

Before you give away or sell your iPhone, you have to make sure whether all the data on your device have been removed or not. You can either choose to reset your device to factory settings or wipe out all data from your 7/7Plus/6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus/5s/5. Letā€™s take a look at the difference between these two methods and learn how to wipe iPhone data completely even without the help of iTunes.

Part 1: Solutions to Wipe All Data from iPhone without iTunes

Here we will share you two ways guiding you to perform a wipe, below are what you can try. Before erasing data, you can free backup your iPhone using iCareFone.

Way 1: Remove All Data without iTunes from iPhone Settings

You can clear data off an iOS device even without the help of iTunes. If you device is running iOS 10 or later, make sure that you sign out of iCloud before you erase your device. Then follow these steps provided by Apple :

Go to Settings and tap General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. If you turned on Find My iPhone, you might need to enter your Apple ID and password.

sign out

If asked for your device passcode or Restrictions passcode, enter it. Then tap Erase [device]. Contact your carrier for help transferring service to a new owner. If you aren't using a SIM card with your device, you can contact them to get help transferring service to the new owner.  

Way 2: Erase All Data from iPhone Remotely without iTunes

You can remotely remove data from an iOS device using Find My iPhone feature on iCloud.TThis is especially helpful when your iPhone get lost. Before starting, ensure that you have enabled Find My iPhone before.

visit iCloud's official website and sign in with your iCloud account and password. Hit the 'Find My iPhone' icon.

hard reset iphone with icloud

Step 2: From the upper section, tap on 'All Devices' tab. Now, you need to select your iPhone from the drop down menu.

Step 3: Click on 'Erase iPhone' button > confirm the actions by tapping 'Erase' button. This way, you will be able to wipe all data from your iPhone.

factory resetting with icloud

Way 3: Wipe All Data from iPhone without iTunes Using Tenorshare iCareFone Cleaner

Actually, the method above cannot thoroughly remove all data from device without iTunes, we suggest you to make use of a professional Data Eraser, Tenorshare iCareFone Cleaner is a nice choice.

This iPhone Data Eraser can wipe all contents such as photos, music, videos, contacts, text messages, Call History and more data from iPhone/iPad/iPod completely and prevent the sensitive and personal data on your old phone being recovered by anyone or any recovery tools.

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Step 1: Once the scan done, click on the " Full Data Eraser" on the left panel.

itunes backup

Step 2: Next, hit on the "Erase" button to start erasing your iPhone permanently. As the erased data cannot be recovered any more, you need to enter "delete" to confirm your operation before erasing.

itunes backup

Part 2: The Difference between Factory Reset and Full Data Eraser

Normally, we believe that factory reset means you completely erase everything off your phone with the exception of internal data. And after factory reset, you need to re-activate your iPhone followed by the instructions . Another thing I need to point out is the deleted data can technically be recovered with those disk recovery tool. While using full data eraser, you will not be troubled by reactivating your device after removing all your data. And the whole process is totally simple and effective. Even better, what you have removed is 100% unrecoverable.

With these three methods, I bet you have known how to erase iPhone data before selling. With the help of Tenorshare iCareFone Cleaner, what you have wiped cannot be recovered indeed, and it makes your iPhone just like a brand new one. Hence, do not hesitate to get one and have a try.

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/ Posted by Jenefey Aaron to iPhone Tips Follow @Jenefey Aaron