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How to Erase Private Data before You Sell Your Old iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4

Sept. 16, 2014 11:30 am / Posted by Andrew Coffe to iOS 7 Topics
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Apple always surprises us with its new and fantastic products, like iPhone 6 this year. If you are going to replace your old iPhone with this new iOS 8 smartphone, or for the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4, you'd better pay attention to one thing: erase your sensitive personal information on your old iPhone. This is extremely important and it can help to avoid private data leaking (if you don't want the similar "celeb nude photo leak" issue happen to you).

In this article, we will show you the best ways to completely wipe out iPhone data before you sell it, give it to others or send it for repair.

Note: Deleting data directly on your iPhone by pressing the "Delete" button cannot actually erase your data. Some professional data recovery tools like iPhone Data Recovery will definitely recover all deleted contents, like selfie (photos from camera roll or photo library, messages, contacts, notes, videos taken with camera.

How to Wipe Out Data from iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4 before Selling It

There are 2 situations and corresponding resolutions to completely clear or remove all your iPhone files before you sell the device.

Situation 1. If You Have iPhone on Hand

If you still get your iPhone on hand, you can do as follows to protect your data and get your iPhone to its original factory settings:

Situation 2. If you Don't Have iPhone on Hand

If you don't have your own iPhone at hand, you can try the tips to delete all your iPhone contents.

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