How to Delete Everything and Wipe All Personal Data on iOS 13

QuestionsCategory: iPhone SoftwareHow to Delete Everything and Wipe All Personal Data on iOS 13
Rachel asked 11 months ago

When we’re upgrading to a new iPhone or iPad, leave no data behind you. Whether we want to re-install our iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad as new or we want to sell or give it away to someone else entirely, we first need to make sure we’ve wiped it clean and erased all of our data, including our photos, messages, and other files. It only takes a few steps, and a few minutes, and it makes sure our data is protected.

erase data on ios 13

Back up our iPhone or iPad before wiping it
Before we do the deletion, please make sure we have had an up-to-date backup of iPhone or iPad. Although there might be a backup automatically created, but a manual backup will make sure we’re absolutely up to date. We use PanFone Data Transfer to make backup selectively.

Step 1: Connect your iOS device to the computer

Connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to your computer. In order to backup your device, it needs to be powered on and unlocked before you backup.

Step 2: Download and install PanFone Data Transfer

Instead of iTunes, PanFone Data Transfer can help us to backup file as we did before.
Choose a proper version and download it by clicking following button.

Win Version Download
Mac Version

Step 3: Backup files from iPhone or iPad to computer

Launch PanFone Data Transfer. It will recognize the connected iOS device automatically. Please agree to trust the computer from your device. You can’t backup your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to computer if you don’t trust that computer.
Then in the PanFone, tap “Backup” on the left panel. Then set the path to store the backup file. Click “Next”.

backup iphone to computer
This panel show all types of data on your iOS Device. You can choose the data you want to backup.

select data
Waiting for a while, your selected data would be backed up to computer successfully without loss. And you can browse the backup files as you like.

Then we will do erasing on the iOS device.

How to Delete Everything on iOS 13 Permanently
Different with formatting or restoring to factory setting, this method will delete everything on the iPhone or iPad and no way to find the data back. It is impossible for someone to steal your iPhone data with the help of certain data recovery software. The recommended eraser tool is PanFone iOS Data Eraser, which can permanently erase the data 100% unrecoverable.

Step 1: Download and install PanFone iOS Data Eraser to your computer.

Win Version

Step 2: Launch PanFone iOS Data Eraser and connect the iOS device to your computer.

Note: you need to turn off Find My iPhone first if you want to permanently wipe your iPhone data.

main interface

Step 3: Select Erase All Data mode on the main interface and tap Erase button.

iOS Data Eraser

Step 4: There are 3 security level to select. Choose one you prefer and click OK. The default recommended level is Medium.

select security level

Low Level: Just remove data. Replace them with modified data and delete these data again. All data are destroyed and unrecoverable. This level of erasing is the fastest.
Medium Level: Remove the existing data and overwrite them with random data and then delete them again. Leave no trace of erasing after the deletion to make sure the deleted data 100% unrecoverable.
High Level: The longest and most secure data destruction option to write over the data three times, the security standard of which is based on the U.S. DoD 5220.22-M. It’s highly recommended if you have stored any important private data on your iPhone/iPad, such as bank records, passwords, etc.
Generally, we recommend user to use the Medium Level, which is enough to make sure of personal information safety.
Step 5: In the pop-up window, manually type erase in the required box to confirm the action, and then click Erase Now.

iOS Data Eraser

Step 6: The erase begins. And when it finishes, you will get the successful window.

All the personal data and important documents are securely and permanently deleted from the iOS device.

Note: please note this action will PERMANENTLY erase all data and CANNOT be undone.

The above is introducing the safe and reliable method for wiping away the very important data and privacy on iOS 13. Besides erase the complete data on iOS 13, PanFone iOS Data Eraser supports you to selectively choose what files to erase. It also supports clear caches or temp files to make iPhone or iPad “clean”. Just download it to have a try.

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