How to Wiper iPhone Clean before you sell it

Wiper iPhone Clean with iTunes (Recoverable)

You can also reset your iPhone via iTunes. Obviously, you will need a computer with iTunes installed on it in order to reset your iPhone via this method.

  • Connect your iPhone via USB cable to your computer.
  • Launch iTunes and backup your data via the Back Up Now button (optional).
  • After the backup is successfully created, click your iPhone in iTunes. It will be shown on top of the window.
  • Then find and click on the option called Restore iPhone. The reset process will begin. Your iPhone will automatically start after the reset.

Note

  1. If for some reason you cannot restore your iPhone via the standard method, then it is recommended that you put your iPhone in Recovery Mode and then repeat the above-mentioned steps to reset your iPhone. It will be reset without any issues.
  2. Like the above methods, this method cannot erase data permanently.

Reset with iCloud (Recoverable)

Another way to reset an iPhone is to use iCloud’s remote reset feature. You will need to use Find My iPhone feature of iCloud to do this.

  1. Visit com/#find on your favorite web browser.
  2. Log in using the same Apple ID and password that is linked with your iPhone that you wish to reset.
  3. After successfully logging in, click on Find My iPhone.
  4. Now click on All Devices and then find and select your iPhone from the provided list. It will display several options.
  5. From the list of options, find and click on Erase iPhone. Remote erase process will begin.

Note

  1. iCloud reset method won’t work if your iPhone is offline. If its offline, then the reset process will begin as soon as it is connected to a working internet connection.
  2. Data erased is not permanent and can be easily recovered via a data recovery software. So, the risk of privacy leak is still there even after the reset.
  3. If you lost videos from iOS Camerall Roll which are nowhere to download again, you can use Gihosoft iPhone Data Recovery to get back deleted videos from iOS device including iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
  4. Gihosoft Total Video Converter is a professional all-in-one video tool that enables you to convert videos and audios into various different formats. You can also download videos from YouTube or other online video sharing sites and convert them easily.

Other data in iPhone may simply includes everything which is does not fit into iTunes’ pre-existing categories, such as app caches, corrupted files, temporarily downloaded files, Safari cookies, or possibly even the files left by jailbreaking. It is produced by apps, not only the third party apps but also the stock apps.

If you do not want to restore the software, here are 2 simple tips for you.

  1. Clean Safari History

You can delete other data on iPhone by cleaning all your browser history and data.

  • To clean Safari caches, history, cookies, etc., you can simply go to “Settings” and tap on “Safari”.
  • Choose “Clear History and Website Data” and tab “Clear History and Data” to confirm.
  1. Delete 3rd Party App Cache

Deleting 3rd party app caches will reclaim much free space. When running apps, caches or temporary files will be produced. That’s why apps would store so much caches. There is no way to clear 3rd party apps caches like clean Safari caches. You need to uninstall apps and reinstall it. This will remove everything stored in apps and caches are inclusive.

  • Go to Home screen, hold
  • one app icon until all the apps are swinging with “x” at the top left corner of each 3rd party app.
  • Tab “x” of one app and hit “Delete” button to confirm.
  • You can tab “x” on other apps. When you finish it, press Home button to get out of move mode.

How to delete old iMessage and Mail data

When you use the Mail app, a cache of all the documents, pictures, and videos you have viewed on your iPhone or iPad are stored on your device. This makes reloading them faster the second time around. But, you don’t necessarily want to reopen that kitty GIF that your coworker sent you two years ago. So, you can remove the caches by deleting and reentering your email account information.

Similar to emails, all of the pictures and videos you receive through MMS are stored in the Other category in your storage. You can delete entire conversations, set messages to delete after a certain period of time, or delete individual images and attachments.

As of iOS 11, Apple has made it very easy to clear out these caches automatically. You can enable auto-delete for old iMessages, review large email attachments and remove them from your iPhone or iPad, offload unused apps, and delete music or movies that you’ve downloaded to your device, but don’t actively access anymore.

We’ve got a detailed guide for freeing up storage by setting your iPhone or iPad to automatically clear caches for emails and iMessages.

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