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How to Wipe an iPhone to Factory Settings

There are many situations when you need to wipe an iPhone. Whether you want to re-install iPhone as new, or you want to sell or give the old iPhone away to someone else, the first thing is to make sure that you wipe iPhone completely and erased all of your personal data and settings, so that you can preserve your privacy and start all over.

How to Wipe an iPhone

The question is, how to wipe an iPhone 4/5/6/7? It not always comes to you to wipe an iPhone, so that you may not know too much. In this article, we will show you all methods to wipe an iPhone. You can choose to wipe iPhone without password, or you can hard reset to wipe iPhone and wipe iPhone with Find My iPhone. But before you read our tutorial, you should be aware that wipe an iPhone means erasing all contents and settings from your iPhone permenently. So you had better back up iPhone just in case.

Method 1. How to wipe an iPhone clean (without password)

Since every operation you perform on iPhone, especially wiping out data needs verification through Apple ID and password, to wipe an iPhone without password is probably the easiest method. FoneEraser is a third-party Data Eraser tool specially designed for Apple users to erase all data, including photos, songs, apps, contacts and other contents from users' older iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. The greatest strength of this Data Eraser is to wipe an iPhone permanently and securely.

Now free download this program and learn how to wipe an iPhone within simple steps.

FoneEraser - iPhone Data Eraser

Step 1 After you download the program, launch FoneEraser and plug your iPhone to computer via USB cable. Soon it will detect your device.


Step 2 Select erasing level (Low, Medium and High) to wipe iPhone data and settings according to your personal needs. If you intend to wipe iPhone completely, "High level" is recommended.

Select Erasing Level

Step 3 After selecting device and the erasing level, click the Start button in the right side of the interface to wipe iPhone data.

Start Erasing

Method 2. How to wipe an iPhone with hard reset

Of course, if you don't feel like a third party-tool, you can also choose wipe an iPhone simply through its default factory settings. How to wipe an iPhone with hard reset? The steps are also easy.

Step 1 Go to "Settings" > "General" > "Reset" > "Erase All Contents and Settings".

Step 2 Then iPhone will ask you whether to confirm to restore iPhone to factory settings. Click "OK" to hard reset iPhone totally.

Erase All Content and Settings

Apart from wiping iPhone with built-in settings, you can also choose to reset and wipe iPhone with via iTunes, or enter iPhone Recovery mode. Learn more about reset iPhone: How to Hard Reset iPhone

Method 3. Wipe an iPhone with Find My iPhone feature

Another situation when iPhone get unfortunately lost makes wiping even more important. "Find My iPhone" feature also work as a useful way to remotely wipe an iPhone to factory settings besides locate the device.

Wipe an iPhone with Find My iPhone

Step 1 Visit icloud.com, and sign in iCloud with your Apple ID and its password.

Step 2 Click "Find iPhone", choose your iPhone from the tab of "All Device".

Step 3 Click "Erase iPhone" and then confirm "Erase" option to wipe iPhone and prevent your information from stolen.

In this article, we have mainly provided you three methods on how to wipe an iPhone. In comparsion, we recommend you to use FoneEraser tool, since this method allows you to wipe an iPhone without password, and you can wipe iPhone within simple steps. Still have more questions on how to wipe an iPhone? Feel free to leave your comments down below.

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July 10, 2018 11:27 / Updated by to Eraser