How to Permanently Erase Data from iPad without Recovery
Before selling your old iPad device, you must to erase all data from iPad, or wipe deleted contents on iPad permanently, in order to keep your personal data safe! Moreover, you also need to erase iPad data, such as text messing, social networking, payment and business. So when we start to think selling the old device for a new one, the first thing we need to consider seriously is how to prevent our personal information being leaked,and how to erase data from it permanently before selling.
In this post we will show you two methods to erase data from iPad.
Method 1: 'Simply Delete' and 'Factory Reset' (100% Recovery)
This is the simplest and fastest way to remove content and settings on your iPad and this method has been widely adopted for general users. This is fairly enough for users who haven't leave any important data on the iPad. Below are the steps on how to achieve that:
Step 1: Tap on Settings icon on iPad homescreen.
Step 2: Scroll down from the list and choose 'General' option
Step 3: Select 'Reset' at the bottom of the list and choose "Delete All Content and Settings"
Disadvantage: However, this method is not that secure in terms of high standards as the data can be recovered by utilizing this factory reset. If you really cared about your person information from being leaked, you should make sure that there is no chance to restore such content when you selling or handling the device to someone else. It is highly recommend to use the following method I am gonna to mention in the next section, as the data will be deleted permanently even the military forces can't get them back.
Method 2: Permanently Erase All Data on iPad Without Restoring
Maybe most people still don't know that actual contents of file are not really deleted when performing simple deletion operation on your iPad, iPhone or other devices. But they are just marked for deletion and not shown in the file system of your iOS device. The actual data are still physically present on your devices. For iOS system, the only way to permanently wipe the data is to overwrite the original contents.
If you want to completely eliminate all traces of data on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod, iOS cleaner program could be a good choice, it provides four erasing options to ensure all deleted data were overwritten and erased without the possibility of recovery by any practical software or hardware methods. In this post, we'll show you how to permanently delete data from iOS device without restoring before selling.
Step 1. Download and install this iOS data cleaner program
Download the program from above download link and double-click the file to begin installation process. There is a built-in wizard guiding you through the entire process. After that, the software will be opened automatically and a shortcut will display on computer desktop.
Step 2. Connect iPad or iPhone to Computer and Select "Erase All Data"
Connect the iPad or iPhone to computer via USB cable. The program will detect the device once it was well connected. Then you can proceed to the next step. However, if the program can't detect the device, please make sure iPhone USB driver and iTunes are installed properly on the computer.
Note: The program offers 4 erasing option for your different demands: "EXPRESS CLEANUP", "ERASE PRIVATE Data", "ERASE DELETED FILES" and "ERASE ALL DATA". You can select the appropriate option and give it a try. As we want to erase everything stored on the iPad, so the first method is preferred in this case. Select Erase All Data from the sidebar, which leads to the next step.
Step 3.Start Analyzing and Scanning the Data on iPad or iPhone
In this step, it will automatically analyze and scan all your deleted files in your iOS device; generally it takes few minutes to complete the process depending on the file. After scanning – select the deleted data to view detailed information on the file.
Step 4. Privew and Select the Data You Want to Erase
After scanning, all deleted data will be scanned out and presented as details, by default, all files will be selected. Unselect the files you wish to keep
Step 5.Start Erasing All Data on iPad Permanently
Input 'delete ' and click Start Button to confirm that you are going to erase all the data on the iPad. Then the program starts erasing apps, music, videos, photo, contacts, SMS and other files stored on the device. It only takes a few minutes to complete the task.
Step 6. Finish Erase All Data on iPad and Set Your iPad as a new one
Deletion process may take you some time, patience, mobile phones to stay connected with the computer.
It will ask you for confirmation before it starts erasing so make sure you are certain you want to continue as this is your last chance to prevent data from being accidentally erased. You should be no longer worries about your privacy being leaked by using this program, even the most sophisticated data recovery software isn’t able to get any information from the given device.
Lincoln Spector, is a senior editor for giveumore studio and is enjoying discovering most useful Tips and Tricks in the iOS world.
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