How to Completely Erase iPhone Text Mesasges without iTunes

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Deleting text messages should be done in a manner that that data couldn't be recovered before selling or giving to someone you are not familiar with, because text messages includes many sensitive information, such as bank information, emails, logins, passwords. This is important due to the increasing cases of identity theft. So is a viable idea to ensure that your personal information does not end up in the wrong hands.


When you delete a message from your iPhone, it continues to exist in phone's memory. The operating system only removes the pointers that keeps track of the files and marks that space as available. That data will remain recoverable until the operating system overwrites new data in that space. If the data is partially overwritten, only part of the data can be recovered. If it is fully overwritten, then you cannot recover the data. However, given the right data recovery tools, you can recover almost all your data.


You can delete data permanently from your phone such that it does not fall into the wrong hands by using our new tool known as iPhone Eraser. With iPhone Eraser, you can remove the deleted files permanently so that the data can't be recovered because it utilizes military standard algorithms to wipe the files. It is very efficient in removing all kinds of content and settings on any iOS device, or you can erase the whole device completely when needed. What's more, you can also use this program to clean junks files and compress photos to save more storage on your iPhone, iPad or iPod.

Tutorial: Remove iPhone Messages Permanently without Using iTunes

Step 1: Install iPhone Eraser

You can use iPhone Eraser on a Windows PC or a Mac. The download is located on above, kindly download the right one from there and install it on your computer with after download.Double-click the desktop shortcut to lanuch the program. The follow picture is a snaptshot of iPhone Eraser.


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Step 2:Connect iPhone to a PC or Mac

Plug your iPhone into the computer you are going to use through USB cable. And make sure iTunes was installed on that computer before going to the action. After that, your device will be detected once it's connected to the computer and list a short information about your device.


Step 3:Choose Erase Private Data from the Options

There are six options currently available from iPhone Erase, you can see them once the program was launched. They are : "ERASE ALL DATA" "ERASE DELETED FILES" "ERASE PRIVATE Data" "iOS OPTIMIZER" and "SPACE SAVER". We want to erase text messages in this tutorial. so select "Erase Private Data" from the list , which deletes contacts, text messages, cookies, logs, etc… Click the Start button to let the program analyze your iPhone. It takes 5-10 minutes to finish the scanning process, please be patient.


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Step 4 Start Erasing Text Messages from iPhone

Once the scanning is done, all the private data will be listed on the main window as you can see from the following screenshot. You are free to preview the details by clicking on the specific item. In this case, select Messages from the left sidebar and click the "Erase Now" button to stat the task. However, if you want to erase other kinds of data, make sure check it. The erasing process is quite fast in this time, ranging from 2 to 5 minutes. After that, all the selected files were deleted permanently.


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iPhone Eraser also has a feature that allows you to select individual files and permanently delete messages on iPhone. This way, you can remove the files you want to delete and keep the ones that you want. This feature comes in handy when you want to sell trade or recycle your iPhone. With SafeEraser one-click phone erase option, you can permanently before selling it. Most people just carry out a factory reset without realizing that with a factory reset the data can still be recovered. What's more, iPhone Erase's one-click cleanup feature removes all junk files in your iPhone, free up space, clears unnecessary background processes hence improving the speed of your iPhone. With increasing identity theft, criminals are targeting used electronics from which they siphon personal information and use it to perpetrate crime. To be on the safe side, ensure that you use iPhone Eraser to wipe sensitive data from your iPhone.



Icey Kamais is a senior editor at The Erasephone, works hard and responsibly write the comprehensive data erasing solution for you.

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