Erase phone data permanently
I search in vain so far on Internet for definitive answer to my question: How do you erase your mobile phone data (numbers, messages, etc....) permanently so your data cannot be recovered with utilities such as Mobile Phone SMS Recovery.
There is (manufacturers) instruction from Wireless Recyling (Erase Cell Phone Data with ReCellular's Data Eraser) that suppose to erase data in your mobile phone, but it doesn't explicit state that the data are erased permanently or not.
Without a definitive answer to this question, the only thing that one can be sure to safeguard the info is to completely destroy the SIM and the phone itself.
Last edited by tran.nathan : 12-07-2009 at 1:12 AM.
A person with suitable software could pull back fragments of deleted data. Although I dont see this being carried out by anyone finding your handset if you lost it.
I agree that the only way to sop this is to destroy the handset if you feel you have delicate data on your handset you never want to be seen.
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Guide to Totally Wipe off Data from iPhone
iPhone Data Eraser can help you permanently wipe off files from iPhone without recovering. So that you can dispose of your old iPhone without fear of personal information leakage.
Step 1. Install this Program, Connect iPhone to PC
First of all, download and install this program on your computer. Then operate it and connect your iPhone to computer via USB. Then you will get a menu as following, and you need choose to erase all data on your device or just erase deleted files according to your own needs.
Step 2. Select Security Level and Start to Delete
In this step, you need select a security level and touch the "Start" option, then this software will begin to delete iPhone data immediately.
A few minutes later, all data on your iPhone will be eliminated permanently.
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