By AOMEI / Last update December 8, 2020

How to wipe iPhone 6?

My old iPhone 6 is going to be shipped to its buyer and I would like to delete everything on it. Is there any to quickly wipe my iPhone clean?

- Question from Apple Community

>iPhone could protect your privacy but you need to clean your iPhone if you are changing ownership.

>Your data is important. Once you ease iPhone and send the device away, your data disappear forever.

>You need the strategy to wipe your iPhone 12/SE(2nd)11/XS/XR/X/8/7/SE(1st)/6S/6/5S/5/4S/4.

>The safe solution to erasing iPhone is making a backup before you clear everything.

Deleting data on iPhone is not like deleting data on Android because there is no File app to let you view and delete everything you want. If you want to delete the app data, you need to tap and hold the icon on the home screen to remove everything about it from iPhone.

If you are going to sell or give away the device, your data should be definitely erased so that the new device owner has no way to view your sensitive information.

In this guide, you would know the ways to wipe iPhone (all models) to 100% disconnect another person from stealing your private information on your old device.

Section 1. Ho to simply erase all the data on your iPhone?

Like Android phone, there is the option of factory resetting iPhone in Settings. The device would be totally erased and then needs to be activated again like you use it for the first time.

Tips: It is an unrecoverable process to factory reset iPhone. To make your data always safe, you need to backup iPhone to computer so that you could restore data on another device after you ship the old device.

Easily erase your device in the following steps:

1. Connect iPhone to the Internet.

2. Open Settings app on your old iPhone.

3. Select General at the bottom of the screen.

4. Select Reset then.

5. Select Erase All Content and Settings and enter your passcode to erase the device.

Erase All Content and Settings

If you have a problem like erase all content and settings not working, you keep reading this passage to wipe your iPhone in other ways.

Section 2. How to wipe iPhone on PC with iTunes?

iTunes is a powerful tool to import and export iPhone data. As a PC application, it could wipe your iPhone in a stable process.

Steps to wipe iPhone on computer (if recognized on PC):

1. Download the latest iTunes and connect iPhone to computer with USB cable.

2. If your iPhone could be recognized by iTunes, there would be a device icon appearing below the option Account. Click it then.

3. Click the button Restore iPhone (not Restore Backup) to wipe your iPhone.


The most powerful thing that iTunes can do is resetting iPhone without passcode or if you haven’t connected iPhone to this computer before and computer can’t read the device. Users usually erase data after 10 failed passcode attempts on iPhone in this way.

Section 3. How to remotely wipe your iPhone?

The worst thing for an iPhone user is losing the device. To minimize the loss and stop letting the bad guys seeing your notifications on the screen, users could wipe iPhone from iCloud. If the device is not connected to the Internet now, it would still be erased once it is online next time.

Steps to wipe a lost iPhone:

1. On your computer, open browser and go to

2. Sign in the Apple ID of the device. The verification code from the lost iPhone or other device is required. You could also choose to receive the verification code from text message.

3. Select Find iPhone.

iCloud Site

4. Select Devices on the top of the window and then select the lost device. Click Erase iPhone then.

Remotely Erase iPhone

Section 4. How to erase everything with AOMEI MBackupper?

The most professional software would bring you the best experience. AOMEI MBackupper would let you easily save all the useful items and erase everything on iPhone by 1 click.

Steps to erase iPhone like a pro:

Step 1. Download AOMEI MBackupper and connect iPhone to PC with USB cable.

Step 2. Select Erase iPhone on the home screen.

Erase iPhone

Step 3. Check “I have understood the consequences of erasing data and I am sure to erase data.” If you want to backup iPhone first, click Backup Now. If you want to directly use iPhone after the process, check “Automatically activate iPhone and ignore initial settings.”

Erase Options

Step 4. Click Erase iPhone.

Begin Erase


iPhone data is important but your private information should not be exposed to others in an improper way. This guide has told you how to wipe iPhone in every way to protect your data.

AOMEI MBackupper is recommended because it is professional for iPhone data management, not only for erasing iPhone, but also for daily data backup.

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