Your phone contains private information including contacts, banking information, browsing history, information on online accounts and emails. A good smartphone like iPhone 5 enables to take and save many photos, files, and videos. Anyone who can access your phone can access most if not all your private information. You need to clear iPhone 5 clean to delete all private data before selling or donating your iPhone 5. Clearing iPhone data is also necessary when you want to free storage space. Using the features on your phone to delete data, clear browsing history, and restore factory settings does not delete your data permanently. Data recovery tools can restore all deleted data. So here we will show you a secure way to clear iPhone 5S, 5C, etc.
How to Clear Everything on iPhone 5 Permanently
The best way to clear iPhone 5 clean is to use dr.fone (Mac) - Data Eraser (IS) (or dr.fone - Data Eraser). This data erasing tool is designed to delete all data including deleted data 100% permanently. You can use this program to clear data on your iPod, iPhone and iPad. Data deleted using this program is 100% unrecoverable with any data recovery tool. This program enables you to secure your private data when you want to donate, sell or replace your phone.
Key Features of dr.fone - Data Eraser (IS):
- Delete all data 100% permanently on your iPad, iPod and iPhone.
- Remove junk files and free storage space on iPhone including iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S plus, iPad and iPod in a single click.
- Compress photos and files on iPhone and backup the files on your computer in their original format.
- Erase deleted files or data on your device 100% permanently.
- Compatible with iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, iOS8.4 and iOS9.
Steps on how to clear iPhone 5
Step 1: Launch the data eraser
Download and install dr.fone (Mac) - Data Eraser (IS) and then launch the program on your computer. And connect your iPhone 5 to your Mac using a USB cable. The program detects your iPhone 5 and displays its information on its interface. The information includes the total space, used space and free space on your iPhone.
Step 2: Select your desired erasing mode
Select the “Erase All Data” option from the menu on the left pane. With this option, you can clear every iPhone 5 data completely.
How to Clear iPhone 5 History and Junk Files
Steps on how to clear iPhone 5 history
Step 1: Download, install, and launch the dr.fone (Mac) - Data Eraser (IS) on your Mac.
Step 2: Connect your iPhone 5 to your Mac with a USB cable. Your iPhone appears on the main interface of the program when the connection is complete.
Step 3: Select the “Erase Private Data” Option on the left column and then click “Start.” The program starts scanning and analyzing private data on your device.
Step 4: Once the scan is complete, check "History" on the new window that displays all data. You can check "Cache" and "Cookies" if necessary.
Step 5: Click “Erase Now” and then type “Delete” on the new window that pops up to confirm deletion. Click “Erase Now” to complete the process.
Steps on how to clear iPhone 5 junk files
Step 1: Launch the dr.fone (Mac) - Data Eraser (IS) on your Mac after downloading and installing it successfully.
Step 2: Connect your iPhone 5 to your Mac.
Step 3: Select the “Express Cleanup” option from the menu on the left column.
Step 4: Click the “Start Scan” button on the new Cleanup Junk Files with One Click window. The program displays all junk files on your iPhone 5.
Step 5: Check all or the specific junk files you want to delete and then click “Cleanup.” The program shows the junk files that have been removed.
Step 6: Click “Rescan” to confirm if the file have been deleted or "Done” to complete the process.