How to Delete iPhone SMS Text Messages Permanently

Most of the time, Messages on iPhone makes it convenient for us to text and send SMS to our friends and families. However, it seems to be difficult for us to keep those texts private since those messages that are supposed to be deleted from iPhone can still be accessed by using application such as Spotlight search.

Why is that? The fact is, all incoming and outgoing text messages of iPhone are saved in its internal hard drive. Every time when we delete messages from iPhone, the system will mark the messages as deleted and we will be unable to view them on iPhone. But that doesn't mean we can't access the deleted messages any more. We can still find them through Spotlight search or even recover the deleted iPhone messages with a special data recovery program, like Dr. Fone iPhone Data Recovery even if the iPhone has been restored to factory settings.

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So how to delete all text messages from iPhone for good so they don't come back to haunt us? Among various erasing methods provided on the Internet, one of the most secure an efficient ways is to use a professional third-party eraser like iPhone Data Eraser which is specially designed to erase all data on iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS, including messages, contacts, photos, videos, bookmarks, passwords, account info, apps and other personal information. And once these data are deleted, they are doomed to be unrecoverable any more with any iPhone data recovery program in the market.

The following article will guide you to delete all SMS text messages from iPhone permanently in 3 simple steps. Now download the free trial version of this tool and then follow the steps below to erase iPhone messages once and for all.

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How to Permanently Delete Text Messages from iPhone

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer

Once launched the iPhone Data Eraser, connect your iPhone to computer via USB cable. Then your iPhone will be detected automatically as below.

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Step 2. Choose data erasing type

It provides two ways of data erasing for you: "Erase all files on iOS devices" and "Erase deleted data". Select the first one.

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Step 3. Delete all messages on your iPhone

There are three modes to delete your iPhone messages: "High, Medium, Low". You can choose the one according to your need and click "Start" button to begin deleting the text messages from your iPhone.

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Done! All text messages of your iPhone will be erased completely! You won't need to worry about your private messages being revealed by others. But please remember to backup important data on your iPhone before using this program to perform the permanent deletion of text messages or other information.

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