It becomes so disturbing when we are set to release our iPhones for recycling, selling, or giving them out to charity, and we get to a touching point that most of our photos are still opened to recovery even after deleting. And with the statistics that shows that “1 out of 14 Americans are victims of identity theft,” by US Department of Justice, we become more terrified between the dilemma of holding back to old phones or letting them go and be vulnerable.
The worry has come to an end and here is a great news for iPhone users, even the iPhone X and iOS 11 users; there is a way out of this mess and it the awesome privacy protector, iMyFone Umate Pro!
There are many lousy apps out there promising to give a delivery of “total erasure of photos” but are either not delivering at all or just deleting from physical folders to hide them as junks somewhere. Fortunately, iMyFone Umate Pro is not here for games, it deletes all photos completely from your iPhone in one-click after import without any slight chance of recovery by any app, agency, even the FBI.
How to use iMyFone Umate Pro to delete photos in one-click:
Step One: Free Up Space
At this stage you are expected to make an export of your iPhone Photos to PC by installing and launching Umate Pro on your PC or Mac. After which you connect your iPhone to your PC by using a compatible USB cable.
Step Two: Select Photos
On the software interface, you would choose “1-Click Free Up Space” tab which will bring you to another interface where you would click the “Photos” button that would make you run a quick scan of your iPhone.
Step Three: Export & Delete
When you are done with scanning, you will see details on how much space can be saved with photos. Click on “Backup & Compress” button, this will immediately export your photos to computer and also compress photos on your iPhone. You will then choose “Export & Delete” photos to enable your device export your photos to computer and delete them from your iPhone.
Features that come with Umate Pro:
- It allows you to do a 1-click export & delete photos on your PC and device
- It erases all photos permanently
- Total erasure is not limited to photos, as it can also permanently erase videos/website data/messages/call history/third-party app, and other private applications
- Umate Pro permanently deletes files that have been deleted on iPhone
- And offers you a guarantee of being the best tool to help you keep your privacy on iPhone intact.
Other methods to delete photos from your iPhone:
- Using photos app on your iPhone: Here, you are going to be using the options that come with your iPhone, which means you will not need the use of a PC or your Mac before getting rid of your unwanted photos. To do this, you will Launch the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad, open albums in the bottom right corner, then tap My Photo Stream, then click on the photo you want to delete, and tap the Trash icon in the right side of your screen and tap the Delete (x) Photos to confirm the photos you want to delete.
- Using Image Capture on Mac: You will need to connect your iPhone to your Mac before using this option. It is one of the available options on how to get rid of unwanted pictures on your iPhone. What you would do is, connect your iPhone to your Mac, then launch Image Capture where you would press Command+A to do a quick select all on the images. Click the red delete icon, and all the photos on your phone will be deleted instantly. If you feel you still need some photos, make sure you have backups before you use this option or click the “Import All” button to import them to your Mac before the whole deleting process.
- Using Photos App on Mac: This is another approach to deleting your photos on your iPhone using the Mac. You will have to prevent photos from opening automatically through the settings on your PC before using this option. This can be done by disconnecting the Photos Library (and deleting if you no longer need the images). After this, you then Hold down the Alt key and click on “Photos” in the Dock directly or by double-clicking its icon in Applications. Click on “Create New” in the Choose Library Folder, give it a name, e.g. “Trashed Photos Library” and click OK, click on Quit Photos and you are done.
- Using Windows Explorer on Windows (DCIM Folder): You are expected to use a windows PC with this method. On windows, Windows explorer is the file management application that is automatically launched anytime you open a folder on your PC. To use this in deleting your photos on your iPhone; once you connect your iPhone to the Windows PC, go to your iPhone’s DCIM folder within the Windows Explorer and select your unwanted photos or you can press Ctrl + A to select all. You can delete them by right-clicking or pressing Shift + Del to delete them from your iPhone.
Note: Users should know that the above alternative methods have their cons as to their processes. It should be noted that deleted photos with these alternative methods can still be recoverable through the use of iMyFone Umate Pro’s (Erase Deleted Files Mode). It is advisable to go for one-in-all app, the iMyFone Umate Pro and use (Erase Private Data Mode) to complete the deleting process with One-Click!