Permanently delete iPhone pictures?

CorePress2024-02-10  3

Permanently delete iPhone pictures?

Hey,

I recently learned that even if you “delete” pictures on your cell phone, they actually just become invisible and could easily be found again. I now want to sell my cell phone and it would be quite good if the pictures were gone forever and not just “invisible”.

I heard there are overwriting programs or something, does anyone know anything about them? (especially for iPhone)

Or is the data really 100% deleted?



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If you reset the iPhone via Settings, General, Transfer/Reset iPhone, it will be the same as when it was delivered. All your data is gone, Apple ID and Where is? are deleted. The buyer can or must then log in with his Apple ID.

There is no “overwrite program” for the iPhone because iOS does not allow it to work (and it is unnecessary).



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Oh okay, but wouldn't it be so easy for criminals to cover up their evidence if they can reset their cell phone and the police can't find it anymore? I heard about something like that and thought that a private person could also do it.



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Theoretically yes, but in practice the police are standing in front of the apartment with a search and seizure notice. There definitely isn't enough time to do anything.

And trying to delete or block it afterwards via iCloud on a friend's PC doesn't help either. The police put confiscated cell phones in special security bags. There they are completely separated from mobile communications, so no radiation gets through.



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If you sell the thing, you'll destroy it anyway. Then the pictures are gone.

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