Oh my God, I found the text messages I have deleted weeks ago could still be read in the spotlight search on iPhone! I don't want them shown up on my iPhone. But how can I safely and permanently erase them?
This kind of problem has always been discussed by Apple users. People usually want to delete messages from their iOS devices because of privacy or before they sell or donate their device. Generally, iDevices users simply know two ways to delete iPhone text messages or iMessages:
Delete messages from your iPhone manually: open Messages app -> choose "Edit" -> mark the entire conversation you need to delete. You can also delete individually.
Erase all data on your iPhone: some users would rather erase all data on their iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, including messages and other files, than leak personal information.
But can these ways truly solve the problem? Probably no. You may still view the manually deleted messages in spotlight if you try previous one. Even if you used the latter, you can still find there are many iPhone data recovery software in the market to get your deleted files back after factory restore. So you must rely on a professional tool.
How to Delete SMS Messages & iMessages from iPhone Once and for All
Here Yolisoft Phone Eraser is highly recommended which can help you wipe all messages from iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, 6, 6 Plus, 5S, SE, 5, 4, iPad and iPod Touch devices. Other than text messages, iMessages and MMS (messages attachments) in your iPhone can also be removed. You can select to erase deleted or existing messages or both with the user-friendly erasing modes. Then no one can ever recover and view your private data.
Steps to Remove Text Messages from iPhone Permanently
Launch this software on your Windows or Mac and then follow the instructions below.
1.Connect your iPhone to computer using data line. Meanwhile you need to trust the computer on your iDevice.
2.Choose "Erase Deleted Files" or "Erase All Data" as your erasing mode. Then this program will automatically scan your iPhone data. This process will take several minutes which depends on the volume of your data.
3.After the scan, you're allowed to preview the listed messages with name, phone number and content. In the right part of screen, you can read the entire conversation one by one.
4.Tick the messages you want to wipe. By default, all of them will be marked. At last, click "Erase Now" to complete the deletion.
Notice: All your erased text messages or iMessages can not be retrieved by any means, so backup your iPhone if the data is important.