How to completely delete all data on my iPhone 6?

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westdinzo Posts 3 Registration date Thursday December 15, 2016 Status Member Last seen December 27, 2016 - Dec 15, 2016 at 02:54 AM
vectoroo2 Posts 3 Registration date Thursday August 17, 2017 Status Member Last seen August 24, 2017 - Aug 24, 2017 at 08:31 AM
I have a lot of private photos on my iPhone 6 and now I am planning to sell it. Before doing that, I need to wipe the iPhone so the photos can't be seen by others. Please tell me what to do. thanks

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Bntert Posts 1 Registration date Thursday December 22, 2016 Status Member Last seen December 26, 2016
Dec 26, 2016 at 08:58 PM
If you no longer use iphone 6 device.

Ask the new owner to erase all content and settings to wipe your data.

If you're using iCloud and Find My iPhone on the device, sign in to iCloud.com or the Find My iPhone app on another device, select the device, and click Erase.

After the device has been erased, click Remove from Account.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201351
or try some paid software to wipe your iphone private data like safewiper, it's not free, but trail version allows you wipe 50 files.
https://www.safewiper.com/tutorials/erase-photos-from-iphone-before-selling.html

hope it works.
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westdinzo Posts 3 Registration date Thursday December 15, 2016 Status Member Last seen December 27, 2016
Dec 27, 2016 at 07:24 AM
cool, thanks for the suggestion
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xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,833
Dec 15, 2016 at 05:33 PM
This is what Apple says:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201351
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westdinzo Posts 3 Registration date Thursday December 15, 2016 Status Member Last seen December 27, 2016
Dec 26, 2016 at 08:44 PM
This won't work. The screen keeps flashing and no data being erased after reboot
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AaronTaylor Posts 9 Registration date Friday March 10, 2017 Status Member Last seen March 15, 2017 1
Mar 10, 2017 at 02:25 AM
Hi westdinzo,

Generally, we are suggested to reset our iPhone to factory settings before we sell it. You can go to "Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings". And everything will be removed from your iPhone 6 then.

But one of my friend working in Apple told me that reset is not a safe way. In other words, it is still possible to recover. He suggested me to consider third-party data eraser to make it.

The one I used to wipe my old iPhone 5 is iMyFone iOS Eraser, you can take it for reference. It can completely erase all data from iPhone and it is unrecoverable then. Have a shot.
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vectoroo2 Posts 3 Registration date Thursday August 17, 2017 Status Member Last seen August 24, 2017
Aug 24, 2017 at 08:31 AM
Generally, people tend to make a "factory reset" by going to "Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings".
However, that's not safe enough. Someone can still retrieve your personal data by using a third party recover software.
Just as AaronTaylor said, you can try iMyFone iOS Eraser(also called iMyFone Umate Pro)
http://static.ccm2.net/ccm.net/pictures/MGefMVLMIdkd8R7l2Vgcsw9xnS5jK82OBskHHWunRcaaayPNyhEny1LFIQ32FlKl-guide-win-6.png

Choose "Erase All Data" mode, all your data will be deleted permanently.
Hope it helps!
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