How long does the erasure take? For example, how long would it take to perform a pass erasure on an iOS device using iShredder iOS?
The time required to erase data on an iOS device using iShredder iOS is influenced by several factors, such as the device's storage size, the number of files and folders present, and the processor's speed. Depending on these factors, erasing data using iShredder iOS can take a few minutes to several hours.
The duration of the erasure process also depends on the number of passes or cycles used by the erasure algorithm. For example, a single-pass overwrite method once writes a single pattern over the data. In contrast, a three-pass overwrite method writes three different patterns over the data three times, taking longer to complete. Hence, each additional pass or cycle will require extra time to complete.
The erasure process's completion time is also impacted by other factors, including the device's processor speed and storage size. Additionally, the USB port speed used can affect the time required to complete the erasure process. For example, a USB 2.0 port's transfer speed is slower than a USB 3.0 or USB-C port, which supports faster data transfer rates. As a result, the erasure process may take longer when using a USB 2.0 port than a faster USB port. However, both the computer and iOS device's USB ports play a role in the data transfer speed, and it's crucial to consider both.
To ensure the shortest erasure time and the fastest data transfer speeds, it's recommended to use a USB 3.0 or USB-C port on both the computer and the iOS device and ensure that both have the latest firmware updates installed.
It's worth noting that iShredder iOS uses certified erasure algorithms that meet military and government agency standards to securely erase data from iOS devices, making it impossible to recover.