Wipe your mobile phone before you sell it!

Wipe your mobile phone before you sell it!

Wipe your mobile phone before you sell it!It is important to transfer all your data from your old mobile phone to the newer one before selling your mobile phone. This brief How to guide will help you to transfer your data from old mobile phone to the newer one and then resetting your mobile phone so that you can sell your old mobile phone without worrying about the data getting into the wrong hands. More than 95% smartphones are running either on android or iOS and both these operating systems have amazing factory reset option which helps users to delete everything from the mobile phone and set it back to the factory settings deleting pictures, contacts, audio files, chats, messages and all applications from the mobile phones. One of the data is transferred, it’s simple and easy to set the mobile phone back to the factory settings. 

Transferring data and Resetting an Apple iPhone

Before you reset your iPhone you must make a backup of your device. The process is much different for iOS and Android. For iPhone you have to go to iCloud and click “Backup Now”, if your mobile phone is already connected with your iCloud account, it will already be set up to make backups automatically and before you reset your iPhone back to the factory settings, just click backup now and all the new data stored in the mobile phone after the last restore will get saved in the backup. And if you want to transfer your data directly to a new mobile phone which is an android mobile phone you have to get Android File Transfer and follow the following steps

  1. Download the app.
  2. Open AndroidFileTransfer.dmg.
  3. Drag Android File Transfer to Applications.
  4. Use the USB cable that came with your Android device and connect it to your Mac.
  5. Double click Android File Transfer.
  6. Browse the files and folders on your Android device and copy files.

If you have to Reset your mobile phone, you have to go into settings, click General and press Reset. It would give you the option to Erase all content and settings. And once you click that all data from the mobile phone will be deleted and the mobile phone will be set back to the factory settings. 

Transferring data and Resetting an Android Mobile phone

The same rule applied when you have to set your Android mobile phone. To make a backup of Android mobile phone you have to go to the settings and click Backup and Reset. If your mobile phone is attached to Google Account your mobile phone would be making automatic Backups. But when you click Accounts and Tap backup, it will start the latest backup and then you can restore all your data into a new mobile phone after entering your Google account into your mobile phone. It’s simple easy and above all free. To Reset your Android mobile phone back to factory settings, follow the steps mentioned below and reset your mobile phone to factory settings so that no data from your mobile phone ever gets into wrong hands. 

  1. Open your device’s Settings app.
  2. Tap System Advanced Reset options.
    • If you don’t see ‘Advanced’, tap Reset options.
  1. Tap Erase all data (factory reset) Reset phone or Reset tablet. If needed, enter your PIN, pattern or password.
  2. To erase all data from your device’s internal storage, tap Erase everything.

It’s important to make sure you remove all SD Cards and sim cards on your mobile phone before you send your mobile phone for recycling.