How to Wipe Android Phone Completely Before Selling

December 13 2017 17:49 pm/ Post By Yoli Software to Android Eraser

Nowadays, a great number of people choose Android devices. That is, there are many personal information saved on your Android, like contacts, photos, videos, messages, etc. If you want to sell, donate, or just give it to your friend, you'd better to wipe all your phone data completely. Even a close friend, we don't want he/she to find out something private from our Android devices. There are still some people don't know how to get rid of their data. So, this article will tell you how to deal with this issue.


Method 1. Wipe Android Phone Data by Factory Reset

Method 2: Wipe Android Phone Completely with Software

Method 1. Wipe Android Phone Data by Factory Reset

As most of the Android users know, factory reset is a built-in process that can wipe all the data on Android phones or tablets and perform as when it was first manufactured. When your phone was facing constant freezing or unbearable slow, you would like to use factory reset to solve it when there was no other option. Besides, if you want to sell your device or donate it, using factory reset is a good way to protect your data.

Because it will wipe all of the data on your Android, it is very important to backup the whole of your data before resetting. You can backup your data via Google Drive or through some other ways. What's more, before factory reset, you should also remove the SIM card and any external microSD card, and log out all the service accounts like email and social media. 

Step 1: Go to the Settings app.

Step 2: Find and tap the Backup and reset.

Step 3: Scroll down and you will see the Factory data reset, tap it.



This process may take about 2-5 minutes. After it finished, the operating system will restart and perform in a clean state. However, using factory reset to wipe Android phone data doesn't mean your data cannot be recovered. Actually, the data you deleted are still stored in the device, including your contacts, SMS, photos,emails and so on. Unless they are overwritten by new data, they will be easily restored by some data recovery tools in the software market. Click here to learn more about Recover Data after Factory Reset.

Method 2: Wipe Android Phone Completely with Software

If you feel unsafe about the method above, you are recommended to use Yolisoft Safe Eraser. It is a powerful data eraser software designed for Android devices. If you want to wipe out all your private & sensitive information on your Android completely and permanently and don't want anyone to get them, it might be your best choice. Also, it only needs a few steps to complete its process. 

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Step 1: Install and run Yolisoft Safe Eraser.

Step 2: Enable USB debugging on your Android. Then connect your android phone to PC via a USB cable. If the software can't recognize your device, please install the corresponding USB driver on computer and reconnect your phone.

Step 3: After your Android is recognized, click to wipe all data.  

Step 4. Input the words "Delete" as the software asks, then click "ok" to start. All the data will become unrecoverable since then, so please backup the important data like photos, videos, contacts and more to somewhere safe before start.