As technogoly advances faster and faster, you may want to sell your phone, give it away, get a new phone or perform a factory reset to fix a technical issue. Its always a good idea to do a factory reset if you are gifting your phone to a family memeber or selling it as you want to make sure none of your personal data is comprimised.
Before you wipe any data from your phone you MUST first back it up, otherwise you may loose your important data like contacts, photos, videos and your calenday. Check out our tips on how to do this right here. Once you’ve backed it up, you’re then ready to complete the factory reset.
Depending on what type of phone you have, the instructions will change.
How to reset your iOS phone
1. Go to Settings
2. Select General
3. Tap Reset
4. Tap Erase All Content and Settings
5. Enter your lock PIN (if applicable)
6. Tap Erase iPhone
Once the phone has been reset, you will be taken to the initial set up screen and given the option to restore your data from a backup. You can complete the reset by connecting your phone to iTunes and selecting “Restore iPhone” in the summary screen.
How to reset your Android phone
Depending on the type of Android you have, you may have two options to perform the reset.
You’ll be directed to the initial set up screen to restore your backed up data. You can also back up data using the phone’s manufacturer software.
How to reset your Windows Phone
Depending on the type of Windows phone you have, the instructions may vary.
You’ll see the initial set up screen after your phone has been reset.
There you have it. If you have tips on how to reset other types of phones, please feel free to comment below with the instructions so others can find it if they need help with a specific device.
In fact, the normal method of resetting the mobile phone is suitable for devices that suffer from virus and system problems. If you want to completely erase all private data on your phone before selling it, I would recommend permanently erasing the data. Moreover, there are more than one way to erase the iPhone, as well as using iTunes and not using iTunes to reset your iPhone.