How can I wipe the data from my tablet?

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Wiping the data from your tablet before sending it to your buyer is not a requirement, but it is recommended practice in the reCommerce market. Scroll through the list below to find simple data-wiping instructions for your particular tablet.

iPad

  • Make sure you back up your iPad, then click Settings
  • Click 'General'
  • Scroll down and click 'Reset'
  • Select 'Erase All Content and Settings'. You may need to enter your password, then you'll see a message stating "This will delete all media and data, and reset all settings".
  • Select 'Erase' when you're ready to wipe
Motorola Xoom
  • Open the Applications Tray at the top of the device
  • Touch 'Settings'
  • Select 'Backup & Reset'
  • Click 'Factory Data Reset'
  • Select 'Reset Tablet'
Kindle
  • Press the 'Menu' button
  • Click 'Settings'
  • Scroll down and click 'Registration'
  • Select 'Deregister Your Kindle' to erase all the data 
Kindle Fire
  • Your kindle must be at least 40% charged. Click on the icon at the top right corner.
  • Select 'More'
  • Select 'Device'
  • Click 'Reset to Factory Defaults'
  • Click 'Erase Everything' when you are ready to wipe
Nook Tablet
  • Click the 'n' button in the bottom center of the tablet frame
  • Touch 'Settings'
  • Select 'Device Info'
  • Select 'Erase and Deregister Device'
  • When you're ready to wipe, touch 'Erase and Deregister Device'
  • Click 'Reset Nook' to confirm
Samsung Galaxy Tab
  • Open the Applications Tray
  • Click 'Settings'
  • Select 'Privacy'
  • Select 'Factory Data Reset'
  • Touch 'Reset Tablet' when you are ready to wipe
 
Need help wiping the data from your smartphone? Learn more here!
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