How can I wipe data from my phone?

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Wiping the data from your phone 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 phone.

iPhone

  • Click 'Settings'
  • Click 'General'
  • Click 'Reset'
  • Select 'Erase All Content and Settings'
  • Select 'Erase iPhone' twice
BlackBerry
  • Start at the Home Screen, then open the ALL tray
  • Select 'Options'
  • Scroll to 'Security'
  • Click 'Security Wipe'
  • Check all boxes
  • Confirm the wipe by typing 'blackberry' at the bottom
  • Click 'Wipe'
Motorola
  • Press 'Menu' on the Home Screen
  • Select 'Settings'
  • Select 'Privacy'
  • Click 'Factory Data Reset'
  • Select 'Reset Phone', then 'Erase Everything'
Samsung
  • Open the Applications Tray, at the bottom of the screen in the middle
  • Click 'Settings'
  • Select 'Privacy'
  • Click 'Factory Data Reset'
  • Select 'Reset Phone', then 'Erase Everything'
HTC
  • Click 'Menu'
  • Select 'Settings'
  • Click 'SD & Phone Storage'
  • Click 'Factory Data Reset'
  • Select 'Reset Phone', then 'Erase Everything'
Need help wiping the data from your tablet? Learn more here!
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