How to erase all data from your old iPhone, Android smartphone

Are you dumping your old smartphone and switching over to a new phone? Follow these steps to erase all data from your old iPhone and Android smartphones

In the Internet era, data security is of the utmost concerns to everyone. Smartphones, laptops and tablets are the devices that we use to connect to the Internet, which is the single most potent force that connects the world today. From bringing the long lost friends together to keeping the families close and tight, the Internet today has become the way of the world. And of all the other devices, people are increasingly using their smartphones to connect to this powerful medium.

At a time when smartphones conveniently store the digital history of our lives, it has become all the more important that we safeguard all our data not just while we are using our smartphones but also when we decide to move on to a new and better device.

Before you start exploring the features of your funky new smartphone, it is imperative that you wipe your old smartphone clean so that all your data stays safe. The best way to do is by taking a back up of all the data on your old smartphone and restoring it to its factory settings. This will not only erase all the files that you stored on your phone but also erase all the additional applications that you downloaded later.

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Here’s how you can restore factory settings on an iPhone:

Step 1: Go to the ‘Settings’ option on your iPhone
Step 2: Tap on ‘General’ option
Step 3: Now scroll down to ‘Reset’ option
Step 4: Tap on  ‘Erase all Content and Settings’
Step 5: Tap on ‘Erase iPhone’ and voila, it’s done!

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If you own an Android smartphone, follow these steps to erase all data from your phone:

Step 1: Go to the ‘Settings’ option on your iPhone
Step 2: Tap on ‘General Management’ option
Step 3: Now scroll down to ‘Reset’ option
Step 4: Tap on  ‘Factory Data Reset’ option
Step 5: Tap on ‘Erase Device’ and it’s done.

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