Erase Android

A Quick Way to Wipe Android Phone from PC Properly

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“I have an old Samsung Galaxy S5, and have bought a new S8, have finished the data transfer from the old one to the new. Now I plan to sell it. So here comes the question, what way can I take to securely delete all my data from old S5 device? Thanks in advance!”

Many users changing their device frequently so as to enjoy the new features. After buying a new phone, they may deal with the old one with selling, recycling or donating. According to the survey, most people tend to selling their phone or pass it to someone. However, if you want to selling it, it is necessary to wipe out all data on your Android and protect your privacy.  This post will show you how to wipe Android phone data permanently and completely.

“Factory Reset” and “Simple Deletion” don’t help to Wipe Data Completely
How to Completely Wipe an Android Phone-Via Android Eraser?
Suggestions for Android Data Privacy Protection

“Factory Reset” and “Simple Deletion” don’t help to Wipe Data Completely 

Simple deletion or factory reset is not enough for clean everything before selling. Some private information may still exist in your device memory after deletion. What’s more, the deleted data actually haven’t been wipe out from the device, and they can be recovered via some certain data recovery program. If you have important or sensitive data which don’t want anyone to have, you must wipe out them very completely and securely, since you are not sure what he or she was going to do with your data. 

See Also: Recover Lost Photos after Factory Reset on Android

How to Completely Wipe an Android Phone-Via Android Eraser?

Android Eraser is well designed for erasing all the data on Android completely before selling. The personal data include photos, videos, apps, contacts, calendars, documents, caches, searching history and all the private data. It will clean the device for several time and ensure there is nothing left. All of the Android devices are supported, if you are using an Android phone, just have a try with the free trail version first.

Step 1: Download and install this tool to PC. After that, launch it and you will get the interface below, choose "Erase" option.

Step 2: Establish a connection between your Android device and your computer. Enable the "USB Debugging" option.

connect to pc

Step 3: Click the "Erase All Data" and drive you into the erase process.

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It is time to delete all the data on your Samsung phone. Just click on “delete” button to confirm.

Note: Not to open any App during this process.

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Wiping out your device will take some time---this depends on how much data you have. Make sure your Android device stays connected to your computer.
erasing process
Step 4: After the above steps, the Android Eraser has helped you to wipe all your Android data. You need to manually do "Factory Data Reset" or "Erase All Data" to complete the erasing processes.

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This will complete the permanent delete.

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Suggestions for Android Data Privacy Protection

After reading on how to wipe Android phone completely, let’s gain more tips about privacy protection. Remember that not to save your important passwords on your Android phone. Such as, the bank card password, payment app password etc. To set up the permissions for some frequency use and important apps, this action will prevent others from watching your information easily.

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