Android operating system has the partition of internal storage of your device into several sections which include sections for user data and cached data for the frequently accessed apps. If you want you can clear the data and the cache individual apps on your device or you can boot the device into a special recovery partition. From the recovery console, you can wipe all the data from your android device, so that you can also clear all the data.
However, to protect your phone data, you need to wipe all the data of your device before selling your phone into the second-hand market but the question arises, how? Mentioned below are the different ways buy which you can wipe out all the android data and cache easily.
Part 1: Wipe Phone Data and Cache with your Android
When you will begin, you will be asked to enter the recovery mode and after that you have to follow the instructions.
Note: While wiping your data, it may be possible for your phone settings, some apps or some other files get deleted and your phone is set back to default factory settings. Therefore, you should remember to do a backup before you wipe your android data. After you have done backup of your data with your Android phone, you can easily get these data back if you want and you will not face any issue while getting those data back.
Mentioned below are the steps on how to wipe out the data of your android phone.
Step 1: Power off your phone, and then press the “Power on” button and the “Home” button at once to enter CWM4 the recovery mode.
Step 2: Click on “Volume” button to select the option, “Wipe data/factory reset” and make by hitting the “Home” button.
Step 3: Hit on “Volume” button to then select “Yes, delete all user data” and at last press “Home” to confirm.
Step 4: When you will see the words in white color as the window shows, then be sure that that you’ve wiped your android phone data successfully.
Step 5: Select the “Wipe cache partition” along with “Volume” and then hit on “Home” button to perform it.
Step 6: After that, select “Yes, wipe cache” and click on “Home” button so that it can wipe the cache.
Step 7: You will see the following window which means that you are in the progress of wiping cache.
Part 2: Erase phone data and cache with phone transfer
Step 1: Install and launch Phone to Phone Transfer on Computer
First, you should download and then install Phone to Phone Transfer on your computer. After that launch it, you will see a window mentioned below:
Step 2: Select “Erase Your Old Phone”
After launching Phone to Phone Transfer software, you will see four modes on the list: “Phone to Phone Transfer” “Restore from Backups” “Back up Your Phone” “Erase Your Old Phone”. If you want to try, than try “Erase Your Old Phone”. With this you can protect your personal data with the professional data destroyer.
Step 3: Connect Your Android Phone to the Computer
After you connect your smart phone to the computer, program will sense your phone and then erase all existed data on the phone and also search deeply and erase all the deleted data that still stays in your phone’s memory. After that, you are free to sell it, recycle or donate your phone without worrying data leaking.