Perhaps you’re looking to upgrade your Android phone or make the switch from Apple to Android. Regardless - you’re looking to sell an Android phone you no longer need, and we’re here to help you wipe an Android phone before selling it.
There are a few things you’ll need to do before you get cash towards your next upgrade. This will help keep your data safe, as well as speed up the process to getting you paid for your old cell phone. Here’s how to clear an Android phone before selling!
One of the most important things to do before selling an Android phone is backing up your data. It’s possible to backup your entire phone to your Google Account in an easy to follow process.
How to backup can vary between Android phones. The Google Pixel for example has a “Back up to Google Drive” function.
If you own a Samsung, you’ll likely have a Samsung account on it where your files get backed up to. It’s in your best interest to remove your Samsung account before sending your phone, here’s how:
Use WhatsApp as your main messaging service? You’ll want to back it up ready for your next phone. Here’s how to do it.
Encrypting your data is extremely handy. In simple terms, it “scrambles” your data, making it hard for hackers to crack and access. Here’s how to do it:
This is a given, but you’d be surprised how many phones we receive with SD cards left in them! Whilst we dispose of data safely, for your peace of mind, we 100% recommend removing your SD cards for safe-keeping.
It’s necessary to clear an Android phone before selling. Again, this could look a little different depending on the Android phone you have. But generally, you can just follow these steps to factory reset an Android phone:
And again - this is a given! Even if you don’t intend on using the SIM on another phone, it’s best to keep it so your data isn’t accessed by anyone else.
We hope this guide on how to remove all data from android phone before selling has been of help!
Sell Samsung phones, recycle Google Pixel phones and much more using the Decluttr site. Plus, you can upgrade to a refurbished phone, or use the cash to buy refurbished tech on the Decluttr Store!