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Let's start with an example: You are selling your Android phone. The first thing to do is to do a factory reset and then send it to the buyer. If he is familiar with the matter, he can partially or completely restore and use your data. You can prevent that from happening with the following tricks!

Very important: back up cell phone data

Before preparing your phone for sale, remove the SIM and micro SD card from the device. Before you then reset the smartphone, back up your data! How to create a corresponding Android backup, whether locally, on the PC or in the cloud, is explained in detail in this article.

Factory reset Android

To restore the cell phone to its delivery status, proceed in the same way for all androids. Navigate in the Android settings to "Backup and reset" and tap on the entry "Factory data reset". Then confirm the command via "Reset device". With it you delete all settings, apps and personal data from the internal Make sure that the check mark is activated for the option “Back up my data” and deactivated for “Automatic recovery.” If you continue to use the smartphone yourself, you can of course leave the recovery activated.

Reset Android correctly and safely

Your data is now obviously deleted and a normal user will not be able to restore the data or will not even think about it. However, a buyer of your smartphone could recover and use your data even though you deleted them. And you can avoid that.

Manually:After resetting to the factory settings, set up your smartphone again. Ideally, use a fake Gmail address. Then you manually copy random, non-private photos to the phone, create imaginary contacts and install apps that you have never used. In this way you overwrite your old data, which completely disappears from the memory and is very difficult or even impossible to restore. Then reset your smartphone again.

With shredder apps:Alternatively, use apps that specialize in secure deletion. They also overwrite old space so that no data can be recovered. To do this, download the AppiSchredder, for example. Now you can choose from five different erasure methods, whereby old data is overwritten with random values. Then reset your smartphone again. Now you can sell it or give it away without hesitation, without anyone else being able to recover your data.

Factory status despite unknown password

If you want to reset a smartphone that has a password that you do not know, you can perform a factory reset using a small trick.

To do this, you have to boot into the recovery mode of your smartphone, which you can access via a key combination during the start-up process. However, this is different for each device. On Samsung devices such as the Galaxy S7, for example, hold down the volume up, power and home buttons during the boot process. Then use the volume up / down rocker to navigate to the point “wipe data / factory reset”. Confirm with the power button. Then navigate to "Yes - - delete all user data" and press the on / off button again. The previous user's data will then be removed and you can configure the smartphone for yourself without entering a password. (PC world)