How To Wipe Android Phone Completely

By Ameera Mills. Updated: January 30, 2019
How To Wipe Android Phone Completely

In recent years, technology has acquired a fundamental role in our lives. So much so, that for a large part of the population it would be practically impossible to go a day without phones, tablets or computers. For this reason, when we cannot make use of our devices due to functional problems, difficulty may arise.

There are several solutions you can resort to when fixing operating problems on electronic devices. Are you looking for a inexpensive and cheap way to fix your phone? Is your phone suddenly really slow or does your phone keep freezing? Most often, in these such cases, your phone just needs to be reformatted. If you are wondering how to format Android phone completely, keep reading here at OneHOWTO. In addition, we will also be discussing how to format IOS.

How to wipe Android phone completely before selling

So, how do you format a phone? Before we start, do you know formatting a phone means? Formatting a mobile device means returning it to the state it was in when you first turned it on. All notes, images, videos, etc. that you save on your mobile will be deleted in this process, so it is important that you backup all of the information you want to save. Normally, mobile formatting is done for these two reasons:

  • Problems with your phone: your phone keeps freezing, switching off or is very slow. Before buying anew phone, try format your phone to see if it works.
  • You’re selling your phone: if you have decided to buy a new phone and the one you currently have works perfectly, you may be wanting to sell it? So that the new buyer does not have access to any of your information, pictures, messages or file, it is essential that you erase all of the data in your phone storage.

Regardless of the reason why you may want to format your mobile phone, we insist on backing up your information on a computer beforehand.

In addition,you need to know what kind of operating system you have on your phone. Formatting Android is different to formatting iOS. Keep reading to find out the difference.

How to wipe Android phone

Do you want to know how to format Android phone? Follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to your phone’s main menu and access settings.
  2. Clock on 'General Management'.
  3. Access this option, select 'Restore' and then 'Restore factory values'. As explained by the indicator itself, this option is to return the phone to the factory default settings, so that all data, files, documents and applications that you have added over time will be deleted.

Click accept or OK to format your phone Android successfully!

How To Wipe Android Phone Completely - How to wipe Android phone

How to format phone from pc: iOS

If your device has an iOS operating system, you will need to use a computer or laptop. This is because formatting on iOS is done from the iTunes program. But, how do you format phone using a computer? Keep reading to find out!

  1. First, deactivate the option 'Find my iPhone'. To do this, go to the general menu and select 'Settings'.
  2. Within this menu, look for your iCloud, where you will find the option 'Find my iPhone'.
  3. Once you deactivate this option, it will ask for your password to complete deactivation.
  4. Once you have completed this step, using a USB cable, connect your mobile to a laptop and open iTunes.
  5. Once your device is connected, you can access the file's in the program, where you will find the option to 'Restore'. Select this option and, automatically, iTunes will format the mobile and undo the latest version of your iOS operating system from your device.

When you turn on your phone again, you will notice that it’s good as new!

How to format windows 7, computer or USB.

Are you wondering how to format your computer or looking for a guide to format Windows? If so, take a look at these following articles:

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