How to Erase All Data from Android Phone?

Newer phones are appearing on shelves of stores by the minute. We have this urge to buy new phones as soon as they are launched. And if you have the resources to do this then what can stop you? But you also want to earn a little extra cash by selling off your last phone. Our phones contain all of our data and much of it is personal.

When you are selling off your previous phone, you should make sure that you have deleted your data from it.  You can make use of professional software for this purpose so that no risk is taken. Secure Eraser is software that is widely used for this purpose. Here is how you can make use of Secure Eraser to permanently delete data from your phone.

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Erase All Data From Android

Step 1: Launch Secure Eraser on Computer

The first thing that you have to do is download and install Secure Eraser on your computer and then launch it. Then, connect your Android device to your computer with the help of a USB cable, and do remember to enable the USB debugging option on your device. To do this follow the steps given below.

For enabling USB debugging, go to Settings>About>Software Information>More. Then click on the “Build Numbers” seven times to activate developer mode. Go back to the Settings interface and tap the “Developer Options” and check the box next to “USB Debugging”.

Step 2: Select Erase All Data

Now on the main interface go to Erase All Data and then enter “Delete” on the pop up which will appear to confirm the action. After that, click on “Erase Now” to move on to the next step. 

Step 3: Start Erasing Data from Android

Now the program will automatically start deleting content from the device including photos, apps, movies and all sorts of documents. It will take a few minutes for the process to finish. The time depends on the amount of data that is in the device. If the quantity is a lot, it will take a little longer.

Step 4: Factory Data Reset

After all content on your Android device has been successfully erased, you will be asked to perform a Factory Data Reset task on your device manually. After that is done, your phone is free of all the data that it previously contained.

I hope this How to Erase All Data from Android was of use to you. Do try the software by following all the steps listed above and if you have any query then do let me know by commenting. If you find this article useful then do share it with your friends online.


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