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How to delete all data from the phone on Android

If you are preparing your smartphone for resale want to give it for temporary use to another person, it is best to remove all personal files and information.

it's enough to make a factory reset to get rid of any of the data manually or use special software. Next, we will explain how to delete all from phone Android.

How to do a factory reset

If you want to remove all files, applications, and other saved data, the easiest way to reset the phone to factory settings. Instruction:

Warning! This procedure will completely remove from your smartphone all user information and settings (including saved passwords, data avtonapovnennya, credit cards). If necessary, save a backup copy.

Step 1. In the settings locate the item "Google" and in the page that appears, select "Backup".

Step 2. If you want to remove data from the smartphone, but The Google Drive, then move the slider in the "Off". Then press "remove". Be careful after this to access the backup device does not work.

Step 3. Go back to settings and here find "Backup & reset" (depending on version Android this item can be hidden in different sections). Press "Remove all data" to make a factory reset. If necessary, confirm the action.

After that, the phone will reboot and when you turn it can be configure as a new device. Read more about how to reset to factory settings, read our guide: how to format a phone on Android.

How to clean smartphone manually

If required, you can clear the memory and delete unnecessary files, cache and account data without uninstalling the application. This is useful if you want to leave some information. Instruction:

Step 1. Go to settings and find the item «Applications». In the opened list, select the application whose data you want to delete.

Step 2. Opens detailed information about the application. You can completely remove it from your phone or clear the data cache. Depending on the version of Android, the buttons may be located differently and have different names.

Step 3. Delete all user data through Windows Explorer. Open it, and then do a sort by file type. After that, delete unnecessary images, music or documents.

Step 4. Some manufacturers of smartphones preset on the device special software for cleaning junk files and other unnecessary user data. For example, the application "Clean" for device Xiaomi.

If you want to remove all data from your Android smartphone, then you better do the factory reset. This is useful if you are preparing a phone for resale. But if you want a to clean your phone from junk files to improve its performance, then read our guide.

If you want to clean the top fully, it is best to do a factory reset. If you plan to clear the memory of a specific file type (e.g. images or music), it is better to do it manually. Especially if you don't want to lose the installed apps and saved passwords.