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Things To Do Before You Sell Your Phone

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Things To Do Before You Sell Your Phone by : 12:39 pm On August 25, 2018

It is usually normal to sell your phone when it is no longer serving you or when the need for it to be sold arises. However, there are some things you should do before selling your phone so that the sold phone won’t come and work against you in the future. In this article, you will learn all the important things you should do before handing over your phone to anybody.

1.Backup your data:

Since you are not handing over your phone with all your data, you have to back them up so that you can recover and download on your new device. You can backup your pictures, videos, and documents on Google drive or iCloud. Or you can simply remove your SD card and put it in a computer to back up. If your current device doesn’t have an external memory card, you’ll need to connect the device to a computer with your MicroUSB cable. Then copy the files you need to your computer.

Transferring contacts is easier since most users’ contacts are likely already synchronized with their existing Google account. Once you add in your Google account info to the new device, your contacts will appear automatically. One way to make sure your contacts are backed up is to head to Settings>Accounts>Google>your email address, then make sure “Contacts” is checked and synchronized.

  1. Factory data reset:

If you do not want anyone accessing some information or data on your phone, you can completely erase your data by performing factory data reset. The easiest way to do this is to go to Settings>> Backup & reset>> Factory data reset. You’ll likely need to enter in your PIN or passcode (if you have one set up). After this, your phone will get to work. The process only takes less than a minute.

Simply resetting the device will be enough for most users, but if you want advance formatting, encryption prior to the reset is the way to go. It’s also worth noting that you might need to relock your bootloader and perform other similar steps if you are someone that has modded your device, though really it depends on the buyer. Some buyers won’t mind if you leave your phone’s bootloader unlocked and/or have a custom ROM in it instead of the ‘default’.

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