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How to Erase Cell Phone Data

When you decide to sell, recycle or give away your old cell phone, you meet a problem about how to erase cell phone data so as to protect your privacy, as nowadays cell phone is an important part of our life and it stores all kinds of personal information on it, such as contacts, passwords, credit card information, photographs, emails or anything else. Besides, your cell phone may be stolen or lost by accident. To avoid those important secret data to get into the hands of a stranger, it will be a good habit to wipe unused or secret data always.

A reset will restore your phone to its factory settings and wipe its data, but different cell phone models have different settings, so you need specific instructions to erase the records, and it may be harder than you think. If you continue to use this cell phone and just want to erase some sensitive data, you don't always need a complete reset. Here we recommend a Cell Phone Data Eraser for you to wipe cell phone data.

How to Use Cell Phone Data Eraser?

To erase your cell phone data, you need a data eraser that can do this for you. Wondershare WinSuite 2012 is such one for you.

Connect your cell phone to PC, and you phone will appear on PC under "Devices with Removable Storage". Launch Wondershare WinSuite 2012, go to "Privacy & Security" menu and choose "File Shredder" on the left, which can help you erase your cell phone data, as well as sensetive information stored on your disk or USB drive.

cell phone data eraser

Step 1: Add cell phone files

Click "Add Files", and there will popup the open file dialogue box. Select your cell phone files that you want to erase, click "Open", then the file information will be added to software windows list box. You can click "Add Folder" to choose the unwanted folder on your cell phone and wipe all the files in the whole folder.

cell phone data eraser

Step 2: Remove files

If you select the wrong file or folder that you do not want to permanently delete from your cell phone, select those files and click "Remove From List", then the selected file or folder will be removed from the list.

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Step 3: Erase cell phone data

Click "Shred" to erase all the cell phone files and folders in the list. The shredded files can't be restored by any tool, so please confirm before the operation. Click "Yes" for the shred operation.

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Note:Even the best cell phones will be misused if we are not careful about the way we use them, so it's best not to use cell phones to shoot private photos/videos or store important data like your identity, bank account etc.

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