Some personal photos and information may be stored in your phone and go un-deleted even after you hit the master reset button.
Most mobile phone owners only keep their existing devices for a couple of years (sometimes less) before trading in or selling their old phones to replace new ones.
While this is common practice here in mobile phone-crazy Asia, most users are not taking the necessary steps to prevent their data from being misused or accidentally lost during the course of the process.
Here are some essential steps that you should take before that old phone of yours is traded for cash:
#1. Delete your data
Most phones now offer a ‘hard reset’ function in which the handset can be returned to factory defaults and all data erased from it before an existing user gives it up.
While it’s recommended that you check your phone’s user manual for specific instructions, in most cases, this function can be found in the Settings menu.