You have just received a brand new smartphone as a gift for your birthday.


2::Use the factory reset tool.
1::Remove your pictures from the old phone.
3::Wipe all the existing data s from the old phone.

Before recycling your old phone, you should wipe all the personal data, which means a full deletion of all your personal data (including contact numbers, photos and settings) so that they cannot be recoverable This will ensure your privacy and that your information will not end up in the hands of unwanted third parties. One option for cleaning some of your personal data is indeed the use the ‘factory reset tool’ of your smartphone and, therefore, this is a partially correct answer. However, using the factory reset tool might not always be enough (see http://mashable.com/2014/07/09/data-wipe-recovery-smartphones/) . In other words, it is possible for someone to employ appropriate recovery software and get some of that data back (although it is supposed that the factory reset tool wipes the data rendering them unrecoverable). Therefore, to wipe your data, you should first encrypt them (there is such an option in your smart phone) and then use the factory reset tool, which means that even if some data can be subsequently recovered, they will be in an unintelligible form due to the encryption.

 

This is not correct. It is important to remove all personal information and data (including pictures) from the phone. Therefore, just removing the pictures is not enough. Moreover, a simple deletion of data such as pictures does not make them unrecoverable. You should wipe all the personal data which means a full deletion of all your personal data (including contact numbers, photos and settings) so that they cannot be recoverable. This will ensure your privacy and that your information will not end up in the hands of unwanted third parties. Although the factory reset tool is supposed to perform data wiping, this might not always be enough (see http://mashable.com/2014/07/09/data-wipe-recovery-smartphones/). Therefore, you should first encrypt the data (there is such an option in your smart phone) and then use the factory reset tool, which means that even if some data can be subsequently recovered, they will be in an unintelligible form due to the encryption.

 

 Before recycling an old phone, it is important to wipe all the personal data, which means a full deletion of all your personal data (including contact numbers, photos and settings) so that they cannot be recoverable. This will ensure your privacy and that your information will not end up in the hands of unwanted third parties. Although the factory reset tool is supposed to perform data wiping, this might not always be enough (see http://mashable.com/2014/07/09/data-wipe-recovery-smartphones/). Therefore, you should first encrypt the data (there is such an option in your smart phone) and then use the factory reset tool, which means that even if some data can be subsequently recovered, they will be in an unintelligible form due to the encryption.


Now you have to get rid of your old smart phone, and you would like to recycle it, specifically give it to a charity that will reuse it – of course, after removing your Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) card.

For your privacy, it is advisable that you…