Currently, everybody switch phones frequently. When you go for a new phone to replace your old one, please clean up your old phone data to avoid personal information leakage once the device falls into the hands of scheming people. Here, we sum up 5 things to do before you switch to a new smartphone, hope it helps you.
1: Backup your phone data
Before cleaning up your old phone, you should do the backup job to make sure all the data be stored to the cloud or your computer.
2: Check your contract status
Check your contract status with your current carrier. Do not cancel service with your current provider until after your phone data been transferred to your new provider.
3: Restore to factory settings
After completing the above steps, carry out the “Restore iPhone” using iTunes, it will clean up all the data on your iPhone and restore to the factory settings. Alternatively, you can restore iPhone on the phone device itself by clicking “Settings->Reset->Erase All Content and Settings-Erase iPhone”.
Although there are differences for every Android phones, you can find the similar options in the Settings menu: “Settings->Privacy->Backup and reset->Factory reset->Reset phone->Erase everything”. There is another method to perform a factory data reset, that is using Recovery mode. Turn off your Android phone, press and hold the Volume down button and the Power button at the same time to enter into “Recovery mode”, then select “wipe data/factory reset” to erase all user data.
4: Remove SIM card and SD card
Remove or delete the data from your phone SIM card or SD card, lots of information is saved in your phone SIM card even you have performed the factory reset. If your SIM card is compatible with your new phone, you can place it in your new device.
At last, check again to make sure you have erased all the data on your phone, including contacts, text messages, calendar, pictures, etc.
Phone Transfer has a high reputation among phone switchers. It provides a perfect scheme when you need to transfer phone data from one device to another. Contacts, text messages, calendar, apps, music, photos and videos are supported to transfer between smartphones with different operating systems, such as iOS, Android and Nokia Symbian. With phone transfer, you won’t lose anything terribly important data when switch phones.