Planning to buy the latest Samsung Galaxy S series phone? Have you saved enough to go for the Google Pixel 3A? Whenever you plan to buy a new phone, you must be thinking of exchanging your old set for the new one in order to get a whooping discount. Even if you don’t want to sell it and simply looking forward to recycle it, you need to do one thing.
Don’t worry, you don’t need to do squat or push up. All you need to do is to wipe off all personal details before selling it or throwing it to the recycle bin.
Before you start, you need to be certain that these instructions are for a Pixel 3 XL phones running Android 9; however, the process for most recent Android phones would be pretty much similar. Obviously, you will need to make sure that all of your personal data is transferred to your new phone, backed up, or both. Once your old phone has reset, there’s no looking back.
The steps are mentioned below:
1.Go to Settings
2.Then Select System, choose Advanced and then choose Reset options
3.You will be offered with three options. “Reset Wi-Fi, mobile & Bluetooth”; “Reset app preferences” that would
restore all of your app and notification defaults, among other things. It won’t delete any data from the phone;
and “Erase all data (factory reset),”
4.On selecting Factory Reset, users would get a warning screen reminding them that their phone’s data would be
erased, along with all the accounts users are presently signed into. Then “Reset phone” needs to be selected.
5.In case of any PIN or other security code, it needs to be entered.
6.On another screen, you will be asked if you’re sure this is what the user needs to do. Users can click the “Erase
7.Once clicked the process basically takes only two or three minutes. User’s phone would reboot and start with the
usual questions, like language, account, network, etc.
Samsung phone users would be asked for their Samsung account password before they can reset the phone. Those who have Android phone with an earlier version of the OS (like before version 8), the reset might, after rebooting, ask for your login. It is bit awkward if you’ve sold the phone. So if you’ve an older phone, it’s a good idea to turn off your screen lock and deleting your Google account before resetting.