4 Things You Must Do Before Selling Android Device

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Do you want to sell your Android device to get a new device better than the old one? If yes, then you should take some precautionary measures before selling Android device. It is always a good idea to go through your old device to ensure that it doesn’t have any important data. You would also make a copy of that data so that you can have all your important data with you in your new device.

Here, we are going to explain few important things which you should do before selling Android device.

Create a Backup

Creating a backup of all your data should be the first thing before selling the device. No one wants to lose their data. So, it’s better to create a backup of your data. There are two common ways of creating a backup, you can either copy all your device data to your personal computer via USB/data cable or you can upload all the data to any cloud service like Google drive, Dropbox, OneDrive etc.

You can use any of the above mentioned cloud services but I’ll recommend you to use you Google drive account. It is the easiest way to backup all your media, calendar, app data, contacts, bookmarks and network settings. In order to create a backup on your Google drive account follow the steps enlisted below.

  1. Go to ‘Settings’.
  2. Go to ‘Accounts’.
  3. Select ‘Google Account’. Now select all the data you want to backup.

If you want to follow a complete guide then follow the link given below.

Factory Reset

Once you are done with creating a backup of all your required data, the immediate next step should be to remove all the data from your Android device. This will help you to prevent your data from new owner of the device. Factory resetting the data will erase all the data from your device. This will include media, all installed apps, calendar, contacts, documents, music, messages and even network settings.

In order to factory reset your Android device, follow the steps enlisted below.

  1. Go to ‘Settings’.
  2. Go to ‘Backup and reset’.
  3. Select ‘Factory data reset’.

Now, all the data will be erased from your device. If you want to follow a complete guide then follow the link given below.

Remove/Format Memory Card

While selling Android device, memory card should be removed or formatted. Removing memory card will help you to use it again with a new Android device in future. If you do not want a memory card in future and want to sell it with your Android device then you should format it also. You can erase all the data from your memory card. To do so, follow the steps enlisted below.

  1. Go to ‘Settings’.
  2. Go to ‘Storage’.
  3. Now, tap on ‘Format SD card’.

You can also follow a complete guide on How to Format SD card from recovery menu.

Clean your Android device

Till now, you have done all the important tasks you should do before selling Android device. Now, cleaning your Android device is not that important task but it will help you to get a better price for your device. By using any device, it gets rough and dust particles settles at any available slot/ports or even at the edges of the device. You should clean your device by removing any dust particles, wiping of the screen and clean all the ports/slots of the device.

This guide covers all the important things to do before selling Android device. If you think there is any other thing then share with us.

Hassaan Janjua

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