How To Factory Reset Android, iPhone and Windows Phone Smarrtphones
How to Factory Reset Android, iPhone and Windows Phone Smartphones

For those of you who are about to sell your smartphones, performing a factory reset is a vital step since it will erase all your personal and sensitive data. This feature is also useful for those of you who are trying to clean your phones up for a fresh start. Below are the tutorials for performing a factory reset on Android, iPhone and Windows Phone.

Disclaimer: Performing a factory reset will erase all the personal data on your phone. This includes pictures, videos, documents, contacts, messages, non-default apps and more. It is recommended that you back your data up so as to preserve it.

iPhone

Step 1: Enter 'Settings' and choose the 'General' tab

Step 2: Choose the option 'Erase All Content and Settings'

Step 3: Tap on it and you will be asked to confirm if you want to erase all the data on the iPhone.

Step 4: The iPhone will begin the process and in a few minutes, it will be as clean and fresh as an out-of-the-factory unit.

This tutorial works with the latest versions of iOS on smartphones like the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, etc.

Android

Step 1: Navigate to Settings > 'Backup & Reset'

Step 2: Pick 'Factory data reset'

Step 3: Now select 'Reset phone'

Step 4: Select 'Erase everything' and your Android smartphone will do the needful.

Windows Phone

Step 1: Navigate to 'Settings'

Step 2: Choose 'Reset Phone"

Step 3: Your phone will do what's necessary in a few minutes