Things You Need To Do Before Exchanging Mobile

Mobile devices keep us connected to the world and allow us to save data making them handy for use. Thus, they’re one of the most commonly used devices and so are their sale, resale, and purchase. If you’re planning to exchange your old mobile, you have to take some precautions before exchanging your mobile.

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Precautions to Take Before Exchanging Mobile Phones

Before you exchange your old mobile, you must consider the security and privacy of the data you stored on your mobile. Your mobile contains sensitive, confidential, and personal data. This includes the data stored by various apps installed on your mobile. The apps on your mobile store saved passwords, saved credit/debit card details, browsing history, cookies, autofill form data, and other internet activities on the mobile. If the confidential and private data on your mobile reaches in the wrong hands, you might have to face some serious consequences.

Many of us delete the data or format our mobile phones before exchanging it and think that the data is permanently deleted from the mobile. But if you think that formatting or deletion permanently deletes the data, then this is not the case. This deleted or formatted data can be easily recovered by using data recovery software.

Read this study conducted by Stellar on second-hand devices. This study was conducted on 311 used devices and it was found that more than 70% of these used devices contained residual data such as PII, personal data, banking information, income tax records, and login credentials, etc.

Thus, you must delete your mobile data permanently before you exchange or sell it. You can do this by using mobile data erasure software like “BitRaser Mobile Eraser and Diagnostics”.

Why Use Data Eraser Software?

Data Deletion removes only the references to the data stored on your device. Similarly, formatting storage device also removes references to all the data on the storage device, in addition to reassigning a file system to it. No matter if you delete or format your mobile, the data still remains on it. Therefore, selling or exchanging the mobile after simply deleting or formatting the data, it exposes you to a risk of data breach/theft.

However, using the mobile data eraser software deletes the data permanently beyond the scope of recovery. Thus, whenever you plan to sell or exchange your old mobile, wipe it first before doing so to prevent a data breach.

Use BitRaser Mobile Eraser and Diagnostics Software to Permanently Erase Data from Mobile

BitRaser for MobileBitRaser Mobile Eraser & Diagnostics software is an advanced data erasure and diagnostics tool for both – individuals and businesses. It permanently erases iPads, iPhones, and Android devices to secure data privacy with failsafe compliance. The software safeguards sensitive information from a breach when mobile devices are disposed, exchanged, resold, or recycled. It supports 10 international erasure standards such as DoD 3/7 passes, NIST 800-88, HMG, etc, and generates comprehensive erasure reports and certificates for audit trail

Apart from erasing the data, it can also be used for diagnosing health and functionality of the mobile device. It can erase and diagnose up to 40 mobiles simultaneously. Performs 30+ diagnostic tests for accurate assessment of device functionality

Before you could use the software to erase and diagnose your mobile, you’d need to install it. To do this follow the steps given below to erase mobile data.

  1. Download the BitRaser® Mobile Eraser ISO image file from the cloud account.
  2. Burn BitRaser® Mobile Eraser ISO image file on the USB drive to create bootable media.
  3. Connect the bootable USB device to the computer or laptop.
  4. Power on the laptop or PC and press the function key to boot your PC or laptop.
  5. Select your bootable USB device and press enter to run BitRaser® Mobile Erase.
  6. Run the software and log in to your BitRaser® cloud account.
  7. Tick on the checkbox to select the mobile connected to your laptop or PC.
  8. Click on Start to wipe the mobile.

Conclusion

Mobile phones store your personal, confidential, and private data. Hence, before you sell your old mobile phone, you must make sure that the secrecy of your data is not compromised. Formatted or deleted data can be easily recovered by using data recovery software and misused. So, before you sell or exchange your old mobile erase it’s data by using mobile erasure software like BitRaser Mobile Eraser and Diagnostics.  It deletes all the data permanently from mobile so that it can never be recovered by data recovery tools. It implements internationally accepted data wiping standards and generates data erasure certificate and report. Additionally, it allows you to diagnose your mobile device and assess its functionality.

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