Some of you may have cell phones that you are no longer using, and that you may be interested in donating, but are hesitant because you are not quite sure how to get that done safely and efficiently. After all, most of our phones contain information that is personal, and private to our friends/acquaintances. Of course, you don’t want to pass on your contact information when you donate your phone. In addition, you don’t want to manually delete your passwords and email and all of your personal information.
Well, it turns out there is a fairly quick way to get that information cleared off your phone. However, before you delete any information, I suggest you contact your phone company carrier to help you with transferring your information to your new phone.
Afterwards, you can check the Settings icon on your phone to see if there is a Reset option. In addition, Consumer Information suggests that you remove the SIM and SD Cards. Source: Disposing of Your Mobile Device | Consumer Information
iPhone users may want to check WikiHow suggestions for factory resetting your phone by clicking this link: http://www.wikihow.com/Hard-Reset-an-iPhone
Android users can click this link: http://www.wikihow.com/Reset-Your-Android-Phone
- By donating your cell phone you are doing more than just providing emergency communications for someone in need. In addition, you are helping to provide funds that support the activities of law enforcement and victims services organizations nationwide. Source: The 911 Cell Phone Bank Funds Are Provided To Nonprofit Agencies For Each Donated Cell Phone