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  • Every year, the next big thing emerges on the smartphone market, and here you are once

  • again deciding the fate of your current phone. If you think it’s time to finally move on,

  • hold your horses. You don’t want to sell your old phone without going through the right

  • steps!

  • 1) Remove all paired devices. One of the handiest things about smart devices

  • is that you can link them. You get a messageitll be on your smartwatch. You can

  • share your notes and calendar between your phone, tablet, and laptop seamlessly. Convenient,

  • yesbut it’s just as easy to forget to unpair them. Do that first, and only then

  • take care of your phone.

  • 2) Back your files up. Don’t rush to reset your phone just yet

  • thatll be later! You don’t want to lose all the good memories and important information

  • you may have attached to your device. Simple synchronizing might not work here. Just back

  • it up manuallyit’s not that hard to do.

  • Start with your pictures, music, and other files. If you have any network disk app on

  • your Android phone, it probably already uploads all the photos you have. If not, then get

  • yourself covered with any of them in the App Store. Most of them are free, and after signing

  • up, youll get some free space on a cloud drive where you can store your stuff. Or you

  • can simply plug your smartphone into a PC and manually transfer all the files you need.

  • Just don’t forget to delete them from your phone after that.

  • It’s pretty much the same on an iPhone. Connect it to your computer, then import all

  • the pictures from Image Capture or iPhoto. Now you can remove them from your phone.

  • Just curious: have you ever sold a phone? Let me know how it went down in the comments!

  • 3) Back up account information. Apple users, you have two ways to go about

  • this: through iTunes or iCloud. Either way, you need to connect your phone to a computer,

  • select the device you want to back up, go to the Summary tab, and then choose the Backups

  • menu. Here, you can click on theBack up nowbutton, and youre all set.

  • In iCloud, you just need theStorage & Backupmenu.

  • Whatever you do, don’t erase the contact information on your phone manually! It could

  • get deleted from your account too if it wasn’t backed up beforehand.

  • Android users will find the backup menu in the phone’s Settings. Then itll ask you

  • to choose a platform to back up your data to. Most of the time, that will be linked

  • to your Google account automatically, but it won’t hurt to double-check.

  • 4) Delete apps manually. Resetting the Phone may leave behind some

  • cached information from apps. And this cache could include your personal info or even saved

  • passwords. Deleting apps manually is a better way to go. But it’s not the only step to

  • take if youre concerned about security (more tips on that later!).

  • 5) Turn off all the anti-theft measurements. Anti-theft apps and functions in your phone’s

  • OS can help you remotely delete all data, but you won’t need it if youre following

  • all these steps. And if the buyer tries to use your device with this function still on,

  • theyll have a hard time. So just find the anti-theft stuff in your settings and switch

  • it off. If you have some additional anti-theft apps, get rid of them too.

  • 6) Encrypt data on your phone. All apps are gone, all the files are backed

  • up and deleted. But there still might be some leftover information, and it’s always better

  • to encrypt it.

  • Encrypting lets you mix data around so it becomes unintelligible without proper access

  • to it. Most smartphonesOS have their data encrypted by default, but this data needs

  • further protection with a passcode. iPhone users will find how to set one up in

  • Touch ID & Passcode settingsjust turn the passcode on. Near the bottom of this menu,

  • youll also find an option to make your passcode more complex and, therefore, less

  • breakable. An additional option here will allow you to set a limit to attempts of authorization.

  • Android users will find the option to encrypt data and set a passcode in the Security settings

  • menu.

  • 7) Prepare your phone for the factory reset. Do this only after you encrypt data because

  • youre about to cross the point of no return. A Google account protects your Android from

  • the factory reset by default, so you need to remove that account from your device before

  • you do this step. Go to the Settings, then Accounts and Sync. Tap on the Google icon

  • and choose to remove it. That’s it!

  • For iPhones, go to the Settings app menu, chose the Messages line, and turn off iMessage.

  • Go back to the Settings app and turn off Face Time too. Then, all that’s left to do is

  • sign out of iCloud and Apple ID.

  • 8) Reset your phone. It’s finally time to say the last goodbye

  • to your old friend. [sniff] Android users will find the right option in the Backup & reset

  • menu of their Settings. For iOS, it’s in the General tab under Settings. Resetting

  • to factory settings takes time and energy, so itll drain the battery fast. Don’t

  • forget to fully charge your phone before you do it! But you still might not be entirely

  • ready to part with your phone forever!...

  • 9) Some Additional Tips & Tricks - Apple is both the manufacturer and the software

  • developer for its product line, which means they can provide an extra security step if

  • youre wanting to sell it. You can contact them to unregister your smartphone so that

  • the new user can start working with it from scratch! You can also help the buyer by contacting

  • your Carrier and asking them to detach your phone from your account.

  • - Check the battery’s health and overall condition before selling your phone. It should

  • at least shift the price one way or another. In iOS, this function is built in the system.

  • You need to go the Settings, then Battery, and tap on Battery Health. Here, youll

  • see if your phone can typically work at full capacity or, if not, what your battery’s

  • maximum capacity is. Androids have access to a variety of apps capable of running full

  • health diagnostics for every system in the phone, including the battery.

  • - It isn’t necessary after all the steps you took, but you can protect your personal

  • information even further by filling your smartphone with dummy data. Copy some larger files to

  • the memory and encrypt it once again. This way, any leftover data on the phone becomes

  • absolutely inaccessible.

  • Except if you use USB debugging, but it also can be blocked. You can get to the USB

  • debugging through the Settings menu while the phone is connected to a PC or laptop.

  • But if it’s someone else, they can also collect your data using this option! So, you

  • might want to leave one app on your phone, and make it an app blocker. It can restrict

  • access even to the Settings menu. Just set up a password and leave it only to the buyer.

  • Well, as long as you trust that they won’t try to access that personal data!

  • - If, for some reason, you weren’t able to follow these steps before selling your

  • smartphone, then try to recall if anti-theft apps were still on it when you did that. Remember,

  • you can use them to remotely delete all your leftover data. But you should probably contact

  • the new owner before that if you can and ask them if it’s alright. It’s always better

  • to agree on everything in this kind of deal!

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スマートフォンを売る前に確認しておきたいこと (What You Need to Check Before Selling Your Smartphone)

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    林宜悉 に公開 2021 年 01 月 14 日
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