Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!
Original Air Date: Jan 18, 2018
Old Smartphone Safety Tips
If cyber-criminals can gain access to the e-mail app on your smartphone, it allows them to get password reset links sent from any of your online accounts back to your phone.
Your smartphone is chock full of sensitive personal info that can make acquiring your sign-in credentials a snap, so anyone that hasn’t setup the access passcode on their smartphones should do it immediately.
Equally, if you plan on trading-in, selling or simply discarding any smartphone, it’s critically important that you ensure that a factory reset is performed to wipe your personal info.
Resetting your smartphone to its factory settings is simple to do through the ‘Settings' menu.
Android users that have an expansion micro SD card should be sure to remove or reformat it before the device leaves your possession.
You should also remove the SIM card as well because it won’t be of any value to the next user.
If you need instructions on how to reset any smartphone, just search Google with the word ‘reset' and the name of your device.
For more instructions, go to: https://www.datadoctors.com/help/columns/21892-Wipe-Before-You-Get-Rid-Of-Your-Old-Smartphone