Erase All Kinds of Personal Data on Your Android
The Best Android Data Eraser
Android Data Eraser will permanently erase existing and deleted files, browsing history, caches and other personal information (pictures, contacts, messages, call history etc.). Its click-through processes are easy to follow---even a technophobic will be able to use it without anxiety. FoneDog - Android Data Erase is also one of the few Android data wipe apps that support all Android-run devices in the market.
Before You Selling Your Phone
When you are selling off your Android device or passing it down to someone else, you will need to ensure that you have wiped clean all your personal data from the device.
With so many identity thefts and financial frauds going on these days, data privacy is constantly the talk of the town---cyber criminals are especially savvy when it comes to retrieving confidential data on your device long after you have erased it out of your Android device's memory.
There are so many data recovery tools available in the market that a mere factory reset is not enough to keep yourself safe from malicious intent. So how do you protect yourself?
Connect your Android phone to your computer using a USB cable. Make sure you have enabled USB debugging on your phone. If the Android os version is above 4.2.2, there will be a pop-up message on your phone asking you to allow USB debugging. Tap on OK to continue.
Then FoneDog toolkit for Android will automatically recognize and connect your Android device. Click on Erase All Data button to start erasing all your data.
Since all the erased data are not recoverable, make sure you have backed up all needed data before you
Then FoneDog toolkit for Android will start erasing all data on your Android phone. The whole process takes only a few minutes. Please don't disconnect the phone or open any other phone management software on the computer.
After all app data, photos, and all other
You will end up with an Android device that is wiped clean and is like brand new. The program will tell you that "All data on the device has been permanently wiped." Now you can sell or donate your device without worrying about your privacy.
Android Lost is not the most attractive among this lot but it has a lot of helpful features. It is a great app if you want something that is straightforward and allows you to monitor your device remotely via GPS, send SMS commands, installs or uninstalls apps and files remotely and so much more. The app also utilizes your device's text-to-speech feature whereby you can log into its website, androidlost.com, and "speak" to the thief to freak them out.
Positives: great anti-theft features; use minimal battery power.
Negatives: the interface is a little crude.
With 1 Tap Eraser, a single tap is all you need to quickly erase everything on your phone: caches, call history, SMSes, internet history etc. For an app that has an automation feature, look no further; you will be able to set trigger events that will prompt the app to erase your Android device. These conditions can range between failing to key in the correct password a number of times or a change in SIM cards. There is also an option for you to organize contacts and URLs into a whitelist or blacklist so that you can make sure nothing you want to save is removed or nothing that you do not want stays.
Negatives: it can erase "locked" SMSes.
Mobile Security offers a variety of security solutions. You can keep track of the whereabouts of your device and remotely erase its contents if the situation calls for it. Even if there are no security threats to your device while it's out of your sight, you will be able to ping it for easy retrieval. Your mobile device will be scanned automatically for malicious rogue files.
Positives: fast; reliable; a free version is available to test it out.
Negatives: it uses a lot of mobile data.
An app that was among the first Android data erase apps in the market---Autowipe has been around since July 2010. It is able to automatically delete the data on your phone whenever it gets into the wrong hands. You will be able to set the app to delete your device after being triggered by certain conditions (such as the wrong password inputted too many times or SIM card replaced) or by SMS commands.
Positives: reliable; easy to use; free.
Negatives: does not work with newer Androids; have not been updated in a really long time.
This lively and informative app has all the right tools to make Lookout Security & Antivirus a really good Android data erase app. Its main four functions (anti-malware protection, contacts backup, locate device remotely and Scream alarm remote trigger) comes with the free version so you will not miss out big time. The home screen features a dashboard that displays your device's live activity so you know which app is prone to malicious attacks and should be fixed. To avoid others from using your private data when you lose your phone, you can go to its website and lock, wipe, scream or locate your smartphone remotely. The "Wipe" function will reset your device to its factory settings instantly.
Positives: a sleek interface; able to send a "flare" before the battery dies; adware alerts; theft alerts (suspicious activities).
Tips & Trick to Erasing Data or Wipe Your Android in A Right Way
Devices & Models
Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP; Mac OS X 10.12(macOS Sierra ), 10.11(El Capitan), 10.10(Yosemite), 10.9(Mavericks), 10.8, 10.7, or 10.6
1GHz (32 bit or 64 bit)
256 MB or more of RAM (1024MB Recommended)
Hard Disk Space
200 MB and above free space
Android 5.0 and former
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