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Don’t make this one mistake during cell phone disposal

When did you last declutter your living space? Ensure you properly dispose of old electronic items like computers, discarded drives, and especially old phones. Instead of tossing them out, consider donating or selling your personal tech after thoroughly wiping it clean. Simply deleting data isn't sufficient; it's crucial to obliterate it for security. Video Doc Productions can save and remove all your digital photos from your cell phone before you discard it for a new cell phone.

What hackers can recovere from your cell phone when you dispose of it.



What hackers can see on your old devices when you are in the process of cell phone disposal


Personal Data left behind on hand me down devices

  • 611 email addresses

  • 50 dates of birth

  • 41 social security numbers

  • 19 credit cards (most where photos showing front and back with every detail)

  • 6 driver’s licenses

2 passport numbers Golden Rule: Destroy data, don’t just delete.


Cell phone tips before getting rid of an old phone.
How to erase your cell phone data

How to wipe your data on an iPhone or iPad

  1. Unpair any Apple Watch

  2. Back up your device

  3. Sign out of iCloud, iTunes and the App Store by going to Settings > click your name > tap Sign Out at bottom > You will need to enter your Apple ID and password and tap Turn Off.

  4. Go back to home screen and tap Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings







How to wipe your Android device

Cell phone security tips
Android cell phone data tips

  1. First, make sure you backup. To backup and Android device go to Settings > System > tap Backup > when turned On it backs up your data to Google Drive.

  2. Then remove Factory Reset Protection (FRP) if enabled. If FRP is left enabled the next user will need your username and password to provision your old device. Go to Settings > Accounts > tap your account email > About device/phone > Remove Account

  3. Go to Settings > System > Reset Options > tap Erase all data (factory reset) > tap Reset phone > Erase everything

  4. Once done, logon to your Google account to remove the device. Look for the phone you are getting rid of and remove it from Recently Used Devices section in your Google account.


Reasons to dispose of your cell phone the correct way:


1️⃣ Environmental Friendliness: By recycling your old phones, you contribute to reducing electronic waste and its impact on our planet. 🌍 Let's make a positive change for Mother Earth!

2️⃣ Resource Conservation: Recycling phones helps recover valuable materials like metals and plastics, reducing the need for new raw materials. It's a small act with big environmental benefits!

3️⃣ Data Security: Before parting ways with your old device, ensure you wipe it clean to protect your personal information. ♻️🔐 Deleting isn't enough; obliterate that data for peace of mind.

4️⃣ Supporting a Circular Economy: Proper disposal promotes the concept of a circular economy, where materials are reused, refurbished, or recycled, minimizing waste and maximizing resources.

Let's be mindful consumers and contribute to a sustainable future! 🌿 Share your thoughts and tips on responsible cell phone disposal below. Together, we can make a difference! 💚 #RecycleTech #SustainableLiving #GreenChoices



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