A guide to getting rid of your deleted cell phone data
Have you ever felt safe deleting your private data before selling your cellphone or leaving it for repairs at a cell phone shop? Breach of privacy is a serious cause for concern in today’s world. Read on to learn about how your deleted data can be recovered through various softwares available.
There are softwares that help recover all your data from your phone since the day you bought it. Apple’s security is comparatively better than Android’s security. Cellphone experts say an android is not the safest phone. You can do anything with it, even leak data from it.
Not to worry, the data can be saved. If you think you have successfully deleted data on your phone after selling it, you are mistaken.
Recently, cases such as Rabi Peerzada and Lahore model Samra Chauhdry’s data leak prompted us to confront the matter of personal data security.
Often, we give our phones in for repair without dealing with the data in it.
If you have an Android phone and all your data is saved on OneDrive or Google Photos, you need to think about proper security for them.
If you have your data on iCloud, you should consider changing your iCloud password. You should change your account passwords as soon as give your mobiles in for service. In cases of a damaged mobile screen, you can access the data by plugging it into a computer and deleting it from there.
Make sure that your memory card is as clean as a whistle. When you factory reset your phone, put it in some data for testing and then factory reset it a couple of times more.
There is an Android App called CCleaner that you can use to wipe your data with completely. You can do that from your computer while another Eraser app is available as well.
There are several apps for iPhones too such as Doctor Phone that can be used from your phone or your computer.
If you think your data is still on dangerous grounds, the FIA has 15 offices all over Pakistan. They can help fix your problem without revealing your identity as well if you wish to remain anonymous.