Still got a bunch of snaps on your old iPad 1st generation? Looking to trade in an iPad 2 but don’t know where to start with the whole rigmarole of data deletion? Selling your old gadgets can feel a bit like cutting an umbilical cord – so much time personalising! So many personal details! – but there are lots of great fail-safe’s in the Money4Machines chain of command, so don’t panic!
So, what’s at stake? Phone numbers, text messages, photos, videos, ringtones, job-related documents (we reckon after their gaffe a few years ago, the government are pretty hot on data deletion!), personal data, pin numbers (stop saving them on your gadgets!), home movies (yes, THAT kind) and a potentially awkward pick ‘n’ mix of data – they’re all on your phone, laptop or device!
We often think of our devices as being little private bubbles where things like photos of our other halves, pin numbers etc are safe, but when you sell that iPad used, it’s better for your peace of mind if you’ve deleted incriminating stuff yourself.
By the way, we’re speaking from the standpoint of a company that has received lots and lots and LOTS of gadgets bubbling over with undeleted personal titbits. We always run 100% data erase programmes on ALL the gadgets that come through our doors. Protection of personal information is a big part of the Money4Machines ethos – we need you guys to trust us!
To find out how to completely erase the data on your device, check manufacturer instructions or contact us and we’ll give you a quick tutorial.
Hint: One of the most common data formats we find is the humble memory card – check your slots, people!