When upgrading your device or simply returning an old device to the University, it must be wiped clear of all data. This is to ensure University data is not compromised. It also allows us to recycle the device. Below are the steps you should take to wipe your phone of all data. Remember to backup, remove accounts and lock screens, then wipe the device.



Step 1: Back up your data

  • Connect your iOS device to stable Wi-Fi network.
  • Go to Settings > [your name], and tap iCloud.
    iCloud Setings
  • Tap iCloud Backup.
    iCloud Backup
  • Tap Back Up Now. Stay connected to your Wi-Fi network until the process completes.

Step 2: Sign out of your Apple ID and turn off services

  • Go to settings
  • Your Name
  • Scroll Down and tap 'Sign Out'
  • You will be promoted to enter your password

             Sign Out Settings

Step 3: Restore your factory settings

  • Open Settings
  • General
    Open Settings and General
  • Reset
  • Erase All Content and SettingsReset and erase contents
  • Confirm your choice


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Step 1: Remove Screen Lock

  • Open the Settings app.
    Screen Lock Settings
  • Open the Lock Screen option.
    • On older Operating Systems (4.4 - 5)
      • Select the My Device or Device tab from the top of the Settings, and look for Lock Screen under Personalization.
    • On newer Operating Systems (6+)
      • Scroll down onthe page until you find Lock Screen or Lock Screen & Security - the icon has a little padlock on it.
        Lock Screen
  • Select Screen Lock or Screen Lock type.
              Screen Lock type
  • Enter your current Lock Screen credentials.
  • Select your new Lock Screen type as None.

Step 2: Remove your Google Account

  • Tap on Settings.
  • Scrolls down and tap on Clouds and accounts.
    Cloud and accounts
  • Tap Accounts. A list of accounts on your phone appears.
  • Tap Google.
  • Tap at the top right corner of the screen symbol with dotted line.
  • Tap remove account.Remove google account
  • Confirm to remove account.

Step 3: Remove Samsung account (If any)

  • Its the same like removing google account instead of selecting google we choose "Samsung" account after we tap Accounts.

Step 4: Wipe the Device

  • Open settings app.
  • Scroll down and tap Backup and reset If you don't see this option on the Settings menu, look for General management. On some devices, the Reset option will be under this submenu.
  • Tap factory data reset.
  • Reset device.Erase everytihng
  • Erase everything.

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