How to Erase Contacts & SMS from Samsung Galaxy/Note Forever?
There are plenty of managing tools available on the Internet for Samsung users to managing data or recover deleted Samsung data on computer. However, have you ever thought about erasing data from your Samsung Galaxy S or Samsung Galaxy Note? I guess you have heard a great deal of news about personal information or private data’s being leaked from mobile phones through text messages or contacts. Are you in fear you may be trapped in such a situation as well and want to erase your data permanently? There’re plenty of cases when you need to do complete deletion.
Situations you need to wipe contacts & text messages from your phone
Imaging this: You lend your mobile phone to your girlfriend but worry about your private information being revealed by here. Or you long for the newly released Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and want to trade-in your old Samsung phone. All above situations require you to delete your private data from your Samsung phone beforehand. However, simple "deletion" can not really erase the data because a recovery program can recover it back easily. To permanently erase important data like contacts and text messages from your Samsung phone, a professional data erasing tool is needed.
In this essay, we would like to introduce iPubsoft Android Data Eraser (for Windows 8/7/XP) or iPubsoft Android Data Eraser for Mac (for Mac OS X 10.9 or later), which is specially designed to help users who want to give away their old Samsung phone to erase all private and important data, including contacts, text messages, photos, videos, emails, account info, passwords and so on from Samsung Note 3/2/1 or Samsung Galaxy S2/S3/S4 device. It acts as a wonderful safeguard to protect your personal data from being revealed by other people. In addition to Samsung Galaxy/Note, other Android devices like LG, Motorola, HTC, Google, BlackBerry, etc. can be also supported by this application.
Get the free trial of the software from the download buttons below to have a try. Next, we wrote a user guide to show how to use this powerful data erasing software to erase phone numbers and SMS conversations from Samsung.
3 Steps to Erase Samsung Contacts (Phone Numbers) & Text Messages
Step 1. Connect Samsung phone to your computer
Launch the installed Android Data Eraser, link your old Samsung phone from which you want to delete data to your computer with USB cord. Once the connection is successful, the program will detect your mobile phone automatically and show all the contained data on the main interface in categories.
Note: If it is the first time to run this software, you need to enable USB debugging on your phone. If you did it before, you can skip to the next step.
(1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" < Click "Applications" < Click "Development" < Check "USB debugging".
(2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging".
(3) For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter "Settings" < Click "About Phone" < Tap "Build number" for several times until getting a note "You are under developer mode" < Back to "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging".
Once the USB debugging is enabled, click "Allow" on your phone to allow the program super user authorization when an Superuser Request pops up.
Step 2: Choose Your Wanted Data Erasing Level
The program provides you with three levels of data erasing. The first level will erase your phone data quickly to save your time. The second level will leave no traceability of data erasure and use random data to overwrite all existing and deleted data on your phone. The third level is the most secure option which will write over the data 3 times. You can directly use the default second level.
Step 3: Start to delete target files from your Samsung phone
After choosing the data erasing level, you can choose the Contacts and Messages folder and give a click on the option of "erase all data and settings" to delete them all from your Samsung cell phone immediately. The process of data erasing will take you a little while. Keep your phone connected during the whole course.
When the quick erasing task finished, no any contact or text message can be detected or recovered in your Samsung phone. The deletion is 100% permanent. Are you interested in it? Try it out and see for yourself!