How to Reset Your iPhone and Start Over

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We can all use a clean slate every now and then, and that especially goes for your iPhone and other mobile devices that you use every day. We install new apps and games whenever they’re released, and we can sometimes get carried away by how many photos build up over time. If your storage levels […]

How to Erase Your Android Phone Before You Sell It

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One question we continue to get month in month out, is how to factory reset, wipe, or erase an Android smartphone or tablet before selling it. With 2014 approaching many of you will be getting new phones soon, not to mention the holidays are always full of new gadget gifts, which has owners looking to […]

How To Reset the Google Nexus 7 Tablet and Return to Factory Specs

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For those who find that their Google Nexus 7 Tablet quit running smoothly, one solution is to reset the tablet to factory settings. Users should always try to resolve their problem using other means first because this step totally erases the tablet removing all apps, documents, videos, pictures or files of any kind. This is […]

How to Fix Bad iPhone Battery Life on iOS 5.1.1 in 5 Minutes

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Is your iPhone battery life lower after the iOS 5.1.1 update? We’re hearing from readers that the iOS 5.1.1 update results in bad battery life on the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4. The battery life of my iPhone 4S remains steady, so this iOS 5.1.1 battery life issue is hit or miss. Read: How to […]

Clean Up Your Android By Starting From Scratch Or Monitoring Apps

Since folks are in spring cleaning mode now that the northern hemisphere is warming up, now is a good time to consider cleaning your gadgets as well. Not just physical cleaning — though I did cover that earlier this week — but also cleaning things on the software end of things. Taking a hard look […]

How to Backup and Erase Your Kindle Fire

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Maybe you got a Kindle Fire and aren’t that crazy about it. You want to sell the thing, give it away or return it to Amazon or the store where you bought it. It could be you just want to start over and remove all the free Amazon App Store of the day apps, documents […]

How To Erase All Data and Factory Reset Your iPhone

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Before you give your iPhone away or sell it, be sure to erase everything and reset your iPhone so you won’t have your identity stolen. People who buy used phones often mine them for personal information so they can steal your identity so they can empty your bank account, run up charges on your credit cards or […]

iCloud Reset Thursday Means Backups No Longer Available

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On Thursday September 22nd Apple will reset iCloud in preparation for the beta service’s final releas, which is expected to arrive when iOS 5 leaves beta. If you have been using the developer beta of iOS 5 on your iPhone or iPad, you won’t be able to access the backups made before Thursday, 22 September starting at 9 […]