Data Removal

These are the instructions for erasing data. Find the one that applies to your device. We need ALL Apple devices to have their data erased (it's fairly simple) to make sure we can use them. Email with questions.

Device types

Windows 10

Before you sell or gift your Windows 10 device or Xbox One - Microsoft Support:

Windows 10 basics: how to reset your system - The Verge:

Recovery options in Windows 10 - Microsoft Support: and pick "Remove everything"

Windows 8

How to refresh, reset, or restore your PC - Microsoft Support: go to the "Reset PC" section -

Windows 7

Instructions in progress, you will likely be able to find something if you look it up with a search engine. Email if you need help with this and someone will get back to you soon.

macOS (Apple Desktops and Laptops)

What to do before you sell, give away, or trade in your Mac - Apple Support:

iOS and iPadOS (iPhone, iPad, and iPod)

What to do before you sell, give away, or trade in your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch - Apple Support:

Other Types

For other types of devices you can often look up "how to reset [device]" in a search engine. If that does not help email