How to Data Wipe a Device


15 October 2023

Data wipe is the process of removing all personal or sensitive information from a device, such as a smartphone, tablet, or laptop, before it is reused, recycled, or disposed of. The purpose of data wiping is to protect personal information and sensitive data from being accessed or stolen by unauthorised individuals.

There are several methods for data wiping, including:

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  1. Physical destruction: This involves physically destroying the device, such as crushing the hard drive, to make it impossible for any data to be recovered.

  2. Overwriting: This involves writing over the existing data with a set pattern of ones and zeros multiple times to make it extremely difficult, if not impossible, to recover the original data.

  3. Factory reset: This is a software-based method of wiping a device's data by resetting it to its original factory settings.

  4. Secure erase: This is a software-based method that uses specialised software to securely erase data, such as wiping the data from specific partitions or using encryption to protect the data.


Data wiping is an important step in the device lifecycle management process, and it is critical for organisation's to have a clear and consistent policy in place for data wiping before disposing of or reusing devices. This helps to protect sensitive data and personal information, reduce the risk of data breaches, and comply with privacy regulations.


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