Deleting the data on your BlackBerry device
After you transfer data to your new BlackBerry 10 device, consider deleting all of the data on your previous BlackBerry
device. A security wipe is designed to permanently delete your data so it can't be recovered. This includes email accounts,
downloaded apps, media files, documents, browser bookmarks, and settings.
When the security wipe is completed, your device turns off automatically. To turn on your device, press the Power/Lock
Wipe the data on devices running the BlackBerry OS (version 5.0 - 7.1)
1. On the home screen of your device, tap the Options app.
2. Tap Security or Security Options.
3. Tap Security Wipe.
4. Select the items that you want to delete.
5. Type blackberry.
6. Tap Wipe Data or Wipe.
Wipe the data on devices running the BlackBerry 10 OS
On the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen.
Tap Security and Privacy > Security Wipe.
Tap Delete Data.
If you're planning to give away or recycle your device, remember to also remove your SIM card and media card.