How to Erase Videos from Android Phones?

If you are an Android freak, then one of the plausible reasons could be to watch videos and movies anywhere, anytime. Since it is not a cumbersome to carry the Android device everywhere, watching videos and Mp4 files have become much trendier than ever before. Whether you are on a bus, train, in a park, simply take out your Android phone, plug-in your headset and play the video and have fun, simple!

Now if you are about to sell your device someday to someone, it would be very inappropriate to keep your videos which could be personal, confidential, or favorite with an unknown person. Thus it is very much recommended that you better you erase all the videos permanently of your device prior to selling it off.

Now you don’t know how to do it? Well here we are to guide on the topic. Two easy tricks are outlined below to assist you in your pursuit.

Trick 1: Delete Videos from Android Gallery App

In your Android device there is an app by default, called Gallery which basically previews you the images, and videos contained by your Android phone. The videos are stored in categories in different separate folders so by accessing the videos from the Gallery instead of searching them using file explorer, it is easier to delete them instantly. Read below to know as to how to do it:

Step 1. Press the “Menu” button to open the “Gallery” app.

Step 2. Go to the “Videos” folder and tap on it to open it. It shows you all the videos that you have stored in your storage so far.

Step 3. Now scroll down the list and select the video track that you wish to delete.

Step 4. Tap long enough on the video and then tick the checkbox on the right side to choose it for deletion. You can batch several videos this way by ticking on their respective checkboxes.

Step 5. After selecting all the videos for deletion, tap the “Trash” icon above and press “Delete these files” if prompted to verify the deletion process.


  • The method is very time-consuming if the number of videos you choose to delete is large in number as you have to select each and every video one by one.
  • The deleted videos can still be restored using data recovery tools.

Your phone will be automatically rebooted when the factory reset is completed. But this time when it is turned on, there will be no personal data contained within the device.

Trick 2: Erase Videos by Using Safewiper

If you are looking for a genuine data erasing tool which can erase your data with no data recovery possibility, then SafeWiper is the best option to choose. It is one of the renowned tools which can erase all types of data with such a precision that no expert hackers can recover it. Here we would certainly use it to delete the videos from the device.

Key Features:

  • It is compatible with all kinds of Windows OS, such as XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10.
  • It runs with Mac computers as well. It comes under three operation modes- “Erase All Data”, “Erase Private Data”, “Erase App Data”.
  • It needs no internet connection for its working.
  • All time upgrading provisions are available.
  • It works with all kinds of Android phones, such as HTC, Samsung, Motorola, etc.

Procedure to use Safewiper:

Step 1. Download the setup file from the Internet and properly install it to avoid any mishap while it runs.

Step 2. Make sure that your device’s USB Debugging is enabled prior to using the connecting your device to an accessible computer. In order to do that, follow the pathway and enable it: Settings > Developers Options > USB Debugging

Step 3. Select “Erase Private Data” from the list of three available modes of operation.

Step 4. Now choose “Videos” from the left side panel. And then select the videos from the right hand side panel.

Step 5. Click on “Erase” option after your selections, and it will start erasing the selected videos.

While the process continues make sure that your device remains connected to the computer to avoid any intermediate process termination.


Erasing data like video or Mp4 files from the Android devices is highly recommended even by mobile experts, especially when you are just about to sell out device to a store or a person. Most of the users are fully aware of this need and often forget to erase the videos from the device before handing it over to someone else. Besides, most of the deletion process does not bring about expected results as the deleted videos can again be recovered. But with Safewiper the scenario is different as the data is deleted once it cannot be restored again.

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