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Erase Your Smartphone Remotely from Outlook Web App

If you lose your smartphone or want to upgrade to a newer model, ensure that Exchange messages cannot be read by erasing (wiping) your phone.

If your phone is lost or stolen, you should also contact your service provider to deactivate it.

Operating System: All

Applies To: UB faculty, staff medical residents, retirees and administrative accounts

Last Reviewed: January 10, 2017

Wipe Your Phone


This wipes your entire phone, not just your Exchange mail.

  1. Open Outlook Web Access (OWA) on your computer, not phone, at and log in with your UBITName and password and the Captcha displayed on the page.
  2. Select the gear icon > Options > See All Options.
  3. Select Phone.
  4. Select the Mobile Devices tab.
  5. Click on the smartphone you want to remove.
  6. Click Wipe Device.
  7. Status will change to “pending”. The next time the device connects to the service provider's network or a wireless network, it will receive the wipe command and erase all data.
  8. You will receive an automated email once the device is wiped.

Contact the UBIT Help Center

Have a UBITName? You may also use the UBIT Help Center Online (login required).

(xxx) xxx-xxxx
Use your email, if known