When it's time to upgrade to a new cell phone and you're thinking "I need to sell my iPhone," that’s a wise decision. Selling your old iPhone is a terrific method to save money. There are, however, some steps you need to take before you dispose of your phone. Continue reading and find out what to do and how you can get more cash for your phone.
How to get the best price for your iPhone
Whether you're looking at the new iPhone 13 or the iPhone 13 Pro, don't just discard your old phone and throw it in your drawer when you upgrade. Sell your iPhone! That old piece of glass is worth a lot more than you realize.
A used iPhone can be exchanged for a store credit or a gift card at Apple stores. However, you can generally get more cash when you either sell it yourself and set your own price or trade-in your iPhone to a reputable trade-in site.
In a private sale, you can start with your friends and see if anyone is interested in buying your Apple iPhone from you.
It's a good idea to look at what other iPhone models similar to yours are selling for and use that information to determine when you advertise yours.
Naturally, an iPhone in good condition will fetch a higher price (and you may not be able to sell a broken iPhone). Apple products sell for more than most phone products, and if you still have the original box and accessories, it will help boost your phone's worth even more.
If you want your phone to have the highest resale value, consider purchasing a good case and a screen protector next time you buy a new one. They'll keep your device appearing brand new, which is the greatest way to get the most cash when you decide in the future that “it’s time to sell my iPhone.”
If you don’t want the hassle that usually comes from selling your device yourself but you still want to get more cash for your phone, sell your iPhone to honest buy and sell sites.
Here at mac me an offer, we offer highly competitive prices for Apple gadgets like iPhone, iPad, and others. We offer more than other companies with buyback programs. You can also expect a fast, secure, and hassle-free transaction all the time.
How to sell your iPhone
Before you sell your iPhone, there are two major steps you need to take: back up your data and reset to factory settings.
Backup your iPhone
You should digitally clean your iPhone before deciding to sell it for cash. However, before wiping it clean, you should unpair your iPhone from all other devices and sign out from other tertiary services like Messenger, Gmail, Apple Pay, and all other apps and services you're automatically signed in to.
When you’ve done this, it’s time to back up your phone to save your data. You want to back up your data in case something goes wrong.
You have the option of backing up your data using the following:
- iCloud backup
- Mac backup
- Windows PC
Check out this page from Apple on how to back up your phone. Just select your iPhone version from the drop-down menu for the exact steps.
- Unpair your iPhone from other devices
- Sign out from other services
Reset your iPhone
By performing a factory reset on your iPhone, you can erase all of your data. Here's how to do it in iOS 15 and later:
- Go to General in the Settings App. Next, select the Transfer or Reset iPhone option from the drop-down menu.
- Click Continue after tapping Erase All Content and Settings.
- Wait a few moments, then enter your passcode if prompted.
- Remove Activation Lock and Find My iPhone, enter your Apple ID password. Then confirm that you want to restore your iPhone to its factory settings.
In iOS 14 and earlier:
- Go to Settings.
- Select General.
- Scroll down to Reset.
- Click Erase All Content and Settings.
- Wait a few moments, then enter your passcode or Apple ID password if prompted.
- Confirm that you want to restore your iPhone to its factory settings.
It may take a few minutes to remove your data and information, depending on the storage capacity of your iPhone.
When you’ve backed up your data and restored your iPhone to factory settings, and you’ve asked yourself, “am I ready to sell my iPhone?” Then you most certainly are.
Here at mac me an offer, we have Certified Technicians who can perform the factory reset for you and delete all your data so you don’t have to worry about other people gaining access to your information. We make sure all your stored passwords and even your browser’s password cache are wiped out.
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