Smartphone companies do launch new phones regularly. Be it Samsung or Apple, they frequently launch new models or update the existing ones to keep the customers within their brand. When it comes to smartphones iPhone has a huge fan base and most of the people who once start to use the iPhone, rarely go for any other brand of mobile.
When you look to upgrade to a new iPhone, you need to gift, sell or trade the existing iPhone. As these smartphones are integrated with our day-to-day life, we need to follow a few things before trading or selling the old iPhone.
Here are 8 things you need to do before selling an iPhone
Back-Up Your iPhone
When you plan to sell your old iPhone and buy a new iPhone, the first thing you need to do is to back up your data using your iCloud account. It is recommended to back up your data in both the iCloud account and on your computer.
This way, you will always have a backup of your backed-up data. In case you have more data to back up and if you are short on time, you can uninstall the unwanted apps and images and this will shorten the backup time of your iPhone.
Backup the data from third-party apps
Most of us use third-party apps like telegram and WhatsApp for messaging. If you are planning to buy a new iPhone, then you need to backup your data on these third-party apps. For example, if you use Whatsapp, then you need to go to the Whatsapp setting and backup all the Whatsapp data. So, when you buy a new iPhone, you can download the data from Whatsapp’s server.
Unlock your iPhone to sell for a higher price
If you want the best price for your iPhone, then you need to unlock your iPhone. When an iPhone is unlocked, you can use it on any carrier. When a phone is carrier locked, it can only be used on that carrier’s network.
With an unlocked iPhone, you will have more buyers as the phone can be used on any network.
Unpair all your Apple devices
If you use multiple Apple products like Apple Smartwatch or Airpods, then most probably you would have paired your iPhone with those devices. So, when plan to trade or sell your iPhone, you should unpaid your iPhone from all other Apple products you use.
Reset the iPhone to the factory setting
After backing up all your data, it is better to erase all your data from your iPhone. We do not know who will be buying the phone and what will they do with the data on the phone. And if we manually delete the data from the phone, there are chances that we will miss out on deleting all the data.
So the best option is to reset the iPhone to the factory setting. You can reset by selecting the transfer or reset iPhone option in the general setting. And then choose “Erase all content and setting”. This will ensure that all the personal data from the phone is erased.
Deep clean your iPhone to make it look good
When you have used your iPhone for a year or two, the wear and tear will show on the iPhone. So, once you decide to sell the phone, you need to deep clean the phone. You need to make it look clean and good. So, when a buyer looks at the phone, he will be interested in buying the phone.
Remove your sim card from the phone
You need to remove your sim card before selling or giving away your iPhone. If you are buying a new unlocked phone, then you can use your old sim card in the new phone. Or if your new phone comes with a sim card, you can destroy the old sim card.
Remove this iPhone from the list of trusted devices
Removing your iPhone from the list of trusted devices is one of the important things you need to do when you plan to sell your old iPhone. You can remove the old iPhone from the trusted list of devices by using your newly bought iPhone.
You can head to settings, then tap the old iPhone from the device list and remove the old iPhone from the account. This way the old iPhone will be removed from the trusted list of devices.
These are the 8 important things you need to do when you are planning to sell your old iPhone. At Mobile Mobile Orlando, we do buy used iPhones for a better price and in any condition.
We also sell new and certified pre-used smartphones with fast financing. Apart from buying and selling iPhones, we also specialize in iPhone repair. Contact us at (407) 584-5513 for any issues related to smartphones, iPad, and Macbooks.