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3 Critical Things To Do Before Selling Your iPhone

When new iPhones are released, they generate a lot of public hype. Everybody wants the newest, coolest gadget available. Your current phone seems out of date when comparing to the latest model. A great way to get one last use from your phone is to trade it in. This can greatly reduce the cost of your new device and people who sell iPhone models from earlier generations understand this.

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Before placing your order, you should do a few things with your current iPhone.

1. Back Up Your Files, Memory and Data

Synching a smartphone to a PC or laptop is not a hard task, yet many people simply do not bother. Then their phone breaks and they lose all of their precious music, apps and photos. Take a few minutes to upload all of the data to your PC, and then when you have your new iPhone, you can restore all of the saved files instead of starting from scratch.

You can also use Apple’€™s iCloud service as backup. Keep in mind that iCloud does not support and back up all file types. Also, if your phone is an older model, you will not have access to the service.

2. Delete All Data and Settings From Your Phone

By deleting all data from the phone, you are protecting your privacy. If you don’t clear the memory on your iPhone, you run the risk of complete strangers being able to access your personal data and information. This is specifically dangerous if you use mobile banking apps or have a private photo album.

Remember also that clearing data from your cell phone does not guarantee all of your personal data is removed! Some apps that you download can stay linked to your cell hardware ID. Take a moment to check each app and their ID authentication process. If you have major concerns or problems, visit the official app websites. If you’re seriously thinking about what it takes to sell iPhone models and get a good return on your investment, safer is always better than sorry!

3. New and Old iPhones Are Always in High Demand

If you think the western world charges too much for iPhones, the latest models can go for $1000 plus in India!

The longer you hold on to your old cell phone, the less value it will be worth. Online market research has revealed that every time a new model is released, its predecessors depreciate in value significantly. One week after a new iPhone is released, old models drop 5% in value. After 2 weeks, they will lose 12% in value. When your boss tells you time is money, he’€™s not lying.

If you currently own an iPhone 5 and want to replace it, procrastinating could mean you lose a valuable $70 on potential selling price. Whenever a new model is released, there is a boom in sales on trade-in websites and companies. You can take advantage of these times as there will be lots of bargain hunters looking for people who sell iPhone models that are no longer the newest out there.

As always, it is wise to carry out research. Compare special offers and prices from as many potential buyers as you can. Don’t just go with the first person who offers you money. If you are prepared to trade in your old phone for store credit, the value will be higher than pay-by-cash.

Look on trade-in phone websites who sell iPhone models to get an idea of what typical asking prices are. Work out an average and decide your asking price but keep figures realistic to avoid disappointment. People will try to barter with you, so start slightly higher than planned. Good luck!

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  1. MSI Sakib

    April 5, 2014 at 4:09 am

    Hi admin,
    Thanks for your valuable advices. All your point are true to save our privacy but I don’t want to sell my iPhone. By the way thanks for the tips.

  2. Prakash

    April 10, 2014 at 10:23 am

    These things must be done while selling our iPhone. Thanks for sharing these nice things.

  3. Sudipto

    April 22, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Hey Edwin,
    Thanks for sharing this information with us. Making back up of files, memory and data is very important. Other point you mentioned above are also very important.

  4. Mark Angelo

    September 14, 2014 at 2:20 am

    Hi admin! Thanks for that useful tips. I am planning to upgrade from iPhone 5C to iPhone 6 and those tips you provided will be useful. Thank you!

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