If you are a religious Apple iPhone user, chances are, that you upgrade to a newer model every year or at least, every couple of years.
While few things can match the feeling you get when you first switch on your brand new iPhone, the phones are becoming exponentially expensive with each passing year.
Thankfully, switching to a newer model frequently means that you have a relatively less used older model that you can sell to recoup some of your investment in purchasing the latest iPhone.
Even if you have an older model, like the iPhone 7, if you prepare it well, you can get a decent sum of money that may enable you to get a much more recent model.
So, if you’re still making up your mind to sell your used iPhone, make sure you take the following steps to get the maximum value for it:
Fix The Screen
If your current iPhone has a broken screen, the cost of fixing it may be less than the value it will add to the cost of your phone. This is especially true for those using an older model.
The reason behind this is that the spare parts (like a replacement screen) of older iPhones cost significantly less than the parts of newer models. However, the value of a broken and old iPhone, like the iPhone 7 is far less than the cost you can demand when you sell iPhone 7 after getting the screen fixed.
Locate The Original Box And Accessories
This part is critical if you want to get the maximum value of your phone. By simply adding the fact that you have retained the original box and accessories of your device to your listing, you will be making an impression that you have handled your iPhone with utmost care.
However, if you don’t have the original accessories, there is no point in purchasing new ones. While the cost of basic iPhone accessories has remained virtually unchanged for the past few years, they still cost a small fortune and may not add as much value to the resale cost of your phone.
Save And Backup Your Data
Next, perform a thorough backup of all your phone’s data. To do this, the easiest way is to backup to the cloud.
However, if your iCloud storage is full, you also have the option of backing up your data on your personal computer using iTunes.
Make sure you check and double check that ALL of your data has been backed up before moving on to the next step.
Sign Out Of Your Apple Account
Once you have backed up your data, it is time to sign out of your Apple account. Remember, this step is necessary to ensure the person that purchases your phone cannot use your Apple account to make purchases or worse, access your personal data.
Thankfully, signing out of an Apple account on an iPhone is a straightforward process. Simply go into settings, tap your name (or the name you chose for your Apple account), scroll to the bottom on the screen and tap on ‘Sign Out’.
Reset The Device
Finally, it is time to perform a factory reset on your device. Once again, doing this is super easy. Simply go into the settings of your phone, tap on ‘General’ and then on the subsequent screen, and select the ‘Reset’ option.
You’ll get a warning that the action will erase all the data on your phone. If you are selling it off, you must do this to make sure the new owner of your phone does not gain access to your personal data.
By executing these steps, you will not just be ensuring that you get a fair price for your old iPhone 7, but you will also be ensuring that your personal data remains protected.