How to Sell an iPhone Online

Selling Used iPhone’s Online: An Overview

Are you wondering how to sell a used iPhone? It can seem intimidating to sell electronics online, but it’s also a nice way to clear up space and put a little extra cash in your pocket. We asked the Gizmogo Team for their top tips on selling online, just for you.


How To Sell Used iPhones Online

Before you look at where to sell a used iPhone online, let’s look at the how. It’s not quite as simple as slapping up a listing and making a bank. There’s a lot you can do to make it a safer, happier transaction for yourself. 

Step #1 – Remove All Data

You would be surprised how many people don’t correctly protect their personal data. Remember your phone has an inbuilt GPS, it probably has banking apps and other sensitive data…if you’ve ever said, “My whole life is on my phone” then you need to make sure you take every step possible to stay safe. Plus, your buyer doesn’t want to find themselves linked to your iCloud or unable to unlock the phone! 

Step #2 – Clean The Device

It’s amazing how many people take one blurry photo of a greasy, fingerprint-filled screen and then wonder why they can’t sell their used iPhones! While you might not be able to make it look brand new again, cleaning it up and making it look as good as possible is the way to get the best prices, too.

Step #3 – Find All The Parts

If you’ve had your phone for a while, you might not be able to locate items like the box and extra accessories, and that’s not the end of the world. If, however, you can offer your buyer an entire package, including the serial numbers and so on from the box, you’ll get more attention. So it’s worth a few minutes to see what you can put together.

Where To Sell Used iPhones Online

Now it’s time to sell your used iPhone online! Here are three potential venues to sell your iPhone online, as well as their pros and cons. 

Option #1 – Online Trade-in

This method won’t get you a lot of money, and you may only get ‘shop credit’ instead of actual cash, but it can be a viable method. You may be surprised to find you can do this online, too! Places like Amazon will allow you to do online trade-ins for store credit. If you were hoping to upgrade your device and have a vendor in mind it’s a simple way to get the job done, if not the most lucrative around.

Option #2 – Private Sales

Selling privately through online listings will probably get you the highest cash offer, but it’s neither quick nor easy. Be prepared to put up with a lot of sob stories and time wasters. It also will, unless you are incredibly trusting or your buyer is, require an in-person meetup somewhere down the line, although you can do most of the legwork online. Be sure to take steps to protect yourself from fraudsters and scam artists, and always make the trade somewhere safe- don’t invite strangers to your home!

Option #3 – Online Electronics Buyers

Possibly the best combination of ease and return, online second-hand electronics buyers offer you a chance to get offered a fair sales price from a neutral party. Once you decide on a reputable online vendor, you will typically send the device in. They will make you an offer, and if you accept it, the money will be on the way to your chosen payment method. Very little hassle and fuss. 

Introduction to Gizmogo

Keen to experience the Gizmogo difference? We pride ourselves on offering you the best possible price, in a seamless process that’s frustration-free. We’ll also offer you a full privacy-focused data wipe, just to make sure nothing but the device is sold and you stay as safe as possible. With free USPS/UPS shipping offered to get the device to us, you just have to decide if the price is right. Within 3-5 business days, the money will be winging its way to you. Looking for a hassle-free way to sell your iPhone online? Try Gizmogo today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If your device is not listed, place your order as an Unknown Device. Please review our list of accepted electronics to ensure your device falls into one of the classifications. Following our fee-free shipping, we will evaluate your device and send you a quote. If you choose not to sell, your device will be returned to you free of charge!

Yes! We accept a vast amount of different electronic devices regardless of condition. To find out how much your damaged device is worth, locate your device on our website, select your model, and indicate the condition to receive an instant quote. If it has any value, we will compensate you accordingly. Otherwise, we would recycle it responsibly for you

There are a few reasons why the quoted payment can change following our evaluation:

  • You did not accurately select the condition of the device (most common).
  • The device has defects that are not indicated on your order.
  • You chose the wrong device or device model when completing your order.

Our customer service team is happy to answer any additional questions about changes to your quote

Our grading standard is different from what people usually would think. Our professional technicians base their evaluation on the quality of factors such as the

  • Screen
  • Frame
  • Backside
  • USB Charging Port

It is common for people to believe their phone is ‘like new,’ only to have a slightly different definition of the term compared to the industry standards.

If you don’t see your device on our list, email us at for your free quote. Include the device brand, model, and serial number in your message. We will have our technician deliver an estimate within 24 hours.

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