9 Things You Should Do Before Selling Your iPhone

It’s no secret that Apple’s iPhone is one of the most expensive smartphones out there. Paying this high price gives you access to the latest innovations and also a decent resale value in the future.

Are you planning to sell your iPhone? Whether you’re upgrading to the latest iPhone or any other smartphones, here are a few things to keep in mind when selling iPhones.


Find a Suitable Seller

There are a number of ways you can sell your iPhone. You can sell it to third-party sellers, buyback stores, Facebook Marketplace, eBay, Craigslist, and so on. If you’re looking for cash, then these options are suitable.

2.Compare Prices 

Your iPhone’s worth will depend on a number of factors, including the model, how gently used it is, is there any damage, and so on. You should consider getting price estimates from multiple websites to get a better understanding of the estimate you are hoping for. Knowing what price to expect will help you avoid scammers.

3.BackUp Your Phone

As soon as you decide to sell your iPhone, back up the content of your phone in its entirety. Use iCloud or iTunes to backup contacts, photos, videos, documents, songs, and so on. This is something you should routinely do to avoid losing your data if something happens to the device. 

4.Sign Out of all Accounts

Sign out of all your accounts, especially iCloud, iTunes, and the App Store. Also, remember to sign out from any social media platforms, or better yet, delete the apps altogether.

5.Erase Data

Once you’ve backed everything up, proceed to deleted everything. From notes to apps to passwords- delete it all.

You can erase iPhone from Settings . If you’re unable to open Settings, you can use a computer to erase iPhone.

6.Unpair Other Devices

If you’ve paired your iPhone with AirPods, Apple Watch, or anything other devices, make sure you unpair them.

7.Deregister iMessage

Though restoring the factory settings should do the trick, to be on the safer side deregister from iMessage. Several users have reported that they sometimes receive messages that were meant for the old user. This is particularly important if you’re switching to a non-Apple phone.

8.Turn Off ‘Find My iPhone’

Find My iPhone is an extremely useful application to locate your phone in case it is stolen or misplaced. But when you’re reselling your phone, go to iCloud and turn off Find My iPhone.

9.Remove SIM Card

This might seem like an obvious tip, but you’d be surprised to learn how many people forget to take out their SIM cards before shipping the phone. Save yourself the unnecessary hassle and double-check the SIM card slot before you pack it up.

Reselling your iPhone is a fairly straightforward process. Hopefully, the tips mentioned above come in handy for selling your iPhone for the best price.

At Gizmogo you can sell your phone with ease as everything is conducted in one place, you can even sell other electronics, broken or working.

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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 support@gizmogo.com 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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