Things to take care of before selling the used iPhone to someone

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Apple iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X are finally here now and if you are planning to upgrade your old/current iPhone with these latest shiny toys in the town, you gotta read this article! So, before buying the new one, either you have to sell your old iPhone or not if you are planning to keep two iPhones at once (Paisa bohot hai bhai k pass!).

If you are looking to sell your current old iPhone, there are lots of platforms it. You can list your iPhone on free online classifieds like on OLX and Quikr or list it on eBay.in to sell it quickly. You just need the pictures of the device to put them on these websites. Both of the platforms are free and you don’t need to pay anything to put your ads on it.

However, there is an option for premium ads too which makes your ad to appear more than the free ads. You have to pay a little for premium ads but these stand-out ads increase the chances of selling the phone easier and faster.

There is one more portal, called Cashify which buys old iPhones almost instantly. You can head to the website and evaluate the worth of your device based on a questionnaire. Though they offer a hassle free trade, pick-up from home, and cash payments, I have found the quotes usually less as compared to local markets or what you can get at the classified sites. But again, it saves you from a lot of hassle like negotiations, replying to the messages of interested buyers, explaining things on the phone calls, etc.

You can also try to sell your iPhone on Facebook. Look out for the Buy/Sell groups made for your city area and post the details about it there. You can also share about it on your Facebook profile as well.

The other way to sell your iPhone is to visit the local mobile markets in your city. New Delhi has Gaffar market, Mumbai has Manish Market and Lamington Road electronics markets, etc. Make sure to carry your invoice, box, and all the original accessories you have with you!

Guys, make sure to stay aware and safe while doing the deal using any of the above-mentioned methods. Users have reported being conned or looted while doing such deals.

Another thing which you can do is exchange your old iPhone at the time of buying a new one. If you are planning to buy your new iPhone from Flipkart or Amazon, you can easily offer the old iPhone in exchange while placing the order and get an instant discount. The delivery guy will then pick-up the old iPhone from your at the time of delivering the new one.

What To Do Before Selling Your iPhone

First of all, make sure you backup all your data from the iPhone on the cloud or on your PC using the iTunes. You can also use some third party software which creates the backup of all the data including the contacts, messages and app data.

Also, make sure to remove your Apple iCloud ID from the iPhone before selling it to someone. Doing that is very easy, just follow these simple steps and you can easily remove your iCloud ID.

  • Unlock your iPhone and launch Settings.
  • Tap on iCloud then your iCloud ID.
  • Enter your passcode the tap on Devices.
  • Now tap on the device you want to remove and then tap Remove from the account.

Now, that the iCloud ID is now removed, go ahead the perform a full reset of your iPhone. It will then cleans up all the data stored on the iPhone. Once the process completes, you can now hand over the iPhone to the buyer.

Wrapping up

If you have made your mind to buy the next iPhone, you can also offer your previous iPhone to your friends or family members instead of selling it (Daanveer Karn.. hehe..). Of course, you can also sell the iPhone to them, but you might have to offer some extra discount, so it will be a win-win situation for both of you. Selling it to someone you know is always better than selling it to a stranger!

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