5 Things You Should Think About Before Selling Your iPhone

Whether you’re dissatisfied with your iPhone or want to upgrade to a newer one, selling it is a good way to get some extra funds for your next phone. Before selling your iPhone to a friend, selling it to a recycler, or listing it online, there are some things you must keep in mind. Here are the top factors you need to consider as you prepare to sell.

  1. Backup Your Data

Before you delete anything, make sure you have a backup of any important information, including:

  • Photos
  • Videos
  • Contacts
  • Notes

There are two ways to backup this data. Depending on your preferences, you can sync your data to your computer via iTunes or back it all up in iCloud. Depending on how many gigabytes your backup is, you might need to pay extra for iCloud storage.

  1. Turn Off iMessage and Activation Lock

Go to Settings > Messages to switch iMessage off. Open Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone to turn Activation Lock off, if you had it on in the first place.

      3. Sign Out of the App Store and iCloud

Open Settings > iTunes & App Store > Apple ID > and choose Sign Out. Then go to Settings > iCloud and click Sign Out.

  1. Erase Everything

Once your important data is saved, it’s time to completely reset your iPhone. This is accomplished by going to Settings > General > Reset. You’ll want to choose the option that says “Erase All Content and Settings.” Depending on your security preferences, you might need to enter your passcode. Click “Erase iPhone” and your data will be wiped.

  1. Deactivate Your Phone’s Carrier Service

You’ll need to call your mobile carrier and request for them to deactivate your phone and remove it from your account.

Once you’ve followed these 5 steps, you’re ready to sell your iPhone and get something new. Depending on which phone you’re getting next, consider getting a convenient iPhone SE case with card holder or custom iPhone 6s wallet from jimmyCASE. Contact us here for more information.