Things to consider while selling your iPhone online

January 9, 2021

The Giz

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iPhone XS is the most expensive iPhone ever. 

If you are planning out to sell the iPhone online, get ready for the hot cash you will receive.

Wait a moment! Before you list your iPhone on the online platforms, consider taking a look at the list we have prepared on important things you should do. 

  • Backup your data on iCloud

Yes, the basics come first. Before you sell your iPhone online, we strongly suggest you back up all your data. 

You might have no idea who is going to handle your phone. It also helps you like you have all the data you need to feed into your new iPhone (in case you buy it!).

You can backup your data either transferring them to your laptop/ personal computer or the best way to do it is – backing up on your iCloud.

You don’t have to spend hours on manual transfer of data to your new phone this way.

  • Condition of your iPhone

What do buyers seek in the used iPhones the most? The condition of the phone. Exactly! 

Before they get to know about your used iPhone, you better understand the phone’s condition in advance. 

Check your phone for scratches, display errors and whether it is charging well or not. Also, look for the battery capacity if it withholds for a decent amount of time or not. 

Things like this will give you a rough idea of how much to quote the resale prices. A pro way to sell for the best price is to jazz up the outer appearance. 

How? Change into a new iPhone case cover, replace with the new screen protector. Small things like these will add to the appearance, which is the first thing any buyer will notice.

  • Carrier

Majority of the cell phones are the unlocked versions. It means that they can be compatible with any voice carrier and data. 

However, you may not find this option in an old iPhone. They are usually bound to certain carriers. 

How to find the iPhone’s original carrier? You can trace them using your IMEI number which you can get from the phone settings and back of your iPhone’s box. 

  • Price

You need to know the approximate price you can expect to sell your iPhone for. 

How to find what price your iPhone will exactly go for? 

Well, you can check for the prices of the same generation iPhones in online sites like eBay and Amazon. 

Based on this information and your phone’s condition, you can define your used iPhones’ price. 

  • Generation

You might very well know that Apple categorizes its models as generations. 

Since 2007 with the 2G iPhone to the latest iPhone 12, you can find the improved configurations and enhanced quality every year.

It impacts your resale value too. How? The more recent your iPhone is, the better the resale price will be. 

Conclusion

These are the main factors you should consider before selling your iPhone in the online market. We hope our insights will be helpful for you to make a better sale. 

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