3 Essential Things to Do Before Selling Your Old iPhone

The iPhone is insanely popular. In fact, more than 1.5 billion iPhones have been sold since their release in 2007.

So if you’re looking to sell your old iPhone, there’s a great chance you’ll be able to find someone to take it off your hands. But before you sell, there are some crucial things you should do to keep your information intact and safe.

Keep reading for the top essential things you should do before selling your old iPhone.

1. Back it Up

First and foremost, you should back up your old iPhone. This will make sure that you have all of your information and assets. Back up your photos, your contacts, and your messages.

This way, it will also be super easy to set up your new iPhone.

Start by making sure you’re signed into iCloud on your phone. Go to settings > your profile > iCloud to backup and switch it to on.

You can also see when your most recent backup happen. No matter what, you should perform one final backup today so that it is completely up to date.

Then, when you get your new iPhone, all of your contacts, pictures, and apps can automatically download. Easy as pie.

2. Remove Your Personal Information

Next, you should clear your iPhone of all your personal information before you sell your old iPhone. This way, no one can access your private data in the future.

Start by signing out of iCloud, iTunes, and the App Store. This will ensure that future users won’t be able to use your account for their iPhone data.

Then go to settings and tap general > reset > erase all content and settings. This will wipe the phone of all your information, making it ready for its new owner. 

And this way, you don’t have to worry that they’ll be able to access your passwords, credit card information, or other personal details.

3. Transfer the Phone

Last but not least, you need to transfer the phone to its new owner. Do this by contacting your cell phone carrier, whether it’s Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T or another company.

They’ll be able to help you move the iPhone off of your plan and get it ready for the new owner.

If your iPhone has a SIM card, it’s really simple to do this. But if there isn’t a SIM card, your carrier can help with the process.

Then, once this is done, remove your old iPhone from your list of trusted devices on your other Apple devices. And now you’re done! Read on here for additional tips and tricks.

What to Do Before You Sell Your Old iPhone

There you have it: the 3 essential things to do before you sell your old iPhone. Now that you know them, make a plan and put them into place. Then you’ll be ready to hand your phone over to its new owner.

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