If you have upgraded to a new iPhone model, or you are planning on upgrading and want extra cash to do it, you may want to consider selling your old iPhone. Depending on the condition of your device, you could make quite a bit of money to put toward the new model. Before you can sell the iPhone, you need to get it ready to sell. This involves the following steps.

  • Wipe the Phone Clean – You need to wipe the device clean of all of your personal information, apps, photos, etc. The first thing to do is backup the device so your information is stored someplace else. Next, you need to disable Find My iPhone. Once you have done this, you can erase all of the content, and remove the SIM card. Make sure that there are no traces of any personal information that someone else could end up accessing.
  • Clean the Phone – Now that the phone has been cleaned internally, it is time to pretty it up. The iPhone needs to be cleaned up so it looks good. Wipe down the screen with a soft cloth, and a cleaner that has been specifically made for screens. Do not use window cleaner, as this can damage the screen. Be sure to clean out the ports, headphone jack, etc.
  • Pack it Up – If you have the original packaging for your old iPhone, include it in the sale. You can charge more money if the device is packed in its original box. Also, if you have any accessories, such as cables, chargers, etc., be sure to include them in the sale as well. The more you can offer, the more money you are going to make.

Once you have your iPhone ready to sell, you need to find the best way to sell it in order to get the most money. There are several ways you can sell gadgets, including locally and through a variety of websites. Before you sell, it is a good idea to research all of the selling methods. This way, you can be sure that you are going to make the most money when you sell your old iPhone. Some of our favorite ways to sell older iPhones and other gadgets include:

1. Gadget Salvation

If you want to get top dollar for your old iPhone, you need to visit Gadget Salvation. If your device is in good shape, you will get top dollar for it. All you have to do is get a quote, send in the phone, and they will send you the money. It’s as simple as that. The better condition your phone is in, the more money you are going to be able to get for it.

2. eBay

A good way to be able to get exactly the amount you want for your old iPhone is to sell it on eBay. If you use the “buy it now” option, you can set a price. You can also use the auction, but often that doesn’t go too well, because if the bidding doesn’t go up, you could end up selling for a lot less than you planned. You may also end up having to pay for shipping, so remember to factor that in when you are setting your price.

3. Craigslist

This is a great way to sell items locally, and you can get your money right away. You do need to take care when using Craigslist and other similar sites though. Make sure that you arrange to meet potential buyers in well-lit, public areas. You never know who you are meeting up with, and you can never be too careful.