Top 5 Tips for Selling your iPhone

By iPhone Approved Unlock  •  27 September, 2019

The iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max have just been announced, so it’s high time to think about upgrading your old iPhone for a shiny, new, feature packed iPhone. But before you rush out we’ve got some top tips to make sure you get the most amount of cash when selling an iPhone.


The Best Way to Sell An iPhone


Before we look at the top 5 tips its worth considering how you should sell your iPhone, as there are three main ways. The first way is to use a buying service who will buy your iPhone with minimal fuss or effort, but the catch is they’ll only offer you a minimal price. Option 2 is to trade it in directly against a newer model using Apples recycling scheme, again this cuts out any middle man but the discount you’ll be offered on a new iPhone when trading in your old one in will again seem on the low side. The best option to consider when selling your iPhone is to sell it yourself, yes it’s a bit more effort but you could get between $100 and $200 more for it!


Tip 1: Factory reset your iPhone


Seems obvious but there’s a few things to do to make sure the new owner feels like they are getting a fresh iPhone, and also that your personal data is protected.

  • If you have an Apple watch paired to your iPhone, unpair it now.
  • Take a backup of your iPhone using iCloud or iTunes
  • Sign out of iTunes, iCloud and the App Store
  • Tap General > Reset > Erase all Contents and Settings

You now have a clean, fresh iPhone ready to sell.


Tip 2: Take Great Photos of your iPhone


Sell iPhone Great Pictures


Now we aren’t expecting any award winning photography entries here, but taking clear, concise, honest and yet attractive pictures of your iPhone will transform your advert and make it a lot more appealing. Use a clear backdrop like a wood or glass table and fill the frame with the iPhone, if there are a few bumps and scrapes don’t hide them – show them as best you can, it will save you hassle in the long run!

Don’t use stock or studio photos – it will instantly put people off and make them wonder why you haven’t uploaded your own photos, what are you hiding?


Tip 3: Unlock your iPhone


Sell iPhone Great Pictures


This is the easiest way to get the most amount of money possible when selling your iPhone used. If you look on auction sites today, locked iPhone X models are selling for around $400, with unlocked iPhone X models commanding around $150 more than this! The average unlock will cost you around $25 so unlocking your iPhone still makes a massive cash difference in your pocket.

Unlocking your iPhone is simple and straightforward, all you need to do is find your iPhones IMEI number by dialling *#06# and use our iPhone unlock service, which can get your iPhone permanently unlocked within 24 hours – and you can still advertise your iPhone with any warranty still remaining as the unlocking service won’t affect this!


Tip 4: Advertise It Locally and on Auction Sites


Tip 4 revolves around making sure you advertise your iPhone in the right places. Using an online auction or listing site will make sure your iPhone is seen by the maximum possible amount of people, if you have the original box and suitable packaging it’s also easy to ship your iPhone cross country for the right cash price.

Also look at using local Facebook buy and sell groups, these are now one of the most popular ways to sell used items as they often appear right in the feed of people who have liked these groups, which is generally in the thousands. Take some time to research the right group to sell your iPhone in for your local area as this is often the most hassle free way of moving your iPhone onto its next owner.


Tip 5: Be Honest


Simple really, just be honest! If your phone has a scratch or dent – say it in the advert and reflect this in the price. If the battery is past its best put it in the advert. If it hasn’t got a scratch on it – tell them! Putting as much honest information in the advert along with those informative photos will save you loads of time answering calls or messages from people asking the same questions. It’s also important to remember on listing and auction sites if the buyer is not happy with the iPhone you sold them they can argue it was not as described and return it to you, which could be a massive hassle and a postage charge you may need to cover!

So there are 5 tips to ensure you get the most when you sell an iPhone, following these tips could get you as much as $350 more for your used iPhone, the difference between an iPhone 11 and an iPhone 11 pro!


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