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Let’s face it. Buying a new smartphone like the latest iPhone 11 is a big investment. If you’re ready to upgrade to a new phone, you can offset the cost by selling your current iPhone. Or, maybe you just have an old iPhone lying around and you want to get some cash for it.
Before you part ways with your old iPhone, you need to do a few things including the following.
Back-Up Your iPhone
The first order of business is to take a complete backup of your phone’s data. This way, you can restore it to your new iPhone. You can back-up via iCloud or iTunes, so choose the right method for you. If you’re not sure how to carry out a back-up, head over to this Apple support page for a quick overview of how it’s done.
Restore the Device
Next, you need to erase all the data on the old iPhone and reset the phone to factory settings. This is easy to do. From the Home Screen, go to ‘Settings’ - ‘General’ and then scroll down the page and tap ‘Reset’ then ‘Erase All Content and Settings’.
Sign Out of Apple Services and Turn Off Find My Phone
You need to sign out of Apple services including iCloud, iTunes and the App Store. If your phone is running iOS 10.2 or later, tap ‘Settings’ [your name]. Then scroll down and tap ‘Sign Out’. Then enter your Apple ID password and tap ‘Turn Off”
If your phone is running an earlier version of IOS, go to ‘Settings’, ‘iCloud’, ‘Sign Out’. Then tap ‘Sign Out’ again, then ‘Delete from My [device]’ and enter your Apple ID password. Then go to ‘Settings’, ‘iTunes & App Store’, ‘Apple ID’ and ‘Sign Out’.
Finally, you need to turn off Find My Phone. Just head to ‘Settings’, ‘[your name]’, ‘iCloud’, ‘Find My iPhone’. Tap the ‘Find My iPhone’ toggle to turn it off.
Clean Your iPhone
Nobody wants to buy a dirty iPhone so you need to clean it. Plus, when you spiff up your old iPhone, you’re bound to get more money for it. Dampen a microfiber cloth with a mild cleanser and wipe your iPhone down. Then take a cotton swab around the edges of the phone and the crevices. You can use compressed air to gently blow dust out of the speaker grills and lightning port.
Choose the Best Place to Sell Your iPhone in Tallahassee
It’s a big hassle to sell your old iPhone yourself. There are many shady buyers out there so you have to be careful. If you do find a good buyer, you have postage and tracking numbers to deal with. It’s just as frustrating to jump through all the hoops of trade-in programs.
We Buy Old iPhones in Tallahassee
A great way to get top dollar for your old iPhone is to sell it to a reputable company like CapitalTech. We’ll make sure you get the most money for your phone. And the best part is, you can be in and out in less than five minutes, with money in hand! Contact us today and let us help you profit off your old iPhone!