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8 Things You Need to Do Before Selling Your iPhone

iPhones are  great mobile phones that have been ever built. With great care, this handset can be served for a long period in case it doesn’t get stolen or lost. Most of the iPhone users make use of such a device for a certain period and then sell them. At the time of selling, if these devices are upgraded, they become like an advanced version. Besides, there are certain things that you must keep in mind before selling your iPhone to avoid any trouble. Read more if you are Selling your iPhone-

1. Backup your iPhone with iTunes, iCloud or Other Backup Devices

The very first thing that you must do before selling your iPhone is back up. This will allow you to upgrade an iPhone online without facing any trouble. iPhone can be much harder to customize, so rather than starting all over again, you can select precisely where you left off, with settings, apps, customization and so on.

It is advisable to make a double backup – one stored in iTunes or iCloud and the other should be stored in your computer. By this way, you can easily access the backup available when you get a new iPhone.

Using iTunes

If you make use of iTunes on your PC to back up your iPhone, you must run one last backup before you switching it off.

• Connect iPhone to PC
• Launch iTunes
• Tap on the iPhone icon in the menu bar when it appears
• Click Encrypt Backup and a password
• Tap on the Back up Now

Using iCloud

You can do the backup of your iPhone data in iCloud at any time:

• Open the Settings app
• At the top of the screen, click your Apple ID banner
• Click on iCloud
• Click iCloud Backup
• Click Back Up Now

2. Turn off Find My iPhone

This thing is very important. If you ever turned on Find my iPhone or iCloud, there are great chances that Activation lock is disabled from your phone. This is a great anti-theft feature that necessitates the original Apple ID used to activate the phone in order to activate for a new user. This is a great feature to protect your iPhone from thieves, but in case you sell your iPhone without turning off the feature, it will stop the buyer to make use of the phone. You can solve this problem by turning off ‘Find My iPhone’ feature before making a deal.

3. Unlock Your Phone

This is optional, but in many situations, a used iPhone available online is worth more in case it is unlocked from the original smartphone network. When the iPhones get activated, they are locked to a network. After some time period, iPhones can be unlocked, as this enables them to work with any smartphone network. Selling an unlocked iPhones signifies that the purchaser has the more flexibility and you can sell it to anybody i.e. not only to the customers of your present phone organization. This is valued if you are selling to an iPhone trade-in organization.

4. Wipe Out the Device

Ensure that you have erased each and everything from your iPhone before selling it. At times, the data is restored when you manually erase it, so ensure to check the data twice or thrice. There are many devices accessible in the market for erasing the data permanently from your iPhone with just a single click. No-one can recover your data after deleting by making use of this software.

5. Factory Resetting

Now that everything is backed up off from the device and erased from the actual device, it is the right time do a factory resetting. This is can be done as such:

Go to the Settings Option < Tap General < Click Reset < Erase All the Content and Settings.

6. Sign Out of iCloud

For assuring that no one can have access to your iCloud data after you have handed over your iPhone off, you must sign out each and everything that is connected to your Apple ID. Though, you have deleted each and everything from your iPhone, you still sign out iCloud very first.

Go the Settings App < Click your Apple ID banner < Scroll down to the button and click Sign Out.

7. Export Your Contacts to iCloud

The contacts are perhaps the more valuable as compared to other data you have in your iPhone, because it contains the details of your network. If you don’t need to lose your contacts, then before selling iPhone is to export your contacts to iCloud.

Follow the below process before you backup your contacts to iCloud:

• Log in to iCloud account and tap on the contact app

• When the contact list gets displayed, tap on the gear button left and tap ‘select all’

• Tap the gear button and choose ‘Export vCard’

• On the dialog box select save for saving the contacts on your PC

8. Call Your Carrier to unlink your iPhone From Your Account

If you are selling your iPhone to the one who make use of different carrier rather than the one to which your device is originally connected to, you can unlock it by calling your present carrier.

So, if you want to sell your iPhone Online, then must perform the above mentioned basic operations beforehand.

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Jeremy Hill

The article is contributed by Jeremy Hill, who is associated with JemJem as an editor. JemJem is the top online retailer of refurbished apple devices in the USA. He enjoys creating, uncovering and disseminating new and interesting perspectives on technology and mobile phones.

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