Recently my friend Austin had one thing getting on his nerves. As an Apple fan, he was looking for selling old iPhone for extra money so as to buy a new one. However, he was not clear about how to sell old iPhone at the best price and what to do before selling old iPhone. Actually, it is a great trouble that iPhone lovers have to face. Here is a guide to learn how to sell old iPhones.

Part 1: What to Do before Selling an Old iPhone

Before selling old iPhone, you have to back up all information on your old iPhone and erase all information. Next, let me introduce a useful tool for you to back up information and some tips to erase information on iPhone.

1. Enter the website: https://drive.google.com and log in with your Google Drive for iPad account. If you don’t have, you can create one.

1. Back up All Personal Information with Leawo iTransfer

Leawo iTransfer is actually powerful and easy-to-use iPhone transferring software that makes the data of iPhone easier to transfer. It’s super convenient to transfer 12 kinds of files like apps, photos, music, videos, SMS, contacts and so on between iOS devices, iTunes and computers. Meanwhile, it can also back up iPhone files to computer. The following steps will illustrate how to back up iPhone data to computer.

iTransfer

Leawo iTransfer 

☉ Transfer files among iOS devices, iTunes and PCs with ease.
☉ Transfer up to 14 kinds of data and files without iTunes.
☉ Support the latest iOS devices like iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, etc.
☉ Play back, view, and delete data and files on iOS devices.

Step 1: Run Leawo iTransfer and connect iPhone to computer with USB cable. The software will automatically recognize and detect your iPhone.

Run Leawo iTransfer

Step 2: In the left sidebar, click “LIBRARY” and you can see different types of files on iPhone, such as app, music, photos, contacts, SMS, bookmarks, notes, etc. Now you can choose to back up iPhone files. Here I would like to take music as an example. Go to iPhone > Library > Music and music on iPhone appears on the right interface. Check the square checkbox before song names to select certain items. After that, right click selected songs to choose “Transfer to > My Computer”.

 choose files

Step 3: A dialog will pop up and check “Save to Folder” and click “Change” to choose a target folder on your computer to save those files. After it is done, click “Transfer Now” to start backing up iPhone files to computer.

Choose target folder to save

2. Erase/Reset iPhone to Remove All Personal Information

After you back up your iPhone information to computer, you can delete all of your personal data and recover it to factory settings. When you delete contacts, calendars, photos or any other iCloud information, don’t forget to sign out of iCloud with your Apple ID. In this way, it can prevent your data stored on iCloud from being deleted when your Apple ID is signed in iCloud. Take a look at the following steps to learn how to remove personal information on iPhone.

Step 1: Sign out of iCloud and the iTunes & App Store.

1. For iOS 10.3 or later, tap on Settings > Apple ID. Scroll down and tap “Sign Out”, then enter your Apple ID password and click “Turn Off”.

2. For iOS 10.2 or earlier, go to Settings > iCloud > Sign Out and then tap on “Delete from My iPhone”. You will be required to enter your Apple ID password. After that, go to Settings > iTunes & App Store > Apple ID > Sign Out.

Sign out of iCloud and the iTunes & App Store

Step 2: Recover to factory settings

Go back to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. You will be asked to enter your iPhone passcode or Restrictions passcode. After you enter it, click “Erase iPhone”.

Part 2: How to Sell Old iPhone at the Best Price

How to sell my old iPhone? Now I would like to introduce two ways for you to learn how to sell my old iPhone.

1. Through Apple’s Renew and Recycling Programme

Go to https://drive.google.com and sign in your Google Drive on iPad with your account. If no account is available, try to create one.

Apple's Renew and Recycling Programme

To sell old iPhones, you must know Apple’s Renew and Recycling Programme website: https://www.apple.com/uk/recycling/. It is really a useful website for you to sell your old iPhone. In fact, you can sell your old iPhone at any Apple Store. This website provides you all available App Store information. If your old iPhone is qualified, you will get a gift card.
When you decide to sell your old iPhone to an Apple store and enter it, Apple’s staff will estimate your old iPhone and give you a price based on the model and appearance. You can choose to trade in by getting that value subtracted from the price of a new iPhone. Besides, you can also recycle online by telling them which iPhone model you have and they’ll email you a pre-paid postage label. Once you’ve deleted your data, send your iPhone to them and all you need to do is wait for money.

2. Through Second-hand iPhone Recycling or Local Stores

You can also sell old iPhones with online marketplace such as mResell, eBay.co.uk and other recycling or local stores. Here I would like to introduce three second-hand iPhone recycling stores.

1. mResell

mResell

mResell is well-known as a famous online platform for people to sell their electronic devices and it also has cooperation with Macworld . Its interface is super clean for you to easy to learn how to sell old iPhone on its store. If you don’t know where to you’re your old iPhone, come to mResell and get a good priceyou’re your old iPhone.

2. Amazon

amazon

Amazon offers a comparably better price for old iPhone. If you are looking for a place to sell old iPhones. Amazon is also a good place for you. You only need to decide which iPhone you want to sell, mail to it with a free pre-paid UP shipping label. In return, Amazon will give you back a gift card.

3. A Reference of Bottom Price of Each iPhone Model

   A. Apple iPhone 7 Plus 
      32GB   	$290 
      128GB  	$315
      256GB  	$340
   B. Apple iPhone 7 
      32GB      $270
      128GB     $290
      256GB     $315
   C. Apple iPhone 6s 
      32GB	$165
      64GB	$185
      128GB 	$200
   D. Apple iPhone 6 Plus 
      16GB	$120
      64GB      $140
     128GB 	$155
   E. Apple iPhone 5s 
      16GB 	$60
      32GB 	$65
      64GB	$70