How Do I Prepare My IPhone For Trade In?

How do I get my iPhone ready for trade in?

What to expect: Our Apple iPhone Trade-in Guide explains the steps you need to follow before trading in your iPhone:

  • Determine if your device is eligible.
  • Unpair your Apple Watch.
  • Back up your iPhone.
  • Sign out of iCloud, iTunes and App Store.
  • Erase all your content and settings.
  • Trade your iPhone into a certified Apple Store.

How do I prepare my phone for trade in?

Here are four essential steps you must take before you seal the envelope and send your device to a trade-in service or to your carrier.

  1. Back up your phone.
  2. Encrypt your data.
  3. Perform a factory reset.
  4. Remove any SIM or SD cards.
  5. Clean the phone.

How do I prepare my iPhone for upgrade?

Step 1: Get pre-approval for your new loan.

  • Launch the Apple Store app.
  • Select the iPhone model you want to purchase on the iPhone Upgrade Program.
  • Select whether you are Replacing your current iPhone or buying a new iPhone on an existing carrier account.
  • Select your carrier.
  • Select your finish.
  • Select your capacity.

Should I remove SIM card before trading in iPhone?

We recommend that you always remove the SIM card from your phone BEFORE sending it to BuyBackWorld. Once located, insert Apple’s SIM card removal tool or use a straightened paperclip to push the pin-sized hole in the SIM card tray. Once you release the catch of the hole, the SIM tray will eject from the phone.

Will erasing my old iPhone affect my new one?

No, it will not. Erasing the old device will not affect the new one. That is necessary for you to be able to wipe the device.

What condition does your iPhone have to be in to trade in?

Additional trade‑in values for iPhone require purchase of a new iPhone, subject to availability and limits. You must be at least 18 years old to be eligible to trade in for credit or for an Apple Store Gift Card. Not all devices are eligible for credit.

Should I wipe my phone before trading it in?

Properly wipe the device

Before you trade in your old phone, it’s important to properly wipe the data clean. A factory reset will work, so long as you encrypt the phone first. For Android users, if you existing phone runs Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) or newer, your data will already be encrypted by default.

How do I clear my phone for trade in?


  1. Step 1: First, turn off any screen locks.
  2. Step 2: Remove your Google account from the device.
  3. Step 3: If you have a Samsung device, remove your Samsung account from the phone or tablet as well.
  4. Step 4: Now you can wipe the device with a factory reset.

Does factory reset remove all data?

Factory Reset does NOT delete all data

When you factory reset your Android phone, even though your phone system becomes factory new, but some of the old Personal information is not deleted. This information is actually “marked as deleted” and hidden so you can’t see it at a glance.

What should I do with my old iPhone before upgrading?

Apple iPhone Trade-in Guide – What to do Before Getting Rid of Your iPhone

  • Determine if your device is eligible.
  • Unpair your Apple Watch.
  • Back up your iPhone.
  • Sign out of iCloud, iTunes and App Store.
  • Erase all your content and settings.
  • Trade your iPhone into a certified Apple Store.

Can you exchange your iPhone for a new one?

Apple provides a simple way to exchange your old iPhone for a new one. You can mail in your old device for a gift card that you can use at Apple online or at a retail store near you to put toward your new iPhone or any store purchase. You don’t even need to trade in an iPhone, either.

Do you get to keep your iPhone when you upgrade?

You are not forced to upgrade. If you’re happy with your current phone, you can keep using it and continuing to pay it off. After 24 months, you will have paid it off and can continue using it without the monthly payment, or you can turn around and sell it to help finance the cost of a new phone when you’re ready.

What happens if you take out your SIM card and put it in another phone?

You can take the SIM card out, put it into another phone, and if someone calls your number, the new phone will ring. If the SIM card and phone serial number don’t match, the phone simply won’t work. The SIM card won’t work in other phones, and the phone won’t work with other SIM cards.

Does taking out the SIM card delete everything?

Smartphones usually have at least two stores of memory: a SIM card, and the phone’s internal memory. Many phones also have additional data stored on removable SD Card media. Removing the SIM card stops the phone from communicating with the network, but doesn’t erase the email and contact lists already on the phone.

What happens if I take my SIM card out of my iPhone?

Nothing will happen if you remove your sim card from your iPhone 6. The only thing that will happen is that you will not be able to use it as a phone – you will have no service. You can take the sim card out and nothing will happen to your data – it is all stored on the phone.