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How to Sell an iPhone: The Ultimate Guide

This iPhone Seller's Guide takes you through the ultimate guide for a simple, speedy, worry-free trade -in that you anticipate from Gazelle, the industry leader in reCommerce. By following these easy steps before beginning your transaction, you’ll know exactly what steps need to be taken before selling your iPhone. To best prepare your iPhone for sale, follow these steps:

Step One: Identify Your iPhone Model

The first step in trading in your iPhone is to identify the device that you currently have. Most iPhones have the model name and GB capacity on the back of the device which makes it easy to complete this first step. If you’re having trouble figuring out exactly which iPhone you’re planning on trading in, check out the Gazelle Guide on how to identify your iPhone model.

What’s the Condition of your Phone?

Assessing the condition of your iPhone is a crucial step in trading in your device. To earn an accurate estimate for the worth of your iPhone, make sure you follow some guidelines for evaluating your phone’s condition:

  • Check the performance level of the main functions, such as the camera, accelerometer, and charge port all working as expected
  • Evaluate the iPhone for water damage
  • Determine the cosmetic condition of the phone by examining the amount of scratches, dead pixels, dents, and cracks on the device

Prepare Your iPhone for Sale

You might be sure of your iPhone model and its value, but confused about the logistics of preparing it for trade in. It is important to remember to backup and reset your device before trade in, along with removing the iPhone’s SIM card.

Getting an Estimate from Gazelle

After preparing your iPhone for trade in, it’s time to get an estimate from Gazelle. The trade in process is simple:

  1. Choose your device, capacity, and condition (it takes less than a minute!).
  2. We’ll send you a box to use for sending in your device. Any device worth more than $1 will ship for free.
  3. Choose your preferred method by which to be paid: Amazon gift card, PayPal, or check. It typically takes only 2 or 3 days to get paid from Gazelle.

Packaging Your iPhone for Trade In

When getting ready to trade in your iPhone, many people wonder what the best techniques are for packaging the device. We recommend:

  • Wrapping the device in bubble wrap
  • Adding packing peanuts to the package
  • Ensuring that the box is securely closed with durable packing tape

Get Paid to Trade In Your Old iPhone Today

Are you ready to trade in your device and earn cash? Head over to the Trade In Store and sell your iPhone today!