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How to Sell Old iPhone So You Can Buy New iPhone 7

“With the release of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, I want to change and sell my old iPhone to the new iPhone 7. But I don’t know what I need to do before I selling my old iPhone. Is there the detailed steps guide to show me how to sell my old iPhone so that I could buy the new iPhone 7 safely?”

Are you planning to buy the new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus and don’t know how to deal with the old iPhone? One of the best way to do with the old iPhone is selling. If you choose to sell your old iPhone to buy the new iPhone 7, here are some tips to prepare your iPhone for sale.

How to Prepare to Sell Your Old iPhone


Before selling your old iPhone, there are a few things you need to consider before starting selling your iPhone.

Unlock your iPhone

Many carriers lock the iPhone so it can be used only on that single carrier, limiting the number of people who can purchase your iPhone. If you want to expand your pool of potential customers, then you should look into unlocking your phone, which allows the phone to operate on multiple carriers. You should check with your current wireless service provider to see how they handle unlocking a device. Some will do it for free if the phone has been on your line for a certain amount of time while others will charge you a small fee.

Backup iPhone

There are must be some apps, photos and more that you want to transfer from your old iPhone to your new iPhone 7. To make the transition as easy as possible, you’ll need to create a backup of your existing phone that you then can restore to the new phone when you receive it.

If you use iCloud for your backups, the service creates a new backup overnight when you plug in your device. If you want an up-to-date backup, then you can manually create a backup using the following instructions:

Connect your iPhone to a Wi-Fi network and optionally plug it into charge.
Open Settings from the Home screen.
Tap on iCloud > Backup.
Then tap on Back Up Now to initiate a backup.
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Alternatively, you can use iTunes to store your backup on your computer. Just connect iPhone to your Mac or Windows PC using the USB cable. Open iTunes and select the iPhone icon in the menu bar when it appears and then select Back Up Now in the information screen. You also should back up your apps if prompted.

Disable Find My iPhone

How to disable Find My iPhone on your iPhone?

Launch the Settings on your old iPhone when you’re ready to erase everything.
Tap on iCloud.
Turn Off the option for Find My iPhone.
Enter your iCloud password to confirm.
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For More info about Find My iPhone: How to Set Up and Use Find My iPhone.

How to remove a device from an iCloud?

Turn the iPhone in question off or put it in airplane mode. If the device is on and Find My iPhone has an active location, it will not allow you to delete it.
Launch the Find My iPhone app from a different iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and sign in to the account that is currently tied to the iOS device in question.
Find the device in the list and tap on it.
In the top right hand corner, tap on Remove.

Erase Data on iPhone to Protect Privacy

Before you sell your old iPhone to get a new iPhone 7, you need to erase the data on iPhone to make sure to protect your data. You don’t want to give the next owner access to all your old pictures, messages, accounts, and other private information, of course.

How to Erase all data from your iPhone?

Go to Settings> General on your iPhone.
Scroll all the way to the bottom and tap on Reset.
Tap on Erase All Content and Settings.
You will be prompted to confirm your selection, tap on Erase iPhone.
Once more you will be reminded that you can’t undo this action, tap Erase iPhone one more time to confirm.
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