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August 17, 2021

What to Do Before You Sell Your Phone in 3 Easy Steps

If you’ve recently upgraded your cell phone and your old phone is just laying around collecting dust, selling it privately might be an option you want to consider. If the phone is in great shape in terms of appearance, and in good working condition, there are always people interested in buying a used phone for a good price. 

What do you need to do before you sell your phone? Here are some things to do before you put your cell phone up for sale. 

1. Backup your old phone

First things first, backup your phone, photos, contacts, send everything to the Cloud, Google Drive, whatever you use to backup your information. We also think it’s important to have the new phone in hand, to ensure you get everything transferred over and up and running before you wipe your old phone clean. 

2. Restore factory settings

The next thing you’ll want to do before you sell your phone, after all the data is backed up or transferred to the new phone, is to wipe your old phone and bring it back to factory settings. This is definitely one of the most important steps, to remove all your personal data from your phone, to make sure that the new owner doesn’t have access to your private info. You can do this by performing a factory reset. A factory reset is fairly straightforward and easy, for either an iPhone or an Android

3. Certify your phone with Phonecheck

And finally, a big tool to help you sell your phone is getting it certified. You can certify your phone in under two minutes with Phonecheck. The certification allows the buyer to know exactly how the phone works upfront to ensure there is no guessing and there are no secrets. Being able to show a certification to an interested party gives them the peace of mind of knowing just what they are buying and what to expect once the transaction is complete. 

We recommend doing these three easy things before you sell your phone: backing up all your data and transferring to your new phone, wiping the old phone clean by restoring to factory settings, and the most important step, which will help make the selling process easier for you, is to certify the used phone with Phonecheck. 


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