Anyone out there will need a phone, may it be brand new or used. If you choose to sell your mobile phone, there are some important things that you need to take into consideration. Your device’s value may influence your decision. Small details can make the difference between a quick and easy sale and a long, complicated one when selling your phone. This guide will show you how to get the most out of your device.
Backup Your Data
No one likes the idea of losing their photos, texts, call records, downloads, games, or important documents. You can use a third-party app or the built-in backup and restore features on your Android phone. Remember that if you don’t back up your photos before wiping your device, you will lose them all and there’s no going back. There will be no way for you to retrieve them.
SIM Unlock The Phone
If you want to sell your phone after you bought it from a carrier, unlocking it is important. This can help you get a better price for it. However, SIM unlocking is not given importance by many sellers when in fact, it’s very easy to do. As long as you have fully paid for your phone and you don’t have any outstanding balance, your carrier should permanently unlock your phone to allow it to use sim cards from other providers.
Do A Factory Reset
After you’ve unlocked your phone and backed up your data, the next step to do is to wipe it clean. This is when you should do a factory reset. On most devices, the factory reset can be found on the Settings menu. You must reset your phone before selling it because the buyer would not be able to do it on their own since it will require the password to your Google account.
Clean It Up!
Make sure to clean the phone’s exterior before taking pictures of it. Buyers will be more interested if the phone looks like new. You can use a microfiber cloth to clean the device’s screen and back. The earpiece must be checked too for any damage. And most importantly, take off the tempered glass and replace it with a new one if it’s cracked or chipped at the edges.
You want to get as much money as possible for your old phone, but if the customer doesn’t like it when it arrives, you’ll have a problem. So make sure that you take the necessary steps mentioned. This way, you are sure that you have done everything to prepare it for a good sale. Also, just do business with a reliable buyer to get a fair price for your phone.