Things to Do Before Selling Your Phone

Things to Do Before Selling Your Phone

I personally love collecting old phones. It is a hobby I’ve been enjoying for quite some time now. That said, I still sell some of the phones I don’t particularly like, or the ones that I no longer need. When you sell Samsung phone in Canada, for example, you can expect to get good value for it. Before you do, however, there are a few things you need to do first.

Things to Do Before Selling Your Phone
Things to Do Before Selling Your Phone

Backup Your Personal Information

Before you put your phone on sale, the first thing you need to do is back up your personal information. This includes saving your contacts, photos and videos, application data and messages. Luckily, most of this personal information are in the cloud already. Install Videos and Music using iTube for iOS >

If you are selling an Android phone such as Samsung, for instance, your contacts are automatically backed up by Google. When you switch to a new phone, all you need to do is log in to your Google account and everything will be downloaded automatically. iPhone users can also enjoy the same convenience with the help of iCloud.

Photos and videos are a bit more difficult to backup simply because they are most likely large. If you’re like me, chances are you don’t have auto-backup activated for photos and videos. In this case, you need to synchronize the phone to your computer to back up everything.

Do a Factory Reset

Things to Do Before Selling Your Phone
Things to Do Before Selling Your Phone

Naturally, you don’t want your personal information being transferred to an unknown party upon selling your phone. This is why you need to do a factory reset and wipe everything before moving on to the next step. Every phone has a factory reset function that will help you wipe everything automatically.

Those of you who want to be extra certain can also use dedicated apps or the phone’s low-level kernel to perform an even more thorough wipe. Even better, you can wipe the phone several times to make sure that the files and personal data cannot be restored in the future.

Another benefit of doing a factory reset is the phone’s default behaviour. When the phone is switched on by the buyer, he or she will have the chance to set up the phone from the beginning, creating a more pleasant user experience.

Get Estimates or Quotes

You don’t have to worry about getting offers on your phone. There are online services that can provide you with an estimate – and even buy your phone, should you find the price suitable – for the device. A good approach is to get estimates from multiple vendors before deciding to sell your phone.

You should also do a quick research on the phone’s used prices. Visit online auction sites and ad listings to get a pretty good picture of how much you can get for the phone. Keep in mind that you must not expect the full selling price when selling to a reseller or a store, since they still need to make a profit from the phone upon reselling it. You should be able to get a pretty good offer on the phone in no time.

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