They are all processes as simple as they are important when selling your iPhone, since it will be the way to deliver it in the best conditions. In this post we will explain how to clean your iPhone both outside and inside so that it is like new even if it is second-hand.
The most important thing: your data
If there is a simple question that will interest us when selling a mobile and trying to switch to a new one, it is the data that we had on the phone that we want to sell and that we do not want to lose. Contacts, photos, passwords and many other data which of course we know that you do not want to lose and that therefore we must preserve before selling the mobile.
To do this, the best thing you can do is perform a backup of your iPhone. You can do it in different ways depending on what you are looking for; you can even do it manually. From Apple itself, they recommend making this backup always with the help of iCloud to have it on hand and available at any time.
- First of all, connect the device to a WiFi network.
- Go to the mobile settings, click on your name at the top and touch iCloud.
- tap on ‘iCloud Backup’.
- Click on ‘Back up now’. During the time this process lasts, make sure that the connection to the Wi-Fi network is stable. Above all, be very careful with iCloud, as you may not have enough space.
This step will be very important, since later, we will have to delete everything from the iPhone, so starting the sales process by making a backup copy will be almost mandatory if you do not want to lose anything that is on your mobile.
clean it thoroughly
When we buy a new device, just like anyone else, we want it to come in the best of conditions, which includes being clean. This is a matter with which we must be scrupulous, so cleaning the mobile will be absolutely important; and said cleaning must be thorough.
You must clean all the connectors of the mobile phone, especially the charging one, for which you can help yourself compressed air and a kit like the one we leave you here below, which brings absolutely everything you may need to thoroughly clean your phone. Remember to clean the screen and all the dirt that may be on it, as well as the different volume and power buttons, which can also have a lot of dirt from use.
You should not forget about tempered glass, which in the event that it is in place, may be broken or from use itself, it has been accumulating dirt around it, so in any case, the ideal is to remove it and clean the exterior.
Leave no trace of your Apple ID
In all Apple devices there is a tool that connects them all and makes them fully interrelated. That is the Apple ID, which will allow us to save all our information stored in said account. Passwords, app data and many other tools are what this ID carries out, as well as the collection of personal data, so that all this does not appear to the new owner, what we must do is delete it.
Of course, you don’t have to delete this ID completely, as it will also be a very complicated process. All you have to do is log out of the iPhone you want to sell. To do this you will simply have to perform these simple steps:
- Go to the Settings menu and after that, tap on your name.
- Scroll down and tap ‘Sign Out’.
- enter your Apple ID password and tap Turn Off.
After this, the Apple ID will have been completely removed from your iPhone, so you will no longer have to worry about this and it will be fully prepared for the iPhone to be delivered to its new and legitimate owner.