Smartphones has now became an inevitable part of the society. The smartphone world is witnessing development every day as newer technologies keep on emerging. When you buy a new device, what will you do with the old one? The best way to get rid of it is by selling it for a good amount or gift it to someone else. So today I am going to give you some tips to look on before selling an used smartphone.
1. Take out the SIM card The first thing to do when preparing an old phone for a new home is to get your SIM card out. Even if you're getting a new SIM with your new phone, your old one probably has lots of your contacts saved on it, so you don't want to leave it.
2. Unmount the memory card
If you have a phone with a microSD card slot, then remove the SD card. Just look for the slot on the edge of your phone or behind the battery cover. Before you remove the card, copy as many photos, apps and documents as possible to it, so you can take them with you to your new phone easily.
3. Erase your data(Factory data reset)
The next thing to do is to wipe your data from the phone itself. Go into Settings and look for the backup/restore section, or do it manually with hardware buttons. Make sure you have a full backup of all your data before you take this step! Also, it is important to ensure you have signed out of your Google account and the OEM's account(Mi Account for example) before you wipe your phone. Otherwise, the person who receives your phone may not be able to activate it, since the device will be locked with your password.
The following data is deleted:
Read more: How to Factory Reset Your Mi Phone
4. Clean it
Once the insides of the phone are clean, the next thing you should do is clean the outside too. There might not be much you can do about scratches on the screen or general wear and tear, but you can sell it off without grubby fingerprint marks all over the display. If you want to impress a potential buyer, you could apply a screen protector and replace the back cover (if there is one).
5. Rebox it
If you're a good owner, then you would have kept the box and bits and pieces that came with your old Android phone. Smartphones come with all kinds of goodies: from USB chargers and cables to headphones to SIM tools to spare earbud rubbers. The more of this stuff you can get back in the box (even if it's not the original equipment) the more likely your old phone is to look well looked-after.
What to do with an old phone other than selling it?
There are lots of different things you can do with an old phone:
Where to Sell?You can make use of OLX. You can even contact local smartphone dealers or find buyers directly.
So do you have any such tips? Do reply in the comments below
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