At an Apple Store:
- Backup Your iPhone: Before trading in your iPhone, back up your data to iCloud or your computer using iTunes or Finder. This ensures you have a copy of your data.
- Prepare Your iPhone: Make sure your iPhone is in good working condition and meets Apple’s trade-in eligibility criteria. It should power on and not have any major physical damage.
- Remove Your SIM Card: If your iPhone uses a SIM card, remove it before trading in.
- Visit an Apple Store: Find your nearest Apple Store and schedule an appointment with the Apple Store app or website.
- Bring Your iPhone and Accessories: Take your iPhone, along with any relevant accessories like the charging cable and adapter, to the Apple Store.
- Evaluation: Apple staff will evaluate your iPhone’s condition. They’ll check for physical damage and assess its functionality.
- Receive a Trade-In Value: You’ll receive a trade-in value for your iPhone based on its condition and model. This value will be applied as a credit toward your new Apple product purchase.
- Complete the Trade-In: If you agree with the trade-in value, you can proceed with the trade-in. You may need to provide your Apple ID and other information.
- Transfer Data (if applicable): If you’re upgrading to a new iPhone, you can transfer your data from your old iPhone to the new one during the setup process.
- Hand Over Your Old iPhone: Give your old iPhone to the Apple staff, and they will complete the trade-in process.
- Purchase Your New Device: With the trade-in credit applied, you can purchase your new iPhone or other Apple product.
Online through Apple’s Website:
- Backup Your iPhone: Back up your iPhone’s data to iCloud or your computer using iTunes or Finder.
- Visit Apple’s Trade-In Website: Go to Apple’s official trade-in website: Apple Trade In
- Select Your Device: Choose the iPhone model you want to trade in.
- Answer Questions: Answer a series of questions about the condition of your iPhone.
- Get an Estimate: Apple will provide an estimated trade-in value based on your answers.
- Accept the Offer: If you agree with the estimated value, you can accept the offer and proceed.
- Shipping Kit: Apple will send you a trade-in kit with instructions on how to send your old iPhone back to them.
- Send Your iPhone: Pack your old iPhone securely in the provided kit, follow the shipping instructions, and send it to Apple.
- Receive Credit: Once Apple receives and verifies your iPhone, they will issue a credit to your Apple ID. You can use this credit to purchase a new iPhone or other Apple products through the Apple Store.
The trade-in value can vary based on the condition and model of your iPhone. Always ensure your data is backed up before trading in your device.