If you have already acquired iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus or if you want to buy one, you might as well want to sell iPhone 5. In that case, you should start by preparing to sell your old iPhone. It is important to remember that looks always sell and this will happen to your old iPhone. Therefore, make sure that your old iPhone 5 is shinny and looking its best. Try as much as you can to ensure that it is in the condition that you purchased it in. If that is not possible, make it look pretty close to the way it looked when you bought it.
Erase Personal Data
You do not want the new owner to have your vital personal data. This means you have to create a backup on iTunes or iCloud before your press on the factory restart. This will return the device software to the original state that it was in when you bought the device. After completing this process, you will not have the apps, videos, pictures and other personal content in the phone.
Inspect the Condition of the Device
This means that you much check everything or every aspect of the iPhone. Check the screen, case, buttons and ports among others. This is the only way that you will know what you can fix and what you cannot fix. It is also important to inspect the condition of your device because it enables you to explain the details of the condition of the device when asked about it. This is very important because when you sell iPhone 5 to a person or a company, you should be honest with them about the actual condition of the device. This will enable you to avoid possible disputes.
Locate the Accessories of the Device
When you have all accessories of your old iPhone, people get the perception that your device has been taken care of properly and therefore it is most probably in good condition. Including more accessories will enable your device to fetch a higher price in the market. If possible, find the box of the device as well. Many buyers will appreciate this and it sends a good signal to your potential buyers. You can also find the warranty paper of your old iPhone and include it too. This tells potential buyers that what you are selling is genuine and not a cheap fake phone.
Clean the device physically to give it a more appealing look. You can use a microfiber cloth and a commercial spray for cleaning electronic devices. Apply the spray on the cloth and wipe the surface of the device gently. This will take only a few minutes. Leave the device to dry after cleaning it. Once it has dried, double check it to ensure that there are no left out spots.
Unlock the Device
If you unlock your device, you will sell it at a higher price than if you sell it when locked. Therefore, look for a service that you can pay to have your device unlocked. This will enable you to get a little more money when you sell iPhone 5.