Are you thinking about selling your old iPad in order to get some money to put towards a newer model? If so, there are a lot of things you need to do in order to get the device ready for sale. One of the most popular ways to get new devices is to sell the old ones to lower the upgrade cost, especially for those who like to upgrade their devices frequently.
The first thing you have to do is figure out how you want to sell the device.
Where to Sell Your Old iPad
There are a few different options you can use when you want to sell your old iPad. You can sell it yourself, which can take a bit of time and effort, or you can sell it through a reseller, which will earn you less money. You have to decide which option is best for you. If you choose a reseller, here are some of the top options:
When to Sell Your iPad
Once you have decided on the best way to sell your old iPad, you need to figure out the best time to sell it. It is always best to try and sell the device just prior to Apple announcing a newer model. Once they make that announcement, there will be a lot of people wanting it, and they will also start selling, so the market will be thoroughly saturated.
This means that there will be a lot of devices out there, and you won’t be able to get as much money for yours as you could if you sell it a bit sooner.
Preparing the iPad for Sale
Before you sell your old iPad, you need to make sure that you get it ready to sell. This means that it needs to be cleaned, inside and out. Cleaning it inside simply means getting rid of all of your data.
You never know who is going to end up buying the device and you don’t want to end up becoming the victim of identity theft and fraud. Start out by backing up all of your data to iCloud, which can be done overnight as long as the device is plugged in. You should also do a manual backup, to make sure everything is completely up to date.
Next, you need to erase all of your personal data from the iPad. Once you are sure that all of your data has been backed up, it is time to erase photos, files, messages, passwords, personal information, etc. By doing this, the new owner can’t access your personal files.
Once you have cleaned up the files and erased everything, it is time to pretty up the iPad. It only takes a few minutes to wipe off any dirt, smudges, fingerprints, etc. from the outer casing so it looks nice and clean. Get right into all of the ports and grooves to get rid of as much dirt and grime as possible. You can use a bit of isopropyl alcohol to get at the tougher bits of dirt.
All that is left to do is to pack up everything you have, that can be included in the sale. The more you have, the more money you are going to make. It is really good if you happen to have the original packaging, because you will get more money for the device. Be sure to include the 30-pin Dock or Lightning cable that came with the device, along with the AC adapter.
By cleaning up the phone and having all of the accessories and packaging with it, you are going to get top dollar for your old iPad.
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