15 things you must do before selling, giving away, or trading your iPhone or iPad

iPhone with green back cover along side sale and dollar sign

If you update your iPhone on a regular basis, it makes sense to give the old one to a family member, sell it, or trade-in with Apple to get store credits. Passing on your iPhone is also good for the environment. But before you go ahead, you must follow some essential steps to ensure your personal data doesn't unknowingly go into the hands of the next iPhone owner. To help, we have created this comprehensive guide that covers everything you must do before saying goodbye to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Apple reduces trade-in values across devices in the U.S.

A scene from Apple's ad showing a male hand handing an iPhone 5s over to another male's hand

It might not happen on a regular basis, but Apple's values for trading in products varies from time-to-time. They aren't set in stone and they don't last forever. It's good when those values go up, and not so good when they go down. Unfortunately, today's news fits in the latter category.

How to find the estimated value of your device with Apple GiveBack

Apple GiveBack Trade-In Value

Many times, when we upgrade our iPhone, we trade in our current one to Apple or our cell phone provider. But what if you receive a new iPhone as gift? Now you have your old and new one.

Other times, we simply buy a new product to upgrade like the newest Apple Watch, iPad, or Mac. Again, now you have the old and new device.

Do you want to try and sell your older device? How much should you ask for it? What is it worth?

Apple has a convenient way for you to get estimated value of your device. Plus, Apple gives you options for what to do with your old devices.

Here’s how to find the estimated value of your devices with Apple GiveBack.