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What to Know Before You Sell Your Phone

So you have decided to part ways with your old mobile phone. While the relationship may be ending, you need to make sure you’re prepared for your split. Too many people unknowingly sell their phone (and all their photos and personal information) to the wrong person. MobileLuv is here to ensure your sale is without shade. Here are a few key things you need to know before you sell your phone.


Back It Up

Before you sell your phone, make sure you back up all your contacts, photos, notes, and other information. Keeping your information on a cloud service and also having it on a physical drive is recommended.  


Completely Wipe Your Phone

One of the most common mistakes people make is selling their phone when it is still full of their personal info, photos, and data. I know what you are probably wondering, “How is this possible?” Well, for starters, many people sell phones that they haven’t turned on in awhile. It is entirely possible that you sell an uncharged phone that you forgot still had all your information on it. Make sure to do a factory reset that completely wipes all information off your phone.


Don’t Meet Privately

One of the most common ways to sell a phone is through an online ad. Craigslist and local Facebook groups are where you can typically find ads for used phones. If you find a buyer, make sure to meet in a public place where someone would be less likely to take the phone and run. Police department parking lots are a great place to do safe transactions. If a buyer doesn’t want to meet near a police station, it should raise a definite red flag.


For more information about our iPhone and smartphone repair services, contact MobileLuv at (305) 792-5703 today. We have convenient walk-in locations with same-day service in South Florida – most iPhone repairs can be done in 30 minutes or less. Our locations in Aventura and Fort Lauderdale serve surrounding areas including Miami, North Miami Beach, Sunny Isles, Hallandale Beach, Oakland Park, Wilton Manors and more.


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