Sometimes, after using an Android device for a long time, we start to feel that it has gotten old. We start experiencing issues, lag, and half of the time we are unable to complete what we were meant to do. As a result, we think of selling the device. With the money that we would get after selling it, we would buy a better and faster phone. Moreover, it is going to have more features in it as well. But before you do anything, you should take some precautions before selling your Android device. As you have been using the phone for quite some time, there are going to be a lot of things on that little phone. So, here is a list of things that you should take care of before selling your Android device:
Format Your Phone:
This is quite obvious for most of you. But some people who have little knowledge about devices or think that they used their phone for not long might give it away without making any changes to their device. This can hurt them. In most cases, the buyer is going to be a normal person who will not do anything tricky. More so, he might even stay in touch with you in case something goes wrong with the phone. But in rare instances, the person might use the information that you had on your phone. For example, you log in with your Google account ever since you first use your phone. Now, most of you will not have anything critical in your account but for those who have confidential information should definitely consider formatting the phone. To do this, simply go to your phone’s ‘Settings’ and search for ‘Factory Reset’. For both the buyer and the seller, the phone is going to feel like a new phone.
Keep Your Sim Card And/Or Your Memory Card:
Without a doubt, you should remove the sim card(s) from your phone and keep it with you. You do not want to give away your number as well. Next up, it is better to keep your SD card as well. But if you feel like selling it too, you should consider adding a price for that too. Forget about the SD card and the buyer is going to get a whole lot of value from the cost. Plus, if you have important information on the memory card, it is going to be lost too. So, format the card if you are going to sell it too.
Try To Sell The Smartphone At An Average Cost:
This is an important thing you should think of. If you sell the phone at a low cost, you will not get the money out of your device and if you try to sell it too high, people will not buy it. Therefore, you have to spend time thinking of a reasonable cost that is not too costly but isn’t cheap either.
Make The Phone Look As New As Possible:
You want to increase the chances of the buyer actually buying your phone. For this, you need to make the phone appear fancy. Clean the phone, remove the screen guard (if it has one), try to remove the scratches, and pack it as professionally as possible. The buyer would mostly buy the one that comes with a box rather than the one being sold in a polythene bag.
Go Both Online And Offline:
You cannot just sell your phone in one possible way. You need to explore every option in order to sell your phone as quickly as possible. Some buyers browse online and some buyers appear from the word of mouth. So, try many options and see what suits you the best.
Were You Able To Sell Your Phone?
Selling a phone can prove to be a very difficult task. It is important to try to follow the important steps before selling the phone and to explore different selling options as well. If you do all of this, there is a high chance of your phone getting sold. We wish you a good selling experience!