Your phone has broken down. It could be due to a number of reasons. You could have dropped it or there may have been some water damage. It is also possible that it has lived its maximum life. Sure, you are investing in a new phone, but what to do with the old one? Obviously you don’t want to just dump it in the trash. Broken phones can actually be sold for cash because their parts can be used by those who perform repairs on cell phones. However, before you decide to sell your broken phone, there are certain steps you should take. Doing so will ensure you can get the best possible price for your device and can also protect yourself against any risks.

What are these steps? Read on to find out:
Clean your device
Broken or not, the first thing you need to do is clean your device in order to ensure it is presentable and in the best possible condition. Use cotton swabs or a microfiber cloth and apply a small amount of cleanser for cleaning the screen and casing gently. Don’t use aerosol sprays or window cleaners for this purpose. There are sprays available for cleaning phones that you can easily get from the market. However, you should make sure that the cleaning liquid doesn’t get into the headphone jack or the charging port.

Reset your phone
Don’t even think about selling your phone if you have stored important data on it. There are lots of information that we save on our devices without even realizing it; your name, date of birth, email and other such information can be used against you. Your personal information can fall into the wrong hands and this can compromise your identity and create a world of problems for you. Therefore, even if your phone is broken, you need to conduct a factory reset to ensure nothing is left behind on the device, which can be used to wreak havoc in your life.

Remove your SIM and SD cards
Before you sell broken iPhoneor any other phone, make sure you have not left your SIM card or an SD card in it. Again, leaving these behind can cause major problems for you because your privacy is compromised and that’s not something you want to deal with.

Evaluate your phone
Get an idea of what your phone’s current value is in the market and then reduce the price according to the condition of your phone. You don’t want to sell your phone for too low a price or you don’t want to ask too high a price to turn off potential buyers. Doing some research will tell you how much you should expect.

Last, but not the least, before you decide to sell your phone, make sure that it is really broken and cannot be fixed or may require a huge sum for being fixed. You don’t want to get rid of a good phone just because you didn’t know it could still work.

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