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What to Do with the Old iPhone

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Gabriel Hammond

September 2, 2016 (Updated: April 13, 2017锛

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Make way for the new iPhone 7, which is due release in the coming month. iPhone lovers are eagerly waiting for the release and get hands-on-experience on the gadget. However, before one dreams about the new device, it is equally important to dispose of their existing handset. The question that arises here is about what to do with the old iPhone.

1 Sell it

Selling your old iPhone is probably the best way to make way for the new device. However, it is important that you obtain the best trade-in deal for your device. OfAA聽course, the value of the mobile phone changes according to the model that you are currently using and its condition. For instance, Gazelle, the leading trade-in dealer in the nation offers $385 for a flawless iPhone 6s 128GB version. The price reduces along with the model and the storage space. It is, therefore, important to look for the best deal over the internet to seal a deal at the best price.

2 Recycling the device at Apple store

Today, Apple designed a robot that is capable of disassembling old devices at a faster pace and recovers all the useful parts with ease. The approach is an unusual attitude for a company that prides itself as an environmental conscious. Apple store gives the opportunity for any individual to bring their old electronic equipment, which it will recycle for free. For a few models of iPhone, Apple gives out a gift certificate, which the user could use while purchasing a new iPhone. The gift certificate and the money provided by the company vary from device to device and its condition. Therefore, it is imperative to communicate with Apple through its recycling policy page before you plan to give away the old device for recycle.

3 Gifting to near and dear

Of course, you could sell your old iPhone online or visit the Apple store for recycling it, but there is also the option of presenting it to your near and dear ones. Not everybody needs a high-fi gadget, and there are people out there who just need a phone to communicate with their loved ones at any time. If such is the case, then you always have the chance to donate your old device to your near and dear ones. You can enquire about the requirement and look for those who are in need of a mobile phone. You can always present it to them, and the joy of gifting holds a special in heart forever.

4 Permanently delete data on iPhone using iMyFone Umate Pro

Before you plan to sell your existing iPhone or present it to your loved ones, there is a need to eliminate the content permanently. A simple factory reset will not help in erasing the data. In fact, with the help of recovery tools, it is possible to retrieve all the data present on the device. iMyFone Umate Pro iPhone data eraser or iPhone data eraser for Mac is a phone cleaning tool, which erases the content permanently by overwriting files and deleting the traces from the system. The following are the features of the program:

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iMyFone Umate Pro iPhone Data Eraser

  • Four modes to erase data on your iPhone safely and permanently;
  • Preview and selectively erase private files;
  • Clean junk files and temporary files from iOS system.

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Steps to erase content on iPhone permanently using iMyFone Umate Pro

Step 1:聽Visit iMyFone Umate Pro website to download the trial version of the software. Install the program and launch the same. As you are connecting the device for the first time, you need to accept 鈥淭rust this computer鈥 option on iPhone.

connecting the device

Step 2:聽From the left side of the window, choose 鈥淓rase All Data鈥 option. Click 鈥淓rase鈥 button in the right side of the screen.

choose Erase All Data option

Step 3:聽Enter 鈥淒elete鈥 in the box provided to confirm your action. Press 鈥淓rase Now鈥 button to delete content from the device permanently.

Enter Delete in the box

Step 4:聽There are three levels of erasing the data 鈥 low, medium, and high. The recommended is medium level.

three levels of erasing the data

Step 5:聽Once again, you have to enter the word delete manually in the box provided and hit the 鈥淓rase Now鈥 button to confirm deletion of data permanently.

confirm deletion of data permanently

Step 6:聽Wait for the program to complete the action. The time needed to complete the action is dependent on the size of the data and the selected level of deletion. Furthermore, it is important to ensure stable connection between the computer and iPhone.

Download iMyFone Umate Pro iPhone data eraser or iPhone data eraser for Mac to have a try.

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