How to Pawn Your iPhone X

March 11, 2020 - Electronics

Wondering how to pawn your iPhone X?

This is a great option for receiving quick cash for your iPhone X. In fact, pawning your iPhone X makes it possible to receive cash in hand today.

If you’ve never pawned a cell phone, there are some things you need to know to make the transaction go smoothly. We break down what you should expect when you go to pawn your iPhone X, as well as tips to help you prepare for pawning the phone so that you get the most value out of the transaction.

Want to get acquainted with how to pawn your iPhone X as soon as possible? At PawnGuru, we make the pawning process convenient and easy, even for first-time pawners. The process is simple. Sign up for PawnGuru for free, post your iPhone X listing on our site, and watch your local pawn shops bid on your iPhone X today.

You might be surprised to learn that the preparation of pawning your iPhone X is actually more work than pawning it. Thankfully, pawning your iPhone X is easier and takes less time than the more well-known methods of selling a cell phone.

How to Pawn Your iPhone X: Preparation

1. Know Your iPhone X

Becoming acquainted with the type of iPhone X you have is crucial for getting the best offer. Find out the model (iPhone X or Xs). Be mindful of your carrier (e.g. Verizon). The prices you are offered can be more or less depending on what carrier you have. Know your iPhone’s storage capacity, because 16GB will get you less than 64 GB or 128 GB. Check the surface of your iPhone for cracks and scratches.

2. Assess the Value

A used iPhone X will typically sell from $1-900, not including broken iPhones. Keep this price range in mind when you go to pawn your iPhone X.

3. Transfer Your Data

Before you pawn your iPhone X, make sure to transfer your personal data and back it up elsewhere. You don’t want to lose all your contacts and precious photos!

Connect your iPhone X via USB to your laptop and open iTunes. Sign in with your Apple ID in iTunes on the computer, then go to File>Devices>Back Up.

4. Disable Find My iPhone & Restore Factory Settings

To disable Find My iPhone, go to Settings>iCloud>Find My iPhone. Disable that feature using the toggle. To perform a factory reset on your iPhone X, go to Settings>General>Reset>Erase All Content and Settings.

5. Unlock It

Since unlocked iPhones typically get the best offers, you might try to unlock it prior to selling or pawning it. Follow these instructions from Apple for unlocking your iPhone X.

6. Gather Any Original Packaging/Accessories

If you have any of the original boxes, manuals, charger, USB that came with the device, include those with your iPhone in the transaction. This could get you a better offer.

How to Pawn Your iPhone X: the Transaction

1. List Your iPhone X Online

Use PawnGuru to advertise your iPhone X for sale online to your local pawn shops. It’s free and only takes a couple minutes.

2. Receive Bids from Pawn Shops

Once your iPhone X is listed on PawnGuru, you’ll start to see local pawn shops bid on your item that same day. Sometimes, it’s almost immediate. You won’t be obligated to accept any offers, but you can get fantastic deals from these shops. Knowing what you know from our advice on preparing your iPhone X for sale, you are equipped to get the best offer possible.

3. Get Cash in Hand

After you accept an offer from a local pawn shop, bring it in to the shop and get cash in hand that day. It’s that easy!

David Stiebel

David Stiebel is one of the cofounders of PawnGuru. David was educated at MIT, where he studied Math. He subsequently worked at Bain as a data scientist before starting PawnGuru in 2015. He started PawnGuru to build a better tool for pawn shops and consumers to connect.

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