Looking to sell your old Apple iPhone? Here at SellMyMobile, we’re all about making sure you get the very best deal for your unused tech.

With tons of recyclers on the site to compare, you can find the one that offers you the most money.

Why use SellMyMobile.com?

There are lots of gadget recyclers out there, each one offering different quotes for your old iPhone and each one operating a little differently.

SellMyMobile, however, lets you see as many offers as we can find on your Apple iPhone in one place. You’ll see every offer side by side, so you can compare buyers easily.

Then it’s just a case of picking the one that gives you the most cash and the best deal.

Selling your old iPhone is always a better choice than throwing it away. For a start, you can get paid, so you’ll have some extra cash to put towards your next iPhone.

As well as that, it's much more environmentally friendly.

All the recycling companies SellMyMobile works with have been vetted and will make sure that old iPhones are re-used, fixed up, or disposed of in a safe way.

What is iPhone recycling?

iPhone recycling is the process of having your old device either refurbished so it can be used again by someone else or taken apart and disposed of safely.

iPhones are made of many different materials, some of which are toxic, so recycling companies employ experts to get rid of any dangerous parts while melting down metals for use in other devices or products.

Working components may be used in other iPhones, helping them to enjoy a new lease of life. These refurbished iPhones may be sold here or in developing countries.

Why should I recycle my iPhone?

Recycling your iPhone is a no brainer. First of all, it can earn you a decent amount of money, which you can either stick into your bank account or put towards a brand new iPhone, like the stunning iPhone 13.

It’s also great for the environment. Throwing your old iPhone away or putting it in your recycling bin means it won’t be disposed of properly.

By sending it to a recycling company, you can be sure that it will find a new home after being refurbished or taken apart safely, with all parts either reused, recycled or thrown away in the correct manner.

What is the process of selling an iPhone?

It couldn't be easier to sell your old iPhone for the best price with SellMyMobile. Here's how to do it.

  1. Compare quotes - Search for your Apple iPhone using the search bar or click on your device where you see it pictured on this page. Then take a look at all the current prices from recyclers
  2. Send your device - Pick your preferred quote and click through to enter your details. The recycler will send you a postage pack so you can mail them your device.
  3. Get paid - Once the recycler receives and checks your iPhone, it'll send out your payment, either by bank transfer, cheque, PayPal, or another method. It's really that simple.

How do I sell my Apple iPhone?

It couldn't be easier to sell your old gadget for the best price with SellMyMobile. Here's how to do it.

  1. Compare quotes - Search for your Apple iPhone using the search bar, and take a look at all the current prices from recyclers
  2. Send your device - Pick a quote and click through to enter your details. The recycler will send you a postage pack so you can mail them your device.
  3. Get paid - Once the recycler receives and checks your gadget, it'll send out your payment, either by bank transfer, cheque, PayPal, or another method. It's that simple

How much is my iPhone worth?

The value of your iPhone depends on a few key factors: which model of iPhone you have.

These include how much internal storage it has, what condition it's in, and whether it's locked to a network or not.

If you have a more recent model, like an iPhone 11 64GB, iPhone 11 Pro 64GB or iPhone 12 64GB, then you’re likely to get a better price.

Find out how much yours is worth by finding it on this page. You can either look for the right one from the pictures, or type its name into the search bar.

Then just pick the storage size, condition, and network, and you'll see quotes that are accurate for your mobile.

Not sure what kind of iPhone you have? Check the 'About' section of your phone's settings - or see if you recognise it from the images on this page.

Can I sell a broken Apple iPhone?

Yes. Many tech recyclers buy broken iPhones. Just find your iPhone on our site and select the 'broken' condition on the comparison grid, and we'll show you all the current offers from recyclers on a broken or damaged Apple iPhone.

If it’s broken or damaged, you’re likely to get less cash than you would for a working device.

But you could still get something. And even if you only get a small amount, sending your old gadget to a recycler is far better for the environment than simply throwing it in the bin.

What will happen to my iPhone?

It all depends on what condition your iPhone is in and which recycler you choose to sell it to.

If it’s a newer iPhone and not damaged, then it will be wiped, before being tested for any issues, fixed, refurbished and sold to a new owner.

Some will stay right here in the UK. Others will be sold overseas. Older models are likely to be sold in developing countries.

If your iPhone can't be sold on, however, it'll be completely dismantled and stripped of its parts.

Some of those bits will go into other refurbished phones, and recyclable elements - such as nickel, gold, and platinum - can be melted down and reused for other purposes.

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to wipe my iPhone before testing?

iPhone recyclers promise to wipe all devices, but it’s a good idea to do so before you send your iPhone off to them. This will make your data secure, with no one able to access any of your photos, messages or apps. It’s easy to do.

Go into Settings on your iPhone and check that your data is backed up to iCloud by tapping on your Apple ID at the top of the screen.

Then head back to the main Settings screen, tap General and scroll down to Reset. Here you’ll get step by step instructions on how to wipe your iPhone.

How long does it take to get paid?

Getting paid is quick and easy. But the timeframe for you to receive payment for your iPhone differs depending on the recycler you choose.

With some recyclers, you can expect your payment the same day they receive your phone. Others may take a little while longer. But you shouldn’t be waiting more than a few days.

It’s worth noting that while bank transfers generally land in your account instantly, you may have to wait a few days for other payment methods (e.g: cheque).

How will I be paid for a trade-in?

When you sell an old iPhone, you can choose how you get paid. This can be by bank transfer, cheque, PayPal, voucher, gift card or a charity donation.