Ready to sell your iPhone XR?
Released in 2018, the Apple iPhone XR caused quite a stir at the time. With its flagship features for an affordable price, it’s little wonder that it was Apple’s best-selling device that year.
Got an old Apple iPhone XR you want to sell? With our comparison tool, selling your old gadgets for the most money is easy and straightforward. Here's everything you need to know.
Why use SellMyMobile to sell my iPhone XR?
There are so many gadget recycling companies out there, it can be tough to choose which one to sell your device to. With SellMyMobile.com, you can see tons of quotes on your old Apple iPhone XR in one place, and compare them to see which gives you the best deal. With years of experience in tech recycling, we’re completely impartial and committed to getting you the most money for your old gadgets.
Plus, selling your old devices to a recycler is far better than just throwing them out. Mobile phones, tablets and other gadgets can seriously harm the environment if they're not disposed of properly – a recycler will make sure they're dealt with safely.
Not to mention, you’ll be getting some extra cash for decluttering in an eco-friendly way – it’s a win-win situation.
Why should I recycle my iPhone XR?
Recycling your old phone could give it a new lease of life. Even if you think your phone is too outdated for your liking, someone else will find that it fits their needs perfectly.
Better still, you’ll be doing your bit for the environment too. Electronic waste is a huge problem, and chucking your phone directly in landfill can pollute the air and contaminate soil and drinking water.
By recycling your phone, you can save it from ending up in a landfill site as waste. Even if your device can’t be reused, it’ll be disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.
How can I sell my iPhone XR for the best price?
To sell your Apple iPhone XR and get the most cash for it, just follow these simple steps.
- Compare offers – Find your device by typing its name into the search bar, then take a look at all the current quotes we've got from recyclers. Consider the prices, as well as our thousands of customer reviews and the company’s available payment methods.
- Send your device – Choose an offer you like the look of, and click on it to go to the buyer and enter your details. They'll then send you a postage pack so you can mail them your Apple iPhone XR.
- Get paid – Once the recycler has received and checked your device, they’ll send you your money – either by bank transfer, cheque or PayPal.
How much is my iPhone XR worth?
At the time of writing (December 2021), the going rate for a used Apple iPhone XR is between £130.00 and £223.80. To see the available quotes we have from UK recyclers, take a look at the table on this page, and you can compare how much they're offering and what their services are like.
You’ll get the highest quotes on brand new devices, ones that aren't locked to a network, and ones in excellent condition with no broken or replaced parts.
Bear in mind that the price listed might not always be the price you’ll end up being paid. For example, if your phone is in worse condition than expected, you’ll receive a revised quote that’ll be lower than the original one.
Can I sell a broken iPhone XR?
Yes – many recyclers are happy to buy broken and damaged devices. You can sell plenty of old gadgets even if they have cracked screens, chips and scratches, broken buttons or software issues.
A broken Apple iPhone XR will sell for less than a fully functioning one, of course, and how much you get will depend on the exact condition of your device. However, there’s still a chance you can get some cash for it, and sending it to a recycler is much better for the environment than throwing it away.
To find out if you can sell your broken or damaged Apple iPhone XR, select the ‘broken’ option on the comparison grid, and be as honest as you can about its condition to get the most accurate quote. We'll show you all the offers we can find from recyclers so you can see your options.
Can I sell an Apple iPhone XR with water damage?
It's possible – although you're less likely to be able to sell a water damaged device. Some recyclers buy gadgets with liquid damage, as long as they still switch on and otherwise work properly, while others won't buy them at all.
All water-damaged devices count as broken, so select 'broken' from the table above to find offers, and check with the recycler to see if water damage is accepted.
Can I sell my Apple iPhone XR with a cracked screen?
Sure – just bear in mind that you’ll get less money for a phone with a cracked screen.
How to prepare my iPhone XR to sell
Before you say goodbye to your old phone, make sure your files are saved and your personal information is deleted. Here are some steps you can take to prepare your device for selling:
- Back up your device to make sure you don’t lose any important data, such as photos, videos and contacts. You can back up to your computer, an external hard drive or iCloud
- Sign out from all your accounts, such as apps, Apple Pay and iCloud
- Clear your browser history and saved passwords
- Remove your SIM card
- Follow instructions to perform a factory reset on your phone
Do I need to wipe my iPhone XR before selling?
Yes, for safety and security reasons it’s important to delete all your personal data from your phone before sending it off.
Luckily, it’s a quick and easy process – see above for the steps you should take.
What will happen to my iPhone XR?
Depending on the condition of your phone, it could be reused or recycled.
If it’s in decent shape, your phone could be sold straight away as a second-hand device, or refurbished and then sold.
Even if your phone can’t be salvaged, it can still be recycled. The plastics and metals that make up different parts of your phone can be melted down and reused in other items.
Can I sell my contract phone and keep the SIM?
It depends on the network you’re with. Usually, when you sign up for a phone contract, you own the phone straight away. So, as long as you keep paying the monthly payments for the length of your contract, you’re free to do whatever you want with it.
But some networks don’t work like this. For example, if you’re with EE you can only sell your phone after six months into your contract, as this is when you’ve paid it off.
If you’re still on a phone contract, a good rule of thumb is to check with your phone network before selling your device.
Can I trust mobile recyclers?
Yes, you can. On SellMyMobile.com, we only work with companies that we believe are reliable and trustworthy.
We list many different recycling companies, so you can shop around and find a mobile recycler that best suits you. When in doubt, check reviews for the company before sending your phone off.
How long does it take to get paid?
Once the mobile recycling company has received and checked your phone, you should be paid within one day.
How will I be paid for a Trade in?
It depends on the recycler, but usually you can choose to be paid by bank transfer, cheque or PayPal.