Why use SellMyMobile.com to sell my Apple iPhone XS Max?

It can be challenging finding the best gadget recycler for your iPhone XS Max.

But at SellMyMobile.com, we show you loads of amazing quotes for your old Apple iPhone XS Max in one place, so you can compare them all to see which one gives you the best deal.

We're 100% impartial and have years of experience in tech recycling and are committed to getting you the most money for your old gadgets.

What’s more, selling your old iPhone to a recycler is much better than just throwing it 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. It also means you get some extra cash to spend however you want.

Why should I recycle my Apple iPhone XS Max?

Recycling your iPhone XS Max makes sense for two really important reasons.

For you, it means an injection of cash to put towards a newer handset, whether it’s Apple’s latest bestseller or an Android powerhouse from Samsung or Google.

For the planet, it means the components and materials used to make the phone or disposed of in the safest way possible.

What is the process for Selling my Apple iPhone XS Max?

The process for selling your Apple iPhone XS Max with SellMyMobile.com is a breeze. Here's how you go about it.

  1. Compare quotes - Search for your Apple iPhone XS Max using the search bar or click on your device where you see it on this page. Then take a look at all the current prices from recyclers
  2. Send your device - Once you’ve found a quote you like, click through to enter your details and tell them what condition your iPhone XS Max is in. The recycler will then send you a postage pack so you can mail them your device.

Get paid - Once the recycler receives and checks your Apple iPhone XS Max, they’ll send out your payment, either by bank transfer, cheque, PayPal, or your preferred method. It's really that simple.

How can I sell my Apple iPhone XS Max for the best price?

We're so confident that you’ll find the best price available for your Apple iPhone XS Max on SellMyMobile.com that if you find a better offer within 24 hours, we'll refund you the difference. We can’t say fairer than that.

See the full terms and conditions of our best price guarantee here.

How do I sell my Apple iPhone XS Max?

Selling your Apple iPhone XS Max with SellMyMobile.com is easy. Make sure you back it up and wipe it of data first, just for your own added safety.

You can do this by tapping Settings and checking all your apps and data are saved in iCloud, before performing a factory reset of the device.

Then, look for your Apple iPhone XS Max using the SellMyMobile.com search tool or clicking on its picture on this page, tell us how much storage it has and if it’s damaged.

When you click through, you’ll see a page comparing prices from our carefully vetted recycling partners. Find the best price and they’ll send you a special pack so you can post it to them. It’s really that much of a breeze.

How much is my Apple iPhone XS Max worth?

It all depends on what condition your Apple iPhone XS Max is in.

Currently, you can get between £100 and £300 depending on which recycler you go for, although most will pay around £270. Remember that higher prices are paid for phones that are in decent condition.

You can find out how much your iPhone XS Max is worth by searching for it at the top of this page or clicking on its image and following the links.

Can I sell a broken Apple iPhone XS Max?

Yes. But remember that if your Apple iPhone XS Max is broken, it won’t be worth as much money. That said, you will get something for it, even if it’s in a bad way.

By sending it to a recycler, your phone’s components may be reused and the rest disposed of safely. That’s great news for the planet.

When you sell your iPhone XS Max, you’ll be asked to tick a box saying whether the device is broken or not and asked for details. The prices shown will then reflect the damage to the handset.

Can I sell an Apple iPhone XS Max with water damage?

It’s all down to the recycler. Water damage can often mean an iPhone XS Max won’t turn on. If that’s the case, some recyclers may decide not to take it.

If you choose the ‘broken’ option when looking for quotes, you’ll see which recyclers accept water damaged handsets.

Can I sell my Apple iPhone XS Max with a cracked screen?

As with other breakages and water damage, recyclers may accept an Apple iPhone XS Max 256GB with a cracked screen.

This is a repair that’s relatively easy to make, meaning they can potentially resell your old device. Just be honest. If you’re not, then you may not get a realistic quote.

How to prepare my Apple iPhone XS Max to sell

First, check it over for any damage and be honest about its condition when searching for quotes. Once you have found a quote you are happy with, it’s a good idea to perform a factory reset in the Settings app.

Before you do, make sure that your iPhone XS Max is backed up in iCloud. You can check this by tapping on your Apple ID when you open the Settings app.

That means that if you buy a new iPhone, your old apps, games, files and photos will all appear as they did on your old handset.

Then wait for your recycler to send their packaging, post off your iPhone XS Max and wait for it to be checked over ahead of payment.

Do I need to wipe my Apple iPhone XS Max before selling?

Apple’s security is excellent, but if someone manages to guess your passcode, then you could expose your data if you don’t wipe it.

When selling any phone or tablet, it’s a good idea to wipe it completely beforehand, even though recyclers promise to do this for you. This will protect your identity.

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.

What will happen to my Apple iPhone XS Max?

If your Apple iPhone XS Max is in good condition, the recycler you choose may decide to refurbish it before selling it on to someone else.

Alternatively, it may take it apart and use the components to fix other iPhones. If it’s seriously damaged, then their teams of experts will carefully dismantle the phone and dispose of and recycle as much as they possibly can.

Frequently asked questions

Can I sell my contract phone and keep the SIM?

Before you do so, call and check with your network. In general though, your phone belongs to you, even if it is on contract.

However, it’s worth remembering that you will need to make any monthly contract payments until the end of your term, and to check whether your network will take additional payments once that term is up.

Can I trust mobile recyclers?

At SellMyMobile, we pride ourselves on the fact that we only work with resellers that we trust.

In fact, every company we work with is vetted, which means we only show resellers that will offer you a reliable service, treat you fairly and deal with your phone properly.

How long does it take to get paid?

Getting paid is always quick and easy when using recyclers through SellMyMobile.com.

But the timeframe for you to receive payment for your Apple iPhone XS Max 256GB 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 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, especially if you’ve opted to receive a cheque.

How will I be paid for a trade in?

When you sell an old Apple iPhone XS Max 256GB, you can choose how you get paid. This can be by bank transfer, cheque, PayPal, voucher, gift card or a charity donation.