Monday, 29 May 2017

3 Things to Know Before Buying a Second Hand iPhone 6

An iPhone is the most desirable piece of technology for every gadget lover, but they do not come cheap. These smartphones hardly go on sale. So, if you want to get your hands on the smartphone that’s already gained huge popularity among end-users, buying a second a second hand iPhone 6 (if that’s what you’re looking for) will be the best bet.

If you have made up your mind to settle for a used or second hand device, here are 3 important things you must know about before making a purchase:

1.Take your retail options into consideration

Well, you have a number of options when it comes to purchasing a second hand iPhone. You may be tempted to look for the best offer on eBay and get the cheapest deal there, but before making that final call, don’t you think it’ll be wise to check for the best deal with a respected second hand dealer of iPhones. 

If conducted an online reserach, you’ll find many reputable dealers in the business of selling and buying second hand iPhones. All of the second hand iPhones with these dealers go through a 30-point inspection which means that they are certified to be in working order allowing end-user to make the most out of their good condition.

2.Check the Battery

Since you will not be able go for the iPhone battery replacement on your own, you need to ensure that the second hand iPhone 6 you’re buying comes loaded with a powerful battery. Well, a slightly used device has a decent battery life, but any iPhone more than a year old must be thought about seriously.

Get as much relevant information as you can about the battery from the dealer. Or, consider if the dealer can install a new battery.

3.Ensure the Used iPhone is not stolen

You don’t want to buy a stolen iPhone 6, do you?

Apple does not allow for the activation of stolen iPhones from being activated by new users with its Activation Lock tool. If the iPhone you’re purchasing already has Find my iPhone turned on and still has the Apple ID of the previous owner linked, there’s nothing you can do about it. It will not let you set up your own ID or restore the same without entering the old password.

There could be a possibility that the iPhone was stolen or its last owner was careless. This smartphone is no good to you.

If your second hand iPhone 6 is in working condition, go to Settings -> iCloud and turn off Find my iPhone.

Not able to access the phone for some reason or the other? No problem@! Go to Apple’s online Activation Lock tool and now enter the IMEI number of your device. That way you’ll come to know if the iPhone has enable Find my iPhone.


A lot of people in the UK who aren’t able to afford a second hand iPhone 6 go for the tradeoff, but is buying an second hand iPhone 6 that’s already been used or had its previous owner really worth the amount you pay?

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