How Can I Trade In My iPhone 8 For The New iPhone XS Max?

I have an iPhone 8 with nothing wrong and I want to know if I can trade it in for the new iPhone XS Max. I really want it. How can I do that?

Digital devices are quickly updated, quite a lot iOS users are regularly refreshing their devices. iPhone XS Max has a 6.5-inch all-screen Super Retina display and iOS 12 brings performance improvements and exciting new features. Do you want to trade in your old iPhone for the new iPhone XS Max? In this article, you could learn some of the tips about it.

Part one: Things you should do before you trade in your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch.

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  1. Make a backup of your device.

Apple offers you two tradition mode to back up your device: iTunes and iCloud. Actually, you can also back up specific data via a professional third-party tool called iFonebox.

  1. Erase your personal information on your device to protect your privacy.

Go to Settings and tap General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.

  1. Sign out of iCloud, iTunes store and App Store.
  2. Remove all of your cards from Apple Pay.
  3. Turn off Find my iPhone.
  4. Take out your SIM card.

Part two: Some frequently asked questions about the Apple GiveBack program. 

  • Question one: Can I trade in an iPhone that’s cracked?

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Quick fix:

To tell the truth, it depends on the device, model, manufacturer, and condition. If it’s in good shape, Apple would help it go to a new owner. If not, they’ll send it to their recycling partner, so they can save more precious materials and take less from the earth. And to my understanding, the amount credited will be less due to the damage. You can also contact Apple for more help. 

  • Question two: Are some third party devices eligible for trade in program?

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Quick fix:

Yes. You can trade in Apple as well as third-party devices. Many third-party devices are eligible for a trade-in refund or an Apple Store Gift Card. Just take your device to an Apple store to verify its condition.

  • Question three: How long does the progress take and how can I tack the status?

Quick fix:

Generally it takes 2–3 weeks to accomplish the online trade-in progress. And recycling a device is much faster. You can track it from your Apple Store account if your trade-in will be applied as a refund.

Also read: How to retrieve lost iOS data without a backup file?