So you’ve decided to upgrade your iPhone and want to trade your old one for some extra cash. MLG Cash helps you recycle your phone in an environmentally-friendly manner when you trade in your phone with us. But first, you need to erase all the personal information to prevent others from accessing it. Not sure how to do it? Follow our guide on how to erase data on your iPhone.
Back Up Your Device
Before you start erasing the data, make sure you back up your old device unless you’re sure that you don’t need any of the information or photos. Otherwise, they’ll be gone after the reset.
Turn Off Find My iPhone
To disable this function, follow these steps:
- Open Settings
- Select Find My
- Select Find My Phone
- Toggle the switch to off this function
You might be wondering if you can leave this function on. Unfortunately, you cannot reset your phone unless this function is switched off.
If you’ve paired any devices like your Bluetooth earphones or Apple Watch, unpair them as well. You should also turn off iMessages.
Sign Out of Your Accounts
Chances are you’ve linked the Apple ID to your device. Make sure you sign out of it:
- Go to Settings
- Tap on your name
- Select Sign Out
You’ll be prompted for your Apple ID password and whether you want to maintain a copy of your data on this device. If you’ve made a backup or everything and are ready to erase the data, then you don’t need to toggle anything.
You should first remove the SIM card in your phone before performing the following steps:
- Open Settings
- Go to General
- Select Transfer or Reset iPhone
- Select Erase All Content and Settings
After a few minutes, your iPhone will restart. You will then see the welcome screen. This means the reset is completed. You’re not ready to sell, recycle or give your old phone to someone else.
Bring Your Phone to MLG Cash
You’ll need to bring your phone to one of the locations for an inspection before getting paid. Have peace of mind knowing that our staff will never access any personal details on your devices.
We are only accessing the system of your phone to identify information that’s unique to your phone, such as the IMEI number, memory, carrier, and model. When you trade your phone with us, we ensure they are handled safely.
Why Choose MLG Cash?
We make it easy for you to sell your phone at one of our 5,000 locations. Simply fill up a questionnaire, receive a QR code, and prepare your phone with our easy instructions. Walk into any UPS Store nearest to you and one of our friendly staff will inspect your phone. You’ll then receive payment through Paypal or Moneygram.
Committed to building a greener planet, we plant a tree for every phone we purchase. We also take measures to ensure all devices are properly recycled so they don’t end up polluting the environment. It’s awesome to know that you’re contributing to building a healthier environment while making money at the same time.