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How to trade your old iPhone and get a new iPhone with the Apple trade-in program and how does it work?

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How to trade in your old iPhone and get a new iPhone, what is the Apple trade-in program and how does it work?
Apple Trade-In Program (Image | Apple)

Every year Apple launches its new products including iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch and you also wanted to purchase it, but what to do with your old phone when you want to buy a new iPhone.

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Well, the Apple trade-in program might help you there, with the Apple trade-in program you can get some money as credit value for your old phone by getting a new iPhone. In simple words, you can call the Apple trade-in program a buyback program.

How Apple trade-in program is work?

When you buy a new Apple phone, the Apple trade-in program is rather simple. If you have a new iPhone, it will ask if you have an existing iPhone. For example, if you have an iPhone 11 and you want to upgrade to the new iPhone 13 Pro, it will ask you what kind of device you have. If you put in iPhone 11, it will ask you how many gigabytes it has, whether it’s the 128GB or 256GB model (currently Apple didn’t ask for storage of your old phone), and it will also ask you what kind of condition it is in.

If you choose iPhone 11 for trade-in then Apple will give you $340 in trade-in value right now (from the current trade-in value given in the below table).

Apart from getting some money back on your old phone, the Apple trade-in program has a few other benefits. Apple can recycle the material, so you won’t have to worry about having an old phone in your home. As a result, there are numerous benefits for both you and Apple when it comes to the prices that they offer you on a new phone.

However, before you trade in your old phone, there are a few things you should know about getting a trade-in value for your old phone. Before you prepare your old phone for trade-in or purchasing a new phone, you must backup your old phone data to somewhere else (we have added some of the steps for backup your old device), so you can load up your old phone’s profile with all of the apps and content like photos, videos and any other kinds of stuff in your new phone.

Transfer data from old iPhone to new iPhone via iCloud Backup

If your old phone is an iPhone, go to the iPhone Settings, click on Apple ID iCloud Media & Purchases, scroll down to iCloud, click iCloud Backup, if your iCloud Backup is turn off then please turn it on and tap on Back Up Now button to begin backing up everything on your phone to your iCloud account, just make sure your iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi network.

How to trade your old iPhone and get a new iPhone with the Apple trade-in program and how does it work?
Enabling iCloud Backup

Once you backup everything from your old iPhone to iCloud, just make sure you have erased your old iPhone from Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. This step is necessary for you because you don’t wanna let access to your mobile content like messages, photos, or any other stuff.

How to trade your old iPhone and get a new iPhone with the Apple trade-in program and how does it work?
Erasing all content and settings from your iPhone

When you first switch on your new iPhone, it will display the “Hello” screen, which will guide you through the process of setting up your new iPhone. Then simply follow the on-screen instructions until you are connected to the Wi-Fi network. Then again follow the simple steps until you reach the Apps & Data screen after successfully joining the Wi-Fi network. Choose the first option, “Restore from iCloud Backup,” once you’re on the Apps & Data screen.

How to trade your old iPhone and get a new iPhone with the Apple trade-in program and how does it work?
Restoring an iCloud backup to new iPhone

Now Enter your Apple ID and password to activate iCloud. Then select Backup, and if your new iPhone requires a software update, follow these Apple official instructions. Now, wait until the restoration process has been completed after that you can complete the rest of the process on your own.

After the all process is done and you are now on a new iPhone home screen, just let your new iPhone stay connected with the Wi-Fi network for a while so it can download necessary things to your new iPhone from the old phone like apps, photos, and music as well as contact syncing.

If you are looking for an iPhone to iPhone migration process or don’t want to use iCloud for iPhone backup, then follow these Apple official instructions for the direct transfer method.

How to trade your old iPhone and get a new iPhone with the Apple trade-in program and how does it work?
iPhone to iPhone data transfer

Transfer data from Android to iPhone

If you are an Android user and want to move to iPhone, use Apple’s official Move to iOS app for transferring all of your data including Contacts, Message history, Camera photos and videos, Web bookmarks, Mail accounts, and Calendars. Just make sure your old Android phone has at least Android 4.0 or a later version installed.

How to trade your old iPhone and get a new iPhone with the Apple trade-in program and how does it work?
Move to iOS app interface (Officially available on Google Play Store for free)

Here is the Apple Trade-In value for your old devices:

Price may be different in your country, we have put trade-in value from the United States, United Kingdom, and India’s Apple website for the information. You can select your country on the Apple website and see trade-in value for your old devices.

iPhone Trade-In Value

Device NameTrade-in value
iPhone 12 Pro MaxUp to $790 (Up to ₹46120) (Up to £610)
iPhone 12 ProUp to $640 (Up to ₹43255) (Up to £530)
iPhone 12Up to $530 (Up to ₹31120) (Up to £410)
iPhone 12 miniUp to $400 (Up to ₹25565) (Up to £365)
iPhone SE (2nd generation)Up to $170 (Up to ₹12155) (Up to £155)
iPhone 11 Pro MaxUp to $500 (Up to ₹36485) (Up to £380)
iPhone 11 ProUp to $450 (Up to ₹36360) (Up to £360)
iPhone 11 Up to $340 (Up to ₹23585) (Up to £295)
iPhone XS Max Up to $320 (Up to ₹22020) (Up to £235)
iPhone XS Up to $240 (Up to ₹21680) (Up to £225)
iPhone XR Up to $230 (Up to ₹15685) (Up to £190)
iPhone X Up to $200 (Up to ₹16810) (Up to £160)
iPhone 8 Plus Up to $180 (Up to ₹12790) (Up to £145)
iPhone 8 Up to $110 (Up to ₹10245) (Up to £105)
iPhone 7 Plus Up to $110 (Up to ₹10550) (Up to £85)
iPhone 7 Up to $50 (Up to ₹7865) (Up to £70)
iPhone 6s Plus Up to $60 (Up to ₹5390) (Up to £45)
iPhone 6s Up to $30 (Up to ₹4920) (Up to £35)
iPhone 6 Plus Up to ₹4805
iPhone 6 Up to ₹3805
iPhone SE (1st Generation) Up to ₹2810

iPad Trade-In Value

Device NameTrade-in value
iPad Pro Up to $580 (Up to £460)
iPad Up to $240 (Up to £190)
iPad Air Up to $360 (Up to £260)
iPad mini Up to $225 (Up to £185)

Mac Trade-In Value

Device NameTrade-in value
MacBook Pro Up to $1630 (Up to £700)
MacBook Air Up to $550 (Up to £370)
MacBook Up to $340 (Up to £200)
iMac Pro Up to $2930 (Up to £1,190)
iMac Up to $1470 (Up to £650)
Mac Pro Up to $3240 (Up to £1,510)
Mac mini Up to $950 (Up to £350)

Apple Watch Trade-In Value

Device NameTrade-in value
Apple Watch SE Up to $155 (Up to £115)
Apple Watch Series 5 Up to $145 (Up to £125)
Apple Watch Series 4 Up to $100 (Up to £90)
Apple Watch Series 3 Up to $70 (Up to £60)
Apple Watch Series 2 Up to $25 (Up to £25)

Android Smartphone Trade-In Value

Device NameTrade-in value
Samsung Galaxy S20+ Up to $325 (Up to ₹13085)
Samsung Galaxy S20 Up to $245 (Up to ₹12015)
Samsung Galaxy S10+ Up to $185 (Up to ₹12725)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Up to $160 (Up to ₹10490)
Samsung Galaxy S10e Up to $130 (Up to ₹8480)
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Up to ₹13900
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Up to ₹10585
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Up to ₹8125
Samsung Galaxy S9+ Up to $95 (Up to ₹6455)
Samsung Galaxy S9 Up to $75 (Up to ₹6070)
Samsung Galaxy S8+ Up to $55
Samsung Galaxy S8 Up to $50
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Up to $400
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Up to $235
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Up to $130
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Up to $70
Samsung Galaxy A51 Up to ₹6290
Samsung Galaxy A50 Up to ₹4560
Google Pixel 5 Up to $315
Google Pixel 4 XL Up to $180
Google Pixel 4 Up to $150
Google Pixel 4A Up to $160
Google Pixel 3 XL Up to $70
Google Pixel 3 Up to $55
Google Pixel 3a Up to $45
OnePlus 8 Pro Up to ₹19295
OnePlus 8 Up to ₹15950
OnePlus 7 Up to ₹9955
OnePlus 7T Up to ₹12285
OnePlus 6 Up to ₹7255
OnePlus 6T Up to ₹9315
LG V60 ThinQ 5G Up to $180
LG V50 ThinQ 5G Up to $125
LG V40 ThinQ Up to $50
LG G8 ThinQ Up to $45

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How to trade your old iPhone and get a new iPhone with the Apple trade-in program and how does it work?

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