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What should you do before buying and selling an old phone ??

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There are many people who always like to use new models of devices. If someone else gets a new model of the device, then he takes the phone after some days when its price gets down. It also helps to save money and improve the use of advanced technology. That’s why old-fashioned, used, or second-hand products are sold and sold worldwide. That’s why you will also see different markets.

Now if you want to sell your used mobile phone, or want to buy the phone from someone else, then important things must be kept in your mind. Otherwise you may face losses. The reason of this post is that how you prevent loss when you are buying or selling a phone.

1.Uncompress the SIM card


The first thing to do before selling the old phone is to open your own SIM card from your smart phone. Because, SIM Card is your personal and you may want to use this SIM card on your new phone. Moreover, you may have many important contacts in this card.


2. Remove  the memory card


Many smart phones have enough internal storage, so many people do not have to use a memory card. But if you are a memory card user, keep it open. However, before opening the memory card, please close the phone or remove it from the storage options. Otherwise, your precious data may become corrupted.


3. Reset the factory data.


Now your task is to erase the phone completely and bring it all the settings in the factory as it was. But before that backup all your phone data on your memory card or PC.


As well as check the latest status of your items that sync to your cloud account, whether you have been synced in Google or Apple account (for example). Reset the phone only if everything is okay. During the reset, the phone’s battery should be kept intact. You can connect the charger if you want


4. Clear the phone

Now your job will be to clean the outside of the phone and make sure the phone gets a good price by attracting the buyer. You have nothing to do with permanent scratch or dent, but you can delete phone dust and fingerprints if you want. In this case dry clothes are enough. However, you can add a little glass cleaning liquid.


5. Re-box

If you are using the phone in care, it can also be said that you have given your phone box very carefully. If so, then fill the box again in the box. If the phone has the charger and other accessories, then keep them along. This will make the buyer easier to find and you will get a better price.

Things to watch before buying a second hand phone


As a second hand phone gives you a lot of advantage but also there is a lot of story that people faces big loss after buying a second hand phone. So keep remember those following instructions are written below before buying a second hand phone.


1.From whom you buy this phone


This is the most important step for not to be cheated. If you buy a smart phone from anyone you know in your real life, then you can be quite sure. If there is a problem after buying, you get a chance to talk about it.


But the trouble is in online shopping. In that case you should contact the seller directly and talk about some basic information about it. In case of transactions, you can have a mediator.


2. Check the papers

Nowadays, fake and stolen smart phones have become marketable. Someone might even steal a smart phone and want to sell it. In that case you can face harassment later. So you should buy a smart phone with the main box of the phone.

If the smart phone has a warranty’s validity, and are you will be able to get the warranty in Bangladesh. If possible, collect vendor’s National ID card photocopies and pictures.


3. Software check

 This is a very important step. If you can handle hardware errors from the outside, it is difficult to determine if there is any limitation on the software. For example, see if Icloud is locked in iPhone. Find out if there is a warranty for the Android Roots set. 
However, buying a rooted smart phone is no problem.. The buyer will take the necessary passwords from the seller. It is best to buy a phone in a factory reset.

4. Hardware Test

Although it may look better to look out from the outside, due to have some problems such as- shock or fall, different sensors such as cameras, bluetooth, WiFi, radio etc.. So these should be checked. You can get many apps in the play store called Hardware Test to check.

Do not forget to test USB, headphone jack etc. Battery case will be the most watched. Almost all smart phones have non-removable batteries. So if you have a bad battery, you are going to suffer a lot. If possible, check the battery status of the smart phone from the accelerator battery data usage with different apps. Above all, if you have less idea about these things then you should take someone with you. Then there will be less chance of cheat.

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