Deciding whether to keep my old iPhone 6

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I bought an iPhone X last week, Before that.I have an iPhone 6. After all the phone has been moved to iPhone X, I think the iPhone 6 is redundant, I have two options,
One is to sell the iPhone 6, even if it does not sell for a good price,
Two is to keep the old iPhone
Which one do you think is better ?



Submitted by Justin on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

When I upgraded from the 6S plus to the X, I just gave the plus phone back to verizon, since there was no point in keeping the old phone anymore. Just sell it, or give it back to your phone provider. You'll get probably a couple hundred or so from it.

Submitted by Roxann Pollard on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

it really depends. The iPhone can always be converted into an iPod for additional uses. The new iPhone doesn't have the 3.5 mm earphone jack, either, although compensation has been made with the use of the included dongle. If this is important to you, keeping the old iPhone will allow you to have that functionality, as well. It really boils down to what your personal needs and preferences are. Personally, I plan on keeping my 6S this time. I haven't kept my phone before this, but since it's the last one with a home button that moves, the earphone jack, and simply for additional uses, I will be keeping mine after upgrading.


Submitted by SoundSchemer on Wednesday, April 4, 2018

If I were you, I'd definitely keep the iPhone 6 as a backup, just in case something happens to your iPhone x (Which I sincerely doubt it will, but you never know with technology). I've had my iPhone 6 for nearly 3 years, and am loving it still. The speed, performance and every aspect of the phone is still going well, so I can see myself keeping this phone til it's on its last day of use. Not saying that's what you should do, just that that's what I'd do if I upgraded.

Submitted by Vaskery on Saturday, April 7, 2018

In reply to by Justin

I got it , but i have stored some personal photos and messages on iPhone 6 , if i am going to selling it , I'm afraid my privacy will leak out.Because you never know who will buy your phone,and you never know how advanced technology is today.

Submitted by Brooke on Saturday, April 7, 2018

When I upgrade, I tend to keep my older iPhone as a backup. It works as a sort of glorified iPod Touch. I put audiobooks on it, play games that are too battery draining for my main iPhone.

Submitted by Vaskery on Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Ok , what i need a way to deal with some personal data for iPhone not a way for data backup ,these data has been moved to other phone ,

Submitted by Roxann Pollard on Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Assuming you have a full backup of all iPhone contents with iTunes on your PC, then the next step is to turn off Find My iPhone and then do a factory reset. this will clear out all apps, pass words, photos and all other personal content. The phone will then look like a new phone with original factory settings. You should then be able to sell your iPhone without any of your personal data being compromised. If you want a step by step method, check out Google for many good articles on this topic.


Submitted by Vaskery on Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Recently i am going to sell my iPhone , and i got some advice from my friend , the factory reset program can not help me to complete delete everything for my old iPhone , and Google also authenticates this you have other suggestions ?

Submitted by Vaskery on Sunday, April 22, 2018

Thanks for Roxann Pollard's help ,you are right , i must completely clean up iPhone before selling ,

Submitted by Vaskery on Friday, April 27, 2018

@ stackuzy .Now , we are already discussing how to clean up iPhone before selling