Compare and Recycle

The Place to Sell Your iPhone

Compare iPhone trade in prices and sell your iPhone for the most cash with Compare and Recycle.

Got an iPhone to sell? You've come to the right place.

With Compare and Recycle it’s easy to shop around for prices to sell your old iPhone. Whether you’ve just decluttered your drawer or upgraded to a new phone, we’ll instantly get you the best price for your iPhone. Head over to our comparison where we help you to compare iPhone trade-in deals from UK’s leading recyclers who want to buy your iPhone off of you, so you don’t miss out on extra money.

Sell your iPhone in four easy steps

  1. How It Works: Step 1

    1Search for your iPhone

    Find the iPhone you're looking to recycle.

  2. How It Works: Step 2

    2Pick an offer

    Compare quotes for your iPhone and choose which recycler to sell to.

  3. How It Works: Step 3

    3Send your iPhone

    Post your iPhone for FREE to your chosen recycler.

  4. How It Works: Step 4

    4 Get paid!

    The recycler will inspect your iPhone and make a payment.

Tell us which iPhone you‘re selling

Why use Compare and Recycle to sell your iPhone?

  • Get the best price

    We're a comparison website which means you get the best price for your iPhone.

  • Quick and easy

    The process to sell your iPhone takes just a few clicks.

  • Secure and reliable

    We feature reputable iPhone recyclers so you can sell with confidence.

  • Rated "Excellent" on Trustpilot

    Over the years, we've helped hundreds of thousands of customers to trade their iPhones.

  • Free Postage

    You will receive a trade-in pack which includes a freepost label, packaging and posting instructions.

  • Better for the environment

    Every iPhone sold gets reused or recycled which helps to cut down on electronic waste.

Frequently asked questions

Where can I sell my iPhone for cash?

You can sell your iPhone at Compare and Recycle! Using a comparison site is the fastest and the easiest way to turn your old iPhone into cash and Compare and Recycle makes things both hassle-free and more profitable! With our help you won’t miss out on higher prices, you will avoid the nightmares of private selling and you won’t waste time browsing individual websites for quotes. Here’s how to sell your iPhone:

  1. Search for your iPhone model on Compare and Recycle for a free quote.

  2. Compare trade-in deals, pick one and fill in a short form with your details.

  3. Send your iPhone for free to the recycler you’ve chosen and get paid straight into your bank account.

How do I find out what model my iPhone is?

You can determine your iPhone’s model by checking the About section in your phone’s settings. If your iPhone powers on, go to Settings > General > About > Model Name.

Alternatively, take the SIM tray out and look for the model number printed on the inside edge of the SIM card slot. The model number will begin with the letter ‘A’ and will contain 4 digits. Once you’ve retrieved the model number, check this Apple support page to confirm the model name of your iPhone.

iPhones older than iPhone 7 will have the model number printed on the back of the phone.

How to prepare my iPhone for sale?

Wipe the data and remove access to your iCloud and other paired devices.

To prepare your iPhone for sale, follow these steps:

  1. Back up your data to your iCloud
  2. Unpair your AirPods, Apple watch and other devices (skip this step if you don’t have other linked devices)
  3. Remove your iCloud from the iPhone
  4. Perform a factory reset
  5. Remove your screen protector, case, SIM card and give your iPhone a thorough clean.
How do I wipe my iPhone before selling?

Go to Settings > General > Erase All Settings and Content > Continue. You will need to enter your passcode or authenticate with FaceID and confirm your Apple ID log in details. Proceed by tapping Erase iPhone.

Before wiping your iPhone, make sure you back up all your data to iCloud, so you can access it later. Visit our full step-by-step guide to remove your iCloud and data here.