Selling Your Phone to WeBuyAnyPhone
How does it work?
Search for your device, answer a few questions about its condition, and we’ll instantly offer you a market-beating price. Say yes, tell us who you are and you’re all done.
Send us your device - choose from the following:
Freepost pack – we’ll send one to you within 48 hours Print your own freepost label – when time is short
#3 Get paid
We’ll pay you on the same day of us satisfactorily testing your device. Applies to orders placed after 7th November 2020. Orders placed before this date subject to our usual 5 day payment terms.
How much is my phone worth?
Find your phone either by using the search bar, entering the make or model or IMEI, or you can browse the device pages.
How do I find out the storage (capacity) of my phone?
Settings>General>About – then scroll to Capacity
For Samsung Galaxy
1. Swipe up to access apps
2. Select Settings
3. Select Device maintenance or Device care (Don’t see this screen? Go to step 4)
4. Select Storage. You’ll see what storage is unused and what your total storage is, ie 32.4GB/128GB. The larger number is your storage (capacity)
My phone was worth more last month – why?
The value of phones, tablets and wearables changes on a daily basis. It all depends on demand. WeBuyAnyPhone.com guarantees prices for 14 days, giving you plenty of time to sell your device for a market-beating price.
How does the 14-day price guarantee work?
Once we’ve provided you with a price for your device, we guarantee it for 14 days. As long as we receive your device with 14 days, and your tech is as described, you’ll receive the price we promised.
Will you reduce the price you’ve offered for my device?
As long as your phone, tablet or wearable is as described, you’ll always get the price we offer. If things aren’t quite as they seem and we have to revalue your device, we’ll provide a revised price, which you don’t have to accept.
How long will it take to test my device?
We aim to test most devices on the day we receive them (Monday-Friday, excluding public holidays). We’ll let you know as soon as it’s done.
What can I sell to WeBuyAnyPhone.com?
We love phones, tablets and wearables, especially from Apple, Samsung and Google. A full list of what we want, along with the latest prices, is available on the website.
Why have you asked me for proof of purchase?
To protect you and us. Devices valued over £400 are very current so it’s less likely people want to sell them. We ask for proof of purchase to make sure the device is yours to sell.
What happens if I get the model, condition, colour or network wrong?
We’ll identify this when your device is tested - it may affect the value. Don’t worry, we’ll let you know and, if necessary, provide a revised price, which you don’t have to accept.
Will you buy my device if it’s damaged or faulty?
Yes, no problem. In fact you might be surprised how much your damaged or faulty phone, tablet or wearable is worth. However, the device MUST switch on. If it doesn’t we can’t accept it because we can’t wipe it, which means personal data might still be accessible.
Be sure to select ‘Faulty’ when confirming the condition.
My device is completely dead – will you buy it?
Sorry no. The device MUST turn on – if it doesn’t we can’t accept it because we can’t wipe it, which means personal data might still be accessible.
Will you buy my device if it’s water-damaged?
Yes but the device can only be sold as ‘Faulty’. However, it MUST switch on. If it doesn’t we can’t accept it because we can’t wipe it, which means personal data might still be accessible. Be sure to select ‘Faulty’ when confirming the condition.
How do I confirm the model of my phone or tablet?
The easiest way is by using the IMEI (it’s a code number, unique to your device).
Using your phone’s keypad, enter *#06# and your IMEI will be displayed. Enter the IMEI into the IMEI Checker on the WeBuyAnyPhone.com website and all will be revealed.
For iPads, tablets and wearables, please check the manufacturer’s instructions.
Why is my device only worth £0.00?
Because it’s old and no one wants it. However, we’re more than happy to recycle old (and broken) devices because it’s the responsible thing to do.
How many devices can I send at one time?
You can send as many devices as you like. In fact, the more, the merrier!
If you’re a business customer with a larger quantity of devices, call 03 333 445 584 to arrange free secure collection.
Do you accept stolen phones?
No. Any device received by us and identified as stolen will be destroyed, and no payment made.
Do you accept blocked/blacklisted phones?
No. Most blocked phones are lost or stolen. Any device received by us and identified as lost or stolen will be destroyed, and no payment made.
If you’re the rightful owner of a blocked phone you should contact your network (or finance provider if purchasing on credit) to arrange for the device to be unblocked.
Find out about blocked/blacklisted phones here
Do you accept network locked phones?
Yes! And we pay market-leading rates for them too.
Do you accept fake or counterfeit phones?
No. We don’t accept any non-genuine devices. Our Tech Team can spot them a mile off so please, don’t try and sell them to us.
Do you accept iCloud locked devices?
To get the very best price for your device you need to remove iCloud BEFORE sending it to us.
To find out how to remove iCloud click here.
Do you accept Android/Google/Samsung locked devices?
To get the very best price for your device you need to remove your Android/Google/Samsung account BEFORE sending it to us.
To find out how to removing Android/Google/Samsung accounts click here.
More about blacklisted phones and tablets
A blacklisted phone or tablet means the device is listed (on the GSMA international register) as lost or stolen and so, by law, WeBuyAnyPhone.com must retain your device for up to 28 days.
During this period, you can apply to your mobile network (or finance provider if purchasing on credit) to have the device removed from the blacklist. Once it’s removed, you can continue with the sale of the device to WeBuyAnyPhone.com.
If the device cannot be removed from the register, we are obliged by law to retain the device and inform the Police.
How does blacklisting work?
We use MobiCHECK® diagnostics device check software that provides instant access to an extensive data ecosystem to help us avoid buying stolen mobile phones. Combining live data from four key sources, including; Insurance Companies, Law Enforcement Agencies, Recyclers and Mobile Networks, MobiCHECK® is an instant due-diligence solution that provides assurance that the phones we purchase have been comprehensively checked and authenticated.
Any device that connects to a mobile network can be blacklisted when it’s lost or stolen. All such devices have a unique identification code (IMEI) that allows the networks to identify them (when SIM-enabled and powered on) and if necessary, permanently disable them.
A blackilisted device cannot be returned to you. It has no value and therefore you will receive no payment. If the device cannot be removed from the register we MUST destroy the device.
How Do I know My Data Will Be Securely Deleted?
We take the deletion of all data very seriously.
To securely remove all data from any device received, we use MobiWIPE® HD. This industry leading service provides Adisa Certified Data Erasure for all types of data storage devices – especially mobile phone and laptop data storage. The software has a Common Criteria EAL3+ certified data erasure solution applicable to all types of data storage device.
How to erase all data from your iPhone or iPad
- If you’ve paired an Apple Watch with your iPhone, unpair your Apple Watch.
- Back up your device.
- Sign out of iCloud and the iTunes & App Store.
If you’re using iOS 10.3 or later, tap Settings > [your name]. Scroll down and tap Sign Out. Enter your Apple ID password and tap Turn Off.
If you’re using iOS 10.2 or earlier, tap Settings > iCloud > Sign Out. Tap Sign Out again, then tap Delete from My [device] and enter your Apple ID password. Then go to Settings > iTunes & App Store > Apple ID > Sign Out.
Go back to Settings and tap General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. If you’ve turned on Find My [device], you might need to enter your Apple ID and password. Forgot your Apple ID or your Apple ID password?
If asked for your device passcode or Restrictions passcode, enter it. Then tap Erase [device].
If you’re switching to a non-Apple phone, deregister iMessage.
Contact your network provider for help transferring service to a new owner. If you aren’t using a SIM card with your device, you can contact them to get help transferring service to the new owner.
Remove your old device from your list of trusted devices.
How to erase all data from your Android phone
Go to Settings
Select System > Advanced > Reset options
You will be presented with three choices.
- “Reset Wi-Fi, mobile & Bluetooth” is sometimes useful if you’re having trouble with connectivity.
- “Reset app preferences” will restore all of your app and notification defaults, among other things. Neither of these will delete the data on your phone.
- “Erase all data (factory reset),” and that’s the one you’re going to select.
You’ll get a warning screen reminding you that your data will be erased, along with all the accounts you’re currently signed into.
Select “Reset phone.”
If you have a PIN or some other security setup, you’ll be asked to enter it.
You’ll get another screen asking if you’re sure this is what you want to do.
Are you sure? Then hit the “Erase everything” button.
How to check battery health - iPhone
To check the battery health on your iPhone -
For iPhone 6 and later, iOS 11.3 and later go to
Settings > Battery > Battery Health.
The Battery Health screen includes information on maximum battery capacity and peak performance capability.
Maximum battery capacity measures the device battery capacity relative to when it was new. A battery will have lower capacity as the battery chemically ages which may result in fewer hours of usage between charges. Depending upon the length of time between when the iPhone was made and when it is activated, your battery capacity may show as slightly less than 100%.
I have a non UK device - will you still buy it from me?
We don’t accept any internationally purchased devices.
Please only send UK devices to us - every device is checked and country of origin can be easily identified.
Do You Sell Phones?
Device diagnosis / assessment process
Our device diagnosis and assessment process covers the following:
Data Erasure (Adisa Apporved)
iCloud or Samsung (or Google) lock check
Automated tests for:
• Wifi Connectivity
• GPS / Location Services
• Charge & Headset Ports
• Battery Capacity
• Proximity & Light Sensors
• Buttons & Switches
• Microphones & Speakers
• Front & Rear Cameras
• Camera Flash
• Video Recorder
• Glass Condition
• LCD & Dead Pixels
• Force Touch, 3d Touch
• Touch Id & Fingerprint Sensor
• Battery Capacity
• Face Id
• Edge Screen
• Screen Rotation
• Network & Manufacturer Lock
• Activation and Reset Locks
• Jailbreak & Rooting Detection