Released in 2018, the Apple iPhone XR was brought out as an alternative to 2017’s iPhone X.

It looks almost identical to the iPhone 11 – with a 6.1-inch LCD retina screen with a notch at the top. What sets it apart is the single round camera lens in the back corner, and the array of bright colours it came in: red, yellow, blue, and coral, alongside the standard black and white.

But having come out several years ago now, you’re probably looking for an upgrade. The battery is likely on its last legs… and if you picked the version, the lowest storage option for this model, it’s no doubt filled up by now. You’re in the right place to sell your iPhone XR.

Why use CompareMyMobile to trade in your Apple iPhone XR?

As an independent comparison site, CompareMyMobile is committed to find you the best price for your old and unwanted phones and gadgets.

We work in partnership with a range of electronics recycling and trade-in companies, to bring you all the available offers in one place – so you can choose the best one.

All the recyclers we work with are carefully vetted and regularly reviewed. So as well as getting you the most cash, you can also rest assured that they’re reputable.

How much is my Apple iPhone XR worth?

Have a look at the comparison table above to see the current prices on your Apple iPhone XR. To get the most accurate prices, make sure you’ve picked the right model, storage capacity, network, and working condition.

An iPhone XR in good working condition is worth more than a broken or cracked one, and a brand new handset even more so.

Because is the smallest storage option for the iPhone XR, bear in mind you’ll get a little less money for it than phones with more capacity.

How can I sell my Apple iPhone XR for the best price?

To get the best price for your iPhone XR, the smart thing to do is simply compare all your options above. You can sort by price to see the highest offers right at the top.

The better the condition of your phone, the better chance you’ve got of fetching a good price. Just make sure you select the most accurate option, as this will mean the most accurate quotes in turn.

Check you pack your phone up safely and securely when you post it off too, to prevent it from sustaining damage on the way.

What is the process for selling my Apple iPhone XR?

Selling your old Apple iPhone XR is easy. Just follow these three simple steps.

  1. Compare prices: On the table above, we’ve listed prices from loads of different recyclers. All you need to do is choose your favourite one.
  2. Post it: Once you’ve picked an offer and given the buyer your details, they’ll send you a postage pack so you can mail your Apple iPhone XR Pro Max off.
  3. Get paid! As soon as the recycler has checked your device, they’ll send you your cash - either via PayPal, bank transfer, or cheque. That’s it!

Can I sell a broken Apple iPhone XR?

Yes, you can. Many recyclers are happy to take your broken iPhone XR. Just scroll up and choose ‘broken’ as the device condition and compare prices.

A phone usually counts as broken if it has:

  • A cracked screen
  • Broken buttons
  • Power issues
  • Lots of chips and dents
  • A corrupt operating system

A broken Apple iPhone XR will sell for less than a working model, and even less than a brand new one. Just make sure you’re honest about your gadget's condition and you’ll get the most accurate quotes.

If a recycler receives your phone but decides it is not in the condition they expected, they’ll send you a revised quote by email, which you can choose to accept or reject.

Can I sell an Apple iPhone XR with water damage?

Selling a water-damaged phone is a little trickier, but some recyclers do buy handsets with water damage. Search for quotes on a broken Apple iPhone XR above, and check with the recycler if you're not sure whether it will accept a water-damaged phone or not.

Can I sell an Apple iPhone XR with a cracked screen?

Yes. Since this means your device counts as broken, just select ‘Broken’ from the device condition filter above. We’ll show you the most accurate quotes from mobile recycling companies on an iPhone XR with a cracked screen.

Comparing Apple iPhone XR trade-in programmes

You can trade in your iPhone XR through Apple’s own trade-in programme, but you may find you can get a better price from another recycling company.

That’s where we come in. Through our independent partnerships, we bring together a huge range of mobile recyclers so you can see all their offers in one place.

Compare the prices they’re offering for your old iPhone, but remember to also look at other factors too – such as how the company will pay you, your postage options, and the timescale.

How to prepare your Apple iPhone XR to sell

  1. First of all, pick a quote and sign up with that recycler. They’ll then give you detailed instructions on how to send them your phone, and most likely send you a postage pack to use as well.
  2. Remove the SIM card, SD storage card, and any cases, screen protectors, or other accessories from your phone.
  3. Perform a full factory reset to wipe all your personal data.
  4. Package your phone securely in the postage pack from the recycler, carefully following any instructions they give you.

That’s it – your phone is ready to go.

Do I need to wipe my Apple iPhone XR before selling it?

Yes. You’ll need to perform a full factory reset on your phone before you send it off. This is to wipe your phone of all personal data so your security isn’t at risk, and to make the recycling process easier.

On an iPhone, you can do this by going to Settings, tapping ‘General’, then ‘Reset’, and ‘Erase all content and settings’.

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