AppleCare: What Is It? Do I Have It? Is It Worth It?

Is AppleCare worth it?

For us here at GadgetGone, unboxing a new Apple gadget feels a bit like opening up a really great birthday gift. Shiny and with many fun buttons to press, we love discovering what makes our new devices tick. However, what happens if it mysteriously stops working or you drop it? Or worse yet, lose it? …Continue Reading

3 Easy Ways to Export Contacts from iPhone

How to back up contacts from iPhone to PC

Thinking about ditching your iPhone to join the dark side get an Android and looking to bring your contacts along for the ride? Just updated to Windows 10 and needing to share your iPhone contacts with your PC? Worried about a catastrophic iCloud outage and pondering an offline backup just in case? Whatever your reasons …Continue Reading

8 Best Waterproof Cell Phone Cases for 2020

Don't take your phone to the beach without a waterproof cell phone case

Most people make it their mission to keep their phones dry. After all, rice is meant to be eaten, not used as a device-drying desiccant. But now that summer is here, what if you want to take your smartphone with you on all your socially distanced aquatic adventures? Luckily, there’s a (waterproof) case for that. …Continue Reading

Ultimate 2020 Guide To Cell Phone Insurance

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Today’s the day. After obsessing over what phone to upgrade to for the past several couple months (let’s be honest, you started pondering what the socially acceptable time frame was between upgrades only a few months after getting your new smartphone home), you finally stand at the checkout poised to swipe your card. Then, waking …Continue Reading

The Back of My iPhone Cracked – Now What?

Back of iPhone cracked - Can you fix it?

Sleek and shiny, your iPhone’s glass shell is a thing of indisputable beauty – that is, until you inevitably drop it on the ground only to watch its back shatter in slow-mo into a hundred glittering pieces. Meanwhile, the investment that you once used to take cute dog photos and tweet hot takes with abandon …Continue Reading

How To Factory Reset Your Google Pixel Before Selling

The most important step in selling or giving away your Google Pixel is to completely wipe it of all your data so the new owner can start using your Pixel with factory fresh software. This process is extremely easy: Step 1: Open the settings app on your Pixel Step 2: Click on the “system” tab …Continue Reading

How To Reset Your Apple Watch

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  Resetting your Apple Watch is easy, but only if you know the difference between resetting and unpairing (one actually resets your Apple Watch and the other is frankly… kind of dumb).   Please, DON’T reset directly from your Apple Watch In order to sell an Apple Watch you need to make sure that not …Continue Reading

The best (and worst) ways to fix phone screen scratches

Polishing Screen Scratches

There’s nothing quite as frustrating as pulling out your phone to send a text or look something up online, only to find that your screen has a fresh, new scratch on it. Not only are scratches on your phone screen unsightly, but they can also make it challenging to see the display and can interfere …Continue Reading

Can You Sell Locked iPhones? Yes, With Caution

Locked iPhone

Jackpot! While digging through your desk drawer, you discovered your old iPhone. Dollar signs start swirling through your mind as you think about where you can take it to make some quick cash. There’s just one tiny problem: You can’t remember the darn passcode. So, can you sell locked iPhones? In fact, you’ve got quite …Continue Reading

Can You Trade in a Cracked or Broken iPhone?

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Chances are you’ve heard it before: The sickening thud of an expensive iPhone hitting the pavement and shattering on impact. The vibrations of the sound thud in your ears as you realize that your phone will never, ever be the same. The blood rushes to your stomach as if you were sucker-punched and your shocked …Continue Reading

Guide To Shipping Cell Phones With USPS, FedEx or UPS

How to Ship Your iPhone

Cell phones are insanely expensive. With the latest flagship models tipping the scales at over $1,000, you’re probably looking to sell your old model to help offset the cost of your shiny new investment. Once you’ve sold your cell phone, it’s time to ship it. If this is your first time shipping a cell phone …Continue Reading

Face ID Not Working on iPhone? Here’s How to Fix it

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  Remember unlocking your Nokia by typing out a 4 digit passcode on those plastic buttons? Those phones are literally in museums now but you can guarantee they’re still working, unlike the Face ID on your iPhone. Of course, you can still unlock your iPhone without Face ID; you’ll just have to type your passcode …Continue Reading

Top 6 Best Places for iPhone Screen Repair

Repairing iPhone Screen

Cracking your iPhone means cracking your wallet, no way around it. Luckily, you’ve got more options than we’ve got puns & GadgetGone is in a unique position of being able to offer an educated (and unbiased) opinion of where to repair your iPhone screen. We know a lot about repairing iPhone screens only because we …Continue Reading

Apple’s Trade-in Program is For Suckers

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I know you love Apple Products so this is probably difficult to hear: but please, stop using their trade in program. Buy a new iPhone every year and watch all the Apple TV you can handle but there’s no reason to sell yourself short $70 or more just because you’re “an Apple Person”.  Is Apple’s …Continue Reading

How To Remove Your iCloud Account Remotely

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Before selling or giving away your iPhone you’ll want to make sure you reset it to factory stock settings so it can be used by another user. Luckily Apple makes this process extremely simple. All you need to do to completely wipe your iPhone is follow the below directions (this also works with iPads and …Continue Reading

How To Prepare Your iPhone For Selling

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Selling your old iPhone has never been easier than it is today. iPhones hold their value better than any other smartphone. Luckily for Apple fans, that means there’s a huge secondary market for them and that someone is willing to pay cash for your old iPhone right now. No matter who or where you sell …Continue Reading

How to Sell iPhones Online

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Selling your iPhone online is one of the most convenient ways to score some extra cash.  It’s also very simple as long as you stick to a few key rules.   Cancel service on your old iPhone Before selling your iPhone be sure to call your network provider and let them know you want to …Continue Reading

How to Sell Old iPhones

iPhone in a drawer

People love iPhones. Every September Apple sets the benchmark when it comes to smartphone design. iPhones are beautiful, fast, reliable and intuitive. It’s really no wonder why Apple is widely considered the industry leader in the smartphone universe. One of the greatest perks of owning an iPhone is actually not owning it at all. When …Continue Reading

GadgetGone’s Guide to Selling Your iPhone Online

How to Ship Your iPhone

Selling your iPhone online to GadgetGone is fast and easy. Following these few simple tips will make sure the the whole process goes off without a hitch. Keep in mind that while this post is catered towards selling to GadgetGone, the information is useful no matter where you plan to sell your iPhone online.   …Continue Reading

Best Place To Sell iPhones

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Where’s the best place to sell your old iPhone? eBay? Craigslist? Any of the above might work but are they really the best? Probably not. Unless you need the cash today, a buyback website is the ultimate platform to sell your old iPhone; here’s why. The buyback industry is extremely competitive. As a result of …Continue Reading

Can I Sell My Cracked iPhone?

man wondering where to sell his broken iPhone online for cash

You dropped your iPhone. It shattered your screen, it shattered your heart, heck it might have even shattered your dreams (okay maybe that was an exaggeration but it definitely stinks to crack your screen). Now you’re left with a decision, do I keep using this iPhone and deal with the judgmental looks and bandaged fingers …Continue Reading

What to do Before Selling My iPhone

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Wondering what to do before selling your iPhone? Follow these quick steps to make sure your sale goes off without a hitch. Call Your Carrier Call your carrier and let them know that you’re selling your old iPhone. Ask them if the iPhone is completely paid off and free of any contractual obligations to make …Continue Reading

Where Can I Sell My iPhone 6 For Cash?

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The iPhone 6 was one of the most popular iPhone models of all time. So popular in fact, that it’s still one of the most sought after pre-owned iPhone models to this day. That means if you’re looking to sell your iPhone 6 for cash you’re in luck. Your old iPhone 6 could still be …Continue Reading

How Much Can I Sell My iPhone 6 For?

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The iPhone 6 was one of the most innovative iPhone models Apple ever released. They remain one of the most in-demand pre-owned iPhone models so if you have an old one in your drawer it’s a great time to sell it.  How much you can get varies widely depending on where you decide to sell …Continue Reading

Where Can I Sell My iPhone?

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With the release of the new generation iPhone likely to be announced within the next month, it’s time to start thinking about where you’re going to sell your old iPhone. One thing that’s certain is that it’s always better to sell your iPhone the month before Apple announces its new model. Once Apple announces its …Continue Reading

Where Can I Send My Old Phone?

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Looking for a place to send your old phone? You’re not alone, almost 40 billion dollars worth of pre-owned smartphones are sold each year. That’s hundreds of millions of smartphones each year. There’s a huge network of businesses that help facilitate the sale of all of these smartphones. Here are some of your best options …Continue Reading

How to Pick the Best iPhone Case

I don’t know about you, but every time I’ve got a brand new iPhone I’m always tempted to use it without a case. Apple spent millions of dollars on the iPhone X design, why would you want to cover it up with a case? It’s a valid question, and I’m willing to bet that the …Continue Reading

Recycling Old iPhones Properly

Spring cleaning. Most people dread this yearly ritual and relate it to a weekend full of organizing, dusting, scrubbing, and every other boring chore there is. If we’re being honest with ourselves, I think we can all agree that “adulting” isn’t as fun as we pictured it being in our teenage years. But what if …Continue Reading

How to Carrier Unlock Your iPhone

  Most people don’t really even know what the term “carrier unlocked” means, let alone how to actually go about carrier unlocking their iPhone. We’ve made this comprehensive guide to answer all your questions. Keep in mind that this guide was made exclusively for people who want information about carrier unlocking Apple iPhones. If you’re …Continue Reading