Are Apple stores still accepting trade-up (GiveBack) in the store? I’m ready to upgrade my iPhone 6 for an Xr or Xs, and the online GiveBack says my phone is worth $150 on a trade-in. I don’t want to go the mail-in route because a) I had a bad experience when I did that for my iPad, and b) I don’t have much else to spend the $150 on, so I don’t want to be without a phone while I wait for them to send me the gift card number.
If so, is it ok to wipe my phone before bringing it into the store? I’ve finished both a USB backup to my Mac, followed by an iCloud backup (since I didn’t want to lose my Health info, but also didn’t want to put a password on my Mac backup). I
I figure the last steps before heading to the store are to a) unpair my Apple Watch; b) factory reset the iPhone; and c) delete the iPhone from my Apple ID via their website.