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How long does a refurbished iPhone last?


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At Used Mobiles 4 U, we understand that buying a refurbished iPhone can be a great way to save money while still getting a high-quality smartphone. However, one common concern that many of our customers have is how long a refurbished iPhone will actually last. In this blog post, we will address this question and provide you with some important information to consider when purchasing a refurbished iPhone.

Understanding the Refurbishment Process

Before we dive into the lifespan of a refurbished iPhone, it’s important to understand the refurbishment process. When we receive a used iPhone, our team of experts thoroughly inspects it for any issues or damage. We then repair or replace any faulty components and ensure that the phone is in perfect working condition. This process includes testing the battery, camera, screen, and other essential features.

Factors Affecting the Lifespan of a Refurbished iPhone

While a refurbished iPhone can last for a long time, there are several factors that can affect its lifespan. These include:

  1. Quality of the Refurbishment: The quality of the refurbishment is crucial in determining how long the iPhone will last. At Used Mobiles 4 U, we take pride in our meticulous refurbishment process, ensuring that every phone we sell is of the highest quality. We use our grading system to showcase the quality of the refurbished phone.
  2. Model and Age: The model and age of the iPhone can also impact its lifespan. Newer models generally have more advanced hardware and software, which can contribute to a longer lifespan. However, even older models can last for a considerable amount of time if they have been properly refurbished and maintained.
  3. Usage and Care: How you use and care for your refurbished iPhone will also play a significant role in its lifespan. Proper handling, regular software updates, and avoiding excessive heat or moisture can all help prolong the life of your device.
  4. Battery Health: The battery is a vital component of any smartphone, and its health can greatly impact the lifespan of a refurbished iPhone. Over time, the battery capacity may degrade, resulting in shorter battery life. However, at Used Mobiles 4 U, we ensure that all our refurbished iPhones have a fully functional battery with a minimum of 80% capacity.

Tips for Extending the Lifespan of a Refurbished iPhone

To maximise the lifespan of your refurbished iPhone, here are some tips to keep in mind:

  1. Use a protective case and screen protector to safeguard your device against accidental drops and scratches.
  2. Avoid exposing your iPhone to extreme temperatures or moisture, as this can damage the internal components.
  3. Regularly update your iPhone’s software to ensure optimal performance and security.
  4. Be mindful of your battery usage. Avoid letting your battery drain completely and try to keep it between 20% and 80% for optimal longevity.
  5. Clean your iPhone regularly, especially the charging port and headphone jack, to prevent dust and debris from causing damage.


In conclusion, a refurbished iPhone can last for a long time if it has been properly refurbished, maintained, and cared for. At Used Mobiles 4 U, we ensure that every phone we sell goes through a meticulous refurbishment process to guarantee its quality. Factors such as the model and age of the iPhone, as well as the battery health, can also impact its lifespan. By following the tips mentioned above, you can further extend the lifespan of your refurbished iPhone and enjoy its performance and functionality for years to come. So, if you’re looking for a reliable and affordable option, consider purchasing a refurbished iPhone from Used Mobiles 4 U.

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Why Choose Us?

At Used Mobiles 4 U, you are guaranteed to receive a second hand phone that is fully functional to factory standards.

Another plus point is that we sell second hand phones that are thoroughly tested and working, ready to be used.


12 April 2024

Very pleased with my purchase

Purchased a phone from these guys a few years ago and was completely satisfied then so when it came to my latest requirement I thought I would return. The phone I wanted was out of stock for a few months but I was in no rush so I waited until one became available. I received it a few days ago and am completely happy with it. The condition is exactly as described, in fact it’s better than that in my opinion. Well done chaps, keep up the good work, I will certainly recommend you if someone should ask.


9 April 2024

Great customer service – highly recommend

Went back for a second purchase today as so impressed with customer service and products. Very prompt repair on warranty with no quibble. Would definitely recommend.


8 March 2024

Decent price delivered on time BUT when the iphone microphone was erratic I contacted Used Mobiles 4 U to arrange a replacement or refund. This is when they showed their excellence. Arranged return for MY convenience and sent through a postage QR for my ease. A real pleasure doing business with them – and I’m likely to again. Oh, and by the way, the new (used) phone works great…