How Long do Refurbished iPhones Last?

We'll tell you how to buy a refurbished iPhone that lasts

Do refurbished iPhones last?

Why some used & refurbished iPhones pick up a bad rep

Hiss! Pop! Buzz! All sounds that used iPhones (with old batteries) bought from unreliable third parties can make. That’s why at Back Market, we have an amazing quality team that manages all our merchants and ensures you’re getting a used & refurbished iPhone that’s guaranteed to last!

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So how long can a refurbished iPhone last?

So, let me correct the question: How long does a refurbished iPhone that ISN’T purchased from Back Market last? Hard to tell. You really have no way of telling. The battery can be worn out (there’s only a certain amount of charges a battery can take before permanently losing its charge). This is why Back Market’s sellers check to ensure batteries are either replaced or still in great condition before being sent out to you! We do our best to ensure you enjoy your new refurbished iPhone :) 

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But to get back to the question, a used iPhone from a non-specialized retailer can last you literally no time at all. With Back Market, though, you’re getting a phone that has been quality-checked and a 12-month warranty.

Want to get a cheap iPhone that isn't complete rubbish and will last for a long time? Buy one from Back Market! We have an alliance with Santa's workshop to check every product that is shipped! Alright, you already know I'm not being serious, but we do have an amazing quality team that is dedicated to making sure every cheap iPhone we sell is 100% awesome and is built to last.

Back Market's used & refurbished iPhones are meant to last

It really depends how old the iPhone is. If it’s less than 4 years old, I would expect to get another 2-3 years out of it before noticing a drop in speed. iPhones generally become noticeably slower after aging about 6 years. Maybe 5. Really depends what kind of apps you run on the device.

Did you know that the iPhone 11 gets better battery life than the iPhone 12? Pretty crazy, huh? And what a coincidence that we have great deals on used & refurbished iPhone 11 models :D

We hope your used & refurbished iPhone lasts you for a long time :)

The used iPhones sold on Back Market are made to last. Do not buy a used iPhone from an independent seller that doesn’t provide a 12-month warranty and a certified refurbishing process! Good luck in your search :D We hope you find an iPhone that you love and fits your needs!

Ahoy! Land spotted! That's what the pirates and explorers would say in the 17th century... I think? Anyways, if you see yourself changing places often, think about getting an unlocked phone! These are made to work with multiple service carriers!

By Andre Kopacki, Content Manager

The kind of guy that likes technology a little too much and can't stop talking about it. Good thing I work at Back Market :D

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