Upgrade to Apple Watch 7? Here’s how to trade in your old watch for the best deal

Apple’s new Series 7 line is now on sale.


New Apple Watch Series 7, now available in store, starts at $ 399. The new device will work Watch OS 8 (launched September 20, with iOS 15) which brings a larger, more durable screen and new training detection and fall detection options. The tech giant unveiled the smartwatch along with a new iPad model and IPhone 13 lineup to his Apple Virtual Product Launch Event September 14.

The new products have an additional bonus if you take into account the tariffs of the American operators. The top three providers – Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile – are come up with deals to persuade people to switch to 5G iPhones. For example, AT&T offers up to $ 1,000 off iPhone Pro or Pro Max and $ 700 off iPhone 13 and Mini.

If you’re planning an upgrade, you can get trade-in offers on other devices, as well as the Apple Watch. There are deals available through the major mobile carriers, but we’ll cover how to trade in your Apple Watch for Apple itself and find out how much you’ll save.

How do I trade in my Apple Watch for a Series 7?

To exchange your watch, you can visit apple.com/shop/reprise. Scroll down and select Apple Watch from the product line. Or you can visit the nearest Apple Store to start the process at the storefront.

You will need to provide your watch’s serial number (Apple has this guide to finding your serial number), model, and condition to get a more accurate estimate, whether in store or online. From there, you can start purchasing a new watch and apply the credit to your new purchase. You can also opt for an Apple Gift Card instead of immediately replacing your old product with a new one.

Apple Watch Series 7

The new Apple Watch Series 7 will run WatchOS 8.


If you accept the trade-in estimate, Apple will provide you with a prepaid trade-in kit by mail or at the Apple Store. You don’t need to include device accessories like charger.

When will my Apple Watch Series 7 arrive and how can I track the delivery?

The online trade-in process takes about two to three weeks, according to Apple, and the company must receive your device within two weeks of starting the trade-in process. You can follow the redemption process from your Apple Store account.

If you decide that you no longer want to trade in your device, just keeping it will cancel the process. If you have already deposited or shipped your watch, the exchange cannot be canceled.

What to do before trading in your Apple Watch

Before you trade in your Apple Watch, be sure to unpair it from your iPhone.

1. Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
2. Press the My watch tongue.
3. Choose the name of your watch.
4. Press the Information button.
5. Faucet Unpair Apple Watch. If you have a cellular model, press To delete [Carrier] Plan.
6. Enter your Apple ID password to turn off Activation Lock.
7. Faucet To confirm.

If you’ve already returned your Apple Watch, you can clear or turn off Activation Lock through iCloud.com. Just sign in with your Apple ID and select your Apple Watch under All devices. Click Erase Apple Watch and follow the instructions to complete the process.


The new Apple Watch features a new design and more health features.

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How much money will I receive from redeeming my old Apple Watch?

Here are the devices and the corresponding estimated trade-in values ​​listed on Apple’s website:

  • Apple Watch SE: Up to $ 155
  • Apple Watch Series 5: Up to $ 145
  • Apple Watch Series 4: Up to $ 100
  • Apple Watch Series 3: Up to $ 70
  • Apple Watch Series 2: Up to $ 25

Keep in mind that these numbers come with a few caveats. The credit amount is based on the information you provided regarding your watch, including its condition. If anything doesn’t match after Apple receives the swap, the amount will be adjusted. Also, the estimates given online may not match those you get in store.

The type of credit also depends on what you buy and how you pay for it, according to Apple. If you buy an Apple Watch and pay in full, Apple will credit your original payment method up to the full purchase price. Any remaining amount will go to an Apple Gift Card by email.

Where else can I trade in my Apple Watch?

Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint all offer trade-in programs for Apple watches and other devices. There are also other sites like Swappa, eBay, Trademore, and BuyBackWorld. As these are third party sites, we recommend that you read their Trustpilot reviews before making a decision.

For more information, see everything was announced at the Apple event and the The new design of the Apple Watch Series 7.

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