Are planning on getting an iPhone but can’t afford a new one? Do you want to buy a used iPhone from a friend? Before buying, you should know if what you’re buying has been tampered with or even if repaired, has been repaired with an original part. Today, we’ll show you guys how to know if some part of an iPhone has been changed or repaired with an original part.
How to check if any part of an iPhone has been changed or repaired
iPhone is a product that is highly demanded. Even with its high price, a lot of people still think it is worth it. While some people cannot afford to get a new one, they resort to buying a used one from a third party or even a friend. But most of the time, these used phones cannot be trusted as they might have been repaired many times before or even have some of their parts changed and not even with the original part.
With a product like iPhone, it is very obvious that a lot of its products or parts out there are fake, and if you’re not very careful can easily get cheated. So, checking to see if what you’re purchasing is an original product or any of its parts has not been replaced with a non-original one is very important. Now, how do we check if any part of an iPhone has been changed or repaired? Checking this is not a tricky task at all and this article will guide you on how to know if any part of an iPhone has been changed or repaired.
iPhones now implement a feature that lets you detect if some parts of it have been replaced with a “genuine product” or an “unknown product”. “genuine products” are the trusted original products from apple company while the “unknown products” are third party fake products. Even though these third-party products might work for the iPhone, they’re still not recognized by iPhone and may pose some risks.
This feature to check if any part of an iPhone has been changed or repaired is only available on iPhone devices running ios 15.2. However, this feature can only be seen when the iPhone has been repaired. So if you can’t find it on the iPhone, be rest assured that the iPhone has not been tampered with before.
Steps on How to check if any part of an iPhone has been changed or repaired
As earlier stated, the process is not a complicated one. Follow the steps below to know How to check if any part of an iPhone has been changed or repaired.
- Switch on the iPhone and go to the phone’s settings.
- Tap on general and then tap on about.
- Now, check under the “serial number”, you should see a section there named “parts and service history”, tap on it.
- You should now see the list of parts that has been changed on the iPhone with a “genuine apple part” or “unknown part” in front of it.
Note: if you can’t find the “parts and service history” under the “serial number”, then you should know that non of its part has been changed or repaired.
Is this feature available for my iPhone.
Check the list below to see if this feature is available for your iPhone. Also, the part that can be detected if changed totally depends on the iPhone, here are parts of the iPhone that can be detected if changed.
|iPhone||Parts to display|
|iPhone 11||Battery and display only.|
|iPhone 12||Battery, camera, and display only.|
|iPhone 13||Battery, camera, and display only.|
|iPhone XR||Battery only.|
|iPhone XS||Battery only.|
|iPhone XE||Battery only.|
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