How to inspect used iPhone’s before buying[Full Guide]

by EduportalBD Team

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Check before buying a used iPhone.

iPhones are expensive but really useful. So, you must check iPhones before buying. Sometimes, used iPhones are refurbished/fake, or stolen. So, be careful before buying one for yourself. But how can you check whether your iPhone is not refurbished/stolen/fake? And if its condition is good enough to fulfill your need? Don’t you worry? In this guide, we are going to show the steps to check before buying a used iPhone.

1. Verify the IMEI number

Go to Settings -> General -> About and check your IMEI number

Or Dial *#06# to check the IMEI number. Then check your iPhone if it’s stolen or not by using this website Stolen Phone Checker.

Verify IMEI number

2.Battery health

Go to Settings -> Battery -> Battery Health and check the maximum capacity. Maximum capacity shows how good is your iPhones battery.



If the score shows 100% it’s perfect. But as a used phone in most cases scoring 100% is impossible. If it’s 100% it’s maybe refurbished(in most cases). And less than 100% will affect your usage because it’s quickly run out of juice. Moreover, if you try to charge your phone 2 or 3 times a day, you will worsen the battery.

3. Check if it’s refurbished or not

Go to Settings -> General -> About ->Model Number pay close attention to the model number as it reveals the origin of the iPhone.

model _number

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4. Check Coverage

Check Apple’s warranty status using Apple coverage check.

5. Carrier Unlock

Insert a SIM card and try to make a call to check if its carrier unlocked or not. If it’s not stolen then it should be unlocked by default.

6.Touch Id / Face Id

7.Take Photo

Take photos using both (front & back) cameras. Because using an iPhone with a malfunctioning camera is really painful. (Believe me, I know the feelings)

8.Play Music

Play some music on youtube or other streaming services to check the performance of the speakers. And also plug a headphone and play some music.

9.Check charging port

Check the charging cable if it’s charging the phone. Also, connect to your iPhone to a PC/Mac to ensure file transferring capability.

10.Check vibration button

Flicks the vibration button to see if the phone vibrates.

11.Water Damage

If the water damage indicator is “White” it confirmes that your iPhone was not water damaged. But the water damage indicator is “Red” or “Pink” it confirmes that your iPhone was water damaged.

Here the indicator marks for the different iPhones:

12.Check Wifi/Bluetooth

Check Wifi/Bluetooth if their connecting.

Please keep in mind before buying a phone take an expert with you and find a public place to meet with the seller/buyer before giving your hard-earned money.

Thanks you for reading.

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