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March 14, 2022

How Can I Tell if It’s an Original iPhone Screen?

You drop your old iphone and your screen cracks. You decide rather than getting it fixed, it’s time to upgrade to a newer model. But as you’re perusing websites looking for a great deal on a high-quality refurbished iphone, your mind goes into overdrive. “How many other people have dropped their phones?” “Are they trying to sell that phone to me?” “How many times has this screen been replaced?” “How can I tell if this is the original screen?” 

No need to worry! In addition to helping you choose the best refurbished phones, we can help you find out if your phone has OEMs (original parts) or non OEMs. 

Why Don’t I Want an iPhone with a Replaced Screen?

It’s all about the quality! “Original” iPhone screens are made by Apple, a company known for its high-quality products. Original iPhone screens have scratch resistant, anti-dust, and anti-fingerprint properties and are more water resistant. While “copy” screens are less expensive, you get what you pay for. They are prone to freezing and have subpar screen resolutions. They have different colors due to lower brightness, vibrancy, and contrast. They often have problems with touch. They can also damage the iPhone if it’s not installed properly and can cause a shorter battery life because the phone is working harder to make poor quality back lighting brighter. 

How to Tell if an iPhone Screen Has Been Replaced

It’s easy to check if the iPhone you’re considering purchasing has an original screen. While it’s probably unlikely, if your seller lets you try out the phone before purchase, you can take it to an Apple Retail Store to have them check it. 

If you’re purchasing a used iPhone 11 or newer and you’re meeting your seller in person rather than ordering it online, you can follow step-by -step directions from Apple Support to determine if the screen has been replaced, and if so, if it has “Genuine Apple Parts.”

A much more convenient option is to use a device certification system. You don’t have to physically have the iPhone or worry about what model it is to find out if the iPhone screen is original or replaced. Phonecheck can not only verify that the screen is original, but it can check to see which, if any, parts have been replaced, how good the battery life is, if the phone has ever been reported stolen, and more. All you need is the IMEI number from the iPhone you’re purchasing. Note that your seller may want you to purchase the used iPhone before giving you the IMEI number due to hacking risks. If you trust that this is a legitimate seller (learn Where to Buy a Used Cell Phone), then you know they are taking the risk and will return your money if the phone isn’t good. 

Checking for an original iPhone screen is an important step when considering purchasing a used iPhone. And with Phonecheck’s certification system, you can conveniently find out if the iPhone you’re interested in is a safe option and a great buy.

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