How to Check if iPhone is not repaired or refurbished

As many people sell and buy used iPhones as used phones marketplace is getting popular. So it is very important to know if the phone is in new condition or is it a refurbished phone. In this article let’s see how to check if an iPhone is not repaired or a refurbished unit by check iPhone Model number.

Where to buy Used iPhones

You can find used iPhones from many sources. Facebook marketplace is a good choice if you would like to meet in person and buy the phone. There are numerous options to buy online and some of the popular ones are Swappa, eBay, Amazon, Walmart and even Best Buy sells open box , used and refurbished phones for a discounted price.

How to Check if iPhone is not repaired or refurbished

One of the easiest way to check iPhones condition is by checking the model number. In your iPhone, go to settings, General and About Phone to check the model number.

  • If Model number starts with M, then it’s a New phone sold by apple
  • If Model number starts with F then its a refurbished phone sold by apple
  • If Model number starts with N, then it’s a replacement phone sold by apple
  • If Model number starts with P then is a Personalized phone

By this way, you can find how the phone was originally sold and decide on your purchase. My suggestion is to go for M and N model iPhones as both are new phones from Apple. Personally I would avoid F series and P Series when buying a used iPhone.

How to check Apple Warranty on iPhone

How to Check if iPhone is not repaired or refurbished

Apart from this information, you can also check if there is any apple care or original warranty left on the phone. To get these information from apple, you either need the phone’s serial number or IMEI from the Phone’s settings option. Once you have the information, you can get the details from this link – https://checkcoverage.apple.com/

Knowing these facts help you better negotiate the price on used iphones depending on its condition. For example, a phone with serial number starting M ensures it doesn’t had any major repairs done in the past. And in case if it’s a phone with serial number as “N” denotes it has been a replacement phone from apple which is more like a new iPhone.

Let me know if you would like to know anything about iPhones in the comments and I can provide my thoughts.

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