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iPhones will be able to give owners a detailed history of which parts have been replaced

iPhones will be able to give owners a detailed history of which parts have been replaced

Apple is about to add a new feature to iPhones that notifies users if the device was previously repaired and whether the actual screen or battery was used (via 9to5Mac). A new Part & Service History section (under Settings > General > About) will appear with the upcoming iOS 15.2 update for iPhone - for buyers of a used or refurbished iPhone hoping to receive a reasonable quality OEM unit Provides some insight and peace of mind.

The new update expands on the previous feature that could tell if a screen or battery was not genuine, now putting them in one place and even including the date the service was performed. Since the release of the iPhone 11, Apple began to give warnings when an aftermarket (genuine) screen was installed. Now iPhones as old as the XR models can give a warning if the battery isn't genuine, while the iPhone 12 and 13 can make more calls, including the camera.

Older versions of iOS on the iPhone 13 threatened to make screen repair more difficult, necessitating microsoldering to avoid warning labels and inactive Face ID sensors. iOS 15.2 updates the process to allow repairs by users or a third party shop without complaint from the device.

Buying and selling used iPhones is a huge market, but it can be scary to know if a device will have a low-quality aftermarket battery that can overheat — or get annoying when the screen gets terrible colors. Is. Probably because it's not really OLED (when it should be). This can happen if the repair is done by a third-party shop that is not in Apple's Independent Repair Program (IRP).

Apple's announcement of self-service repair will give customers a way to buy genuine parts and repair their iPhones at home. Since this method of service is supported by Apple, new iPhones repaired via self-service on iOS 15.2 will acknowledge that a repair was made and that the parts are genuine.

iPhones can be more difficult to trade in or resell, however – companies and independent buyers now have the advantage of being quoted lower prices when repairs are reported in Settings if parts are used aftermarket. , This can lead to a very frustrating situation, especially if the phone needs to be sent for inspection to confirm the trade-in value.

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