]Maybe you have never heard about Apple Serial Check but skipping it can easily lead you to a disaster. Let’s find out why.
Apple Serial Check – What it is & how to use it
Like every manufacturer, Apple assigns to each iDevice a unique serial number. This number verifies the model, the manufacturing country and the date of manufacture.
At first glance, the Apple Serial is only useful when you want to check if an iPhone is still covered under AppleCare.
On this purpose, you can easily visit Apple’s Check Coverage page and find out:
- Valid Purchase Date
- Telephone Technical Support: Active or Expired
- Repairs and Service Coverage: Active or Expired
- Covered by the AppleCare Protection Plan
But in reality, Apple Serial Check is much more than that.
How to find an iPhone’s Serial Number
The Apple serial number is always printed on the package of purchase and usually, it is also displayed on the iDevice. In my opinion, someone can easily forge both of them. In order to get an accurate Serial Number, you should use one of the 2 methods below.
How to find the Apple serial number using your Apple ID
Sign in to your Apple ID profile page. There you can find all of the iDevices you have ever linked to that ID. Click on the device you want and you will immediately see the Serial Number.
How to find the Serial Number of your iPhone
This method can be used as long as you have the iPhone in front of you
- Go to Settings > General > About
- Scroll down
- Tap Serial Number when you see it
Apple Serial Check Info
The Apple Serial Check will expose two pieces of information which are mandatory before you buy a used iPhone and most importantly before you try to SIM Unlock an iPhone.
- If the Serial Number was replaced.
In this case, the iPhone will become Blacklisted (if it isn’t already)
Yes, an iPhone will become Blacklisted as replaced when there has been an illegal Hardware Replacement or after an Insurance Claim.
Of course, there are ways to unlock a Blacklisted iPhone but you need to know why your iPhone was Blacklisted in order to use the right IMEI SIM Unlock or IMEI Unblacklist Service (if available).
Nonetheless, the Apple Serial Check will also save you from buying a replaced Blacklisted iPhone
- The original iPhone Specifications
This piece of information is only useful before you buy a used iPhone. This is the only way to distinguish original from fake iPhone
You can find many Free Apple Serial Checkers but there is no point in using any of them because all of them just use Apple’s Check Coverage Utility and simply give you the basic information you could find on your own through Apple.
The only to get a true Apple Serial Check is through an IMEI Checker with GSX and GSMA Databases access.