We know that pictures can tell a story and explain a solution much better, so we decided to create an infographic that will show you How to:
- Buy a used iPhone online
- Be 100% sure that it is UNLOCKED and CLEAN
- Identify that it is ready to operate with your SIM-Card
- Avoid getting scammed by “shady” sellers
4 Step Guide for Buying a Used iPhone online
I will also add the text of this infographic below for a different user experience.
TEXT OF INFOGRAPHIC:
GUIDE FOR BUYING A USED iPHONE IN 4 STEPS
1 – USE TRUSTED ONLINE SHOPS
Find the iPhone model, color and storage you want on a trusted online store, such as Amazon or eBay.
2 – REQUEST IMEI NUMBER
Request from seller to provide you a continuous video which will show the IMEI number of that iPhone with at least 2 methods (Dial *#06# and through Settings).
3 – CHECK THE IMEI NUMBER
By performing an iPhone IMEI Check, you will learn if the iPhone has any lock issues which might prevent you from using it properly.
3.1 – SIM-LOCK
It will show you if your iPhone is locked to a network.
3.2 – NETWORK CHECK
If your iPhone is SIM-Locked, it will show you in which is the Lock Carrier.
3.3 – BLACKLIST CHECK
It will show you if your iPhone’s IMEI number has been added to a Blacklist.
3.4 – FINANCIAL CHECK
It will reveal if the iPhone has Unpaid Bills or other Outstanding Financial balance to a Carrier.
3.5 – iCLOUD CHECK
Reveals the iCloud & Find My iPhone status. It will inform you if that iPhone is iCloud locked or not.
4 – REPORT EVALUATION
If the report has these values, then the iPhone will operate with any Mobile Network Worldwide.
- SIM-LOCK: UNLOCKED
- BLACKLIST CHECK: CLEAN
- FINANCIAL CHECK: CLEAN
- iCLOUD CHECK: OFF
Those 4 steps guarantee that you will never buy a Locked iPhone.
We highly suggest reading our “How to avoid 6 lethal risks of buying a used iPhone without wasting any time ” post.
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