Most people find out what an iPhone Checker is when it is already too late after they have already bought a used device and so far it is impossible to use it. But in reality, Apple IMEI Check is not only the smartest move before picking up a used iPhone but also before trying to unlock it.
Let’s find out why.
Updated On 08/08/2019
iPhone Checker – What Info is included
Every iPhone is recognized by Apple and all mobile networks worldwide through its unique IMEI number, which has all the details and full background of the device. All IMEI numbers are stored in GSMA and GSX databases.
So, aside from Carriers and Apple, only a few iPhone Checkers have authorized access to these IMEI databases and can provide you with the following services.
- IMEI Carrier Check (SIM Lock Status & Locking Carrier ID)
- iPhone iCloud Check(iCloud Lock & iCloud Status)
- IMEI Blacklist Check(Blacklist Status)
- Warranty Check (Apple Warranty & AppleCare +)
- IMEI/Serial Replacement Check (Insurance claims or illegal hardware replacement)
Most iPhone Checkers usually offer these services separately and not as a complete package. But there is a specific reason for this, as you will see at the end of this post.
Can I get them all at once?
In fact, you should never check an iPhone for just a few of these issues unless you are 100% sure of everything else and the only way this can happen is to be the original owner in order to be able to contact your network though not quite sure you will make head or tails.
In any case, a complete Apple IMEI Check is what you really need.
Before buying a used iPhone
If you have already purchased a used iPhone then you know what can happen when you simply rely on the product description.
The only way to be 100% sure of its status is a trusted and full Apple IMEI Check report.
For example, if you only get Carrier Check, it may show you that iPhone is SIM unlocked (and it will be), but at the same time, you won’t be able to use it if it’s iCloud locked or blacklisted.
Once you’ve already decided to save money by buying a used iPhone, spending a few bucks to check it out will not only save you from nasty surprises but also the cost of unlocking it.
Ask the seller to provide you with the IMEI number of the iPhone.
- If he refuses then you are probably dealing with a scammer.
- If not, then ask to do it with a short video showing you the IMEI in all the ways it can be found.
Before you unlock an iPhone
Simlocked, iCloud Locked or Blacklisted, an Apple IMEI Check will make sure if the iPhone can be unlocked and of course how.
Keep in mind that every iPhone Unlock service has specific requirements for both use and success.
Now you can understand your situation, know exactly what services you need and how much it will cost.
Instead of paying for an iPhone unlock provider for services that you may not understand exactly what they are doing or even getting the wrong service, specialists will advise you on how to proceed quickly, safely and effectively.
All that is left is to pick the right iPhone Checker.
The myth of Free IMEI Check
An iPhone Checker guarantees that you get exactly what you paid for. When it comes to iPhone unlocking, it will help you choose the right service and for a used iPhone purchase, it will tell you if the seller has shared an honest device description.
Now many are asking me why they should pay for an Apple IMEI Check when there are so many free iPhone Checkers.
Access to IMEI databases is not free. The reason why only a few companies provide a full check is that they have real access and pay for it.
No Free iPhone Checker can give you an accurate report. Few of them use outdated private databases while all others provide random results.
While you wouldn’t give $8 or $10 for the real thing, they’ll charge you $2-$3 for each smaller one (And yes, they will ask you to pay immediately after they send you some basic information about your iPhone model with your original free check) and in the end, you’ll pay $20 for a fake Apple IMEI Check.
In closing, if I had to pick just one iPhone Checker out of the few that really deserve it would be UnlockSpector.