Apple is just around the corner iOS 15.2 Update adds a new Parts and Service History section to the iPhone’s settings screen, which shows which parts have been replaced and whether or not they are genuine.
Genuine Apple parts are designed, tested, and manufactured to meet Apple quality and performance standards.
On iOS 15.2 and above, you can go to Settings> General> About to view your iPhone’s parts and service history.
However, different information is displayed depending on the iPhone you are using. For example, iPhone 11, iPhone 12, and iPhone 13 can see whether the battery or display has been replaced. But iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 also warn users when the camera has also been replaced.
If you have iPhone XR, XS, XS Max and iPhone SE (92.
Apple will notify users if an exchange “has been made with genuine Apple parts and tools,” while reporting “Unknown part” if it has not. This will be marked when the part is not original, has been used in another iPhone or is not working properly, Apple’s support document advises.
The move comes as Apple prepares to allow people to repair their own devices using Apple manuals and genuine Apple parts. While an Apple repaired iPhone is still considered by many to be that best iPhoneBeing able to repair equipment at home is still positive for others. This new section gives people more information about what has been done to an iPhone, which is especially useful in the used market.
Apple is now testing iOS 15.2 with developers and is expected to release it to the public before Christmas, although there has been no confirmation yet.
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