The must check things before you buy used iPhone

The must check things before you buy used iPhone

iPhones! Ah! iPhones are expensive business! New iPhones cost around a thousand dollars but buying used iphones is savvy!


Here is a check list before you should go through before you decide to buy an old/used iPhone to get you best out of the deal and save you from loss!

1.Make sure its a not stolen one!

Check that if the Find my iPhone is turned ON and previous user’s ID in logged in.If Yes , you will not be able to enter your ID untill the last password is known. Otherwise its useless to you!

If you want to sale your iPhone, make sure you turn this feature off.

2. IEMI number check on the iPhone

Make sure that the IEMI number is same on the outside body and OS of the iPhone. The back of the phone can be damaged in case of fall or rubbed against.


From the phone’s back , check this number. Then find the IEMI number from the OS.

Go to

  1. Settings
  2. General
  3. About
  4. Swipe down to IMEI


3. IEMI block check

Check if the iPhone’s IEMI is blocked in the global blacklist. There is an online tool that  Swappa provides, where you can enter the IEMI number online and check. Easy!

Things to check while buying used Iphones


4. Erase All Content

Its the best practice to erase all content and unlink previos user’s apple ID from the icloud settings.


  1. General
  2. Reset
  3. Erase all content and settings


5. Warranty Check

Using this link, enter your device serial number  and check its warranty. If the next page appears, the iPhone is legit to buy. You can find the serial number at the back of the phone or

Go to following:

  1. Settings
  2. General
  3. About

Things to check before buying used iPhones


This link will tell you the following information

  1. Verify if the warranty is valid
  2. Purchase date of the iPhone

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