In the iOS 15.2 update, there will be a function that allows you to verify the authenticity of installed parts. You can also view the history of repairs and all the parts that went through the iPhone during its entire existence.
You can get information by going to the main menu of the device and opening the “Details and service history” tab. NIX Solutions notes that this data will be available only if the smartphone has already been repaired, the menu is not available on new gadgets.
Apple also provides different information for different device models:
- Battery replacement information is available for iPhone XR, XS, XS Max, and older devices, including the 2nd generation iPhone SE;
- Battery and display replacement data available for iPhone 11, 12, and 13 lines;
- On iPhone 12 and iPhone 13, you can find out if the battery, display, and camera have been changed.
If the repair was carried out using original spare parts, the user will see a corresponding notification. If an unofficial spare, defective or previously used in another device part is installed in the smartphone, the system will also warn the user about this, says Habr.
Apple also announced that the information in the “Parts and Service History” menu does not affect the operation of the device and is used solely for the purpose of servicing and repairing gadgets.
It is worth noting that in the fall of 2021, one of the YouTube users noticed that when you independently replace the display on the iPhone 13, the FaceID module is disabled. A month later, the Cupertinians reacted and abandoned the idea of hindering attempts at repairs in unofficial workshops. Some time later, Apple introduced the Self Service Repair program, which allows users to independently repair iPhone and Mac.