How to check iPhone on authenticity?

You can not worry about whether the iPhone is genuine if the device is purchased in the technology store or in one of the offices of cellular networks, like MTS or " Svyaznoy. But with the intention to order an iPhone via the Internet (for example, from a Chinese store) or buy a gadget "From hand", it is necessary to take care of caution and insist on pre-verifying the authenticity of the gadget via the Internet.

How to check the iPhone on authenticity on the Apple website?

This method is the most suitable, because for its application it is not even necessary to print the box and get the device itself. Follow the instructions:

Step 1. Lay on the packaging the serial number of the device - it should be located on the back surface of the box between IMEI and the Party number (Part No.). The serial number consists of 11 or 12 characters (numbers and letters).

If the iPhone is printed and activated, check the "serials" on the package and in the settings of the device (the path " settings" - " Main"-" On this device").

Step 2. Go to the site and in the upper right corner, select the " tab Support.

Step 3. Scroll down and find the block " Warranty and repairs. Here you need to go under the link " Checking the state of the warranty.

Step 4. Enter the serial number of the device into a special window, then enter the Capper code.

After entering the data, press " to continue." If you have entered the number incorrectly, the system will display such a message:

Check the serial number. If there is no error, it means that the iphone is "gray", and from its purchase you need to refuse.

After the correct entry of the "serial" of the activated iPhone, you will see such a screen:

Pay attention to the tick in a green field opposite item " A valid acquisition date" - It is it that is confirmed by the original gadget. The remaining items are devoted to the international warranty on the device, which has a duration of 1 year from the moment of purchase, and the right to consult on the phone - the owner iPhone can take advantage of 3 months. As you can see, using the service, you can install not only the authenticity of the device, but also approximately the use of the gadget (more than 3 months, more than a year). In our case, the warranty has already expired, so the system offers only paid appeal.

If the iPhone else is not activated, you will see an exclamation mark in the yellow field and the signature " must be confirmed by the acquisition date of the product.

The very fact that the service found this device in the database, and did not give out an error, confirms the originality of the gadget.

Please note: if the serial number of the gadget begins with a combination of "5K", then you are the iPhone category refurbished, that is, renovated by the manufacturer or seller. Refurbished iPhone can not be called newly fully despite the fact that the repair is usually high-quality and that Apple gives a full-fledged warranty on such a device.

How to check, Original iPhone or not, on IMEI?

Checking on originality is carried out through Iphon. You can find out the IMEI number in several ways:

Find on the package with barcode. IMEI is located below than the serial number.

Find on the tray under the SIM card.

through the "settings" of the gadget. The path you want to go through the user - " settings" - " main" - " about this device".

through a combination. Enough to dial * # 06 #, and the IMEI number will appear on the screen.

, they consist of 15 digits - the letter characters are not found.

Check the authenticity of the ImEi gadget is possible using two services:

International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI).

Actually, the international identifier site itself is available at To check, you need to enter a 15-digit number to the " ENTER IMEI window.

After entering the number, click " Check". Information about iPhone appears on the screen.

If this information is not enough for you, click " read more" - a full description of the device functionality, accompanied by photo and 3D animation appears.

If the iPhone by number they have found in the database, the gadget is original.

Important: When registering on the site, check the folder " Spam"- most likely, a letter with a proposal to activate The account will be there.


This service allows you to check how high-quality the hardware part of the smartphone being checked is usually "underground" manufacturers use the lowest high-grade components. Service CNDeepInfo is universal and suitable for checking not only iPhone, but also the gadgets of other brands.

Make the IMEI number into the window and press the " button to check. The verification result will consist of several parts. The first part - certificate .

The certificate confirms that Apple iPhone is not stolen or lost by the present owner.

If you want to know more about what information gives a certificate, click on the round button with the letter "I" - in the figure it is circled red.

The certificate in the form of a banner can be inserted into other resources. Press the " HTML code to insert to sites and forums", and you will be available to all sorts of references and codes:

The link, for example, on the image of the certificate, the iPhone seller can be placed in the announcement of the sale - so it will increase the degree of confidence in potential buyers.

Second block - " Decoding IMEI".

From this unit it becomes clear that all of the imays can be divided into 3 components:

  • TAC number - describes the model and origin of the phone (8 first digits)
  • The sequence number of the gadget - is unique for each apparatus (6 follow-up)
  • Control digit - 15th in the account number, allowing you to check the correctness of all previous ones. The control figure is calculated according to the algorithm " of the Moon - you can familiarize yourself with this algorithm here.

There are no two phones with the same IMEI numbers.

Third Block - " Detailed information".

Alas, detailed information during free check is not available - after clicking on the " button to get information" You will encounter with supply to pay.

If you scroll through the page with the results of checking down, you will find the " button to add to the list of lost or stolen."

With the loss of the gadget, it is worth using this button - so you complicate the attacker to the task on the sales of the phone.


Check iPhone in the serial number and IMEI is better if you buy a sealed gadget - hardly the seller agrees to open the packaging only to So you looked at the smartphone. But when buying an iPhone with hands without boxes and documents, it is very important to pay attention to the visual inspection - about typical signs of Chinese fakes here.