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Update your iPhone NOW – new version of iOS warns if you’ve been caught out by sinister repair scam




AN iPhone update could reveal if you were scammed when getting a repair done.

Apple’s latest version of iOS will alert you to potentially suspicious parts which aren’t official.

Were official parts used in your last iPhone repair?


Were official parts used in your last iPhone repair?Credit: Getty

People sometimes go for cheap high street repair shops and even try to do DIY fixes by buying components on eBay, but these might not be approved bits of kit.

In iOS 15.2, you’ll be able to see whether genuine Apple parts were used.

With the update installed, you can go to Settings > General > About to see the parts and service history of your iPhone.

An Unknown Part warning appears next to anything Apple deems “nongenuine”.

This will also show up if it was already used or installed in another iPhone.

The same goes if that particular part isn’t working properly too.

Apple says bad kit can cause all sorts of problems, including damage to the battery, overheating and injuries.

Older iPhones aren’t able to expose quite as much though.

XR, XS, XS Max, and SE (2nd gen) models can only see if the battery has been meddled with.

iPhone 11 models get details about the display on top of that.

While the iPhone 12 and 13 models get all those as well as info about the camera.

“Visiting a professional repair provider with certified technicians who use genuine Apple parts is the safest and most reliable way to get a repair,” Apple says.

“Replacements not performed by Apple, authorised service providers, or certified technicians might not follow proper safety and repair procedures and could result in improper function or overall device safety.”

It comes as Apple recently announced that it will let customers fix their own iPhones themselves for the first time starting next year.

The most recent iPhones are able to tell you more about the parts used in your handset


The most recent iPhones are able to tell you more about the parts used in your handsetCredit: Getty
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In other news, smartphone experts are warning anyone thinking of buying an iPhone for Christmas to think again.

Apple appears to be on the verge of switching the charger you need to juice up your iPhone.

And Google has officially released a new privacy feature that could erase important photos forever.

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