Some Tips Before Buying Secondhand Iphones

menguin

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THESE ARE THE STEPS YOU NEED TO CHECK ▼

#1 Check the IMEI of the Unit for legitability.
✔ *#06#. Just dial *#06# and the IMEI number will be shown immediately on the screen.
✔ Tap Settings > General > About to find your device's identifiers like IMEI/MEID and serial number.
✔ IMEI/MEID and serial number are always printed on the barcode label that is stuck to original Apple packaging. ( See the Box if possible )
✔ Look at SIM card tray of your iPhone 4 or 4S. You can find there printed IMEI/MEID code and serial number. If iPhone 5, 5C, 5S, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus the IMEI number is engraved on the back case.

#2 What is "Find my iPhone" and "iCloud activation lock" ( Common Problems about - ICLOUD ISSUE -
✔ Find my iPhone feature has been designed in order to have an ability to track your iPhone, iPad or iPod. This can be useful if your Apple device was lost or stolen.
✔ Icloud activation lock is closely related to Find my iPhone. Activation lock is available starting from iOS 7 and becomes active automatically in case Find My iPhone is turned on. After iCloud activation lock feature is active, you are not able to turn off Find my iPhone, sign out of iCloud on your iPhone, erase and activate the device without your Apple ID and password.
✔ Tap the Settings icon and select iCloud in the settings menu to see Find my iPhone/Activation lock information on your device.

In order to avoid headache with your purchase, DO NOT BUY used Apple device if our IMEI checker shows that Find my iPhone is ON.
 

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