Apple’s New iOS Feature Could Alert You to Repair Shop Scams Using Apple’s Siri

by - – Repairing a damaged iPhone can be made easier using the tool. Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Apple has launched an iOS feature that can warn you whether the “genuine iPhone” replacement component you purchased on eBay is really fake. When a genuine component is detected on your iPhone, a new “Parts and Service History” section in the Settings app will show you.

On your iPhone, go to Settings>General>About, and you’ll notice a “Parts and Service History” headline above a list of components. “Genuine Apple Part” will be displayed if your iPhone repair was completed using OEM parts.

This notice displays if a component is installed incorrectly, does not operate properly or was created by someone other than Apple, or was previously installed in an iPhone. It was only when an unconfirmed component was inserted in the phone that an earlier version of iOS displayed the message “Unable to validate this iPhone has a genuine Apple display.”

Your phone model determines which parts may be tested. Newer iPhones, as detailed in an Apple support article, provide users with more insight into the health of its components.

There is a way to check whether the battery has been changed for iPhones as recent as the iPhone SE (2nd generation), the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max.
iPhone 11 models, 12 models, and 13 models all include a battery or display replacement indicator that can be checked.
It’s possible to tell whether the battery, display, or camera of an iPhone 12 or 13 has been changed.

There’s no need to worry about whether pieces of your phone are OEM or third-party if they work and are correctly installed.

If you’ve ever had your phone serviced, you’ll know that Apple is keeping track of it and has admitted to doing so. For “service requirements, safety analysis, and product improvement,” the corporation argues this data collecting is needed. However, it may provide crucial information about whether or not Apple’s generous repair policy is hurting its revenues.

To ensure that new screens compatible with Face ID don’t need a microcontroller chip from an older iPhone 13, Apple is making a significant regulatory change that will prevent this from happening. As a result of the difficult and time-consuming procedure of transferring the small component, independent repair shops were negatively impacted.

After years of enforcing stringent regulations on non-authorized repairs, Apple has decided to alter course. Earlier this month, Apple unveiled a self-repair initiative that would begin in the United States in the first half of 2015. Self Service Fix would allow Apple consumers to repair their own devices by selling them authentic components and giving instructions for installation.

For those who don’t want to go via Apple’s repair channels (Apple, an Apple Authorized Service Provider, or an Independent Repair Provider), authentic Apple components may be ordered directly from the manufacturer and delivered to their doorstep. If you’re skilled (or brave) enough to switch out components, you’ll know with iOS 15.2 whether your self-repair was successful or not.