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Determine Fake vs. Real Iphone

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How to check the difference between an original iPhone?

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The quickest, easiest, and most accurate way to identify a real iPhone from a fake one is to plug it into your computer and iTunes using its original USB cable. If iTunes doesn't recognize your device, it's very likely a fake. You can also follow the additional steps in the great VisiHow article below to determine if your iPhone is genuine.

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There are so many iPhone available in market some are fake mobile and looks like the original , in that case how can we identify the original one?

There are so many iPhone available in market some are fake mobile and looks like the original , in that case how can we identify the original one

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These days clone manufactures are doing their best to make a fake iPhones the same as the original ones. However there are number of ways to identify a fake iPhone from a genuine one. Follow steps below to find out if an iPhone is fake or original:

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    You can start by checking the button locations on the iPhone, usually on fake iPhones the buttons are not on the same spot as an original.
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    The next thing to check is the screen, because the quality of a fake iPhone screen is not the same as a genuine one.
    Usually fake screens aren't as bright as originals either.
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    Next, you can check the Apple logo on the back of the iPhone, if you don't see the logo that phone is 100% fake.
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    The price of a fake iPhone is usually much less than an original too.
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The best way to prevent buying a fake iPhone is to purchase a from Apple retail stores, or from a trusted vendor, like Amazon, or AT&T.

To learn more about how to identify a cloned iPhone from a genuine one, read our main article by clicking on the title of this page, or by the link below the article summary.

If you have additional questions, let us know in the Q&A section.

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I bought an iPhone 5S and I feel it is a fake can you help me?

I bought an iPhone 5S and I feel it is a fake can you help me?

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One of the best ways to identify your iPhone is by using iTunes. If you already have iTunes on your PC, plug your device into the computer. If the program recognizes your phone, it's 100% genuine if not it's probably a clone.

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If you don't have this program, follow the steps bellow on your PC to install iTunes:

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    Open a web browser.
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    Go to the iTunes page.
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    Click on 'Download Now'.
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    Once the file is downloaded, launch it.
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    Install the program on your PC.
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    When the installation process is finished, open iTunes.
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    Plug your iPhone 5S into the PC.
    Make sure your using a genuine cable, and not a third party cable.
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    Wait for the program to identify your phone.
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    If it recognizes your device, it's a genuine phone.
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    If not, you probably have a cloned phone.
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To learn more about determining an original iPhone from a fake one, read our main article. To reach this article, click on the title of this Q&A page, or the link below the article summary.

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