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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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How can I know if my iPhone 5S all original parts not stolen?

Sir . . I have given the iPhone 5S for service to a local service center and I found that my screen has been changed and I do not know why. How can I determine as to whether all the parts in my cell phone are not being changed?

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The only way to tell precisely would be to ask the service center. You can check if your phone is refurbished but that would not give detail other than that the phone has been repaired in the past. Usually, the Screen and LCD are replaced with a screen repair. The Digitizer may also be damaged. A good service center will use replacement parts from Apple.

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My iPhone is white in color but the home button is in black color?

My iPhone is white in color but the home button is in black color and written on the back "designed by Apple in California assembled in China", this is my problem. Is my iPhone real or duplicate? Should be written iPhone4s or 5S as model but there is written only iPhone. There is not such things I have searched for, and no useful things are in article for me in this situation. I have tried: I haven't tried anything before, this is the first time. I think it was caused by: My iPhone got damaged. Display has to be changed and it costs around 3000 and I want to know whether my iPhone is real or fake as I will repair it if it is real

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The phrase on the back of your phone is also on other iPhones. Your case and home button were part of a design. Can you connect the phone to iTunes on the PC? This will tell you if your phone is a clone or real. Clones run on Android OS and iTunes will not recognize the device.

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How to check whether the iPhone is real or fake before buying?

Hi, I am from India. I am interested in buying a new iPhone 64GB version. I am getting it at cheaper rate through one of my reference who is close to someone working in an Apple authorized retailer. I am getting it at INR 50000 (USD 750 which is cheaper by USD 75). Can you please tell me how to get assurance on whether the phone is original one before making payment.

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Ask to see the OS on the device. Inquire what iOS build this phone operates on to be sure. $75 price break is not significant. It is only a 10% discount but a 40 to 50% discount would cause a better case that the phone is a clone.

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Would it be possible to fake a receipt of a carrier (Vodafone)?

Might be buying an iPhone 5S but I'm not 100% sure it's a real one. the seller has the receipt of the carrier and images of the iPhone's "Hola" screen, still with the thin films on. Thanks

Any receipt can be faked. Although, that would be a lot of effort just to sell a device. You could ask to meet within a Vodafone store parking lot. Then take the receipt in to request it be scanned as if you were returning the device. This will tell you immediately if the phone receipt has been duplicated. Also, most devices with IMEI numbers have that number on the receipt of purchase. I am not sure if Vodafone does this though.

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Is my iPhone 6 a fake please, I purchased it today of eBay and although I've owned other iPhones this is my first 6. I can't imagine they have changed this much!

When resetting to Factory settings the phone (iPhone 6) reboots with the word Android displayed. The HELLO screen is absent and on resetting to factory settings. iTunes doesn't recognize the phone, and I found that my phone turns on and off without the need for a password. I can't sign into my iCloud account, there is icon or app to sign in! The serial number is recognized as belonging to an iPhone. The IMEI number in settings differs from that on the back of the phone. I am 99% sure it's a fake but would like your confirmation please.

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It is a fake Android-based phone. Android has nothing to do with iOS, iTunes and iCloud must accept your credentials and phone, the screen must unlock with a slide, and IMEI alterations should be enough to present evidence of a replica of the original device.

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How to determine the iPhone 4S between fake and original? On back side of iPhone is it stated on the original: designed by California?

I want to buy iPhone for my friend and the iPhone on the back side was only stated that it was designed in California, and not written it assembled in China, is that a fake or original?

You can't just go off what a case says. These are easily swapped out from the original case of the phone when it was purchased. Ask to power on the device and check the iOS in About Phone section of Settings. Cloned phones will have Android OS.

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iPhone 6 with 640x1136 resolution?

Hi. I bought an iPhone 6 from T-Mobile. This phone should have display resolution 334x750. But with AnTuTu benchmark app or with any display resolution tester it shows lower

App benchmark tests are only somewhat reliable. T-Mobile, however, is a large major carrier that would break the Customs Law if they sold a cloned device. They would also open themselves up to a class-action lawsuit. You can be assured that your phone is a real iPhone 6. Here are the specs for the T-Mobile iPhone 6S.

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How is the picture of original iPhone 4 and clone one?

How it looks like and structure

This YouTube Tutorial shows you a real and cloned iPhone 4 side by side to compare. As you will see in the video, the outside structure is close to the same on both devices.

What if the serial number is long? Is it fake or not? Or is it just normal?

Because I want to be sure, I've been stalking this online shop for days, just to know if it is a trusted store or not, so I can buy one, it's a cheap iPhones.

Put the serial number on the box of the Check Coverage for Apple Warranty website. If your phone is a clone, there will be no record. Cheap iPhones mean either they are refurbished, stolen, or cloned. If the deal is too good to be true, then it generally is not true.

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I have ordered iPhone 6s from a seller and he is providing it for around 40 k?

I have ordered iPhone 6s from a seller and he is providing it for around 40 k and I am not sure if it is original or registered. I haven't received so I want to check the phone while receiving. Can you please tell me how can I check if it is original and covered under iPhone manufacturer guarantee while receiving the phone.. . Thanks!

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Use this Link assuming that you were provided the Serial number before purchase. If you were provided the number than make an online sale contingent upon the Serial number being the same of the product sent. Many unsavory online retailers will give out the same authentic serial number to prospective buyers only for those buyers to find out that it is not the same Serial number when they receive their purchased device.

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I have to purchase used iPhone how can I confirm at shop with in 10-20 minutes?

I have to purchase used iPhone how can I confirm at shop with in 10-20 minutes ??

Ask the shop to show you the Serial number and then the Warranty website's confirmation. This only takes about 5 minutes. You should then also check the iOS build to see if it is actually iOS and not Android.

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Why is not my iPhone having iMessage and Facetime?

When I'm about to use Facetime, it always goes to the Phone Contacts and can't find my iMessage

According to Apple Support, you need to enable iMessage to allow FaceTime through that application. The page lists several ways to troubleshoot your issue. I think though based on your description, it is because you did not activate iMessage for Face Time and this is why it is going to your Phone Contacts. Also, if no one in your iMessage allows Face Time through that app, then you will not be able to try contacting them.

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Battery low in 1 hour starting to heat up?

While I start using net, battery is low in 1 hour

This is a common complaint with iPhone users. Specifically the iPhone 4S and iPhone 6. All devices get warm if was we are using them for an extended period of time. There are cases you can buy which also end up making the device get warmer because it restricts air flow. If you plan on using the device for a long period of time to surf the internet or play a game, a trick is to put several facecloths in the freezer. Hold your device with the cold facecloth and routinely swap them to help keep the device cool.

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Camera is better in real then clone? is it real or fake rumor?

In iPhone camera is about 5 or 8 pixel so how do we find a clone

The cameras of authentic devices are always better than the cloned versions. No clone can come close to what Apple offers for camera functions.

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How to know what are the precautions to be taken?

iPhone : fake vs real? Which one to be considered first

Checking the serial number for warranty through the Apple's website. You can also look at the screws securing the phone near the charging port. If they have a unique star shaped head on the screws, then the phone is authentic.

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What does pentalobe screw look like?

To determine between real and fake iPhone

The head of a pentalobe screw looks like a 5 point star emoji.

What is firmware & how to restoring the firmware?

I have an iPhone having all the built-in application, but compact is not in the iPhone

Connect to the iTunes PC Companion for the iPhone. Select the Restore option and you will get the correct latest firmware for the device. Firmware is the system that the phone runs on. Basically, it is Windows for PCs and iOS for Apple devices. You can see what version you have in About Phone when you connect your iPhone to the PC and use the Apple PC Companion.

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