Things to Check While Buying a Used iPhone

Things to Check While Buying a Used iPhone

An iPhone is an iPhone, whether it is a new one or a used one. The excitement of buying a new iPhone might be more than buying an old one, but then, in the end, it is an iPhone.

Buying a refurbished iPhone comes with two benefits; your dream of having an Apple smartphone is fulfilled, but most importantly, at an affordable price. But when you are buying any used item, not necessarily an iPhone, you need to take note of quite a lot of things. And when it comes to spending on an Apple smartphone, you need to be extra cautious.

So, here are a few things you must always check while buying a used iPhone:

Physical Damage

This is the least someone can do and the easiest also. It is quite obvious to check for any physical damage to the phone. Check for any scratches, dents, or cracks on the screen and elsewhere. Also, check the lens of the camera properly.

Replaced Parts

Before buying a refurbished iPhone, you have to check how many items have been replaced. You can check for parts and service history by following this: 

Go to Settings > General > About and look for the relevant section beneath the “Model Number” field.

Ensure that the seller is charging the right price from you. This right price depends a lot on the parts that have been replaced in the iPhone till the point of time you buy it.


Check for the display condition of the screen, the lights, and every other display function. Your iPhone might have the conventional LCD screen or the OLED. You can check this using various apps. These different kinds of screen displays would vary the cost of the iPhone.

Speakers and Microphone

One of the very basic functions of any phone, the speakers and microphone, must also be in the best condition when you buy a used iPhone. You can easily check this by playing any sound on the phone. One way to check the microphone is to make a call and check the volume of the earpiece and the microphone at the same time.


An iPhone has an extra button on the side when compared to the other phones. This is the button used to wake or sleep your phone. Examine this and the power and volume buttons also before you buy a used phone.

Make Sure it is not a Stolen iPhone

Before checking for anything else to ensure that the phone you are willing to buy is not a stolen one, ensure that you are buying it from a trusted and reputed seller. SecondCell refurbished iPhones supplier is a reliable seller.

Secondly, you can check for this by examining the Activation Lock feature and whether the iPhone has access to the iCloud or not. If not, the iPhone may be stolen.


Buying an iPhone is always full of excitement and joy. But especially when you are buying a used iPhone, you need to properly check that you get the value for the money you spend.

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Carl Herman is an editor at DataFileHost enjoys writing about the latest Tech trends around the globe.