Apple’s next iOS 15.2 software update will include a new “Parts and Service History” section to the iPhone’s settings screen, displaying which parts have been replaced and whether they are genuine or not. The feature is supported by a new support document published by MacRumors, as follows: Here is how Apple describes it:
Genuine Apple parts have been designed, tested, and manufactured for Apple quality and performance standards.
With iOS 15.2 and later, you can go to Settings > General > About to see the parts and service history of your iPhone.
Depending on the iPhone being used, however, different information will be shown. The battery or screen of an iPhone 11, 12, or 13 has been replaced. For example, an iPhone 11, 12, or 13 will inquire about the battery and display if they have been changed. However, In addition to this, the camera of an iPhone 12 and 13 will also notify users that it has been changed.
Battery information is not accessible for users of the iPhone XR, XS, XS Max, or SE (92nd generation) models.
If the device was repaired using genuine Apple parts and equipment, it will say so; otherwise, “Unknown Part” will be shown. If the part is not genuine, has been used in another iPhone, or isn’t functioning properly, that will be noted.
Apple is preparing to give consumers the ability to repair their own devices using genuine Apple parts and Apple assistance following a recent report that it was working on a system that would allow them to do so. While many people still believe that an iPhone repaired by Apple is the finest available, others see this as a benefit. This new area provides additional information about what’s been done to an iPhone, which could be particularly beneficial in the used market.
iOS 15.2 is currently under testing with developers at Apple, and it is expected to be released before Christmas.
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