How do you know if an iPhone battery has been changed?

Answered by Willian Lymon

To determine if an iPhone battery has been changed, you can follow these steps:

1. Update to iOS 15.2 or later: Ensure that your iPhone is running on iOS 15.2 or a later version. This update introduced a new feature that provides information about the battery replacement history.

2. Open Settings: Go to the home screen of your iPhone and tap on the “Settings” app. It is represented by a gear icon.

3. Navigate to General: In the Settings menu, scroll down and tap on “General.” It should be among the first few options in the list.

4. Select About: Within the General settings, you will find “About” near the top of the list. Tap on it to access more details about your iPhone.

5. Check Battery Information: On the About page, scroll down until you see the “Battery” section. Here, you can find useful information related to your iPhone’s battery.

6. Look for Battery Health: Within the Battery section, you will find the “Battery Health” option. Tap on it to view additional details.

7. Check for Battery Replacement: Under the Battery Health section, you should see a new subsection called “Service.” Here, you can view the battery’s service history, including any battery replacements.

8. Verify Battery Replacement Status: If the iPhone battery has been changed, you will see a message indicating that a battery replacement has occurred. It will also mention if the replacement was performed by an authorized Apple service provider.

It’s important to note that this feature is available on iPhone XR, iPhone XS models, and later, including the iPhone SE (2nd and 3rd generation). Older iPhone models may not have this functionality.

Additionally, keep in mind that this method relies on the information stored within your iPhone’s software. If the battery replacement was performed by a third-party service or if the battery was replaced using unofficial means, it may not be accurately reflected in this system.

In such cases, you can also visually inspect the iPhone for any signs of a battery replacement. If the battery appears brand new or if there are signs of tampering, it could indicate that a replacement has occurred.

Ultimately, if you have doubts about the battery’s authenticity or history, it’s recommended to consult with an authorized Apple service provider or contact Apple support for further assistance.