1. Ayesha Haider's Avatar
    I purchased New iPhone 7 plus bt m in some doubt that may b it's copy not original.so I want 2 no how 2 check it's original or not
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    12-20-2016 07:25 PM
  2. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Well, a go tip on how to know* how to check that, just open the App Store. If it shows Google Store, it's a copy.

    But where did you buy it, if I may ask?
    anon(9490796), AppleKarma and MB64 like this.
    12-20-2016 07:30 PM
  3. Tartarus's Avatar
    Or install iTunes on your computer, start it, connect the iPhone using the Lightning cable to it and see if it recognizes the phone as an iPhone.
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    12-20-2016 07:34 PM
  4. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Have you set up your Apple account? Can you log in to iCloud?
    newsman787 and AppleKarma like this.
    12-20-2016 07:39 PM
  5. darius_robin's Avatar
    Go to Settings > General > About > Serial Number

    Type the serial number here:

    If it displays 'Please enter a valid serial number' then it's fake.
    AppleKarma likes this.
    12-21-2016 11:40 PM
  6. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore Ayesha. Obviously something caught your attention as to why you're concerned that it might be a fake. There are several ways to find out if it's fake or not. Where did you purchase it, how much did it cost, plug into iTunes, Check serial number, go into an Apple Store...Ectera, ectera. I would not use it or put personal information on the device until I found out. Good luck and ENJOY the site.
    AppleKarma and Annie_M like this.
    12-22-2016 09:33 AM
  7. worldspy99's Avatar
    Go to settings > General > About > serial number and enter it here

    You will know if it is genuine or not.
    AppleKarma likes this.
    12-22-2016 11:28 AM
  8. winnywood's Avatar
    The serial number check will not gallentee its not fake.
    As my son recently found out he brought a fake iphone 6 plus and that passed the serial check.

    His is a very good copy, looking at it you carnt tell the difference.
    Its only when you look at the software that you can tell.

    Signs to look out for are,
    Screws at bottom on phone copy's sometimes use pozi drive screws.
    Different font on phone, press home button or on boot is there a launcher app.
    Browser is it chrome and is siri defiantly siri.
    01-17-2017 02:26 PM
  9. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    Best bet if you're unsure and live close to one would be to go to the Apple Store.
    01-17-2017 08:06 PM
  10. metalchick719's Avatar
    Never heard of a "fake" iPhone, unless we're talking about cheap Android knockoffs from China that look virtually identical to the iPhone...
    01-17-2017 08:26 PM
  11. geoffjam78's Avatar
    I think this post is a knockoff since the OP has never responded.
    01-18-2017 10:19 AM
  12. erwaso's Avatar
    How do you even buy a fake iPhone?

    A safe way is to buy from Apple direct or your wireless provider.
    01-22-2017 06:06 PM

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