With the launch of iOS 15.2, Apple is including a brand new “Components and Service Historical past” part to the Settings app that can let customers see the service historical past of their iPhones and make sure that elements used for repairs are real.
As outlined in a brand new assist doc, iPhone customers who’ve iOS 15.2 or later put in can go to Settings > Normal > About to entry Components and Service Historical past. The Components and Service Historical past part will solely be accessible if repairs have been carried out in your iPhone.
Apple will present completely different info on elements relying on iPhone model.
- For iPhone XR, XS, XS Max, and later, together with iPhone SE (2nd technology), you possibly can see if the battery has been changed.
- For iPhone 11 fashions, iPhone 12 fashions, and iPhone 13 fashions, you possibly can see if the battery or show have been changed.
- For iPhone 12 fashions and iPhone 13 fashions, you possibly can see if the battery, show, or digicam have been changed.
If a repair was carried out with real Apple elements and instruments, repairs on this part could have a “Real Apple Half” itemizing subsequent to the repaired element.
An “Unknown Half” message will likely be displayed if a component set up is incomplete, the half was changed with a non-genuine element, the half was already used or put in in one other iPhone, or if the half isn’t functioning as anticipated. In prior variations of iOS, clients are solely capable of see if a alternative half is recognized as an Unknown Half.
Apple says that the messages within the Service Historical past part is not going to have an effect on the power to make use of the iPhone, its battery, show, or digicam. The data is collected and saved on machine, with Apple utilizing it for service wants, security evaluation, and to enhance future merchandise.
The addition of the “Components and Service Historical past” to the iPhone comes alongside a change that Apple is making to iPhone 13 fashions. At launch, it was found that changing a damaged show on an iPhone 13 with out specialised instruments and elements from Apple disables Face ID.
After backlash from the restore group, Apple stated that it could introduce a software program replace that might enable for show repairs that don’t have an effect on Face ID. iOS 15.2 removes the precise pairing requirement that brought about Face ID to not work when a show restore is carried out by a restore store with out Apple-certified tools.
Apple has beforehand launched restore restrictions for Contact ID, True Tone performance, and iPhone 12 cameras, however the firm all the time faces blowback when limiting iPhone restore choices and disabling iPhone options. Apple has settled for informing clients if elements are non-genuine whereas leaving iPhone performance intact, and this new part streamlines restore element messaging.
In November, Apple introduced plans for a brand new Self Service Restore program that can enable customers to finish their very own machine repairs utilizing instruction manuals and elements offered by Apple. This can be a part of the Apple Licensed Service Program and Apple’s Unbiased Restore Supplier Program, which gives Apple elements and instruments to impartial restore outlets that aren’t AASPs.