iOS 15.2 has a new section that lets users know whether the iPhone is using original components or not. Apple focuses on three elements: the screen, the battery and the camera, as indicated in a sheet on its site.
Information on the components of iPhone
When browsing through Settings> General> Info, users with an iPhone running iOS 15.2 or later will see a “Parts and Service History” section. Apple provides different component information depending on the iPhone version:
- For iPhone XR, XS, XS Max and later including iPhone SE (2nd generation), you can see if the battery has been replaced.
- For iPhone 11, iPhone 12, and iPhone 13, you can see if the battery or screen has been replaced.
- For iPhone 12 and iPhone 13, you can see if the battery, screen, or camera has been replaced.
If there has been a repair with Apple components and tools, then the iPhone will indicate “Genuine Apple Part” next to the component in question. On the other hand, an “Unknown part” message appears with a warning if there has been a replacement with a non-Apple component, if the component was already used or installed in another iPhone, or if the component does not work as planned. In current versions of iOS, customers can only see if a component is identified as an unknown part.
What if there is a warning message? Not much, Apple assures that the iPhone will continue to function normally with the new screen, new battery or new camera, even if it is not original. The main purpose of the message is to inform users.
iOS 15.2 evolves for Face ID and replacements
This new thing comes, as it was discovered that replacing a broken screen on the iPhone 13 without specialist tools and components from Apple disables Face ID. Or at least replaced. Indeed, iOS 15.2 removes precisely this blockage.