Most people assume that iPhones are superior to Android devices because of their ultimate cameras. Little do they know that it’s not iPhones’ camera but their processor that’s the real hero element here. While iPhone cameras are undeniably sharp, without a strong processing core, the device would start glitching and hanging in no time. It’s all thanks to Apple’s processor that iPhone users don’t seek to change their phones every other year.
In fact, many people are still happily using iPhone SE – that they’ve been using for over five years – even today. That’s the magic of Apple’ss OS!
Now, when you’ve bought your smartphone a couple of months – or even a year ago – you’d naturally remember the time it was bought. But when you’ve been using the same smartphone for years, the details get hazy, and you end up wondering how old your device is even.
Today, we’re going to talk about everything an iPhone user should know to check the age of their phones. Stick with us till the end to know it all!
Find your iPhone age: Using the Serial Number
How many of you are aware of your smartphone’s serial number? Well, because this serial number – while present in all smartphones – is rarely put to use, so we’d understand if you had no knowledge of it.
And since we’re here to help you out with everything you don’t know, allow us to introduce you to the serial numbers. It is a unique number allotted to each smartphone (be it Android or iOS) at the last leg of its production.
Before you confuse it with the IMEI numbers, know that the two are completely different and were meant to serve different purposes. You’ll usually find the former on the box of your smartphone, while the latter is mentioned in your Settings app!
Now, coming back to the subject at hand – if you’re looking to figure out the age of your iPhone because you’re having trouble remembering it, we’ve got you!
We can help you check your iPhone’s age without you needing to dig through old scrap to find the box; all you need is your serial number. As long as you have it, we’re positive one of the four methods we’ll talk about below is going to give you the answer you seek.
Method #1: Try this trick if your iPhone was launched before 2020!
If you don’t seem to have track of when you bought your iPhone, there is a strong possibility that it’s older than a couple of years. If the model you own was launched before 2020, you can check its age using the easiest trick.
Ready to learn all about this trick? Let’s get started!
So, if you’ve checked your serial number, you’d already know that it has 12 characters and comprises of both alphabets and numbers.