With all the backlash that Apple receives on their products the two things that many people can agree is the longevity and excellent resale value of Apple products. Even though the iPhone 6 was released in 2014, you still see plenty of people rocking the iPhone 6. Not only are people still rocking the iPhone 6 but individuals can still purchase this used iPhone for roughly $120-$200 in the used market. Contrary to the Samsung Galaxy S5, which was also released in 2014, is much less common and can be purchased for roughly $20-$80.
Our goal for this article is not to teach people how to buy an iPhone (click here for that article) but to simply provide information to help you detect a stolen iPhone.
There is multiple ways to check iCloud Activation lock on iPhone. This video perfectly explains the two ways to spot iCloud Activation Lock on any iPhone.
The International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) is unique serial number given to each cell phone device. The purpose of the IMEI is to identify the iPhone and detect if the device is stolen, lost, or blacklisted.
If you have access to the phone you can find IMEI on the iPhone by do the following:
If the iPhone is in factory mode do the following:
Easy way to check the IMEI Status. For Free!
This is one is pretty simple. Don't accept any phone with a password lock.
We've been in the phone industry long enough to know that many people unknowingly purchase stolen iPhone's. These folks are searching for deals, but some deals can be to good to be true. For this reason we wanted to compile a checklist that anyone can use as a tool to help detect if an iPhone has been stolen. We hope you find this information helpful, if so we would appreciate a share on social media.