In Africa, the cost of the exchange rate between our local currencies and the dollar, pounds sterling, and the euro has made it difficult for Africans in the middle class to afford a brand new iPhone.
Well, that is not a bad thing because these people are able to use iPhones that have been used slightly in America or the United Kingdom or from other European countries and are authentic or original.
As much as iPhones used in European countries are sold out by the owners and are mostly shipped to developing African countries, some are also stolen phones which the owners had to report to Apple.
In this article, we will consider a step-by-step approach on how to check if a used iPhone is reported as stolen before you make payments since it could become a problem in the not too long future.
How to check if a UK-used iPhone has been reported as ‘stolen’
Below is a step-by-step guide on finding out if a used iPhone is reported to be stolen. I hope this helps you.
- Go to iPhone settings
- Go to General
- Go to About
- Scroll to the button to locate IMEI number
- Long press on IMEI number and click copy on the pop-up
- Now, open a browser and log on to imeipro.info
- Scroll and locate the ‘Enter IMEI number here’ box
- Paste the number and check the ‘I’m not a robot’ box
- Mark the correct puzzles and then approve
- Now search the IMEI number
- From the reply you receive, look for ‘Blacklist Status’
- Where you see ‘CLEAN’ means your phone is free