TikTokkaansanity user has revealed a trick to find out if you've sold a refurbished device

This iPhone trick displays hidden codes to reveal if you’ve sold a refurbished phone

The new $1,099 iPhone you bought might be a refurbished model, but luckily, there’s an easy way to tell if you’ve sold one.

Aakaanksh Autade, who goes by @kaansanity on TikTok, shared a trick to find out if your phone is new or pre-owned.

Hidden in your device’s settings, this code can reveal things about your iPhone, such as whether you’ve sold a new or refurbished device.

TikTokkaansanity user has revealed a trick to find out if you’ve sold a refurbished device

To find out if your phone is new or refurbished, find the model number in Settings

To find out if your phone is new or refurbished, find the model number in Settings

How to know if your iPhone is new or refurbished

To find out if your iPhone is new or refurbished, you need to know the model number.

You can find out by clicking About, on the General tab in Settings.

The first letter of your model number tells you what type of phone it is

M stands for “new”

The letter F stands for “refurbished”

P stands for “personal”

N stands for “substitute”

Tech whiz Aakaanksh shared the tip in a video that has 12.1 million views and is close to 1 million likes.

In the short video, he said: ‘Watch this before you get a new iPhone. Open Settings and tap About.

Then look at the beginning of the model number. If it starts with an M it means “new” and F means “refurbished”.

He added that if you have the letter P as the first letter in the code, it stands for Personalized, while the letter N stands for Substitution.

The TikTok star continued: “The letters at the end tell you where the phone is supposed to be sold. Share this with your friends so you don’t get scammed.

According to the creator, LL stands for the United States, CH stands for China, C stands for Canada and F stands for it, which means it was meant to be sold in France.

Other codes include JP, which stands for Japan, and PY, which stands for Spain. The letter B stands for the United Kingdom and Ireland.

However, refurbished phones aren’t necessarily bad, as companies like Apple often put the product through extensive testing to make sure the customer gets a reliable device.

On its website, Apple says: “Every Apple Certified Refurbished product completes a rigorous refurbishment process that includes full functionality testing, with a special savings of up to 15%.

They add that these refurbished devices contain “original Apple parts (as needed) that have been thoroughly cleaned and inspected.”

Refurbished iOS devices will come with a new battery and external cover. Each device will come with all accessories, cables, and operating systems, Apple explains.

If you purchased a refurbished phone from Apple, you get a standard one-year limited warranty “with every Apple Authorized Refurbished product.”

The last letters in your model number can also tell you where the device is supposed to be sold

The last letters in your model number can also tell you where the device is supposed to be sold

However, this iPhone trick helps users check if the seller is honest about whether the device is new, or where it came from.

If your Apple device is supposed to be sold in another country, you may run into some issues.

One such example is FaceTime, which is banned on iPhones in the UAE.

However, if you know what you’re getting into when you buy the product, a refurbished phone is a great way to save money and save the planet.

2017 report from World Economic Forum It found that the billions of smartphones many of us use every day could be responsible for producing 3.5 percent of global emissions within ten years and 14 percent by 2040.

The smartphone industry is set to play a major role in producing greenhouse gases

The smartphone industry is set to play a major role in producing greenhouse gases

This will result in industry using nearly 20 percent of all world electricity by 2025, they wrote.

“This growing problem threatens to derail progress toward climate change goals and exacerbate increasingly strained electricity grids.”

According to Swedish researcher Anders Andrae, energy demand in industry is set to rise from 200 to 300 terawatt hours (TWh) of electricity per year to 1,200 or even 3,000 TWh by 2025.

He said: The situation is worrying. We have a tsunami of data that is approaching. Everything can be digital.

“It’s a perfect storm. 5G [the fifth generation of mobile technology] Coming, IP [internet protocol] Traffic is much higher than expected, and all cars, machines, robots, and artificial intelligence are being digitized, resulting in huge amounts of data stored in data centers.

Trillion dollar hikes for apple trees

The company's journey to the top of the technology industry has been a rocky one, having seen Jobs (pictured in 1976) leave the company in the mid-1980s after his favorite project, the first Macintosh computer, struggled and tried to oust then-CEO John Sculley.  Wozniak is pictured at left

The company’s journey to the top of the technology industry has been a rocky one, having seen Jobs (pictured in 1976) leave the company in the mid-1980s after his favorite project, the first Macintosh computer, struggled and tried to oust then-CEO John Sculley. Wozniak is pictured at left

1976Founders Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne founded the company on April 1, 1976 when they set out to sell computer kits to hobbyists, each built by Wozniak.

The first product was the Apple I.

1977Apple launched the Apple II in June, which was the first computer made for the mass market.

1981Jobs became Chairman of the Board.

1984: The Macintosh was introduced during a Super Bowl ad break and later officially unveiled during the launch event. It was discontinued after a year and Jobs left the company.

1987: Apple released the Macintosh II, the first color Mac.

1997Apple announced that it would acquire NeXT software in a $400 million deal that includes Jobs’ return to Apple as interim CEO. He officially took over the role in 2000.

2001: Apple introduced iTunes, OS X, and the first generation iPod.

The first iPod MP3 music player was released on October 23, 2001, at an event in Cupertino and was capable of holding up to 1,000 songs.

Steve Jobs unveils the new Macintosh to Apple Computer Corporation on February 6, 1984 in California.

Steve Jobs unveils the new Macintosh to Apple Computer Corporation on February 6, 1984 in California.

Then-CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs, with the iPhone

Then-CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs, with the iPhone

2007Apple unveils the iPhone.

2010: The first iPad is revealed.

2011: Jobs resigned in 2011 due to illness, handing over the CEO position to Tim Cook. Job died in October of pancreatic cancer.

2014: Apple unveiled the Apple Watch. It also unveiled its first larger iPhones – the 6 and 6 Plus.

2015: After buying Beats from Dr Dre, Apple launched Apple Music to compete with Spotify and other music streaming services.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs speaks at an Apple event at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs speaks at an Apple event at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California.

2016Apple has returned to its roots and announced the 4-inch iPhone SE. Meanwhile, the company is locked in a legal battle with the FBI, as the agency demands access to the switched-off phone used by Syed Farooq, who died in a shootout after carrying out a deadly attack in December in San Bernardino, California, with his wife. The court order was dropped on March 28 after the FBI said a third party was able to unlock the device.

2017: Apple introduces the iPhone X, which removes the Home button to make room for a futuristic edge-to-edge display design and a new FaceID system that uses advanced sensors and lasers to unlock phones with just the owner’s face.

2018: A first for the company, Apple is introducing new features in its latest operating system, iOS 12, that encourage users to manage and spend less time on their devices. The move resulted from a strongly worded letter from shareholders urging the company to address the growing problem of smartphone addiction among children and teens.

2019In January, Apple reported its first drop in revenue and profits in a decade. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook partially blamed sharp declines in revenue from China.

2020In March, Apple closed all of its retail stores outside of China in response to the coronavirus.

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