Paired Component Warnings

Learn more about the warnings that may appear after a paired component is changed.

Display

Screen Warnings

Applies to the following models: iPhone 11, iPhone 12
iPhone Dispaly Warning

Starting with iOS 13.1 and iPhone 11 models (the 11, Pro, and Pro Max), your phone will report if it has a third-party screen: “Unable to verify this iPhone has a genuine Apple display.” It starts as a persistent message on your lock screen, lasting for four days. After that, the warning lodges itself in the Settings for 15 days, and then in Settings > General > About after that. It’s also added to your “device information,” so that Apple staff can see it.

This warning, similar to the recent addition of battery warnings, happens even if you swap a genuine Apple screen from one phone to another. To avoid the warning, you have to have a genuine Apple display installed by a certified Apple technician, independent or otherwise. The warning doesn’t seem to affect operation—other than the loss of True Tone, which occurs with any display swap not performed by Apple or using specialty chip programming tools. 

We’ve tested this with genuine parts on iPhone 11 models. The warnings were not present in iOS 13.0 or the beta for iOS 13.1, but they show up when you change out screens with the final version of 13.1 installed. We used screens from the same models of iPhone 11, just days old, but without the software verification tools available to Apple-certified technicians, our units had warnings about a “genuine Apple display.” 

Battery

Battery Warnings

Applies to the following models: iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone 11, iPhone 12
iPhone Battery Warning

Starting with iOS 12 and iPhone XR/S models (the XR, XS, and XS Max), your phone will report if it has a third-party battery: “Unable to verify this iPhone has a genuine Apple battery.” It starts as a persistent message on your lock screen, lasting for four days. After that, the warning lodges itself in the Settings for 15 days, and then in Settings > General > About after that. It’s also added to your “device information,” so that Apple staff can see it.

This warning, similar to the display warnings, happens even if you swap a genuine Apple battery from one phone to another. To avoid the warning, you have to have a genuine Apple battery installed by a certified Apple technician, independent or otherwise. The warning doesn’t seem to affect operation—other than the loss of the Battery Health feature, however the true capacity and health can still be read externally. 

We’ve tested this with genuine parts on iPhone XR/S models. We used batteries from the same models of iPhone XR/S, just days old, but without the software verification tools available to Apple-certified technicians, our units had warnings about a “genuine Apple Battery.” 

Camera

Camera Warnings

Applies to the following models: iPhone 12
iPhone Camera Warning

Starting with iOS 14 and iPhone 12 models (the 12, 12 Pro, and 12 Mini), your phone will report if it has a third-party Camera: “Unable to verify this iPhone has a genuine Apple Camera.” It starts as a persistent message on your lock screen, lasting for four days. After that, the warning lodges itself in the Settings for 15 days, and then in Settings > General > About after that. It’s also added to your “device information,” so that Apple staff can see it.

This warning, similar to the display warnings, happens even if you swap a genuine Apple Camera from one phone to another. To avoid the warning, you have to have a genuine Apple Camera installed by a certified Apple technician, independent or otherwise. The warning doesn’t seem to affect operation in any way.

We’ve tested this with genuine parts on iPhone 12 models. We used cameras from the same models of iPhone 12, just days old, but without the software verification tools available to Apple-certified technicians, our units had warnings about a “genuine Apple Camera.”