How To Spot Replica Apple iPhone 11 Devices – Apple iPhone 11 (Pro, Pro Max)

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If you want to learn what to look for in order to spot fake Apple iPhone 11 devices, then you sure are in the right place.

Whether you are a fan of the Apple iPhone series or you want to buy an Apple iPhone 11, 11 Pro or 11 Pro Max, you should know how to authenticate one of these.

Therefore, just by reading our guide on how to spot fake Apple iPhone 11 phones, you are going to easily know what to look for to differentiate between the clone and the real deal.

We are going to sort out the information in our guide throughout a few steps, and along with every step, we will link reference real vs fake Apple iPhone 11 images.

These images will help you easily understand the information for each step, and so, nothing will be confusing at all.

To put it shortly, the easiest way to spot fake Apple iPhone 11 (Pro, Pro Max) devices is to scan the serial number of the product on Apple’s website, and there you will notice whether the product is registered in Apple’s database or not. All of the authentic devices will check out perfectly, while the fake ones will not match any results.

But, that’s not all of it. In this guide, we are going to cover 11 ways on how to authenticate Apple iPhone 11s, so, let’s jump right into it.

We’d like to mention that all of the steps which we are going to highlight in the authentic vs clone Apple iPhone 11 guide apply to all of the versions: the base iPhone 11, the iPhone 11 Pro, and to the iPhone 11 Pro Max.

How to spot fake Apple iPhone 11 (Pro, Pro Max)

Step 1: Real vs clone Apple iPhone 11 serial number scan

Just as we’ve previously mentioned, the serial number is absolutely the best way to spot fake Apple iPhone 11 devices, and so, this is why we are starting the guide with the serial number.

First things first, let’s see where can we find this serial number that we keep on mentioning.

To do that, let’s have a look at the real vs fake Apple iPhone 11 image linked below, from the settings of the two devices.

clone vs authentic apple iphone 11

In the image with the fake vs real Apple iPhone 11 image above, we have highlighted where you can find the serial number of your product.

To get there, you’ll have to go through General > About, and on the first line, you will see the serial number right where we’ve highlighted it in the image with the clone vs real Apple iPhone 11 image above.

Now, let’s get to Apple’s https://checkcoverage.apple.comwebsite, where we’ll have to input our items’ serial numbers.

As you go to that website, you’ll have to input your item’s code and to complete a Captcha that proves you are a human.

Next up, you will see the result of your product’s serial number, and if your item is authentic, it’ll look just like in the image above.

iphone 11 serial number authentic

In the image above, we’ve shown you how the result looks like, from the authentic product’s serial code which we’ve previously highlighted.

We can see that this Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max is indeed authentic thanks to its valid purchase date and the other details, as well as its product ID code matching the physical product, which is correct, being the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max.

Now, let’s also have a look at the result of the fake item’s serial number after scanning it on Apple’s website.

fake apple iphone 11 pro max guide

In the image linked above, you can see how the fake iPhone 11 didn’t show up any results.

At the same time, Apple’s website won’t tell you directly that your item is counterfeit, because as you can see, they ask you to properly introduce the serial number.

But, since we’ve introduced the serial number properly and no results showed up, it is now confirmed that the fake item we are going at is 100% counterfeit, with strong proof.

Once again, we’d like to mention that the website we’ve just checked the products on is Apple’s official website, which is the following: https://checkcoverage.apple.com/.

With this being said for the first step of the guide on how to spot replica Apple iPhone 11 (Pro, Pro Max) phones, let’s move on to the next method.

Step 2: Replica vs real Apple iPhone 11 “About” settings details

For the second step of the guide on how to see fake Apple iPhone 11 (Pro, Pro Max) devices, we are still going to stay inside the “About” section of the settings.

What we will check for this step is how the inscriptions are positioned, and what their font looks like.

First of all, let’s have a look at the authentic vs fake Apple iPhone 11 image linked below so as to properly see these inscriptions.

genuine vs replica apple iphone 11

In the image with the fake vs real Apple iPhone 11 image above, we have highlighted how the fake item does not provide any warranty.

Of course, there are authentic phones that don’t have that section, since not all of the products have the “Limited Warranty” anymore.

So, don’t worry if you device does not have a “Limited Warranty” line of text in the “About” settings section.

What we wanted to highlight here is that the fake products will never have this section, so if somebody tells you that the product is brand new and it has warranty, but you cannot see this setting, then you are most likely looking at a fake product.

Then, what we are going to look at is the “Applications” text, which indicates how many apps you have the phone.

Looking at the authentic Apple iPhone 11 device, you can see how it informs you how many apps there are in your phone.

On the other hand, the fake Apple device most likely does not keep track of this, because it doesn’t show you the “Applications” section, as it is missing.

Up next, moving our eyes to the last line of text in the upper side of the “About” section, you can see the line of text which tells you how much available space is in your phone.

This is related to how many gigabytes your phone has – starting from 64 GB, and going all they app to 512 GB.

So, looking at the authentic item, you can see how it says “Available”, whereas on the other hand, the fake iPhone says “Usable Content”.

Therefore, what we can understand from this is that the fake Apple iPhone 11 does not use the right inscription that indicates the device’s free memory.

Up next, in the lower side of the screen, we have spotted how the fake iPhone 11 device has its EID section missing.

Back to the real Apple iPhone 11, you can see how its EID section is there, indicating the device’s unique code.

Step 3: Check the cameras on the rear side of your Apple iPhone 11

Going to the third step of the guide on how to spot fake Apple iPhone 11 devices, we are going to look at the authentic vs clone iPhone 11 items for their camera on the rear side.

Whether you have the simple Apple iPhone 11, the Pro or the Pro Max, your device will have at least two cameras, and three if you have the Pro/Pro Max.

Flipping the real vs fake Apple iPhone 11 devices to the rear side, you have to check the outline of each camera.

how to see clone replica iphone 11

In the image with the clone vs real Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max phones above, we have pointed out how the fake iPhone 11 Pro Max has its cameras with three white outlines.

Looking at the genuine Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max, you can see how its cameras have a black outline. Keep in mind that they will never be white!

This is the best available iPhone 11 Pro Max replica available on the market, so keep in mind that this is quite a lethal flaw for such a replica. 

Make sure you always check the cameras on the back of your iPhone, as they never have to have white outlines! They always have to be coloured in black.

Now, let’s have a look at what waits for us at the fourth step of the guide on how to spot fake Apple iPhone 11 devices.

Step 4: Analyze the font used on the lock screen of the Apple iPhone 11

For the fourth step, we are going back to the front side of the legit vs replica Apple iPhone 11 devices, and we are going to look at the font of the text used on the lock screen.

The lock screen is pretty much the first thing you see when you open up your Apple iPhone 11.

Closely analysing the font used for the text on the screen of your iPhone 11 is one of the other most important ways to spot clone iPhone 11 devices.

how to spot clone apple iphone 11

In the image with the genuine vs clone Apple iPhone 11 image above, we have pointed out how the fake device has its text using a totally different font from the real deal.

Looking at the fake item with the naked-eye, it’s most likely that the differences aren’t so visible, but upon the real vs replica iPhone 11 image above, the flaws on the fake phone come up noticeably.

In fact, you can see how the fake Apple iPhone 11 its time and date’s inscriptions looking really thin, and how they are thicker on the legit phone.

What’s the next really obvious flaw on the fake phone is the connection and the battery’s inscription in the top-right corner of the screen.

The replica iPhone 11 device has its two symbols looking really small, as they are too far away from the top edge of the phone.

Moving back to the genuine Apple iPhone 11, you can see how its two symbols are placed closer to the top edge of the case.

Lastly, in the top-left side of the screen, you can see the career’s inscription. O the fake item, it is placed too much to the left side of the screen, as well as too low when looking from the top.

On the other hand, the authentic Apple iPhone 11 phone has its career’s inscription placed at the same distance from the top and from the left side of the screen.

Yet another flaw on the fake phone’s inscription about the career is that the text is too thin on the fake phone, while on the real deal, it is thicker.

The steps we’ve written so far are the best ways to authenticate this item.

The next few steps are still reliable signs of authenticity, but are for non-top-versions of replicas available for this item. We recommend sticking to the steps we’ve explained above to make sure you’re not drawing the wrong conclusions.

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Step 5: Verify the text indicating the time on the home screen

Going to the fifth method n how to spot fake Apple iPhone 11 devices, we will open the phones to their main screens, and we will check the little text on the top-left side of the phone.

This is one of the most helpful inscriptions on the home screen of the Apple iPhone 11, since it indicates the current time.

how to spot fake apple iphone 11

In the image with the real vs fake Apple iPhone 11 phones above, we have pointed out how the fake phone has its text looking really thin.

In fact, the fake phone’s text indicating the current time looks the same as on the android devices, unlike the authentic item’s classic Apple font.

To be even more precise, the authentic iOS system cannot be replicated, as only Apple has the secret formula of making it.

At the base of every replica “iOS” Apple device, there is the Android system that is masked to look like an iOS device.

Even with this mask, you can see how some of the details slip, such as the time’s print, which on the fake item highlighted above, it does not use the right font.

Step 6: Check the three buttons at the bottom of the lock screen

Proceeding to the sixth step of the guide on how to spot replica Apple iPhone 11 devices, we are now going to look at the three buttons available at the bottom of the lock screen on the fake devices.

In most cases, the replica Apple iPhone 11 devices do not have their buttons correctly positioned.

First of all, let’s have a look at the clone vs genuine Apple iPhone 11 image below, so as to see how the details should look like on the genuine item, as well as on the fake one.

iphone 11 authenticity check guide

In the image with the authentic vs fake Apple iPhone 11 devices above, we have noticed how the three buttons are misplaced.

First of all, talking about the flashlight function, you can see how the fake phone has its button placed too high from the bottom on the screen.

On the other hand, the authentic Apple iPhone 11 phone has the same distance from the left and from the bottom side of the screen for its flashlight’s on/off button.

Then, looking at the line in the middle of the screen, the one that you open and close apps (including opening the way to the home screen), you can see how the fake iPhone 11 has this line placed too high.

The genuine Apple iPhone 11 device has the same line placed lower, as it is closer to the bottom edge of the screen.

Lastly, the flaw visible on the fake iPhone 11’s function to open the camera is the same as the one from the on/off flashlight one.

That is that the fake iPhone 11 has its camera’s button placed too high from the bottom side.

This time as well, the authentic Apple iPhone 11 device shows its graphic quality by having the same distance from the bottom and from the right edge of the screen, for its button that opens the camera.

Step 7: Examine the edges of the screen at the bottom of the phone

The seventh step of the guide on how to spot fake Apple iPhone 11 devices axes on the size and shape of the screen, as well as on its borders.

All of the genuine Apple iPhone 11 devices will always have their screen/display at the same sizes, without any inch/centimetre in plus or minus.

apple iphone 11 authentication guide

In the image with the real vs fake Apple iPhone 11 phones above, we have pointed out how the fake iPhone 11 has its black border too thick, as it covers up too much of the space of where the display should be at.

On the other hand, if you look at the genuine item, you can see how its screen has less of the black edge at the bottom, as well as on the sides.

Speaking of which, if we look again at the fake item, you can see how it actually has its display crooked, because it leans to the left side of the phone.

That can be visible on the left side of the fake phone, where you can see how yet again, the fake item has its black case covering a bit too much of the display at the bottom, and as the case goes up, it starts covering less and less, going back to the normal size.

To re-cap this: the authentic items will always have the same dimensions for their display and for the case, whereas in some cases, the fake phones have their case badly proportioned, either covering too much or too little of the phone.

Step 8: Brief the apps and their icons on the screen of your iPhone 11

Going to the eighth step fo the guide on how to authenticate Apple iPhone 11 devices, we are now going to check the icons of the most known apps.

Remember what we previously discussed about the iOS being impossible to replicate, and how the fake iPhones are basically Android devices?

If so, then you are going to probably laugh at this step.

replica vs real apple iphone 11

In the image with the real vs fake Apple iPhone 11 devices above, we have pointed out a lower quality replica of the iPhone 11, where you can see pretty much everything on how the fake item is an Android.

Looking at the Facebook, Messenger and at the YouTube icons, you can see how the fake item has the Android-looking icons, as they have this sort of grey patch beneath them.

On the authentic Apple iPhone 11 device, it is noticeable how its icons are designed the same as on the rest of the authentic Apple devices that support these apps.

But, with all of these aside… The fake iPhone 11 basically has the Google Play Store, and that’s absolutely something never to be seen on an authentic iPhone.

So, if you ever see the Google Play Store on an iPhone, then you are 100% looking at a replica mobile phone.

Step 9: Authenticate the patch with the cameras on the back of your phone

For the ninth step of the guide on how to spot clone vs real Apple iPhone 11 devices, we will go back to the case on the rear side of the iPhone 11s.

What we will check is not really the cameras, but the patch on which they are positioned on the case of the real vs replica Apple iPhone 11 items.

real vs fake apple iphone 11

In the image containing the clone and the real Apple iPhone 11 devices above, we have pointed out how the fake device has its patch with the cameras coming out of the case too much.

On the other hand, the legitimate Apple iPhone 11 device has its patch with the cameras fit deeper into the case, not coming out of it as much as the fake phone’s patch.

Step 10: Look at the charging port and at the speakers of the Apple iPhone 11

Proceeding to the tenth method on how to spot fake Apple iPhone 11 devices, we will now have a look at the charging port and at the speakers at the bottom of the two phones.

As you may know already, we will first have a look at the clone vs genuine Apple iPhone 11 devices image below.

replica iphone 11 vs real

In the image with the fake vs authentic Apple iPhone 11 devices above, we have shown you how the fake iPhone has its two screws next to the lightning port placed too far away from the port.

On the other hand, the authentic Apple device has its screws placed closer to the lightning charging port.

Then, the next flaw is in regards to the speakers, which they are too small and narrow on the fake iPhone, and on the authentic device, they are bigger and wider.

Step 11: Inspect the box of your Apple iPhone 11 device

Proceeding to the eleventh step of the guide on how to spot fake Apple iPhone 11 devices, we are now going to have a look at the real vs fake iPhone 11 items for their box.

how to authentiacte apple iphone 11

In the image with the fake vs real Apple iPhone 11 phones above, we have pointed out how the fake phone has its cameras with the white outline of which we spoke about at the third step of the guide.

On the authentic items box as well, you can notice how there is supposed not to be any white outline, as the legitimate outlines of the cameras are black on the box as well.

How can I see a clone Apple iPhone 11 in 60 seconds?

We will finish this authentication guide by recapping the differences between the counterfeit vs authentic Apple iPhone 11 devices.

Therefore, please find below the differences between the authentic vs replica Apple iPhone 11 devices in fewer words from the full guide above.

  1. Check the serial number of your Apple iPhone 11 on Apple’s website. The authentic items should be registered and their serial numbers should show results in Apple’s database
  2. Verify the details in the “About” section on your Apple iPhone 11 device. Most of the fake items use the wrong inscriptions and miss some of the inscriptions that can be found on the legit pieces
  3. Analyze the cameras on the rear side of your phone. The fake Apple iPhone 11 phones commonly have a white outline for their cameras, while the authentic iPhones always have their outlines in black
  4. Verify the font used for the text on the lock screen of your phone. The fake iPhone 11 devices commonly have their font too thin
  5. Check the font on the top-left side of your screen (once the phone is unlocked), because most of the fake phones have their current time inscription’s font too thin, looking like on the Android devices
  6. Brief the three buttons at the bottom side of the lock screen on your phone. The replica Apple iPhone 11 devices have their buttons placed too far away from the bottom edge of the screen
  7. Examine the case on the edges of your screen and make sure it has the right shape and size so that the display’s area wouldn’t be covered by the case or vice-versa
  8. Have a look at the icons on the apps of your phone. If you ever see the Google Play Store icon on your iPhone, then you are 100% looking at a fake phone
  9. Verify the patch with the cameras on the rear side of your phone. The replica Apple iPhone 11 devices commonly have their patch too thick, as it uses to come out of the case too much on the fake pieces
  10. Check the charging port and the speakers at the bottom of your phone. Most of the fake iPhone 11s have their screws near the charging port placed too far away from it, as well as the speakers looking too small
  11. Remember to also look at the cameras on the back of the iPhone printed on the case of your phone. Mostly, the replica iPhone 11s will have their cameras outlined in white instead of being in black

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If you have read this guide and are still uncertain about whether your iPhone 11 is real or fake, the Legit Check App offers an authentication service to put your mind at ease.

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Ch Daniel and Ch David

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