How to check how old your phone is?

Have you ever thought about your phone’s age? You have, right?  After buying a new phone, we all want to know when the phone was manufactured.

The method of checking the phone’s age can vary from brand to brand. But we came up with common methods. You can ask, how to check how old your phone is. Here we will give you the answer that will help you out.

Can you check how old your Android phone is?

Yes. You can. To check it out, you have to follow some methods. It is a necessary thing to check after buying a new phone.

Sometimes, the brand manufactured a phone model earlier than its release. You must be thinking, does it matter? Surprisingly, it does. It affects battery life, settings, and updates as well.

Why should you check the phone’s age?

There are many reasons you should check the phone’s age. The Android phone brands showcase the documents of the launching date.

But there is a rare documentation of the manufacturer dates. You should check the phone’s age as soon as you get your phone.

Weak battery life

If you bought an older phone model, it won’t run longer. Because it contains a weak battery life. The more you use your phone, the weaker the battery will be.

Reduces resell value

Remember one thing, older phones are not durable as new ones. Also it loses the resell value. You won’t get a good price range or importance while reselling older models. Because people don’t want to buy older models.

Security purpose

The most important thing about an Android phone is its security features. If you bought an old model phone, it won’t be as secure as the new models.

Slow performance

Do you know what? Old phone models can’t give the quick and stable performance as new phone models. That’s why you should check the phone’s age.

How do you know how old your phone is?

You can find out your phone’s age in many ways. Now we will tell you about the common methods you can follow.

Phone box

Some Android phones include the manufacturer date along with the launching date. You will locate it in the phone box.

  • On the rear side of your phone box, you will find a white sticker.
  • It contains barcodes, dates, and IMEI numbers.
  • To find the manufacture date, you need to check it carefully. We hope you will find it.

Phone settings

Some Android phones have the manufacturer date on the settings option. It is not applicable to all Android models.

  • The first thing you have to do is go to the ‘settings’ tab.
how to check how old your phone is
  • Open the ‘About Phone’ option.
  • After that, you will find the model number, IMEI number, and manufacturer date.

Third-Party Software

It is easy to use third-party software to understand the age of your phone. 

  • Go to the Google Play Store. 
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  • Search for ‘phone info’. You can see many applications.
  • Choose the most reviewed one and click on it.
  • After that, install the app and follow the process. 
  • You have to enter the IMEI number and phone model. It will work.

Serial code

From the serial code,  you can determine the manufacturer date. How is it possible? Let us explain. Check the last digit of the serial.

If the model has been manufactured in 2012, it will show ‘2’ in the serial code. With the 4th digit of the serial code represents the manufacturer week.

Well, you can find your phone’s age with a Google search.  You have to go to the ‘Google’ search bar. Write down the serial code or phone model. It will show you the manufacturer date if available.

Dialing process

It is a tricky process of checking phone age. But it doesn’t work for all phones.

  • Open the dialing tab. Dial *#197328640#* or *#*#197328640#*#*.
  • Now go to the menu option. 
  • Click on the ‘version information’.
  • However, tap on the ‘hardware versions’.
  • Select ‘read manufacturing date’. 
  • In this way, you can know the phone’s age.

How to tell when your phone was activated on Android

You can find it with your Google account.

  • Open your Google account.
  • Tap the ‘Google Account Dashboard’.
  • You will find the Android card near the Google Service. The activation date will be there.

Final Thoughts

By now you have understood how to check how old your phone is. Following these methods will be safe and helpful for you.

We recommend not buying older models. Also, check the manufacturer date after buying the phone.

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By Rakib Ahmed

Hello, I am Rakib Ahmed, a former army commando of UNICEF. I left My Job And start blogging. Blogging has become my passion nowadays. I love technology. In today's life, I found several problems related to technology but can't get good solutions at all. That's Why Fixwill Journey Started. Stay Connected And Get Great Solution About Android,IOS,Windows Linux And Many more tech Solution. Thank You dear!

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