Soon after Apple offered genuine parts to repair shops, the iPhone maker is discouraging at-home repair with yet another warning about non-genuine parts—this time, it’s screens. Non-genuine parts means the parts are not under Apple Store Official Warranty.
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.”
How to get rid of this Warning Message? It starts as a persistent message on your lock screen, lasting for 4 days. After that, the warning lodges itself in the Settings for 15 days, and then in Settings > General > About after that.
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 go to the Apple Store and installed by a certified Apple technician, independent or otherwise. They can use their program to turn off the warning for you. In fact the warning doesn’t seem to affect operation which occurs with any display swap not performed by Apple or using specialty chip programming tools.