How to Spot a Fake iPhone SE 2 (2020)


So, in today’s article i’d like to look at how to spot a fake iPhone SE 2020. The last thing you want is to be buying a new device
only to end up with an iPhone SE 2020 clone in your pocket. Hopefully if you read this piece beforehand or early enough you can
avoid becoming a victim and get a refund or get your cash back. But lets hope this will never happen.iPhone SE 2 is just as fast as the iPhone 11, has a great battery life, and, well, it still has the home button. The iPhone SE 2 is still a great pick for
the majority. Keep in mind the Fake or clone iPhone SE 2 looks very similar to the real iPhone but if you look out for a few key characteristics, you can easily
distinguish between iPhone SE 2 real or fake. Please keep in mind, there are numerous fakes and they don’t usually subscribe to the same design philosophy.
The wise thing to do is to read each point carefully.

See also: How to Spot a Fake iPhone 12

How To Spot a Fake iPhone SE 2

To spot fake iPhone SE 2, simply look for the following:

Sign 1: Packaging

Look out for irregularities such as Chinese language on the back of the box. Also, Apple products are recognized for their dedication to detail so
Look out for distorted writings or other signs that shows a rushed product.Apple would never do that as everything is meticulously put together and designed. Moreover,
if you spot unofficial color of box ard then in all likelihood, you have a fake iPhone SE 2020.

See also: How to Spot a Fake iPhone 12 Pro or iPhone 12 Pro Max

Sign 2: Accessories

The accessories should look like Apple accessories in shape and design. If you there are malfunctioning accessories such as EarPods or charger, then you have
a clone iPhone SE 2. Also, the unboxing experience should be similar to all other unboxings you have seen on sites such as YouTube. 

Sign 3: Check the welcome screen

If you notice some Chinese prints or Android logos while booting up your new device , that’s a clone iPhone SE 2. Also, don’t be fooled by Apple logos during startup
since the fakes usually include those Apple logo convincing effect.

Sign 4: Font type

Fake iPhones have a very different font. if you can get hold of a real iPhone SE 2 and compare it directly that would go a long way in spotting a fake iPhone SE 2. Moreover, icons are labeled differently at times.

Sign 5: Check out for the home button

The home buttons snaps as it’s a real button on a fake. The iPhone SE 2 does not bear a physical or pressable home button.

Sign 6: Watch out for Preloaded Apps

There should be no preloaded third-party Apps such as Youtube,Facebook or Twitter on a brand new iPhone. Moreover, in case your device skips the setup
Process and boots right up when you first power it on, its certainly a fake.

Sign 7: Check the fingerprint scanner

The fingerprint sensor is usually a fake. you can register a finger and then try using a different finger to unlock. Fake iPhone SE 2020 will be unlocked with any finger and only pretend to scan your fingerprint.

Sign 8: Check the display quality

fake iPhones have a very poor display. When compared to the real iPhone SE 2, there is a big difference in terms of quality. The display should be totally
black when a real iPhone is off as well as bezel around the home button.In some fakes it’s somehow white in color.

Sign 9: Check out for the speed

Fakes are usually slow especially in transition animation and overall performance. The genuine iPhone SE 2 has no such issues.

Sign 10: Pricing

Just as we saw in
Fake iPhone 11 Pro
round up, if the deal or prices you see are too good to be true then its almost certainly a fake.

iPhones have a high price point. As such, scammers don’t attempt to pass off a fake by selling it close to the real price, but you understand what
I mean. It’s always advisable to purchase an iPhone from a trustworthy source such as Apple or Amazon.

Sign 11: Camera Quality

Original iPhones have superior camera quality while the fake ones take low quality photos and videos. A physically convincing iPhone with poor camera, irrespective
Of the lighting conditions, is a fake iPhone. Try recording a video and find out how bad does a fake iPhone SE 2020 take photos and videos.

Sign 12: Look for the serial number

You can dial the code “*#06#” on your keypad to check your iPhone’s serial number. Alternatively, you can simply head over to setting > tap general > select
This will show you the serial number. Now, you can head over to the Apple website, where you can
enter your iPhone serial number to find out if it is a genuine iPhone.
On the website, type in your iPhone serial number. If the site says that the code is invalid, you have a fake iPhone.

Sign 13: Check the storage capacity

Original iPhones have a fixed memory capacity and its not expandable. Fake iPhones require a micro SD card to increase their storage capacity. In case you spot
a Micro SD card slot either on the back or the side of the device, then start backing out because it a fake iPhone.

Sign 14: Check for Siri

Siri can only work on an original iPhone. It does not work whatsoever on a fake iPhone.

Sign 15: Try to check the operating system.

If you see any operating system other than iOS, it is certainly fake. Apple uses proprietary iOS as its official operating system.

Sign 16: Try to connect to iTunes.

Connect your device to a Mac or windows PC using a USB cable then try to run it with iTunes. If you get an error, then it means iTunes
does not recognize your device; So
it is undetectable and fake.

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