Most people are being crooked when buying second-hand phones from the streets, most iPhone lovers who can not buy a new iPhone will end up buying bypassed iPhone, here are some important things, people should take note of when purchasing phones especially to street sellers who often change positions at any time which will make it difficult to return the phone.
Firstly when potential users buy a bypassed iPhone they can notice network signal but they can not be allowed to make calls or even browse the internet using the mobile network. This is likely because the iPhone has already served the former user’s security settings.
Whenever the users open AppStore, they will be asked to sign in with an Apple ID. These setting need verification which can also be difficult to find on SMS because the phone can only use WiFi due to the previous users’ settings.
The buyer can not sign in to iCloud account or enjoy iCloud services because, for iCloud settings to be done, one has to be with strong network connectivity. People might face all these challenges when they are at home and only to realize that they have paid for a bypassed iPhone.
Users should also note that their iPhone has MFI ON but they are using it. MFi Certified is short for ‘made for iPhone/iPad/Apple Watch’ Certified. It’s the go-to term for the Apple licensing program. It lets you know that a product has Apple’s official stamp of approval and will work perfectly with an Apple device.
When people try to restore or reset everything on bypassed iPhone, it gets activation locked even if you restored it without an iCloud account signed on. The process will be delayed, redirected to use the iCloud settings to get started.
Rebooting a bypassed iPhone is some sort of problem, one can be welcomed with a Hello screen for rebooting process, sometimes it gets stuck on the Apple logo until the battery dies, the iPhone can take a long time to be ON, and redirected the users back to the restart settings.
People should also note that these bypassed iPhone can also work as new iPhones and everything will be well but someday when the user reset it, they will be locked out with a different account, and iPhone will require the user to sign-in first to activate the iPhone.
To avoid mishaps, people should stop buying phones from the streets and find trusted retailers so that whenever they notice the above-mentioned activities, they return the device.