The iPhone is still a smartphone that remains as a favorite for many despite its higher price as compared to other smartphones. However, looking at its stability and value for money, the iPhone’s price is not a limitation and can still easily win the hearts of customers. However, it would not be good if you intend to buy a new phone but end up taking a defective one home. Let’s take a look at 15 things to check as soon as you receive your iPhone to ensure that it will definitely be problem-free.

15 Things to Check Before Taking Your iPhone Home

  1. Completely sealed and undamaged box

Ensure that the iPhone’s box is in perfect condition without any dents, and is completely sealed without any tears in order to ensure that the iPhone has  never been unboxed or dropped prior.

  1. Check the model, color and storage capacity before unboxing

After examining the box’s condition, we must then check the color, model and storage capacity listed on the box to ensure that it matches the iPhone specs we have ordered.

  1. Examine whether you have received all the items within the box

Once ensured that there is nothing wrong with the box, we can then unbox the iPhone to ensure that all items that come in the box are all there.

  1. Ensure that there are no scratches or scuffs on the screen and iPhone body

After checking all the items within the box, next is examining the actual iPhone. When unboxed, the iPhone does not have a protective film wrapped around it so the staff in store should clean and examine the iPhone for any potential scratches on the screen or phone body, as well as the color of the iPhone for any scuffs.

  1. The SIM tray must slide out seamlessly without any friction when ejected

iPhone buyers rarely check the SIM tray as it is a function that is rarely used. However, do not forget to try and eject the SIM tray with the ejector pin to ensure that it seamlessly slides out without any friction.

  1. The power, volume up and volume down button must be responsive when pressed

Check your iPhone’s basic internal and external functions such as the power, volume up and volume down button to ensure that it works normally.

  1. Ensure that the iPhone is able to connect to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi

Inspect your iPhone’s connectivity by connecting it to the store’s Wi-Fi to examine its connection speed. Furthermore, try connecting the iPhone to another device via Bluetooth to ensure this functions as well.

  1. Ensure that display brightness can be adjusted and that the Tap to Wake function works properly

Try adjusting the display brightness as well as the Tap to Wake or Raise to Wake function by tapping on the device’s screen or lifting the device in order to inspect for any abnormalities. 

  1. Ensure that there are no abnormalities to dead and bright pixels

Inspect for OLED dots by displaying an image on the entire iPhone screen of one or all of these 5 colors: black, red, blue, green and white. After displaying the image, examine whether the screen is able to fully display the colors, where a normal-functioning screen should not have any black or white dots appearing on the screen.

  1. Ensure that speakers do not produce a crackling sound when volume is loud

Try playing music at a louder volume to ensure that the sound that comes out is clear and not crackling, as well as testing out the speakerphone to ensure sound clarity.

  1. Ensure that the microphone functions normally and clearly

When making a call, use the other device your iPhone is calling to ensure that the microphone works properly without any distortions or abnormalities. Furthermore, try recording your voice and listening to this to ensure that the microphone and speakers function properly.

  1. Ensure that the front and rear camera does not have any scratches or dust in its lens, as well as proper functioning of the camera and flash.

The iPhone’s photo and video shooting functions are two basic functions that must be checked. Furthermore, each camera lens should be checked for scratches or dust, as well as turning the flash on and off for photo or videography, and the flashlight function.

  1. Checking the sensors

Inspecting the device’s sensors via the Compass application by rotating your iPhone in different directions to test the sensor’s accuracy. This also includes the sensor for turning the screen off when a call is made, or the GPS in different navigation applications.

  1. Ensure that Siri functions properly

Activate Siri and give a command to ensure that it responds quickly and normally without problems during interaction.

  1. Ensure that the iPhone charges normally

Finally, try plugging your iPhone into the charger to ensure that it charges normally, as well as whether the charging status is properly displayed on the device.

It is better to spend a little time inspecting your iPhone, rather than waste time later on trying to claim for a different one. For anyone interested in different models of the iPhone whether this may be the Pro or Pro Max, the iPhone can be ordered online or purchased in-store for in-person device inspection with advice and service from product experts at Studio7 Online