Are refurbished iPhones fully tested?
Of course, refurbished iPhones are fully tested. In fact, when an iPhone is getting refurbished, testing is one of the most important stages.
The testing process includes:
- hardware tests;
- software tests;
- thorough checking of all components.
Because a refurbished iPhone is generally in great working condition, most parts will pass the checks without a problem. However, if any part seems defective, it will go through troubleshooting. Whenever possible, the refurbisher will fix the faulty part. If it cannot be fixed, the refurbisher will replace the part with a brand new one. For instance, a cracked screen is systematically replaced with a brand new screen.
Once any necessary fixes or replacements are done, a refurbished iPhone goes through the product testing process once more. This is important to understand: refurbished iPhones go through the same testing process as any new iPhone does. You can expect the same level of functional quality from a refurbished iPhone as you do from a brand new device.