How to check if a MagSafe charger is genuine
I want to buy an Apple charger in the secondary market, how not to take a fake and check the originality of the accessory?
The MagSafe charger not only charges Apple smartphones, but also communicates with them using NFC. This is necessary to implement iOS software features such as animation of the device charge.
The charging station even has its own firmware, which, in theory, Cupertinians can update through the iPhone.
It is the interaction of MagSafe with Apple smartphones that allows you to determine the authenticity of the device. At the moment, Chinese counterparts do not have such an opportunity.
How to check the originality of MagSafe
1. Connect any iPhone 12 model to MagSafe. Older smartphones, due to software limitations, do not read information from chargers via NFC.
2. On your smartphone, follow the path Settings – General – About this device .
3. At the very bottom of the page you will find the MagSafe item .
4. Clicking on it will open a section with the serial number of the charge and the firmware version.
Non-original gadgets and fakes will not display this section in the settings when connected.