Alternative Magic Identification Rule
A magic item may have different levels of magic affixed to it. If you are proficient in arcana you may attempt to identify low level magic that the item has with an arcana check during a short or long rest.
On a successful check you will learn the low level magic properties of the item if it has any. Please note that an identify spell will need to be used to identify all the properties of the magic item above low level magic.
Examples of low level magic you may reveal.
+1 or +2 Weapon Enchantment ,if the item glows around a certain object/creature, etc.