Factory Unlock T-Mobile USA iPhone
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How to get your phone IMEI number?IMEI Number is a 15-digit number unique to each device.
Simply dial *#06#to see your IMEI number.
If it was an iPhone and wasn't activated, then simply tap the small "i" icon on the home screen to see the IMEI number.
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How to unlock your phone for any SIM card in 3 simple steps:
Step 1: Submit your IMEI
With our direct connection to all the manufacturer databases, we instantly detect your phone model and network using just your IMEI number.
No other unlock company can do this.
Step 2: We whitelist your IMEI
We mark your IMEI as unlocked in your manufacturer's database which is then synced with your network. This typically takes a few hours.
You can continue to use your phone as normal during this time.
Step 3: Unlock your phone
We'll then send you an email to inform you that phone is unlocked - some manufacturers such as Samsung will require you to enter a code whilst others such as Apple will unlock immediately over-the-air using your Wifi or mobile data connection.
If your iPhone carrier is T-Mobile from other countries (Not USA), please find your carrier at T-Mobile collection
T-Mobile (USA) iPhone unlocking service provided by iPhoneIMEI.Net team is the best service in this market!
We provide official iPhone unlock - We do not unlock your iPhone using Worldwide method (Hack to Apple database). Please note that: Official T-Mobile iPhone unlock will never get relocked - Worldwide unlocking may be cheaper but your iPhone will be relocked in future! Some other companies offer good price with fast delivery. But please be aware, maybe they are using "hacking" way to unlock your iPhone!
We always offer 100% money back if we can not unlock your T-Mobile iPhone or your iPhone get relocked (Never be happened) - Verified by PayPal
If you place an order with other company using "hacking method", they will never send you the refund if your iPhone got relocked! Please be careful!
About T-Mobile USA carrier
T-Mobile US, Inc. is a wireless network operator in the United States and an operating entity of the German telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom (DT). Its headquarters are located in Bellevue, Washington.
T-Mobile US provides wireless voice, messaging, and data services in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands under the T-Mobile, MetroPCS and GoSmart Mobile brands (Wikipedia)
How to unlock T-Mobile iPhone 11 (Pro/Max), XS, XR, X, 8, 7, 6S, 6 (plus)
Step 1: If you are sure that your iPhone carrier is T-Mobile USA, please skip to step 2. If you do not know your iPhone carrier, please Check your iPhone carrier / network first
Step 2: From our product page, you can see the carrier (Here is T-Mobile USA), product image, and a form to insert your IMEI number. Click to the form input and insert your IMEI number. If IMEI number is correct, your iPhone information will appear in the blue segment.
Step 3: Once you confirmed the IMEI number and the iPhone model selected are correct, let click the "Unlock NOW" button. You will be redirected to the checkout page, you should provide your billing information here and click "Pay with PayPal".
Step 4: After received your PayPal payment and verified it's clean, we will change your order status to "Processing" and submit your IMEI to T-Mobile (USA) and whitelist it from Apple activation database (You will be received an email for this change). This step may take 1-10 days.
Step 5: This is final step - Complete your unlock! We will send you an email with subject "Congratulations! Your iPhone has been unlocked". When you see that email, just simply connect your iPhone to a Wifi network and insert any SIM card, your iPhone should work instantly!
If it doesn't work, please try to go: Settings -> General -> Reset -> Reset network settings, then try again to connect your iPhone to a Wifi network and insert any SIM card.
(You will not lose your Jailbreak with 2 methods above)
If 2 methods above are not working (Almost of cases happened if you are using iOS 6 or lower), then you have to connect your iPhone to Apple iTunes and restore it to latest iOS version
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Unlocking your mobile wireless device
Most mobile devices are programmed to prevent the device from operating with other wireless carriers’ networks without first being unlocked. We're committed to providing you with clear information about unlocking your mobile device.
If you purchased your device from Metro by T-Mobile or if you have a Metro by T-Mobile authorized device, please follow the steps outlined below to determine your eligibility for device unlocking. In order to unlock a mobile wireless device that is not sold or authorized by Metro by T-Mobile, you need to contact the mobile carrier or manufacturer that sold you the device.
Metro by T-Mobile’s approach to device unlocking
Once a device becomes eligible for unlocking (eligibility requirements are described below), Metro by T-Mobile will automatically and remotely unlock the device within two business days if the device supports remote unlock.
Some devices cannot be remotely unlocked by Metro by T-Mobile. In these cases, Metro by T-Mobile will send a notification to the device within two business days of it becoming eligible, with next steps to complete the unlock process.
If you received a notification that your device is eligible to be unlocked, and you need instructions for completing the unlocking process, click here.
Unlock eligibility requirements
We unlock mobile devices that meet the following eligibility criteria free of charge:
- The device must be purchased from Metro by T-Mobile.
- The device must not be reported as lost, stolen or blocked.
- One hundred eighty (180) days must have passed since the device’s activation date.
About deploying military personnel
Military personnel who are pending deployment do not have to meet the 180-day requirement described in the previous section. To unlock their Metro by T-Mobile device, military personnel (or family members) must visit a Metro by T-Mobile Store with their deployment papers.
Instructions for unlocking your Metro by T-Mobile device
If you received a notification that your device is eligible to be unlocked, please review these instructions for completing the unlocking process.
- Make sure you are connected to the Metro by T-Mobile network or Wi-Fi.
- Swipe up on your Home screen to open the Apps tray and follow the steps below:
- Newer Samsung Devices (2019 or newer): Settings > Connections > More Connection Settings > Select Network Unlock
- Other Android Devices: Use the Device Unlock app or Unlock app pre-installed on your device and follow instructions on-screen. If you do not have this app, your device is unlocked or it is on a 2019 or newer OS.
- Select Permanent Unlock
- If you receive an error, please see the table below with troubleshooting steps.
- Wait while the device completes the unlock.
- Restart the device.
- Contact us at 888-863-8768 if:
- You do not see the apps or settings listed for your device. You may need a PIN code for unlock, which Metro’s Care team can provide.
- You meet the eligibility requirements but cannot unlock your device.
- You have a device not listed above.
If you have an Apple device, once it becomes eligible, Metro by T-Mobile will automatically authorize, and initiate unlock for your device remotely. To complete the unlock on your device, please follow these steps.
- Verify that your device is eligible to be unlocked.
- Make sure your device is on WiFi.
- Insert a non-T-Mobile SIM card into your Apple device and complete the first-time use.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What does my phone being ‘unlocked’ mean?
A device unlock enables your Metro by T-Mobile device to use a non-Metro by T-Mobile SIM card to connect to a different international or domestic network. This may also be known as a SIM unlock, network unlock, or carrier unlock.
- When can I unlock my phone?
Your phone can be unlocked when you are eligible for unlock. Please see Metro by T-Mobile’s policy for more details.
- What happens if I don’t unlock my device?
Nothing! Your phone will continue to work just as it does today.
- Why do I have to wait 180 consecutive days?
As a pay in advance service provider, this helps us reduce fraud and misuse of service. This is in line with industry standards for pay in advance services.
- When does the service requirement (180 consecutive days) start?
The service requirement begins from your phone’s activation date. The first day your phone is active with Metro by T-Mobile counts as day 1. Please note that your phone’s activation date is different from your account’s activation date.
Note: For phones under warranty exchange, the activation date is the date you originally purchased the phone, not the activation date of your warranty exchange handset.
- Is there a fee for requesting a device unlock?
No. We unlock mobile devices that meet eligibility criteria free of charge.
- What do I do if I received an error using the Device Unlock app?
If you receive an error using the Device Unlock app, review the following table for troubleshooting:
Error Message Information/Troubleshooting Device not recognized by your service provider. Please call customer care. Rooting your device will disable the unlock application.
Download the latest Metro by T-Mobile software to continue.
Data corrupted during transfer. Please try again. Error during data transfer. Please try again. Ensure the device has stable mobile signal or connect to WiFi.
Restart the device and try again.
Server not responding. Please try again later. No response is received from the server.
Try using an alternate internet connection.
Failure in processing the request. Please reboot device and try again. Ensure that your device has sufficient memory.
Restart the device and try again.
No internet connection available. Please try again when internet connection is available. No internet connection is available:
Device is not connected to 3G/4G LTE/5G.
Please use WiFi or connect to cellular network.
Unable to connect to the server at this time. Please try back again later.
Unlock Failed: This mobile wireless device is not eligible for unlock. For Device Unlock eligibility details, please go online or contact Customer Care.
No response is received from the server.
Try using an alternate internet connection.
The device is not eligible for unlock.
Unlock Failed : System maintenance error, try again later. System Maintenance is currently underway wait and try again later. Failure in applying the unlock settings. Please try again. The device must be connected to the mobile network (including domestic and international roaming).
Disconnect from Wi-Fi and try again.
December 9, 2020
How to unlock your iPhone for use with a different carrier
Unlocking your iPhone means that you can use it with different carriers.
Your iPhone might be locked to your carrier. Unlocking your iPhone means that you can use it with different carriers. To contact your carrier and unlock your iPhone, use these steps.
If you don’t want to switch carriers and your device is locked because you forgot the passcode, then you don’t need to use the steps in this article. Learn how to reset your passcode.
Apple can't unlock your iPhone for use with a different carrier. Only your carrier can unlock your iPhone.
Contact your carrier
- Only your carrier can unlock your iPhone. Contact your carrier and request an unlock. Your account might need to meet requirements for unlocking. After you submit the request, it might take a few days to complete. Contact your carrier to check the status of your unlock request.
- After your carrier confirms that they unlocked your iPhone, follow the steps below.
If you have a SIM card from a carrier other than your current carrier
Use these steps to finish unlocking your iPhone:
- Remove your SIM card.
- Insert the new SIM card. Your device will activate.
You might see this message on your computer or on your iPhone: "The SIM card inserted in this iPhone does not appear to be supported. Only compatible SIM cards from a supported carrier may be used to activate iPhone. Please insert the SIM card that came with your iPhone or visit a supported carrier store."
If you see this message on your device with iOS 14, use these steps:
- Go to Settings > General, and tap About.
- Under Carrier Lock, you should see a message that says "No SIM restrictions." If you don't see that message, contact your carrier.
If your device is on iOS 13 or earlier, use these steps:
- Contact your carrier to make sure that they applied the unlock in their system.
- Restore your iPhone to factory settings.
- Restore your iPhone from a backup.
Unlock iPhone — Free Guide
How to unlock any iPhone, including the iPhone 7, 8, iPhone 11 or the brand new iPhone 12.
Our free guide on how to unlock iPhone, from any of the UK mobile networks, permanently. No need to jailbreak your iPhone or any other hack — just an easy, permanent way to unlock your iPhone.
Why unlock an iPhone?
There are a lot of reasons to unlock an iPhone. Maybe a friend or family member has upgraded to a new iPhone 12 and passed you their old iPhone. Maybe you have bought one second-hand or maybe you just want to change phone networks. It is possible to switch to a cheaper SIM-only tariff, which can save you a lot of money (around £200 per year) compared to a standard iPhone contract, but to get the most benefit you will have to have an unlocked iPhone.
In this article, we outline how to unlock an iPhone from the UK’s major networks, and an alternative official method of unlocking iPhones if that isn’t an option or if your iPhone is from a non-UK network.
When you first get your iPhone.
When you first get your iPhone it will typically be 'locked' to a mobile network, such as Vodafone or O2. This means it will only work with SIM cards from that network (e.g. an iPhone locked to O2 will only accept SIM cards from O2. It will not work with SIM cards from Vodafone).
Typically, when you want to unlock any other type of phone, you take it to a local phone shop and they unlock it for you. But unlocking an iPhone is different. The status of the lock is stored on Apple’s computers, so even if you pay a shop to unlock an iPhone, it’s only ever a temporary solution. At some stage, normally when a new iOS software update is released, Apple will lock the iPhone again to the network that it was originally on.
It has now become even more pain free to unlock iPhone because Direct Unlocks allows you to bypass the phone network and get your iPhone unlocked within 24–48 hours. It’s now even cheaper than before, too. This is great news if you are on EE, T-Mobile or even Vodafone. We have had feedback from customers saying that sometimes dealing directly with those networks can be “awful”, with iPhone unlocks sometimes taking more than 30 days to happen if you go directly to the network. With Direct Unlocks you can permanently unlock iPhones from these networks quickly. They can also unlock newer iPhones before any of the networks offer the same service.
Most iPhones are locked to a phone network.
Most iPhones are sold locked to a phone network, so you’ll need to unlock them first before using a SIM card from a different network. In this free guide, we’ll discuss the iPhone unlocking procedures for all the UK’s major networks. You’ll need to follow them before you can swap to a SIM-only tariff or use a cheaper local SIM card when abroad.
Quick Links to Unlocking Pages.
You should really read all this information, but I know some of you just want the juicy bits, so here are some links.
Is unlocking iPhones legal?
It is perfectly legal to unlock iPhones in the UK. In the EU, individual countries have their own laws regarding SIM locks, but EU law was used to overturn a law in Belgium, which made it more difficult to unlock phones. So, the good news is that the right to unlock your iPhone is double protected, both in the National Parliament and the European one.
Why are iPhones locked?
Mobile phone companies lock iPhones to their network because they have spread the cost of the phone over the length of the contract. In my opinion, it shouldn’t really matter what you do with your iPhone as long as you continue to pay your contract, but they claim they are 'subsidising' the price of the iPhone and they don’t want you to take their subsidised iPhone and to use it immediately on a different network.
After you have owned your iPhone for a certain period (sometimes as little as 30 days), you can ask your network to unlock it. All UK mobile networks will normally unlock it, although some charge an unlocking fee. If you want your iPhone unlocked without having to go to the mobile provider, then visit Direct Unlocks, who can unlock iPhones from any network.
What are the different ways to unlock iPhone?
In this guide, I only talk about the official ways of permanently unlocking an iPhone. You may find other unofficial methods of unlocking your iPhone on the web, such a “jail-breaking”, “Gevey Sims”, “RSIM”, “SAM” and “Ultrasn0w”, but the best advice I can give you is that it’s not worth it. These methods might offer to unlock your iPhone by offering you a code to type in or provide software that needs to be installed onto your iPhone. There’s no guarantees that these methods work: a lot of them of them are scams to take your cash and then don’t unlock your phone, whereas others could render your phone unusable. Some methods will successfully unlock your iPhone by “jail-breaking” but the unlock is only temporary. Apple regularly updates the software on the iPhone and fix these loopholes that let them be jail-broken. When you update the software on your phone, it will lock it again. At the very least, your warranty could be cancelled if you unlock your iPhone in an unauthorised way. Do some research to ensure that you fully understand what you’re doing if you choose to unlock your phone another way.
Which iPhones can I unlock?
The methods of unlocking your iPhone that are described on this page should work with any iPhone purchased in the UK. This includes the iPhone 12 or iPhone X range. As these are official unlocking methods, they will work regardless of your model and your current version of iOS.
Are unlocked iPhones really cheaper?
If your contract has finished, then you can usually save around £300 per year by unlocking your iPhone and switching to a SIM-only contract. Just make sure that the SIM-only contract has a data allowance. The “data” allowance is the amount of time that you can spend online using your iPhone.
Before you start the iPhone unlocking process, you will need the IMEI number of your iPhone. This is like a unique serial number for every mobile phone in the world.
Three ways to get your iPhone’s IMEI number:
- Go to your iPhone number dialling keypad and type *#06# (star-hash-zero-six-hash). The IMEI number will appear on your screen.
- In the iPhone menu, go to Settings >General >About. The IMEI number should be listed on the screen.
- Connect your iPhone to iTunes on a computer. On the information page, click on the phone number. This tells you several pieces of information about the iPhone, one of which is the IMEI number.
It’s probably best to write your IMEI number down, (it should be 15 digits long) and make sure you provide the correct IMEI number when unlocking your handset.
Unlock iPhone 12
The iPhone 12 launched in October 2020, in 4 different versions – The iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The range was further extended in March 2021 with the release of a purple iPhone 12. It didn’t add any extra features, but it looks great in purple.
With the release of any new iPhone, there are the questions about whether unlocking it will differ from the previous models. Will the mobile networks have asked for new locks to be put on?
There’s a lot of questions whenever a new iPhone comes out
- What new features does it have?
- How will it differ from the previous model?
- What is the camera like? Megapixels are super important.
- What is it going to cost?
- Will it be faster than the previous model?
- When does it go on sale?
And the most important question of everyone who gets trapped by the mobile networks: When will it be possible to unlock the new iPhone 12?
As usual, I don’t expect any of the networks to offer unlocking services for the iPhone 12 immediately because they like to keep people on high contracts. But if you want to unlock an iPhone 12, visit Direct Unlocks and they will do that for you.
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How to unlock an iPhone from O2
Unlocking an O2 iPhone is very easy. The easiest and quickest method is to visit Direct Unlocks. They won’t need you to remember your original account password etc or jump through any of the other hoops that O2 make people go through. In most cases they can unlock your iPhone the same day (Monday – Friday), and they can unlock iPhone 6 and 6s, which is something that can’t normally be done directly from O2.
If you bought your iPhone from O2 and you are a Pay Monthly customer, then you can ask O2 to unlock your iPhone, as long as it not an iPhone 6 or 6s (including the plus models) (They say that they have “no plans to offer unlocks for the iPhone 7 any time soon”.) You will have to fulfil the minimum term of your contract (so you can’t cancel your contract early just because they have unlocked your iPhone). But don’t wait until your contract is over if you plan to use O2 to unlock the iPhone. In cases where the iPhone is out of contract, even if you have paid 24 months to them, they class it as an “Non-O2” iPhone and will expect you to pay for at least 30 days of Pay-As-You-Go SIM use before they’ll begin the process.
If you have a standard O2 Pay-As-You-Go SIM card, where you need to buy top-ups, then you will need to wait 12 months before O2 will unlock your iPhone.
If you bought the iPhone from someone else, then you won’t normally be able to get O2 to do the unlocking, because you’re not the original customer. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get your iPhone unlocked. Visit Direct Unlocks and they should be able to unlock your iPhone in a day or so.
Unlock an iPhone from EE, Orange or T-Mobile UK
It’s not long since getting an iPhone unlocked from EE was near impossible. EE used to make people jump through hoops to get their iPhones unlocked. But now it can be done so simply, and it’s even possible to use Apple Pay so that there are no forms to fill out. Jump straight to the EE iPhone Unlocking webpage, select the iPhone type you have and enter the IMEI number. You can then pay with Apple Pay and the unlock is processed. It’s so fast & easy now. [Don’t worry if you don’t have Apple Pay set up on your iPhone; there’s still the option to pay with a credit card.]
Unlock iPhone from Vodafone UK
If you bought your iPhone direct from Vodafone and the contract has not ended, then Vodafone will normally unlock your iPhone for you. It takes about 2 weeks and they charge a fee of £19.99 on Pay Monthly or Pay As You Go. If you are on Pay As You go, make sure that you have at least £20 worth of credit on your iPhone before you ask them for an unlock, as they take the fee from your credit.
If you are not the original owner of the iPhone, for example, if you bought it from eBay or privately from someone else, then you may not be able to get Vodafone to do the unlock for you. Direct Unlocks offer iPhone unlocks for Vodafone, which can be completed in 1–3 days, even if you were not the original owner. So, if you want it done faster, or if you are not the original owner go directly to Direct Unlocks.
Unlock iPhone locked to Three UK
iPhones that are locked to Three are one of the quickest to get unlocked. On weekdays (Monday – Friday), Direct Unlocks say that they can unlock an iPhone locked to Three in a matter of hours. When you compare that to how long a network like EE takes, it’s excellent.
When using Direct Unlocks, there are no restrictions on time — so you don’t need to have had your contract for any amount of period or use a Three Pay-As-You-Go SIM for 30 days. Just click on Direct Unlocks and follow the instructions for Three.
I’ve unlocked my iPhone. What’s next?
Once you’ve told your mobile network that you want to unlock your iPhone and made the necessary payments, they need to inform Apple.
Apple maintains a central list of unlocked iPhone devices, and it can take up to 14 days for your iPhone to be added to this list. Once your device is on the list, you don’t need to do anything else. You can check if your iPhone has been unlocked just by putting a SIM card in from another network. If it has been unlocked you will get a signal from the new SIM.
How can I check if my iPhone has been unlocked?
The easiest way to test whether your iPhone has been successfully unlocked is to insert a SIM card from a different network. All the UK’s major mobile networks offer free Pay As You Go SIM cards.
If you’ve unlocked your iPhone through the methods discussed on this page, you will see a message that says, “Congratulations, your iPhone has been unlocked”, in iTunes. This happens as soon as your unlocking request has been processed.
What about shops that claim to unlock iPhones?
Some newsagents and phone shops may offer to unlock iPhones. They will usually do this by “jailbreaking” your device. This is not a recommended method of unlocking iPhones because it isn’t a permanent unlock. You will need to jailbreak the phone every time that Apple releases a new software update. It may also invalidate your iPhone’s warranty.
The only official way to unlock an iPhone is either through your mobile network operator using the methods listed on this page, or by using Direct Unlocks. We highly recommend paying the small fee to unlock iPhone officially and legitimately. It’s the only way to be sure that your unlock will be permanent.
How to unlock iPhone for free?
Some mobile phone networks are offering to unlock an iPhone for free. Each will have their own terms & conditions; for example some will only unlock the iPhone for free if it is the original owner who is applying. You should contact your network provider for more information.
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How to Unlock T-Mobile iPhone in 2020
T-Mobile may be the “Uncarrier” that pushes the envelope with its progressive pricing and cellular plans, but the company maintains one unpopular policy — locking its iPhones to its network. This practice means you cannot take your T-Mobile iPhone, drop in a Verizon SIM and expect it work even though the hardware supports all the carrier’s networks. Want to find out if your iPhone is unlocked on T-Mobile? And how to unlock it if it is locked? Read on for information on how to unlock your iPhone on T-Mobile’s network in 2020.
Do You Need to Unlock T-Mobile iPhone?
Before you can bring that iPhone to a new carrier domestically or overseas, you have to meet the minimum criteria and go through T-Mobile’s official channels to unlock the device. Like AT&T, T-Mobile won’t unlock a phone automatically, you must specifically request an unlock. T-Mobile will remove this restriction your iPhone if requested, but there are several requirements you must meet before T-Mobile will approve your request.
- The device must be a T-Mobile device.
- The device must not be reported as lost, stolen or blocked to T-Mobile.
- The account associated with the device must not be canceled and is in good standing.
- You have requested no more than 2 mobile devices unlock codes per line of service in the last 12 months.
- The device must satisfy all the Postpaid or Pay in Advance (Prepaid) Unlocking terms outlined below.
- T-Mobile may request proof of purchase or additional information in its discretion and certain other exceptions may apply.
Once your iPhone meets the minimum criteria, T-Mobile will send you a notification with information about how to remove this restriction from your phone. If you need additional details or have a phone on a prepaid or month-to-month plan, you can find T-Mobile’s unlocking policy here.
Read:How to check if your iPhone is Unlocked or Not
How do I Unlock my iPhone on T-Mobile?
Once you’ve completed your financial obligations to T-Mobile, you can make a request to unlock your phone using the carrier’s Mobile Device Unlock app or by contacting customer service (1-877-746-0909) to ask for an unlock. Once approved, T-Mobile will send you instructions on how to unlock your device.
If you learn that you’re not eligible for an official carrier unlock or your iPhone is locked with another carrier not mentioned above, then you can opt for an IMEI unlock. It works just like the official carrier unlock, which means it’s permanent, works with all models and OS versions, persists even after a restore, and doesn’t require you a jailbreak or any other hacks.
There are a lot of IMEI unlock providers, but it’s best to go with trusted providers like Express Unlocks, as there are a lot of scammers out there. The price to unlock iPhone varies based on your carrier. They support all iPhone models such as iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and iPhone 4.
My T-Mobile iPhone is Unlocked, Now What?
Most carriers will walk you through the process of unlocking your phone, so no need to worry about those details. Once it is unlocked, you can use your iPhone on another carrier by following the instructions below:
- Power off your iPhone.
- Remove the existing SIM card from your phone.
- Insert the new SIM card (from the different carrier) in the SIM card slot.
- Restart the iPhone.
- After the iPhone restarts, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup process.
Have you unlocked iPhone on your carrier? Or did your phone come unlocked? Please share your experiences in the comments.
Learn more about how to unlock iPhone on other carriers by following the appropriate link below:
Last updated:January 30, 2020
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