Locked iphones restrict the use of a different carrier on your phone. Unlocking an iPhone means that you can use it with multiple carriers. In order to unlock a locked iPhone, use these steps.

How Can You Find If Your iPhone Is Locked?

You can find out if your iPhone is locked by going to settings > general > about. If ‘no sim restrictions’ appear next to the carrier lock, your iPhone is unlocked. However, if the message says SIM locked, your iPhone is locked.

If you don’t want to switch carriers and an otherwise locked phone does not affect your usage, you don’t need to follow these steps.

Before we delve right into the steps of unlocking your phone, here is why you might need to unlock in the first place:

  • Change of carrier due to network issue in your area
  • Better cellular plans
  • Want to be added in your family plan by a different carrier
  • Increase the resale value of your phone
  • Better and cost friendly solution

Use The Following Steps To Unlock Your iPhone

Only your relative carrier, which you are using in your phone currently on, can unlock your iPhone. You can take reference of the following steps to unlock your iPhone.

  • Check for the right eligibility including the contractual obligations with your existing carrier. This may include using their service for six months or over a year, fully paid off your device and completing a payment period.
  • If all obligations are fulfilled, you are good to contact the carrier’s customer support through email, chat or call. With other carriers, you might be given a request form to fill.
  • The carrier will proceed to obtain two factor authentication to verify your identity. This is compliant with their own policies. You might have to provide your mobile number, IMEI number or other details to confirm your identity.
  • The carrier will process your request and you will be asked to wait for a few days to weeks to unlock your device.
  • The carrier will provide all the necessary instructions to finish the process of porting out with them.
  • You will receive a confirmation message that your iPhone has been unlocked.

Step After Unlocking Your Phone

The options are endless with an unlocked iPhone. You can either choose a new number for a different carrier or ask if your existing number can be ported out on a different carrier. You must want to choose a carrier that has great connectivity in your area, has plans according to your usage needs and provides discounts on student/business lines.


If your iPhone has been locked for any reasons, Electro Deals and Cellphone Repair can help with proper guidance and steps to follow. Dial us at (972) 901-0136 to get more details on this service!

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