Hi! I hope you are well. Do you have an iPhone and are blocked to a specific network? Then let me clarify that by unlocking your iPhone you can use it with a different network. Now thinking how you can do that. Well, that’s no big deal. You can simply unlock your iPhone by following some steps. Here, in this blog post, I will tell you how to unlock the iPhone and use it with different operators. So let’s start.
What do I need to unlock my iPhone?
If you received your phone under a contract, you must first contact your mobile network and request a Personal Unlock Code (PUC).
Most networks offer this service for free after a certain period. However, if you want to unlock it before your contract expires, or if you have a transfer agreement, you probably need to unlock it for up to £ 20 in privilege.
If you bought your second-hand phone, it’s a bit more difficult: if you can’t get the seller to unlock it for you, you may have to jump over some obstacles.
In certain networks, such as EE, you can place used phones in a store and unlock them. However, other options such as the use of third-party websites or local mobile stores are at your own risk (TIP: The Giffgaff tool qualifies the unlocking services listed next to the mobile service providers). Click here to retrieve them if you do this through a cellular network, this is by far the best option, and often cheaper.
How to unlock iPhone without password
The best way to solve the problem with the disabled iPhone or password is to use iTunes assuming it has been synchronized with iTunes. However, keep in mind that all data and passwords will also be deleted. If you don’t mind, just follow these quick steps:
- Open iTunes and connect the iPhone or iPad to the computer with which it was synchronized. If you are asked for a password, try another computer with which it was synchronized.
- Wait for iTunes to finish synchronizing your device and then click [Restore your device].
- When recovery is complete, all data has been deleted along with the access code. You can now reset your iPhone and, if necessary, choose to restore from the iTunes backup.
How to unlock iPhone disabled
This is the worst scenario for a disabled iPhone because you need to connect the iPhone to a computer to access again. Hopefully, you have made a backup on this computer recently, and hopefully, you will remember the real access code for the iPhone. Otherwise, you will have to erase the device and lose all data stored on it. Really. Another reason why frequent device backups are important.
If you know the iPhone passcode and have recently backed up, you can easily unlock the device using iTunes, although recovery is required:
- Connect the iPhone with a USB cable to a computer with which it was previously synchronized and start iTunes.
- Select “Synchronize” in iTunes and enter the correct password when prompted to unlock the device. This will secure the iPhone to the computer.
- Select “Restore” to restore the iPhone since the last backup.
If you don’t know the iPhone passcode, you must clean it. In recovery mode, all data is deleted. Instructions for resetting a forgotten iPhone passcode can be found here. If you made a backup on iTunes or iCloud, you can restore it to this backup later.
If you do not know the iPhone access code and do not have a backup, iPhone data will be deleted and lost forever. There is no way around it, not even Apple can unlock an iPhone in such a situation and access the data. In the lesson, a device access code will not be forgotten, and periodic backups are always created!
How to unlock a locked iPhone
Things get more complex if your username and password are not yours, as if buying a used iPhone. If an iPhone is locked with an account other than your iCloud account, you have some options.
If the person whose account was originally used is in your area:
- Ask him to enter the credentials of his Apple ID account on the phone.
- When the phone reaches the home screen, you must log out of iCloud:
- In iOS 10.2 and earlier versions, go to Settings> iCloud> Log out.
- In iOS 10.3 and later versions, go to Settings> [Your name]> Log out.
- If you are asked for your Apple ID username and password, you must enter it again.
- In iOS 10.2 and earlier versions, tap Sign out and then tap Remove from my iPhone.
- In iOS 10.3 and later versions, tap Disable.
- Delete the phone again by going to Settings> General> Reset> Remove all content and settings.
- If the phone restarts this time, the activation lock screen should not be displayed.
This is the simple version. The slightly more difficult version comes when the person whose account you need is not in your area. In this case, you must unlock using iCloud:
- Ask them to go to iCloud.com and log in with the username and password used to activate the iPhone.
- Choose Search my iPhone.
- Select All devices and then the iPhone you want to unlock.
- Choose Delete iPhone.
- Select Remove from account.
- Once the phone has been removed from your account, you can restart the iPhone and the activation lock screen will no longer be displayed at startup.
How to unlock iPhone 6 without password
There may be several cases in which you need to unlock the iPhone 6 without an access code. For example, someone entered the wrong password six times and their iPhone 6 was disabled. You bought a used iPhone, but the previous user forgot to reset it or give you the password, etc. In any situation, it can be extremely frustrating that your iPhone becomes inaccessible.
Do you know that your password can be deleted if the problem is to unlock the iPhone? Yes, you heard right! You do not need a password to unlock the iPhone. Yours may be different if you apply the simple strategies that you will learn in this piece.
How to unlock iPhone 7
Unlocking the network for an iPhone 7 does not use code or unlock sequence. The device is unlocked remotely on Apple servers.
There are two types of methods for the iPhone 7.
- Insert a SIM card from a network other than your device. * The SIM card not accepted cannot request a PIN code at startup.
- Use a SIM card that does not request a PIN or deactivate the request for a PIN code.
- Start the device and turn on the WLAN
- A small update must be downloaded.
The iPhone 7 can be used on any network.
Second method (if the wireless option does not work)
- Connect the iPhone 7 to the PC using a cable with an unaccepted SIM card (SIM card from a network other than the one where you bought the device).
- Start the iTunes application on your PC
- A small update will be downloaded.
The iPhone 7 is now unlocked and without a network.