Monday, 8 September 2014

How to unlock an iPhone so you can use any SIM

How to unlock and iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s, 5c. Our guide to getting a free unlock code for iPhones enables you to unlock an iPhone without using a jailbreak or hack. Learn how to legally unlock your iPhone.

How can I unlock my iPhone and use an alternative SIM from another mobile provider?

In this article we show you how to unlock all iPhones, including how to unlock iPhone 4, how to unlock iPhone 5, and how to unlock the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c ATT. The guide includes how to unlock an iPhone for free with a free unlock code from your mobile phone company; how to get an old iPhone 4s unlock code to make old iPhones work on new networks; and how to unlock an iPhone without a jailbreak. You can get a free and legal unlock code from your network and unlock your iPhone - we show you how.

How to unlock an iPhone: iPhone 5s


How to unlock an iPhone: Escaping your network
If you've bought a second-hand iPhone, or inherited one from a friend or family member who has updated their iPhone to a newer model, you may be wondering why your iPhone 4 (say) isn't working on your mobile network. This is likely to be because your iPhone is tied to O2, or Vodaphone, or another network. New iPhones are often SIM-locked to a particular carrier, meaning that the iPhone only works with a SIM card provided by the same carrier. In order to use the iPhone you will need to unlock it.

Having identified that the reason your iPhone doesn't work with your network is that it is locked, you will be wondering how to unlock it. How do I unlock my iPhone 4? How can I get my iPhone 5 to work with my network? These are common questions. iPhone SIM unlocking gets around this problem, enabling you to use any SIM card in your iPhone. Luckily it's easy to unlock your phone if you follow these tips.

Many people think iPhone unlocking is difficult, or illegal, and the suspect-looking shops that specialise in SIM card unlocking don't do much to suggest that iPhone unlocking is a legitimate practice. But you can get free iPhone unlock codes from your mobile phone operator, and it's all above board. We will show you how.

How do I unlock an iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s, or 5c?
iPhone unlocking can transform an old iPhone. Knowing how to unlock an iPhone 3GS, for example, can get you a great older iPhone at a bargain price. This tutorial will show you how to unlock you old iPhone. With your unlocked iPhone 4 or later you can use a SIM card from any network in your iPhone.

Can I unlock my iPhone?
The good news is that it's usually possible to unlock the iPhone. The bad news is that sometimes it's not so easy as it might be with other iPhone models. It depends on the phone's circumstances and your mobile phone provider.

Sometimes your network will unlock the phone for free, especially if the phone is no longer in its initial contract period. However if you haven't finished paying for the phone on your initial contract then the provider may not give you an unlock code when you move to a different provider. In which case you can attempt to unlock the phone yourself, but this may not be as cheap or easy as you'd like.

Is it legal to unlock an iPhone?
Yes. In most instances, it is perfectly legal to unlock an iPhone in the UK. Especially if you own the phone outright and have fully paid any outstanding contract. The grey area arises when you own a phone on a contract and you are still paying the contract.

If you've bought an iPhone 5S on a 24-month contract, then the monthly fee is paying for both the handset and the call allowance. This is the reason why the lock exists in the first place, and if you wish to unlock an iPhone you should check with the carrier first. Some carriers will still unlock your iPhone even if you are under contract, although they may charge a small amount first.

Do all iPhones need unlocking?
No. Apple sells many iPhones in the UK unlocked, and they can be used on all networks. Typically an iPhone that you have picked up from the Apple Store will be unlocked, and you can use it on any network. An iPhone that you have purchased from a carrier, such as O2, Three or Vodafone, will often be locked to that network.


3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the useful sharing on how to unlock an iPhone. I would like to share my unlocking experience here. I unlocked my iPhone using remote unlocking service. I got the remote unlocking service for my iPhone from ClassicUnlocking.com this method of unlocking an iPhone was safe, simple, affordable, quick and permanent. It didn't require a jailbreak too.

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