Last updated: May 14, 2018
Having an unlocked phone gives you freedom to use any SIM, so here’s how to check whether your phone is unlocked. If your phone or tablet is locked, you will only be able to use a SIM card from the mobile network it’s locked to. This can be very frustrating if you need to use a SIM from a different network only to find that your phone won’t let you.
Of course, if you bought your phone directly from the manufacturer, if it was listed as unlocked it will be and there is no need to check. All phones sold directly from Google and Apple (if paid in full at time of purchase) are unlocked, and many phones from other manufacturers are …
An unlocked phone can be used on any phone network, while a locked phone can only be used on the network the phone is locked to. The iPhones you pay full price for (typically from the Apple Store) are unlocked by default. But an iPhone bought from a network, usually …
Tips Tricks & Warnings. Unless you specifically want to unlock your phone, it’s probably not useful for you to know whether or not it is unlocked. There are numerous apps and services available to help you unlock a phone. Take the time to research the process for your specific device before trying to unlock it.
Contact your carrier. See if your carrier offers unlocking. 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 …
I received my email from ATT telling me that my phone is unlocked. Thank you for contacting AT&T Customer Care about unlocking your iPhone. We have reviewed your request and confirmed that you are eligible to have the requested iPhone unlocked.
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