How to check if iPhone is unlocked?

Do you know whether your iPhone is unlocked or not? When purchasing a new iPhone from Apple, there is a good chance that it will be unlocked. But if you bought your iPhone second hand or through a carrier, it is very possible that it is locked. Keep in mind that many iPhones are network locked. This is done because an unlocked iPhone can be used on any network and is quite valuable. iPhones purchased at full price from the Apple Store are unlocked by default. An iPhone purchased over a network, sometimes as part of an ongoing network subscription, will nevertheless be unlocked.

What does it mean by an unlocked iPhone?

With an unlocked cell phone, you can go international and use it with many service providers. Your phone will accept a SIM card from another network or carrier and you can make calls, surf the web, and text as usual. If you want to use a SIM card from another carrier in your phone, make sure it is unlocked. You can use the phone as you want after it is unlocked. Until then, you’re stuck with your old network provider.

How to check if iPhone is unlocked?

  1. Go to Settings > General > About.
  2. If you see the “No SIM Restrictions” in the Network Provider Lock tab, your iPhone is unlocked.

How to check if iPhone is unlocked with IMEI service?

Your phone has an IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identifier) ‚Äč‚Äčnumber that tells you everything you need to know about the device. There are several online services that check IMEI databases and tell you whether your iPhone is unlocked or not.

  1. Go to Settings > General > About.
  2. Go to the IMEI number.
  3. Enter your IMEI number in the search field of the IMEI service you choose.
  4. Select Verify and provide any verification information requested by the website. It will then try to match your IMEI number with those in the databases.
  5. If you enter your phone number correctly, you can see a lot of information about it, such as the date of manufacture, the carrier it is connected to, whether it is locked or not, and more.
  6. The IMEI number can also indicate whether or not a device has been stolen.

How to check if iPhone is unlocked with SIM card?

This might be a bit tricky method to try. To see if iPhone is unlocked through this method, you need two SIM cards of the same size.

  1. Turn off your iPhone.
  2. Open the SIM card tray and remove the existing SIM card.
  3. Insert a SIM card from another carrier (must be the same size) into the SIM card tray of the iPhone.
  4. Turn on the iPhone.
  5. Now try calling a working number.
  6. If you get an error that the call cannot be completed, your iPhone is locked.
  7. If you can connect and make calls, your iPhone is probably unlocked.

Until next time, with another topic. Until then, Toodles.

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