The chance to own a locked iPhone exist when the phone is bought second hand and not directly from Apple itself. Even though a harder process, it is still not an impossible task and following are the basic guidelines for an iPhone user to unlock their iPhone.
Knowing whether the iPhone is locked to another carrier or not doesn’t require breaking any codes but is understood as soon as a new SIM is inserted. A message like that the inserted SIM card is not supported or simply absence of signals signify that the iPhone is locked and here is when a little research by the consumer comes in handy.
Once it is known that the phone is locked, the next step is to look for the country’s official carrier unlock checklist by Apple to determine whether the particular carrier renders service in that area because if they do, its for the consumer’s benefit. The next step is to simply contact them for validating the iPhone unlock or to see help section in their websites for relevant information. The procedure unlock an iPhone depends upon the carrier’s policy in the region where the consumer resides. It may either take minutes or some time along with additional charges.
Procedure to Unlock The iPhone
Once the consumer has either been offered the unlock by the carrier or has received it from another party, the next step is to insert another network’s SIM card. The person may be required to follow a setup or the phone may still remain locked. Under such circumstances, the iPhone is connected to the computer by a USB cable and iTunes is launched. Then, select the phone from the Devices options, click the Summary option and then select Backup. Here a prompt message may appear if some apps are not backed up and they can be backed as well. After the back up, select the Restore tab. This might send a prompt message to add the Apple ID and the warning that data will be deleted. Once understood, click Restore again. Allow the process to complete and then follow the phone’s procedure to back up the process.