Tips & Tricks: How Can I Tell If My iPhone Is Unlocked?
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There are a few reasons as to why you’d want your iPhone to be unlocked. This could include selling the device or for travelling purposes.
But how can I tell if my iPhone is unlocked?
Firstly, let’s find out what this actually means for a phone if it is unlocked. An unlocked phone can be used by any network. You can put any sim in the device, providing it’s the right size, and it will work. A phone is locked when you can only use one network’s sim cards in it. Phones are usually locked if they’re bought from phone shops or from the network itself.
However, as this method is not always 100% effective, there is something else you can try.
Find another working sim card that fits into your iPhone (iPhone 5 & up use nano sims, iPhone 4 & 4s use micro sims and anything below use standard-sized sims) but that is on a different network to the one that you’re currently on. Put the sim into the phone. If it connects and the network appears on the top left of the screen and you can make calls, success! Your iPhone is unlocked.
If you discover that your iPhone is locked but it want it unlocked, find out the best way to unlock your handset here.