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Perhaps the two greatest benefits to unlocking your iPhone permanently are the ability to use it with any carrier of your choosing (and thus avoid the obligation of long-term contracts), and the opportunity to use the phone abroad with a local SIM card. As with its predecessors, the iPhone 7 has been highly anticipated, and with that excitement inevitably comes the question of how to unlock your new phone in order to use it as you please. Fortunately, you CAN unlock iPhone 7 and we’re going to tell you how to do it, step-by-step.
How to unlock iPhone 7 or 7+
The first thing you’ll need to do is locate the phone’s IMEI number, which can either be found in device settings or simply by dialing *#06#. The IMEI is also usually printed on the box, but to ensure accuracy, it is best to work with information that comes directly from the phone itself. If you did not purchase your iPhone 7 brand-new or from a trusted retailer, you’ll want to make sure that the IMEI has not been blacklisted. IMEIs are often blacklisted when phones are reported as stolen, lost, badly damaged, or if they are associated with a delinquent service account. A quick web search will offer easy ways for you to check if your phone’s IMEI has been blacklisted.

iPhone 7 Officially Unlocked on Apple Servers

Once you’re all clear to proceed with the unlocking process, it’s time to give it a try. The iPhone 7 (as any Apple devices in general) does not use a special code or a predetermined unlocking sequence; instead, it is remotely unlocked on Apple servers. This means that your phone will still be unlocked even if you later update the system or if you have to do a factory reset.

There are two options you can try in order to unlock iPhone 7

Wi-Fi Unlock

  • Insert a SIM card from a different network than the one your phone is currently associated with. (Note that you might have to enter the PIN code of the SIM card upon insertion. Unless you use a SIM that does not require a code, or turn off the PIN request option.)
  • Turn the phone on and make sure Wi-Fi is enabled.
  • Follow any on-screen instructions. You may see that an update has been downloaded.
  • That’s it! Your iPhone 7 should be ready for use on any network.

If the above option somehow does not work to unlock iPhone 7, try this second method:

Cable Unlock

  • Connect your iPhone 7 to your computer with a cable and insert your SIM card from a different network (again, make sure the SIM does not require a PIN, or that you can at least turn off the option to enter a PIN)
  • Start the iTunes application on your computer.
  • A quick update will download.
  • Your iPhone 7 should now be unlocked.

Make sure your iPhone 7 has been activated on its initial network

If you’re still having trouble unlocking your iPhone 7 after attempting both of these methods, double-check that your phone’s IMEI is not blacklisted. You can call your current service provider to confirm this information if you’re unable to find the details online. If your phone is not yet paid for in-full, or if your account balance is past-due, your provider may have a restriction placed on your IMEI. If your device is clean, then make sure it has been activated with the original carrier SIM card, the best is to try an outgoing call to register the device on the Network and thus sending a signal that the handset is activated.

Once your iPhone 7 is unlocked, you now have the freedom to use it while traveling abroad without fear of excessive roaming charges. Or, simply use it with a different carrier who may provide better value for your service needs. Enjoy your unlocked iPhone 7!

Have you bought a new iPhone that happens to be locked? Be aware to distinguish iCloud activation locking from the locking of your iPhone by the carrier. When you buy a used iPhone, it may be locked by a carrier, in which case, you will be unable to use it with a SIM card from a different network, unless you are with the same carrier. Similarly, your used iPhone could be iCloud locked, for various reasons, but the steps for unlocking it are not the same.

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Unlocking your iPhone: what is it and how to do it?

If you bought an iPhone from an individual or a reseller and it shows an error message when you put your SIM card in, it means, quite simply, that your iPhone is locked to a different carrier than yours. Thus, since you are not the real owner of the iPhone, the only solution is to ask the previous owner to make the request through their carrier, or, if you cannot contact the old owner, to simply use a paid service to unlock your iPhone, for under $20.

Unlock iCloud activation iphone VS.  simlock removal

Many of you confuse your carrier-locked iPhone with your iCloud-locked iPhone. To make it simple, when buying a used iPhone, the owner must absolutely deactivate the “Find my iPhone” function in the settings before selling it. In the case that it’s not deactivated, it will be unusable as long as the real owner doesn’t delete the iPhone from his/her iCloud account. It is the same if you found an iPhone and the person declared the phone lost via their iCloud account. You will not be able to unlock it yourself. (more…)

September/October time is often the right time for mobile phones industrials to launch their new products. Now that we have almost past this period, let’s make a quick sum-up of the good news, and the most exciting: the ones that are still to come!


Bach to school 2015 new phones and unlock tips

Did you say iPhone 7 ?

As usual, Apple released its keynote at the beginning of September, announcing the now famous iPhone 6S. It is now fully available with the most important carriers of US, Canada and UK. For those who got a bit disappointed with this new device (We always want more don’t we ?), rumors are already spread an iPhone 7 is on his way, and would come out for the 6th of September….2016. Be patient

Other than Apple Phones, a few others Brands released or are about to, other fantastic devices! It is the case for Google, with a powerful Nexus 6P, full of high ranged components. HTC also recently released “IPhone – like” one, called HTC ONE A9. The look is really similar, so are the functions, maybe a bit more robust though. Apparently, M10 is meant to come out for march 16. LG on its side, already quite appreciated in US, has launched the G4, also well appreciated; it is a simpler device than its competitor, with a very affordable price, and a great camera. As the phonehas been considered “lighter” than its competitors on the technology aspect, Rumors says LG is working on Iris-scanning technology. Microsoft, on its side will release in November, its new LUMIA 950, and will be the first handset to run the full Windows 10 OS. For Samsung, the brilliant S6 edge is already a big success story, proposing the first “curved” screen mobile phone. Now, we know that Samsung will be launching a new Galaxy S7 with new powerful components. The last one to come in our list is the Sony Xperia Z5, with once again, the most high-level definition for its screen. Coming in November. (more…)