Usually, iPhones come programmed with a single carrier or with some particular carriers. But it’s not a compulsion for you to be the customer of only that particular carrier. Hence, you can unlock your iPhone and be able to use the network of multiple carriers. iPhone unlocking is a completely legal process, provided you have made all payments for your contract or you don’t have any dues towards your carrier. You can either do the iPhone unlocking by yourself or through an unlocking service provider for a small fee.
Do You Need to get your iPhone Unlocked?
For your iPhone unlocking ,you can follow the steps mentioned in the latter heading. But what if your iPhone is already unlocked? Yes, in some cases it can be that your iPhone unlock has already happened or it is not a locked device. The process is very simple and is not an official one. Go to the device settings, tap the Mobile data option, and then look for ‘Mobile Data Network’. If there is such an option, then your iPhone is probably unlocked. Another simple method is to check with another network’s Sim card by inserting it into your device if the device is able to make calls with it.
How to Unlock Your iPhone
Make sure the Network in which you want to switch to supports your device because of different technologies being used by each of the carriers. The best way to know it is by asking for the customer care. Before that, also make sure the network which your iPhone exists, supports the procedure for your iPhone unlock. Each carrier has their own unique procedure of the iPhone unlock. So, you have to carefully read the documentation of your device. Later, you will need to place a unlock request with your current carrier. After the whole of the aforementioned unlocking process is done, you will need to back up your device either in an online cloud or on a PC, and after that remove the existing Sim card and replace it with the new one, of another carrier.