How to Know if Your iPhone is Unlocked

The best ways to find out if your iPhone is unlocked

Find out if your iPhone is unlcoked

Find out if your iPhone is unlocked... before going on your next vacation!

Maybe you're about to head out on your next vacation, and you're going somewhere where you're going to need to buy another SIM card/network plan. And of course, the next question that crosses your mind will be: Is my iPhone unlocked? We're here to help :) Here are the easiest and quickest ways to check if your iPhone is unlocked.

Do you already know the difference between a locked and unlocked iPhone? If not, then I think you know where to click next :)

The #1 easiest way to find out if your iPhone is unlocked: just call your carrier!

Before we get into other methods of figuring out if your iPhone is unlocked, we wanted to point out that the easiest way you can find out is by just calling your carrier! This approach is our favorite because even if your iPhone isn't unlocked, your carrier will be able to unlock it for you if you have fully paid it off. Just tell them that you're going away on a vacation and they will be glad to help :) Here are the contact numbers that you should call depending on your carrier:

  • Verizon: 1(800)922-0204
  • AT&T: 1(800)331-0500
  • T-Mobile: 1(800)453-1304

     

The #2 easiest way to find out if your iPhone is unlocked

Still not sure if your iPhone is unlocked? Maybe you don't feel like calling your carrier? Or maybe you don't even need to! If you bought your iPhone from the Apple store, then you can assume that it is unlocked. But if you bought your iPhone as part of a contract from your carrier, then you can be sure that it is locked! And in this case, the only way to unlock it will be to pay it off completely with your carrier! So if this pertains to you, go back to the last paragraph and give them a call :)

How to check if your iPhone is unlocked in the settings

Still not sure if that iPhone you have in your pocket is an unlocked iPhone? There is one more way to check if your iPhone is unlocked by going into your iPhone settings. This is relatively simple: go to “Settings,” then “Cellular,” and then “Cellular Data Options.” The selections will slightly vary depending on what carrier you bought your iPhone from, but if anywhere along the way you see an option called "Cellular Data Network," then congratulations, you have successfully confirmed that your iPhone is unlocked :D Your next step? Buy a cake and celebrate! Party time :)

Click on the following link if you want to find out why Back Market is the best place to buy an unlocked iPhone.

Andre from Back Market
By Andre Kopacki, Content Manager

The kind of guy that likes technology a little too much and can't stop talking about it. Good thing I work at Back Market :D

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