Do Unlocked iPhones Work on All Networks?

Do all iPhones work on all networks?

Unlocked iPhone any network

What does an iPhone need to work on every network?

For an iPhone to be able to work on every network, it needs to be unlocked and it needs to have the appropriate antennas for that network.

Can an unlocked iPhone be used on Verizon? Will an unlocked iPhone work on T-Mobile?

Just because you have an unlocked iPhone, does not mean that it will necessarily work on your network. If you're buying an unlocked iPhone on our website, you can easily check which carriers the product will work with: the badges of compatible carriers are pictured under each unlocked iPhone for sale on our website. But let's just say that you already own an iPhone, and can't check (or ask) beforehand whether the iPhone is unlocked, and for what network. You need to know which networks your unlocked iPhone will work with.

How to check what networks your iPhone will work with

Not sure what networks your iPhone will work with? Step1: first unlock your iPhone.

Not sure how to unlock an iPhone? Here is an article about how to unlock an iPhone :)

Once you are sure that your iPhone is unlocked and you want to confirm what networks it will be able to work with, you will need to find the model number. The easiest way to do this is by going into the settings menu and selecting “Settings” > “General” > “About.”

After you have the model number, you're going to want to punch that into Google and see what networks are compatible with your model of unlocked iPhone.

If you have a smaller carrier like Metro PCS or Cricket, you're going to want to find out what the parent network is. Most of these smaller US service carriers are simply leasing their network coverage from larger players like T-Mobile and AT&T :)

Do you now know if your iPhone is unlocked for all networks?

We hope that you are now able to know definitively if your unlocked iPhone is able to work on all networks :) If we did a good job (or a bad job) explaining this process, let us know by giving us a thumbs up or thumbs down on the bottom of the page!

If the iPhone you currently own is not able to work on your intended carrier, perhaps you should consider buying an unlocked iPhone 11 or unlocked iPhone 11 Pro from our website :D

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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