How To Tell If My iPhone Is Unlocked

How To Tell If My iPhone Is Unlocked

You have just gotten yourself an iPhone and, for whatever reason, you do not know if it is locked or is unlocked. The easiest way to check this is to put in a SIM card from a different network and see if it works. However, you do not always have one to hand. Is it possible to find out what the status of your iPhone is without having to resort to something like that? As always, the internet comes to our rescue and there are many pages that check this. At we tell you how to know if your iPhone is unlocked.

Steps to follow:

As we mentioned in the introduction, the easiest way to tell if an iPhone is unlocked or assigned to a certain telephone network is to introduce a different SIM card from a different network and see whether it works.

However, there are alternative ways of finding out, and to implement them, you need to know the IMEI of your iPhone. To find out, dial *#06# in to your iPhone and the IMEI number will appear on the screen.


Next, you should open your computer or smartphone browser and search for the iPhone Imei site. This is one of the most well-known sites that will help you tell if your iPhone is unlocked or not by a phone company. However, there are many other sites that have the same function.


The next step in trying to find out if your iPhone is unlocked or not is to type the IMEI code in the field that appears on the web page under the heading: "Enter iPhone IMEI number" and click on the arrow.


In the results, you should take a look at the last line, which reads SIM Lock:

  • If it reads "Locked" it means that iPhone is locked.
  • If it reads "Unlocked" it means that the iPhone is unlocked or has been unlocked.

If you want to know if your mobile is unlocked, you should visit Doctor SIM and use their tool to do it easier. It is perfect for your iphone but also for other brands like Samsung, LG or others.

We also have some other articles at which may be interesting if you have an iPhone:

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  • What to do if I lose my iPhone

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