- 1 About iPhone 6
- 2 How to unlock iPhone 6: The Tutorial
- 3 How to unlock iPhone 6 with third-party Network unlocking options
- 4 How to unlock iPhone 6 when it is not eligible for SIM Unlocking
iPhone 6 is one of the most successful phones to date and online markets are flooded with second-hand iPhone 6. If you already bought a used iPhone 6 then you already know that iPhone seller doesn’t always tell the truth about the SIM locking status of the iDevice.
Read this article and learn how to unlock an iPhone 6 without issues or fake unlocking procedures.
About iPhone 6
iPhone 6 was released back on September 19, 2014. It received mixed reviews but iPhone 6 proved to be a solid smartphone after all and sold 220 million in total (with iPhone 6 Plus), making them the best selling iPhone models ever. (source)
Why iPhone 6 is SIM Locked?
All iPhone models are SIM Locked by Carrier and this is how it has always been. The SIM Lock (also known as Carrier Lock or Network Lock) is used by Wireless Networks and make sure that you will use a Carrier’s SIM Cards as long as you are on contract.
Unfortunately, the Network Lock remains even after a contract is expired but there are ways to unlock it.
How to unlock iPhone 6: The Tutorial
Follow my advice and don’t skip any part.
1. IMEI Check an iPhone 6 BEFORE you buy it
Nowadays, you can find a used iPhone 6 at a really nice price on online markets, local stores or through a personal transaction.
For example, I found these iPhones on eBay with only 80 EUR
One of them says it is unlocked, the other one is locked by T-Mobile USA and for the middle one, I have no clue what’s going on. But can I just rely on the description?
Of course, not!
When you start your iPhone 6 purchase with an IMEI Checker, you can find all the issues it might have and how to deal with them.
2. IMEI Check iPhone 6 BEFORE you unlock it
Before you unlock an iPhone 6, you must make sure that it is eligible for network unlocking. If it isn’t, you will have to fix whatever problem is causing this ineligibility.
A trusted iPhone IMEI Check Service with authorized access to Apple’s GSX databases will show you if your iPhone can be unlocked and how to unlock iPhone 6 in any other case.
So, what will I learn with an iPhone 6 IMEI Check Report?
3. How to unlock iPhone 6 when it is qualified by the IMEI Check Report
If everything is ok and your iPhone 6 is only Carrier locked, just get in touch with the Wireless Network that blocked it and use its free SIM Unlock Services. In rare occasions, you will have to pay a few bucks for the unlocking but nothing serious ($10 maximum)
Every Mobily Network has its own SIM unlocking policy but since the IMEI Check report verified that your iPhone 6 is ready for unlocking, you fulfill the SIM deactivation Requirements of any Carrier.
How to unlock iPhone 6 with third-party Network unlocking options
As long as your iPhone can be unlocked through the Carrier there is no need to turn elsewhere.
- Unlocking iPhone 6 with Software:
There are countless SIM Unlocking software tools online and most of them claim to be free. But they aren’t! Most importantly, all of them are scams. Some of them will just charge you for useless Network iPhone Unlocking Services without any refund chance but other are dangerous adware, malware, and spyware.
This YouTube iPhone Unlocking video has 335.000 views with 6 comments and shows nothing. How does this iPhone unlocking software work? Why is it free?
- Unlocking iPhone 6 with Hardware Tools:
Hardware iPhone unlocking is possible for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s with custom SIM cards like X-SIM, R-SIM or Gevey SIM. But this is as far as this iPhone Unlocking method can go. On top of that, it was never favored by iPhone users because almost always damages or even destroys the iPhone’s SIM Tray.
- Unlocking iPhone 6 with Factory Unlock:
Official IMEI iPhone Unlock used to be an awesome SIM Unlock Method and it was working perfectly for all iPhones and Mobile Networks. It was totally legal and safe. But those days are gone and Factory Unlock is not an option right now. If something changes you will be the first ones to know.
How to unlock iPhone 6 when it is not eligible for SIM Unlocking
Before the end of this article let me help all of you who didn’t manage to unlock your iPhone 6 so far.
1. How to unlock iPhone 6 when it is Blacklisted
if your iPhone 6 is barred by a Wireless Network then you should skip to our
Unblacklist & Unlock Blacklisted iPhone Guide
for further instructions.
2. How to unlock iPhone 6 when it is iCloud Locked
If the iCloud Activation Lock is enabled on your iPhone 6 then forget about iCloud Removal Hacks because none of them works.
There are legal methods to deactivate iCloud Lock on your iPhone
Read this guide and find them out!
I hope you found this post helpful. Leave a comment below with your questions and thoughts on the matter. Until next time, take care iPhone Unlockers!