Looking at any of our posts, regardless of the type of iPhone unlock we are dealing with, we always emphasize the importance of an iPhone IMEI Check before proceeding with any other action or unlock service
Read and find out:
- What is IMEI Check?
- Is there a way to check an iPhone for free?
- What IMEI info will you receive?
- How will it help you to unlock an iPhone?
- What are the advantages?
What is IMEI Check on iPhone
Each iPhone (and every mobile phone in general) has a unique IMEI number (International Mobile Equipment Identity).
Of course, the IMEI number is the only prerequisite for an IMEI Check. You can find the IMEI number of your iDevice by dialing *#06# with your phone app.
The IMEI is the iPhone identity. All IMEI numbers are stored in global databases (GSMA and GSX) used by Apple, mobile networks, and other official partners to verify the authenticity, functionality, and lock status of an iPhone.
And this is exactly what defines the accuracy of the iPhone IMEI info you will receive.
Only a certified IMEI Status Checker is able to use the iPhone IMEI number you want to inspect, access the global IMEI databases, and deliver an accurate IMEI Check report.
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But, it’s time to find out what an IMEI check for your iPhone will reveal and why it’s the key to a successful unlock.
IMEI Check Info: This is what you need
Every day, we receive dozens of emails from people trying to unlock their iPhones. Of course, in many cases, they are not even sure if their device is actually locked, how it is locked, or have a totally wrong perception of their IMEI status.
But at the same time, everyone is forgetting a very important detail: If the iPhone can really be unlocked.
This is where IMEI Check comes in, which is the only way to confirm the actual status of an iPhone, which will determine not only if the device can be unlocked, but also the way, always based on the accurate IMEI Check info.
1. IMEI Carrier Check
Way too often we see a lot of people trying to unlock their already SIM unlocked iPhone.
When you receive the SIM Not Supported message on the screen, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the iPhone is locked in a mobile network.
The IMEI Carrier Check is the only way to find out if an iPhone is really SIM Locked.
2. Carrier Identification
Knowing if an iPhone is SIM Locked is a good start, but it’s not enough. You see there are no general IMEI unlocking services but different for each mobile network.
The only way to get it right is to know which Carrier has locked and that’s exactly what Carrier Identification does. Don’t forget that you may be able to unlock it for free through the services of this network.
3. iPhone Blacklist Check
A Blacklisted iPhone doesn’t work in the country where it was “tainted” and at the same time, nowhere else if it is also SIM Locked.
Many believe that this happens only when an iPhone is stolen or lost. The truth, however, is that a device can be blacklisted when it is involved in fraud or other illegal activity and of course, when there are unpaid bills or installments.
The iPhone Blacklist Check is the only way to ensure that your IMEI is CLEAN and, most importantly:
When it’s not, if you are able to unlock or unblacklist the iPhone as we are talking about two completely different services with different results
4. Financial Status
Unpaid contract bills or device installments do not automatically mean that the iPhone is blacklisted since most of the time it is simply blocked and in this case, you will need a different IMEI unlock or Unbar service.
5. Contract Status
The contract that binds the iPhone that you want to unlock as well as the time from the moment it is activated, play an important role and often requires the use of special IMEI Unlock services. A very common problem is when the device is active on another account.
6. iCloud Lock Check
If you’ve already purchased a used iPhone and stuck on the Activation Lock screen, then you already know that your device is iCloud locked.
IMEI Check & Apple iPhone Unlock
We have recently analyzed how much it can cost you to unlock an iPhone, and it’s no surprise that in all cases, we have included IMEI Check as a necessary expense.
First of all, if you have no experience with iPhone unlock, then it’s extremely unlikely that you know what you really need, and the result of the service you choose, but, more importantly, to avoid complications.
The main reason we need all of the above information is not just to find the right service but to certify that the iPhone is compatible with it.
Εvery IMEI Unlock service has its own prerequisites and is not always the same. The iPhone model as well as the SIM-Lock, Blacklist, Financial, Contract, and iCloud status compose all the pieces of the puzzle and if even one of them is missing then it is most likely that we will not be able to unlock the iPhone.
Unfortunately, most companies offer the illusion of an IMEI Unlock service for $19 – $29 when in fact all you are buying is a pre-order.
What they are really aiming for is the incompatibility of your iPhone with the service you have chosen since in this case, they are not going to compensate you. Even more annoying is that they will rarely reveal to you why you can’t use the service.
If, on the other hand, you are lucky and your device meets all the conditions, then they will ask you for an extra $50 to $170 to unlock the iPhone.
In any case, forget the money you spent on pre-order since it is still non-refundable.
What is also not widely known is that beyond the terms of any IMEI Unlock service, it is not always available. Essentially, they remain active for a limited time, showing a 100% success rate. Gradually, however, this percentage drops until the service stops working. How long it will take to become available again is unknown.
Instead of throwing away $30, you can learn everything about your device in seconds, what service you need, and how much it costs.
The combination of the right IMEI information with the help of iPhone Unlock experts is the key to success.
IMEI Check Free: Is it possible?
Many companies claim to offer their IMEI Check services completely free of charge. So, why pay to check my iPhone?
Unfortunately, all free Apple IMEI Checkers do not have access to GSX and GSMA servers. If they did, they would have to pay each month for their use, and as you can see, they will charge you accordingly.
Instead, they rely on private databases of dubious origin and provide you with false IMEI information about the iPhone.
On the other hand, there are some free IMEI Check apps such as AMTA in Australia and devicecheck in Canada that are official government websites but are limited to detecting if an iPhone was stolen or lost.