In most of our posts (if not all), regardless of the type of iPhone unlocking we are dealing with, we always refer to the importance of an iPhone IMEI Check before proceeding to any other action.
Read and discover:
- What is IMEI Check?
- Is there a way to IMEI check an iPhone free?
- What iPhone info will you receive?
- How will it help you to unlock an iPhone?
- What are the advantages of an IMEI lookup?
Updated on 04/03/2019
Quick Guide to iPhone IMEI Check
Every day, we receive dozens of emails from people trying to unlock their iPhone. Of course, in many cases, they are not even sure if their device is actually locked or have a totally wrong perception of their iPhone status.
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, based on the accurate iPhone info.
Is you are planning to buy a used iPhone, please read our “How to avoid 6 “Lethal” Risks of buying a used iPhone without wasting any time ” article.
How IMEI Check works
Each iPhone has a unique IMEI number (International Mobile Equipment Identity)
This iPhone identity is also the only prerequisite for an IMEI Check Service.
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 Check provider is, therefore, able to use the iPhone IMEI number you want to inspect, access the global IMEI databases and deliver an accurate IMEI Check report.
Don’t Be Fooled By IMEI Check Free Services
Many companies claim to offer their services for free. So why should I pay for an IMEI lookup?Unfortunately, free Apple IMEI Check providers have no access to GSX and GSMA servers. If they did, they would have to pay monthly for their use, and as you understand, they would charge you accordingly.
Instead, they rely on private databases of dubious origin and offer you false iPhone info.
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 unfortunately, they are limited to detecting the loss or theft of an iPhone (as long as it is reported to a Carrier).
But, it’s time to learn what an IMEI Check will reveal about your iPhone.
Apple iPhone IMEI Check Service Information
Most people are looking for ways to unlock an iPhone, ignoring basic info like the type of lock, if that is really the reason why they cannot use it and of course, when you boil it all down if the iPhone can be unlocked.
A full IMEI Check Report should contain the following iPhone info.
IMEI Carrier Check
iPhone Blacklist Check
iCloud Lock Check
Basic iPhone IMEI Info
The Benefits of iPhone IMEI number Check
I think that you already understand how important an IMEI Check is. However, let’s take a closer look at how it will help you and how many problems you will avoid.
Trying to unlock your iPhone without ΙΜΕΙ checking it is practically a suicide.
- Without the necessary iPhone info, you are almost doomed to fail because it is very likely you choose the wrong service. As I explained perhaps you have a different issue than what you believe
- Even with the right choice, nothing can guarantee that it will be successful or that the iPhone will not be locked again after a while
- Also, no company will be able to compensate you if you have not first checked your device with its IMEI lookup services
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.
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