There is a big number of Apple iPhones that are locked to different networks which often gets really frustrating. At first, you are happy with your purchase of the new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus in the UK or in any other country from the world. You enjoy the new features, love how cool it looks… but suddenly you start to think about how to unlock iPhone in UK for free.
It is a big question to a lot of customers. Being locked means being limited to your particular carrier, its rules, data plans and changes. If you are tired of T-Mobile pricing and plans you cannot switch to Three, EE or Orange. You are locked and can’t move…. Unless you figure out how to unlock iPhone 6 Orange / 3 / T-Mobile etc.
About iPhone Unlock for UK and Other Countries
It is worth noting that clean iPhones are faster and simpler to unlock than blocked. Everything depends on a number of factors, including your mobile operator, contract status, blacklist status and so on. Most gadgets bought in 2014 have been successfully unlocked by networks, but older gadgets might have big problems with their networks as their owners just know nothing about such a service.
You might be able to contact your carrier and ask it to make you SIM free. This is legal and there is nothing to feel shy about the issue. It’s your smartphone and it’s you who pay all those fees and charges, so why not it will be up to you which network to connect to?
Gadgets that were bought at the full price and out of contract models are easier to unlock than locked contract iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
Am I locked or not? You can answer this question by inserting any SIM card of a different from yours carrier. For example, insert the Three UK card if you are using Orange mobile operator and if you don’t get the signal you are locked. There might be a message about ‘invalid SIM’ or something similar as well.
How to Unlock iPhone Three UK Guide
If you got a Three iPhone 6 or 6 Plus it has to be already unlocked. The mobile operator assures that all iOS devices purchased from Three 3 after January, 1, 2014 are unlocked automatically once you activate your device through iTunes or Wi-Fi connection.
If you didn’t buy the iPhone from Three but it happened after the first of January, 2014 you might have to restore via iTunes to become unlocked.
Older iPhone users have to either contact Three online or use factory IMEI unlock service to get rid of the restrictions of being connected to only one UK carrier.
How to Unlock iPhone 6 Orange, T-Mobile, EE
If you have a smartphone locked to any of these three networks you might have to pay over £20 [about $30] to order the unlock. The Three online form is not everything you have to fill in. It will take up to 20 days for you to get rid of the lock status.
The procedure of how to unlock T-Mobile iPhone and Orange model is similar. If you just wish to save your time and money, it is easier to order factory unlock by IMEI for your UK iPhone. At least, you’ll enjoy the high quality service and won’t have to pay all your bills if you own the account for less then six months.