How to Unlock an iPhone 5/5s
What could be better than having a new to you iPhone 5 or 5s? How about having a new to you iPhone 5 or 5s that is unlocked?
When an iPhone is unlocked, it means that you are not required to use any specific cell phone network with that phone. You can take that phone with you to whatever network you prefer. Often networks will offer a free iPhone if you have a contract with them for a certain specified amount of time. Well, once that contract is over, many people want to move on to another network. If the phone is locked the user will have to keep it with the same network. If the phone is unlocked, they can continue to use the phone with another company of their choice.
The good news is you can unlock your iPhone 5 or 5s so you can take it with you to any network you choose. Consider the suggestions below for the best option for you.
Unlocking your iPhone 5 or 5s the Shady Way
There are several methods that are whispered of as being ways to unlock your phone. Some of them work and some don’t. A particularly shady method that some use to unlock their phone is to find the “phone unlock guy” who knows how to do that kind of thing. He doesn’t operate out of a store. He doesn’t have a website on Google. He’s just some street entrepreneur who may or may not damage your phone.
It might not be worth the risk to trust an individual off the streets to open your iPhone 5’s case and fiddle with the wiring inside. He or she may damage your phone and then you will be stuck without a phone and without a warranty to replace your phone because this type of action will void your warranty.
Unlocking your iPhone 5 or 5s the Unreliable Way
One method that is said to be a way to unlock an iPhone is with software. Unfortunately, software is unlikely to do the job. You may end up with a phone that is not unlocked AND you’ll be out of money because of what you spent on the software as well. This method is not advised.
Unlocking your iPhone 5 or 5s with Network Unlocking
One method that has proven to be safe and effective for unlocking your iPhone 5 or 5s is Network Unlocking. Companies have IMEI codes as unique identifiers for their phones. There is a listing of each iPhone’s model number, memory size, color, and production date. This list also tells whether the iPhone is locked to a certain network or not.
An IMEI Network Unlock will get your iPhone’s IMEI lock status changed so that it is unlocked. This means that you won’t have to have some unauthorized person bothering the hardware and wiring in your phone. There is also no software download needed.
All you need to do is search for a reputable Network Unlocking company to find one that works in the United States. A couple of options are iPhoneIMEI and Official iPhone Unlock. These are two companies who specialize in unlocking all iPhone 5 and 5s phones, giving users the freedom to take their phone to any network they choose.
If you want to buy an iPhone 5 or 5s, don’t hold back because of the network they are on. You can always find a reputable business to unlock your phone for you. You could even ask your friends if they have had success unlocking a phone. With all the connections that most people have today because of social media, there’s no doubt someone you know has been successful in unlocking their iPhone 5.