How to Unlock AT&T iPhone

It’s necessary to unlock your AT&T iPhone if you want to use another SIM on your device. This is because when you get your phone from AT&T, it’s ‘locked’ to work only with their SIM card. So you can’t simply move over to a new carrier whenever you wish to. This can also come handy when you plan to sell your device. So let’s learn more about the process.

Requirements to Unlock AT&T iPhone

- Advertisement -

First, some criteria must be met before you can place an unlock request to AT&T. You must make sure that:

  • Your iPhone works on the AT&T network (obviously).
  • Your iPhone has not been reported stolen or lost.
  • Your iPhone has not been involved in any illegal/fraudulent activities.
  • You have fully paid off your contract or installment plan, including termination fees. If not, make the payments and wait at least 24 hours before proceeding with the unlock request.
  • Your iPhone is only active on your AT&T customer account and nobody else’s.
  • After upgrading your iPhone, you must wait for the 14-day “buyer’s remorse” period before you requesting to unlock your old device.

How to Submit Unlock Request to AT&T

After meeting all the above requirements, you should check if your iPhone is eligible to be unlocked. This can be checked online on the AT&T website.

After confirming that your device is eligible to be unlocked, submit an unlock request to AT&T using the steps below:

  1. Go to the following link: att.com/deviceunlock.
  2. Read through the eligibility requirements and agree to unlock your device.
  3. Fill in the online request form and submit it.
  4. You’ll get an email confirmation that will include your unlock request number. Please keep this email safe as it is important.
  5. You must confirm your unlock request by clicking the link in the email within 24 hours of receiving it.
  6. After you confirm, AT&T will respond to your unlock request within two business days.

Keep in mind that there are several reasons your request may be rejected, and you might be asked to complete some additional steps before you can unlock your AT&T iPhone.

If your unlock request is approved, AT&T will give instructions on how to proceed.

Unlock your iPhone on AT&T with Third-Party Services

If you learn that your iPhone is not eligible to be unlocked by AT&T, you can try some third-party services. There are many options available, but please do your research before picking any.

Some well-known services include DoctorUnlock and UnlockAuthority. They can help you unlock iPhone on AT&T, and the process works in the same way as the official one. It is permanent and works with all device models and OS versions.

My AT&T iPhone is Unlocked, Now What?

Once you follow the instructions and successfully unlock your phone, you can now use it with any other carrier. Just power off your iPhone, remove the existing SIM card, and insert the new one. Then, turn on your iPhone and follow the instructions on-screen to complete the setup process.

Summing Up

Did this guide help you successfully unlock your iPhone? Let us know in the comments below. You might also like to read how to check if your iPhone is unlocked.

- Advertisement -
Jignesh Padhiyarhttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.

Related Articles

17 Paid iPad and iPhone Apps Price Drop – 03 June 2020

What happens when you come to know that one of your favorite iPhone/iPad apps prices has just dropped-and available at a huge discount? A...

15 Paid iPad and iPhone Apps Gone Free Today – 03 June 2020

iOS Games Gone Free Today iOS Apps Gone Free Today While there are tons of awesome apps available for free, a number of extraordinary ones come...

How to Use Picture-in-Picture Mode on Mac

Picture in Picture mode on Mac lets you watch your favorite video while using other apps at the same time. When you use PiP...

Comments

- Advertisement -

17 Paid iPad and iPhone Apps Price Drop – 03 June 2020

What happens when you come to know that one of your favorite iPhone/iPad apps prices has just dropped-and available at a huge discount? A...

15 Paid iPad and iPhone Apps Gone Free Today – 03 June 2020

iOS Games Gone Free Today iOS Apps Gone Free Today While there are tons of awesome apps available for free, a number of extraordinary ones come...

How to Use Picture-in-Picture Mode on Mac

Picture in Picture mode on Mac lets you watch your favorite video while using other apps at the same time. When you use PiP...

How to Install Apps on Apple Watch

Earlier, you were required to use the iPhone to install apps on your Apple Watch. But with watchOS 6, Apple brings a dedicated App...

How to Sync iPhone to Computer

In the iCloud era, many users still prefer to have their iPhone data locally. By doing so you can ensure that the same data...