How to unlock iPhone

How to unlock or unlock a free iPhone 5, 5S or 5C?

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Unlock unlock their iPhone or scares you? Yet it is legally possible. Here’s the trick to do it for free and without pain.

There always comes a time when for various reasons (sale, purchase, change of operator …) you want to unlock your iPhone to use it with a new mobile operator. The arrival of low-cost deals with increased competition and portability, this is helpful.

In fact, if you bought your iPhone or iPad by subscribing to a mobile plan with a phone company, there’s a good chance that your favorite smartphone is locked and can only be used at the operator in question. Your mobile is locked or simlock. It works only on the network of the operator.

Before you begin, know that the release is free if you have your iPhone for 3 months. Otherwise, your carrier may charge you this. Also note that manipulation is possible on iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4 and 4S, 5, 5S or 5C.

Check the IMEI number of your iPhone

The IMEI number is the registration number of your iPhone. To get it, please press * # 06 # on your telephone keypad. The IMEI will then be displayed automatically.


Contact your service provider
With your IMEI number, you should contact the customer service of your operator (the one on which the phone can work) and request release / free désimlockage. This itself will demand from Apple. A valid email is required. Apple will send you an email when in fact has processed the request.

On average, you must wait 15 days before you can unlock your iPhone. This may seem long. Be aware that companies are offering services to accelerate the process, but beware of scams.

Save and restore your iPhone

Once received the Apple email or sometimes before, connect your iPhone to iTunes. Click Restore.


A message appears. If you want to keep your data. Click Save.


Message from unlocking

At the end of restoring your iPhone will display a message confirming that the operation is successful you. Your iPhone is now unlocked and can run on any operator.