How can I tell if my AT&T 4S is unlocked?


macrumors regular
Original poster
Mar 30, 2010
Miami Florida
I bought the 64 GB 4S from AT&T full price at the retail store on opening day. I heard rumors that they are unlocked. How can I verify this? Is there a way to check this within the settings?


macrumors 6502a
Aug 5, 2009
If it was purchased directly from Apple at full retail, it is. It it was purchased from an AT&T store at full retail, I don't believe they are unlocked.

I did a full restore on my phone after purchasing mine at Apple. (I had originally synced it at the store with iCloud.) Once I did the restore through iTunes, I got the "Congratulations your iPhone is unlocked" message. You could try a restore, but I think the key is purchasing at Apple directly.
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