How to tell if an iPhone is unlocked?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Dave Felix, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. Dave Felix macrumors 6502a

    Dave Felix

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    What's up Guys?

    So check this out.. I paid off my AT&T next program (iPhone 6 Plus) and picked up the iPhone 6S Plus.

    I have submitted the request for my phone to be unlocked to AT&T. I have another iPhone 5 32GB that I wanted to sell as well. How do I know if this is unlocked or not? I got a notification on iTunes stating an iPhone was unlocked, but I don't remember which one since I had three plugged in. If I restore again, will I get the notification again?

    The network says "Not available" but there's an AT&T chip inside the iPhone 5 whereas the iPhone 6 Plus says AT&T. I just wanted to know if there are ways to find out if an iPhone is unlocked?
     
  2. Dave Felix thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dave Felix

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    I restored the iPhone 5 32GB again and got this message. I thought you had to request your iPhone to be unlocked.. looks like its already unlocked and that means I can sell to any carrier correct?

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  3. selina_miller macrumors newbie

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    The easiest way is to obtain an extra SIM card, from a various network to your current supplier, and try it in your phone. A couple of minutes after transforming the SIM cards-- you must reboot your apple iphone to ensure-- you will certainly see the new network name in the condition bar if your phone is unlocked. If your phone is locked, you'll obtain a pop-up error asking you to insert a legitimate SIM card.
     
  4. Dave Felix thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dave Felix

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    thanks I will keep this for next time - I sold the iPhone and told the guy it was unlocked.. he never texted me afterwards so I'm assuming its okay.
     

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