How to Unlock Your AT&T iPhone - iPhoneHeat

How to Unlock Your AT&T iPhone

When you buy an iPhone from AT&T, it comes locked to AT&T’s network, which means only AT&T’s SIM would work on it. If you put a T-Mobile or any other carrier’s SIM in your iPhone, it just won’t work. Same thing happens to all the international SIM cards if you plan on traveling. A locked AT&T iPhone does not mean that it cannot be unlocked. Like many other carriers, AT&T has a system in place that accepts iPhone unlocking requests from its subscribers and processes them based on prerequisites and restrictions that the carrier has in place.

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AT&T iPhone unlocking requirements

Before jumping on to the unlocking part, it’s important to talk about AT&T’s unlocking requirements and restriction for a locked iPhone. Following are the iPhone unlocking requirements that you need to know:

  • Your iPhone must be locked to AT&T
  • The iPhone must not have been reported as stolen or lost.
  • The iPhone is not associated with any illegal or fraudulent activity.
  • You have completed all your installment plans and service commitments for the iPhone in question.
  • All the early terminations fees are paid in full.
  • The iPhone must be active only on your AT&T customer’s account.
  • New iPhone owners must have to wait for the 14-day “buyer’s remorse” period before they can request an iPhone unlock code from AT&T.
  • For different AT&T services, such as Go Phone and pre-paid customers, there are some special circumstances. Make sure to check your iPhone eligibility before continuing with the unlocking process.

How to Request an iPhone unlock code from AT&T?

According to AT&T, it will respond to any request unlocking request within two business days. If you meet the above-mentioned AT&T iPhone unlocking requirements, here is how you can request an unlock code for your AT&T iPhone.

  1. Open in your browser.
  2. Click on “Unlock your device.”
  3. Fill in the form with your AT&T customer account details, agree to the device unlock eligibility requirements, and click Next.
  4. You will get a confirmation email from AT&T with your unlock request number.
  5. Click on the link within that email within 24 hours of receipt to confirm your iPhone unlock request.
  6. You will get a response from AT&T within two business days.
  7. If your unlock request gets approved, AT&T will send you an email containing instructions to unlock your iPhone with the code.

Please note that this process does not guarantee that your unlock request will be honored. AT&T reserves the right to deny your unlock code request and may need further steps before they send you the code.

That’ it folks! If you tried the above-mentioned procedure and let us know how the AT&T iPhone unlock process went for you, and if you have any unlocking tip to share!

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