How to Check if Your iPhone is Factory Unlocked with IMEI - iPhoneHeat

How to Check if Your iPhone is Factory Unlocked with IMEI

Did you just got your iPhone unlocked officially from AT&T or any other carrier? or paid someone to get your iPhone factory unlocked or bought a used iPhone and now want to check if it is factory unlocked or not? Don’t worry we got you covered. Hit the jump to learn how to check your iPhone unlock status in few easy steps…

To check your iPhone factory unlock status, you need to know your iPhone’s IMEI number. IMEI number, the International Mobile Equipment Identity, is a unique identifier for all mobile phone, iPhone is no exception. An IMEI number is a 15-digit long string which can tell you a lot about your iPhone including iPhone unlock status.

There are a few online IMEI checker services that ask for your IMEI number and tell you if your iPhone is factory unlocked or not without putting a SIM from a different carrier into it. These services make it easier to check your iPhone’s SIM lock status, warranty and other information.

How to check iPhone Factory Unlock status

Here are the step-by-step instructions to check if your iPhone is carrier unlocked or not:

  1. Find out your iPhone’s IMEI number. You can find it by going into Settings > General > About or simply dial *#06#.
  2. Now open any web browser and go to and there you’ll see an input box. Enter your IMEI in that box and click “Check” button.
  3. Website will display a chart detailing your iPhone’s model, brand and other information. To get information regarding your iPhone’s SIM lock status, click on “Free simlock and warranty status” button at bottom right corner.
  4. Now click on the “Free SIMlock and Warranty Status Check” button.
  5. Now it should display if your iPhone is factory unlocked or not. If your iPhone has been unlocked using unofficial methods such as Ultrasn0w or Gevey SIM unlock, it should say Locked. Additionally, it tells you about the warranty status of your device.

via [iDownloadBlog]

8 comments… add one
sadpunk December 3, 2012, 2:31 am

not that good…. it was nice enough to tell me that a galazy s3 was a motorola krzr :/

sowat99 December 3, 2012, 2:32 pm

it says we need to sign in first before knowing if its factory unlocked? is it safe to register?

iPhoneHeat December 3, 2012, 6:53 pm

yes and it’s free.

Conspiracy December 3, 2012, 6:10 pm

I registered an account, but the site only gives information if the phone is locked or not.

Pretty useless since you also need to know on what provider the lock is.

Irvin December 8, 2012, 2:57 pm

Useless, tell me “service unavailable at the moment, try again later”, I can’t believe I fell for it.

Darian December 9, 2012, 3:27 am

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phoebe February 26, 2015, 3:36 am

created log in and then it says service unavailable. total crap.

fifo March 4, 2016, 6:17 am


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