The process of unlocking your iPhone 11 Pro Max is also known as a network-unlock, carrier unlock, or SIM-unlock. It involves the process of eliminating a network’s restrictions on your iPhone so that you can use the device with another carrier’s SIM card anywhere and everywhere.
However, not all iPhone 11 Pro Max needs to be unlocked. For example, if you have purchased your iPhone 11 Pro Max directly from Apple and also paid for your device in full, you would be able to use it on any carrier of your choice. Nevertheless, not all iPhone 11 Pro Max are automatically unlocked, especially if the device has been purchased from third-party retailers.
The good news is you can unlock your iPhone 11 Pro Max by following a few simple steps.
To unlock the device, you must provide your iPhone’s IMEI number. If you are wondering how to obtain the IMEI number, you may check your iPhone’s settings or dial *#06# on your device.
Make sure you provide the correct network to eliminate the blockade from the network in which you purchased your iPhone. In case you don’t know the network in which you purchased your iPhone 11 Pro Max, you can use your iPhone’s network finder.
Another important step is to find out if your device’s IMEI number has been blacklisted. In case your iPhone’s IMEI number has been reported as stolen/damaged or if the bills were not paid for the contract, it will call for a different type of service.
These are a few things you must keep in mind before unlocking your iPhone 11 Pro Max.
Here are the steps of unlocking an iPhone 11 Pro Max:
Use a SIM card from a different network. It should belong to another network other than the one that is currently running on your iPhone. Also, ensure you have a SIM card that does prompt for a pin code. You may also try disabling the pin code request.
Once you start your device and turn the Wi-Fi on, it will ask you to install an update.
Once you install the update, your iPhone 11 Pro Max would be ready to work on any network.
In case the Wi-Fi option fails to work, you may try the following two steps:
Insert an unaccepted SIM card and connect your iPhone to your PC using a cable. The SIM card must belong to a different network from the one where you purchased your iPhone.
Once you start the iTunes app using your PC, it will ask you to install a small update.
So that’s how you unlock your iPhone 11 Pro Max. To make sure your iPhone 11 Pro Max is network-free, insert a SIM card from any network of your choice. If the device displays a signal and lets you make calls or send text messages, it indicates you have successfully unlocked your iPhone 11 Pro Max.