Though iPhone 11 is one of the most popular smartphones, one of its biggest drawbacks is people who choose to buy this high-end smartphone must sign a two-year contract. Despite the lower cost, the device is network-bound, which means the owner is bound to the same carrier for the next two years. Nevertheless, the carrier lock can be easily eliminated from your iPhone 11 and you can use your unlocked device in any network. If you carry a locked iPhone 11, you can only access the network your iPhone 11 is registered with. If you are a globetrotter, you may not be able to access a cheaper network using a local SIM card. An unlock iPhone 11 enables you to use any local SIM card, thus, helping you avoid costly roaming charges when you are traveling abroad.
A locked iPhone 11 also restricts you from making modifications based on your preferences. Thus, if you want the freedom to use any network to save money, you must consider unlocking your iPhone 11.
Things you Need to Unlock Your iPhone 11
Here are a few things you need to keep in mind to unlock your iPhone 11:
- Your iPhone’s IMEI Number: Before you unlock your iPhone 11, your iPhone 11’s IMEI number is the first thing you would need to check if your device has any pending payments or it is already unlocked. The IMEI number of your iPhone 11 can be obtained in two ways– either by dialing *#06# on your iPhone Pro Max Ultra or by checking your iPhone 11’s settings.
- Correct Network: To unlock your iPhone 11, make sure you provide the correct network. To know which network your iPhone 11 was purchased on, you can check iPhone 11’s network finder.
- Make sure your iPhone 11’s IMEI number is not blacklisted or reported as damaged or stolen. In case your iPhone 11 ‘s IMEI number is blacklisted, you will need a different type of service.
- Make sure you have a strong Wi-fi internet connection.
Steps to Unlock Your iPhone 11:
- Replace the SIM card on your iPhone 11 with one from a different network.
- Insert a SIM card that does not ask for a pin code. You may also try disabling the pin code request.
- When you turn on the Wi-Fi on your iPhone, it will prompt you to install a small update.
- Your iPhone 11 will be ready to use on any network after you install the update.
If the Wi-Fi option fails to work, try the following steps:
- Link your iPhone 11 to your laptop or PC via a cable. Insert an unaccepted SIM card from a different network from the one in which you bought your iPhone.
- When you start the iTunes app on your PC, you would be asked to install a small update.
So that’s how you unlock your iPhone 11 and make it network-free. If you have paid off your contract it’s perfectly legal to unlock your iPhone 11.