The Best Way to Unlock Your iPhone 5
The most popular and quickest selling iPhone to emerge from Cupertino, California tech giant Apple is the iPhone 5. Many users have purchased the device, which is the first 4G LTE capable Apple smartphone, through their carriers at choices of 16GB, 32GB or 64GB in black or white and have been very pleased with it. However, things happen and people may want to take their iPhone 5 to a new carrier, perhaps one that runs on a prepaid network so they can save money on expensive mobile phone plans. This option is not possible unless the individual has their iPhone 5 unlocked via IMEI unlocking.
IMEI unlocking is a safe and legal way to unlock an iPhone 5. Individuals who bought their phone through AT&T Wireless in the United States or at other carriers across the world can quickly and easily have their iPhone 5 unlocked through an online service called AT&T Unlock iPhone. In fact, not only can a user unlock their iPhone 5, but they can unlock essentially any generation of Apple”s smartphone that was purchased locked to a carrier.
The process of IMEI unlocking is simpler than one might think. Visit attunlockiphone. The next step toward unlocking the iPhone is to locate the IMEI number. To do that, access the phone app and its keyboard, then dial *#06#. The iPhone”s 15 digit IMEI number will then be displayed on the screen. Another way to do this is to go to “Settings,” “General” and choose “About.” The IMEI number is displayed on the “About” screen.
The next step is to select the network on which the iPhone 5 is currently running from a dropdown menu on the AT&T Unlock iPhone page. This menu is near the bottom of the page beside a button entitled “Unlocked Now.” There is a fee beside each choice that the user is required to pay. This is legal as consumers are required to pay for an unlock code when they choose to unlock their phone through their carrier.
The unlock code will then come to the individual via email. It is then possible to unlock the phone. To do that, the user should access “Settings,” go to “General” and select “Reset all settings.” Afterward, the iPhone should be connected to iTunes via its connector to the computer from which it syncs. iTunes will then provide the user with a message that says, “Congratulations, your iPhone has been unlocked.”
However, there is another way to IMEI unlock an iPhone 5 via AT&T. To do this, all that is needed is that the device be connected to iTunes straight away, without obtaining an unlock code. The unlock method is easy. iTunes version 10.7 is the latest version required for the process.
Once iTunes recognizes your iPhone, the user should click the name of the device at the left side of the screen. He or she will then be brought to a screen that gives options of checking for an update or restoring the iPhone to its original settings. The latter should be selected, and then a message stating, “Congratulations, your iPhone has been unlocked” will appear. The user can then insert a nano SIM card of their choice into the phone to use it on said carrier. AT&T iPhone 5 can easily be used with T-Mobile.