There’s nothing more exciting than being the proud owner of a new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 plus. It’s quite the contrary when it comes along with the same irrelevant issues; charging ridiculous fees, provision of poor customer support along with charging ridiculous roaming charges to those headed for overseas. iPhone locking gives companies like Sprint, O2, AT&T an unfair advantage.
What is iPhone locking?
This is whereby your iPhone is connected to a particular carrier, and you’re unable to use it together with other carriers. They are therefore able to provide little and charge more because they are fully aware you cannot do anything about it. This only works unless you unlock either your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 plus. You are able to get rid of restrictions that hinder you from operating your iPhone with a different carrier. There are three ways you could use if you have an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus that needs to be unlocked.
The Software Unlocking Method
This was among the first methods to be unveiled on the market. It became popular when the iPhone 3G made its way to the store. A hardware loophole made it able for some of the iPhone 3G customers to relocate to any carrier of their choice. These steps could also assist you when unlocking your iPhone 7/7plus:
1. Plug your newly purchased iPhone into an iTunes-enabled computer.
2. Fill in the necessary details and continue with the activation process.
3. Read then agree to the AT&T terms and conditions4. Upon activation, a confirmation message will come up.Your phone is now compatible with any GSM carrier with a compatible SIM card.
The Hardware Unlocking Method
This is where you have to seek the services of a well-known computer guy to open your phone physically so as to meddle with the hardware internally. Its effectiveness is poorly rated and will strip you of your warranty if, in any case, it works. This is definitely not a method you would want to be done to your precious and costly phone.
The IMEI Unlocking Method
This is where your iPhone’s status is altered from being tied to a specific network to Apple’s database. This is the most efficient method you should use when unlocking your iPhone 7. An IMEI is basically the unique code that your phone is identified with.
Every iPhone, of course, has a varying IMEI which is stored in the Apple database. Other unique features include the color, year of production, model no., storage size and if it’s locked to any network.
This is a permanent method and does not at all interfere with your warranty.