IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) blacklist check is very important especially when you purchased a factory unlocked iPhone. Even if your second-hand iPhone looks quite fine, you still need to take the chance and check to know if the newly purchased device is blacklisted. Would you want to know if your iPhone is blacklisted or not? Then you may get to use a free IMEI Blacklist Checker. More so, using a free online iPhone IMEI blacklist checker would run your IMEI number through worldwide blacklist database in order to know if it has been reported as a missing or stolen device. Therefore, in the following three parts of this article, we shall be discussing on how to check if your iPhone’s IMEI is blacklisted, top 5 iPhone IMEI blacklist checkers, and how to reset an IMEI blacklisted iPhone with iMyFone Umate Pro.
Part 1: How to Check If Your iPhone Is IMEI Blacklisted?
The best way to know if your iPhone’s IMEI number has been blacklisted is to run a check using an IMEI blacklist checker tool or website. For the purpose of this guide, we shall be using http://www.t-mobile.com/verifyIMEI.aspx.
Step 1Check for your IMEI number by dialing *#06# on your iPhone, and a 14-16 digit serial number which identifies your mobile device will appear on your screen.
Step 2Go to https://www.t-mobile.com/verifyIMEI.aspx, and enter the IMEI number in the box for IMEI Status Check. Then click "Submit".
Step 3The process of checking the status of your IMEI will take a few minutes before the website will provide you with all the information you need about your iDevice.
Part 2: Top 5 IMEI Blacklist Checker Tools/Websites
To check if your phone’s IMEI is blacklisted, you’ll need to log on to any of the following websites and check the status of your iPhone IMEI.
T-Mobile in cooperation with government agencies, and other national and international carriers have joined together to help eliminate the use of stolen devices across the world. IMEI status checks with T-Mobile is very efficient and easy to accomplish. T-Mobile can also help to remove your iPhone’s IMEI from blacklist if it was wrongly reported as lost or stolen.
You’re only required to take just 3 steps to check if your second-hand iPhone’s IMEI has been blacklisted on this website. Just go to the Home page, enter your iPhone IMEI, and click “Check”. The result will show you if your iPhone is blacklisted or clean.
If you want to check the status of your IMEI number from Great Britain, USA, Canada, Australia, Ireland, Brazil, Venezuela, Chile, and other countries, then using IMEI24 won’t be a bad idea.
This online based software allows you to check if your IMEI number has been blacklisted. It’s completely free to use, and offers some other services like unlocking your locked iPhone.
#5: IMEI Changer
This free web-based tool is one of the easiest ways to check the status of your iPhone whether reported to be lost or stolen. It’s also a fast service as it takes but a few minutes to display search results. It can also help you to change your blacklisted IMEI number.
We’ve listed some of the tools and website through which you can check your iPhone’s IMEI status. But we would at this point like to mention that “all IMEI blacklist checkers websites or tools can only provide information on iPhones or smartphones that have been reported or blocked before the time of your inquiry”. Hence, if your iPhone was stolen but yet to be reported, then the result obtained from this website would not be termed accurate.
Part 3: How to Factory Reset An IMEI Blacklisted iPhone with Third-Party Program?
After an IMEI blacklist check, you may get to find out that the second-hand iPhone you are using has been blacklisted. What is the way out? Our suggestion is “return it to the seller or merchant”. How do you totally erase your data to make your blacklisted iPhone clean? The best option that’s available to you is to factory reset your blacklisted iPhone with a data-erasing tool – iMyFone Umate Pro.
iMyFone Umate Pro will help to erase all your data and even the previous owner's data that are still lurking in the iPhone. It will delete and renders all deleted data unrecoverable so that your privacy is secured.
- Completely erase your blacklisted iPhone to remove all your data and information before returning it to the seller or merchant.
- You can choose to select only the private data in your iPhone and erase them completely using Umate Pro.
- All previously erased data can be completely wiped out using Umate data eraser tool.
- All iPhones, iPad, and iPods are supported for erasure. It also works pretty fine on macOS and Windows PCs.
- After scanning your iPhone, Umate Pro will give you the opportunity to preview your data before erasing them completely.
Step-by-Step Guide to Reset iMEI Blacklisted iPhone with iMyFone Umate Pro:
Step 1Connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable. Then launch iMyFone Umate Pro on your computer.
Step 2Choose "Erase All Data" mode, and click "Erase" tab. After the scanning, the next window will ask you to type "delete" into a box to confirm.
Step 3Type "delete" and select your security level carefully. Click "Erase Now" tab to start to factory reset iPhone.
Note: Before erasing iPhone with iMyFone Umate Pro, please make sure that you have turned off "Find My iPhone".