What is AT&T?
AT&T (American Telephone & Telegraph) is the world’s largest telecommunication company, the second largest provider of mobile telephone service, and the largest provider of fixed telephone services in the world. As the second largest provider of mobile telephone services, AT&T is one of the major providers of Apple’s mobile devices, and all such iPhone come with an AT&T carrier lock. Therefore, it’s necessary to know how to unlock AT&T iPhone.
Why is My AT&T iPhone Locked?
AT&A as a major provider of Apple’s iPhone goes into a contract with Apple Inc. which stipulates that all iPhones distributed through AT&T marketing services will be AT&T carrier locked. This simply means that if you buy an iPhone from AT&T, it will be locked to other networks like T-Mobile, and the mobile network will not work with any other networks SIM other than AT&T.
However, if your iPhone is AT&T locked, you can’t unlock your iPhone to use any other network carrier SIM card by following the process below to request an unlocking code from AT&T to unlock AT&T iPhone.
How to Unlock AT&T iPhone
In the following paragraphs, we shall be sharing some tips on how to unlock an AT&T locked iPhone.
#1. Requirements for Unlocking AT&T iPhone
Before we share the process of unlocking AT&T iPhone, we would like to share the requirements and restrictions that you need to know.
- The iPhone must be AT&T locked.
- The iPhone must be an IMEI blacklisted iPhone.
- The iPhone must not be associated with fraudulent or illegal activities.
- The cost of buying the iPhone from AT&T with other iPhone services must have been paid in full.
- The iPhone must only be active on your AT&T customer’s account.
- The 14 days buyer’s remorse period must have been terminated before requesting to unlock your iPhone.
#2. How to Request An Unlocking Code from AT&T
Here are the steps to request an unlocking code from AT&T:
Step 1: Visit the page https://www.att.com/deviceunlock
Step 2: Read through the eligibility requirements for unlocking AT&T iPhone.
Step 3: Agree to the eligibility requirements, then complete and submit the request form.
Step 4: You’ll receive a confirmation email shortly after submitting your request. Go your mailbox and click on the confirmation email link sent to you.
Step 5: Wait for AT&T to respond to your request with two business days.
Step 6: Once AT&T has sent you the instruction to unlock your carrier locked iPhone (i.e. if you’re approved), you can follow it to unlock AT&T iPhone 6... and submit them.
As we earlier mentioned, your request for an AT&T unlocking code will be attended to by AT&T customer service personnel in less than two business days. However, this doesn’t mean that it’s a guaranteed success because the mobile network carrier company has the right to drop your request.
How to Completely Erase iPhone after Unlocking it
Are you aware of the need to totally erase your iPhone after unlocking it? Unlocking AT&T iPhone is the first thing anyone with a locked iPhone should do, but erasing it completely before using it or giving it out is very necessary.
iMyFone Umate Pro for Win or for Mac is the ultimate data erasing tool that can clean up any private file that’s still lurking in your iPhone storage space. It will help to restore your iPhone to factory settings so that you won’t be bothered with the issue of privacy leakages or breach of security information when giving out or selling your AT&A iPhone.
- You can attain full privacy on your iOS device in just three clicks using Umate Pro.
- Completely wipe out all iOS data to reset iPhone to factory settings.
- Remove all third-party apps that can cause privacy leakage from your iPhone in 1 click.
- Erasing all iOS data which can’t be erased with a normal factory reset.
- Manage iPhone storage space by compressing photos losslessly.
Steps to erase all iPhone data:
Step 1: Download and install iMyFone Umate Pro on your PC. Connect your iPhone to your PC using a USB cable, then launch Umate Pro.
Step 2: Trust your device and choose “Erase All Data” mode from the sidebar. Then click “Erase” button to start scanning your device.
Step 3: After the scan, select your security level and type “delete” into the box. Then click on “Erase Now” tab to start erasing your iPhone.
Other Global Cell Phone Carrier Networks
There are a good number of global cell Phone carrier networks that offer subscription plans for iPhone. We’ve listed some of them as follows:
- Verizon Wireless
- Boost Mobile
- Simple Mobile
- US Mobile
- Total Wireless.