How to Unlock a T-Mobile iPhone (All iPhone Models and iOS Versions)

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Dec 08, 2020 16:00 / Posted by Lisa Ou

If you buy a new iPhone 12 from the T-Mobile website, then you get a T-Mobile iPhone 12 by default. If you insert a SIM card from other carriers, your iPhone cannot work properly and pops up the SIM not supported error message.

How to Unlock a T-Mobile iPhone (All iPhone Models and iOS Versions)

Though T-Mobile offers international roaming services for iPhone, its poor coverage in rural areas and some urban areas need to be improved. Before you using other phone carriers, you need to unlock T-Mobile iPhone manually. The followings are safe and permanent ways to get a T-Mobile unlocked iPhone. Just read and follow.

1. How to Unlock T-Mobile iPhone Locks

Though T-Mobile offers international roaming services for iPhone, its poor coverage in rural areas and some urban areas need to be improved. Before you using other phone carriers, you need to unlock T-Mobile iPhone manually. The followings are safe and permanent ways to get a T-Mobile unlocked iPhone. Just read and follow

Free download FoneLab iOS Unlocker. Launch the iPhone unlocking tool after the installation. Choose Wipe Passcode in the main interface.

unlock interface

Click Start in the Wipe Passcode screen. Connect your T-Mobile iPhone to the computer with a USB cable.

unlock interface

Check your iPhone information of Device Category, Device Type, and Device Model. Click Start to confirm and start to download the firmware package.

confirm device information

Wait for a while to download the iPhone unlocking package. Later, click Unlock to wipe the screen passcode and unlock your T-Mobile iPhone.

firmware downloaded successfully

Enter 0000 into the Unlock confirmation blank. Click Unlock to erase the iPhone lock screen password. Now you can prepare for T-Mobile iPhone unlocking.

unlock interface

2. How to Unlock T-Mobile Carrier from iPhone

The T-Mobile team offers the T-Mobile iPhone unlocking service as well. You can go to a T-Mobile store nearby to unlock your iPhone from T-Mobile. Before you get the unlocked iPhone, here are some requirements you need to know.

Unless you meet the following T-Mobile account and device requirements can you unlock a T-Mobile iPhone officially and successfully.  

  1. Your iPhone must be sold by T-Mobile.
  2. The T-Mobile iPhone should be paid in full. (The JUMP! On Demand and active EIP payment plans are not eligible to get unlocked by T-Mobile.)
  3. No IMEI block. A blacklisted IMEI iPhone is not unlockable.
  4. The T-Mobile iPhone must have been used on your line of service at least 40 days. Meanwhile, your T-Mobile account should be in good standing.
  5. You can have a T-Mobile unlock request after using the T-Mobile network at least 365 days.

If yes, you can start your T-Mobile iPhone unlocking process. You can contact the T-Mobile team at 1-877-746-0909. The T-Mobile support team will help you unlock your iPhone from the T-Mobile carrier. Sadly, there is no run the T-Mobile Device Unlock app for the iOS version yet. Different from T-Mobile Android phones, you cannot request and apply an iOS device unlock directly.

3. FAQs of Unlocking T-Mobile iPhone

How to find the IMEI number on your iPhone?

The iPhone IMEI number is the key point for T-Mobile iPhone unlocking. To check the IMEI number of an iPhone, you can go to the Settings app. Choose General and About. You can see Serial Number to get the iPhone IMEI code. Or you can dial *#06# on your iPhone to see the IMEI number.

How to unlock an iOS 12 device for other carriers?

You can use iTunes to back up your iPhone before T-Mobile unlocking. Connect iPhone to your computer. Run iTunes and click Back up Now. When you get an iPhone backup, you can erase all content and settings on iPhone. In the Welcome screen, connect your iPhone to iTunes. You can see the Congratulation, your iPhone has been unlocked display screen. Later, use iTunes to restore the iPhone from the most relevant backup.

Why is IMEI blocked?

If your iPhone has been reported lost, stolen, unpaid balances, and other mistakes, your T-Mobile IMEI gets blocked. You need to use a T-Mobile unlocking service to remove the block status on the T-Mobile carrier database first.  

If your iPhone is not eligible for the official T-Mobile unlocking, you can use a paid T-Mobile iPhone unlocking service instead. It takes one day or so to unlock a locked T-Mobile iPhone without hassle. No matter you unlock T-Mobile iPhone from the carrier or lock screen passcode, you had better make a backup file in case of data loss. Once your T-Mobile iPhone gets unlocked, you can insert a new SIM card into the iPhone card slot. Power on iPhone as usual. After that, follow the on-screen guide and complete the iPhone setup process manually.

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