How to Unlock iPhone Free with IMEI Number [100% Working]

This article tells you how to unlock your iPhone free with the IMEI number. If the IMEI number is unavailable, you can use a third-party tool to unlock your iPhone. Let's get started!

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Updated on Feb 27, 2024

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An IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number is a 15-digit code assigned to mobile phones, cellular tablets, and satellite phones. It serves as a unique identifier for each mobile phone for device identification, activation, and security purposes. In some situations, IMEI numbers can be blacklisted or blocked by network carriers.

If the IMEI number of your iPhone is blocked by your network carrier, there are only a few things you can do with your iPhone until the carrier removes the lock. You need to know how to unlock SIM card on iPhone. Don't worry. You can follow this guide to unlock iPhone free with IMEI number.

Method Effectiveness Difficulty
1️⃣Contact the Carrier High - It can provide a free unlock service to unlock your iPhone with the IMEI number for free.



2️⃣EaseUS MobiUnlock High - You can use this iPhone unlocker tool to independently unlock the SIM lock.



Part 1. How to Find the IMEI Number of Your iPhone

To unlock iPhone with IMEI number for free, the first thing you should do is to obtain the unique IMEI number of your phone. There are four methods you can follow to find your IMEI number and this part will review all of them.

Method 1. Call *#06#

If you have your iPhone with you, this is the most convenient way to know the IMEI number. Open your iPhone's dialler and dial *#06#. On some iPhones, as soon as you dial all inputs, a Device Info screen that contains your iPhone's IMEI number will show up. If it doesn't appear automatically, press the Call button to make a successful call and the screen should appear.

How to Find IMEI Number by Calling

Method 2. Find it in Settings

The IMEI number and other self-identifying data are meant to reside on your iPhone. To find your IMEI number, open Settings > General > About. With a little scrolling, you should see the IMEI number.

Find iPhone IMEI Number in Settings

Method 3. Pop the SIM tray out

This method is useful when your iPhone is not turning on. Or you may meet some issues, such as iPhone stuck on loading circle or spinning wheel. iPhone 6S and later models have their IMEI numbers printed in their SIM tray. All you need to do is to take the SIM tray out and check the underside of the tray.

Find IMEI Number in iPhone SIM Tray

Method 4. Go to Apple ID website

This method requires that your locked iPhone is linked to an iCloud account and it is your final opportunity to locate your IMEI number if:

  • No SIM card is working to make a call.
  • Your iPhone is lost and stolen so you don't have access to it.
  • The iPhone is unable to power on and the number on the SIM tray is unclear.

Open a browser and visit Then sign in with your Apple ID and navigate to Devices. Click the iPhone from which you require the information to view the IMEI number in the box that appears.

Find iPhone IMEI Number on iCloud

Part 2. Unlock iPhone Free with IMEI Number by Contacting the Carrier

After getting your iPhone's IMEI number, the next step is to unlock iPhone free with IMEI number. Although there are many third-party websites that allow you to unlock your carrier-locked iPhone using an IMEI number, they usually are not free services. The best way to unlock iPhone with IMEI number for free is to contact the carrier by yourself.

Step 1. Prepare basic requirements

To unlock consumers' iPhones, different cell phone carriers have different policies. Here is a list of the things and information you need to gather in advance to make sure you are eligible to unlock your iPhone and that the procedure will run without a hitch.

  • The person's name under whom this iPhone is registered.
  • The person's account, email account, and phone number.
  • Note down the iPhone's IMEI number.
  • Answers to security questions and other relevant information such as billing address, payment method, etc.

Step 2. Call the carrier

Call Carrier to Unlock iPhone Free with IMEI Number

If you call the customer support of the carrier, it should provide a free unlock service to unlock your iPhone with the IMEI number for free. The customer service phone numbers (U.S. only) for the main carriers are shown below:

  • AT&T IMEI Unlock: 800-288-2020
  • T-Mobile IMEI Unlock: 800-937-8997
  • Verizon IMEI Unlock: 800-922-0204
  • Sprint IMEI Unlock: 888-211-4727
  • U.S. Cellular IMEI Unblock: 888-944-9400

Step 3. Find out if your iPhone is blacklisted

While you are in line with the customer support representative, the first thing is to verify whether your iPhone is blacklisted. If your iPhone is blacklisted, you will be unable to unlock it until it is removed from the backlist.

If your iPhone is only carrier-locked, you can proceed to request that it be unlocked.

Step 4. Unlock iPhone free with IMEI number

After you provide all required information and your unlock request is approved, an unlock code and instructions on entering your iPhone will be sent to your email account within 30 days. Then you can follow the instructions to enter the activation code and unlock iPhone carrier free.

Part 3. How to Unlock iPhone with IMEI Number by Yourself

If you don't want to go through the process of contacting the carrier to unlock the SIM lock, fortunately, you can unlock iPhone without carrier. At this time, you must try EaseUS MobiUnlock to independently unlock your iPhone.

EaseUS MobiUnlock is a robust iPhone unlocker tool that enables you to unlock almost any type of locked-iPhone situation:

The steps to remove SIM lock with EaseUS MobiUnlock

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer and run EaseUS MobiUnlock. Select "Remove SIM Lock" from the home-page. 

Remove SIM card - Step 1

Step 2. Check your device's infromation displayed on the screen, and then click "Start." After that, you'll see our Terms of Use, click "I Agree" and then click "Start" again to proceed. 

Remove SIM card - Step 2

Step 3. Then, you'll need to confirm your device information and click "Start Unlocking" to strat the unlocking process. Wait until the process is completed. 

Remove SIM card - Step 3

Step 4. Once the SIM card is unlocked, you can disconnect your iPhone and go to check whether it is SIM lock removed. 

Remove SIM card - Step 4

Try to Unlock iPhone Free with IMEI Number Now!

This article explains how to contact your carrier to unlock iPhone free with IMEI number. You can use EaseUS MobiUnlock to manually unlock the SIM lock on your iPhone if you are unable to get the IMEI number or fulfill the other conditions necessary for the carrier to unlock the device. Hope this guide helps you unlock iPhone carrier free.

FAQs on How to Unlock iPhone with IMEI Number for Free

Do you still have questions? Read this section to find answers.

1. Is it possible to change the IMEI number of my iPhone if my iPhone is blacklisted?

No, you can't change the IMEI number of your iPhone as the IMEI number is unique to each phone. It is given to every phone while manufacturing.

2. Can I get into an iPhone with the IMEI number?

If your iPhone's screen is locked, you can use the correct screen passcode to unlock it. But you cannot directly enter your iPhone with the IMEI number.

3. Can a stolen iPhone be unlocked?

An iPhone that is reported stolen or lost can be unlocked if the person who possesses the iPhone has the passcode, Apple ID password, or iCloud activation code, or uses a third-party iPhone unlocker. However, unlocking a stolen iPhone is illegal and unethical.

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Updated by Myra

Myra joined EaseUS in 2017. As a big fan of Apple products, she mainly focuses on iOS data transfer and iOS troubleshooting tips. Meanwhile, she is expanding her knowledge and skills in other fields like data recovery and disk management.

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