Phones are one of the most used gadgets of the day. That’s why we try to keep them as operational as possible. One of the things we need to know is that our phone is not locked by our phone provider. That’s why we’re going to show you how will you be able to know this information.
How do I know if my cell phone is locked by the provider?
We always need to be aware of it network status of our phone. This is because many times our phones are not unlocked, which means you won’t be able to use them with any type of phone service provider.
Most of the time when we need to know this information is when we are going to travel to another country because we need to change telephone service and the phone will not work with the new SIM and will mark the ‘No service’ or ‘Emergency calls only’ announcement. Now we are going to show you how you can see if your phone is locked by the provider.
Through the mobile IMEI
One of the ways you can find out if your phone is free or has been blocked by your phone provider is through IMEI, this is very simple. The first thing you need to do is find this code on your phone. Here are the two ways you can find it:
- Enter the ‘Phone’ application, dial * # 6 # and then press the call button. The phone will start requesting a USSD code in which your IMEI will arrive.
- Another way to find your IMEI is from your cell phone settings. Here you will enter ‘General’, then enter ‘About’ and finally you will scroll to the IMEI / MEID statement. There will be the cell phone IMEI serial number.
After doing this, you have to log in IMEI.info. On this page you will enter your IMEI and click on the search button. This way, you will be able to see all the information on your phone. In the ‘Carrier’ statement will be the status of your phone regarding if it is free of a telephone or is blocked to only work with one.
Check in settings
In the settings of your iPhone you will also be able to check if your phone is free of a telephone and that you can use any type of line to use your cell phone. To do this, you have to go to the apps menu and open the settings. There you will enter the ‘General’ section and then tap on ‘Information’. Here you will find the ‘Operator Lock’ option. This way you will see if the phone is free or limited.
Use a SIM from a different company
As we told you at the beginning, stop check this information on your phone You will have several ways to do this and another way to do it is by changing the SIM card of your cell phone. To do this, you must have the SIM tray key on hand before you begin the process of changing the SIM.
To change the SIM card, the first thing you need to do is turn off the phone. Then take the key and insert it into the hole to open the tray and push it gently until the tray opens. Then you take it out and you will change the SIM for one that is from another telephone service.
Then reinsert the tray and press it until it closes. Now, turn on your cell phone and you will see if the phone recognizes the SIM card or reject it. This way, you can be sure that your cell phone is free or locked by your provider.
Call the provider
One of the easiest ways to find out if your phone is locked is by calling your provider. This way, you will be able to know if your cell phone is restricted to use it with other carriers and to remove the restriction on the cell phone.
With an online tool
On the internet too you will be able to find tools with which you will be able to know if your phone is restricted by your provider. One of these tools is the one we mentioned a while ago called IMEI.info in which you will have to write your IMEI. This is the most effective way to find out if your phone is restricted to only one carrier.
How to backup and restore data from iPhone?
To maintain your data is securely protected and that you can place them on another phone in case you change yours, is backing up that data. For this you will have to follow these instructions:
- First you have to enter the settings of your cell phone, you can do this from the applications menu.
- Now you have to enter where your name is and you are going to press where iCloud says.
- Next, you’ll need to tap the ‘Copy from iCloud’ screen and then turn on this option. If you want the backup to start at once, you have to tap on ‘Start backup now’.
In case you want to restore a backup on your iPhone that you have already done on your iPhone, you will have to do this:
- Enter the mobile settings and then ‘General’, here you will be able to see the ‘Software Update’ option, which you will open.
- Here you will have to choose the backup you want to use to restore it to your phone.