The Apple iPhone is one of the best selling smartphones in the world, no question about that. It is stylish looking and makes you look rich and refined amongst your friends. However, it has one major drawdown, and thatâ€™s the fact that it locks you to Apple services. Once you purchase it, you quickly realize that you can only use the services that Apple wants you to use. This is quite inconveniencing especially if services offered by competitor brands are cheaper or more efficient to use. On top of that, Apple smartphones do not come cheap. For instance, the Apple iPhone 5s is one the higher priced smartphones in the world. Thatâ€™s why itâ€™s only natural to feel a sense of disillusionment once you buy an iPhone 5/5s, and realize that you are limited in your options. But donâ€™t worry about it, we have researched for you some tips on how to get your iPhone 5/5s open (unlocked) very quickly.
1.Find your phoneâ€™s IMEI code
The reason why your phone is locked is because it is set as locked in the global mobile phone database, known as the IMEI database. Every phone every made is listed in this database. To unlock your iPhone 5/5s on this master database, you need to first locate your smartphoneâ€™s number. There are three ways to do this. The first one is to dial *#06#. You can also access this number by checking the back of your iPhone 5/5s. The third way to access this number is to check for the â€œIâ€ button on the iPhone 5/5s activation screen. Click on it and your deviceâ€™s IMEI number will be displayed on the screen.
2.Choose an unlock service provider and send your IMEI
There are many service providers out there that offer iPhone unlock services. Each of them has its own unique advantages depending on your needs. For instance, if you are operating on a budget, you may choose to go for a cheaper unlock service provider. You may also consider the time a provider takes to unlock your device. The shorter the time taken, the better. Another consideration would be the length of time that the unlock service provider has been in the market. The longer a provider has been in the market, the higher the chances that their customers are satisfied with their services. You can also check out their customer service such as how long it takes for them to respond to queries. Whatever your motivation in choosing an unlock service provider, make sure to send them the correct IMEI number
3.Pay for the service
Once you have settled for a favorable unlock service provider, click the unlock button. This will redirect you to pay for the service. You will be offered a number of payment options to choose from including your debit and credit card. Choose one that is convenient to your needs and pay for the service. You will then be requested to wait for between 1 to 3 days for your phone to be unlocked. It is a simple process that does not in any way tamper with your phoneâ€™s software makeup or the hardware.