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Our promise to you when we unlock your iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus:

The price you pay to unlock your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus will NOT differ from that advertised above. There are NO hidden charges in our service.

We offer a full refund guarantee for any iPhone 6 or 6 Plus handset that we fail to unlock.

Some useful information about unlocking your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus handset:

Why should I unlock my iPhone 6?
How do I know if my iPhone 6 is locked or not?
What steps should I take before I unlock my iPhone 6?
How do I tell if my iPhone 6 is blacklisted or ‘bricked’ prior to unlocking?
Am I allowed to unlock my iPhone 6? Is unlocking a 6 legal?
How do I find my iPhone 6 handset’s IMEI number to begin the unlocking process?
Common misconceptions about unlocking the iPhone 6.
What other networks can you unlock for my iPhone 6?
Unlocking the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: Some interesting facts about the handsets.
What are the differences between an iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus?
Unlocking the iPhone 6: A case study to counter a coverage blackspot.
Unlocking the iPhone 6 Plus: A case study for a data-hungry Blues singer on tour.

Why should you unlock your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus?

There are several benefits to having your iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handset unlocked so you can use it on a network of your own choosing.
Unlocking your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus allows you to move to a cheaper tariff on the network of your choice. Simply insert the new SIM card of your desired network into the unlocked 6 and take advantage of the cheaper rates. It is not just a cheaper rate that changing network can offer you however: coverage issues are also dependent on networks, so changing them might give you better reception on your unlocked iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus in your locality.

An unlocked 6 or 6 Plus can also sell for more money than one that is locked to a network, as a buyer can use the SIM card and network of their choice with the second-hand 6 or 6 Plus handset. If you see what happens to the price of a used handset on the release of a new iPhone, then it makes sense to preserve as much value as you can by getting it unlocked before you sell it on.

And if you’re fond of travel around Europe or further afield, then an unlocked iPhone 6 or 6 Plus will allow you to take your handset with you and use foreign networks to avoid any roaming charges.

It is also true that having an unlocked iPhone 6 or 6 Plus will allow you to take advantage of any sudden deals that are on the market, as you can jump onto networks that offer such incentives (such as free minutes and texts). The money saved is the obvious advantage, though to make serious savings users do have to be proactive in their bargain hunts, which might not be for everybody as it means frequent SIM card changes.

How do I know if my iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus is locked?

When you buy a second hand iPhone 6 or 6 Plus it is always better to have it unlocked so you can use it on your preferred network. To check the status of the handset and to see if it is locked/unlocked, then simply go to SETTINGS > MOBILE > MOBILE DATA NETWORK. If the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus is locked, then the last of those options won’t appear.

But the best method to see if your iPhone is unlocked already is simply to substitute its original SIM card for one of your preferred network. If you can use it successfully on restarting the handset, then your iPhone is already unlocked. If the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus is still locked, it will say: “SIM not valid,” on the display.

What steps should I take before I unlock my iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus?

At Unlock my iPhone, we advise that everyone takes the following actions before they order an unlock service from us (or anyone else!) for their iPhone 6 or 6 Plus.

Firstly, check if your iPhone is already unlocked by the methods outlined above. Many people presume their handsets are locked automatically, yet this isn’t always so. Secondly, (and if the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus is locked), then it is recommended that you back up all the handset’s data - photos, videos, and contacts etc. This can be done through iTunes and the iCloud. Once that is done then you can find the iPhone 6s or 6 Plus handset IMEI number (see our section on how to do this, below). After that, and if you are not sure, then you can verify the model of the iPhone in your possession by checking the back cover of your iPhone and seeing the A1*** identification near the bottom.

The iPhone 6 should be one of the following: A1549, A1586, A1589.

The iPhone 6 Plus should be: A1522, A1524, A1593.

The final step you should take before unlocking your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus is to ensure that the iPhone isn’t blacklisted. Only carriers and networks can blacklist an iPhone so you will need to check it with them to confirm the status of the iPhone. If the 6 or 6 Plus handset is blacklisted, then we at Unlock my iPhone can’t help you unlock it, I’m afraid.

How do I tell if my iPhone 6 or 6 Plus is blacklisted or ‘bricked’ prior to unlocking?

iPhones that are lost or stolen and have been reported as such by their original owner are blacklisted to prevent them being used. You should always check before you purchase a second-hand iPhone 6 or 6 Plus whether this is the case and there are generally two ways of doing this.

The first way is to insert a SIM card from the same network that the iPhone was originally locked to. If it works, it shouldn’t be blacklisted. The second way is to use a third-party checking service, and we would refer you to Checkmend, a useful website for determining the status of iPhone handsets. It isn’t free however, and each check costs £1.99. Still, if it saves you spending £150 on a useless handset that has been bricked by its network, then it is money well spent. So if you buy a second hand iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus then please ask the seller for the IMEI first and do the check!

Again, it is worth noting here that if your handset is blacklisted, then we cannot unlock your iPhone.

Am I allowed to unlock my iPhone 6? Is unlocking a 6 Plus legal?

Unlocking an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus is NOT illegal in any way, so long as you own the handset (so you have finished paying off your contract or you purchased the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus outright). If you are still in the process of paying off the contract, then we would advise that you check with your carrier first to be sure of where you stand.

How do I find my iPhone 6 or 6 Plus handset’s IMEI number to begin the unlocking process?

To unlock your iPhone, you will need to provide us with the IMEI number. Every phone and mobile broadband device has a 15 digit IMEI number that us unique to that handset. To find the IMEI, simply take your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus and dial the following (without needing to press ‘call’):


The iPhone’s IMEI will then be displayed.

If this doesn’t work, then all is not lost. You can still find the IMEI on an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus by simply looking at the back cover. Finally, if that’s obscured or scratched beyond recognition, then open the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus and go into SETTINGS > GENERAL > ABOUT > IMEI.

Another way to find the IMEI for your iPhone is via connecting it to iTunes via your PC or Mac. Go to DEVICES > YOUR IPHONE > SUMMARY and the IMEI should be displayed.

Common misconceptions about unlocking the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

We often receive emails off people who ask us when they can expect to receive their unlock code after purchasing our services to unlock their iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. We DO NOT SEND UNLOCK CODES OUT as our unlock procedure does not work in this way: we unlock your iPhone at IMEI level on Apple’s database. Once that is confirmed, you will receive an email confirmation from us telling you how to complete the process via iTunes with your new SIM card.

Sometimes, people confuse our unlocking service for the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus with what is called Jailbreaking. This process is very different to an IMEI unlock and is actually based around removing the software restrictions on Apple’s iOS systems. The legal basis of this is shaky as it can crossover into Copyright infringement, depending on how the iPhone is used later on, but it is something that we at unlock do not offer, and we never have. Messing around with the iOS of an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus attempting a Jailbreak can leave the unit open to exploitation by third parties, and will obviously void your warranty.

What other networks can you unlock for my iPhone 6 and 6 Plus?

We can actually unlock a number of networks for the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, but we offer the best service on UK networks. If you have a particular network that you do want us to unlock, (UK, European, or beyond) please contact us and we’ll get back to you with a quote and estimated time.

Unlocking the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus: Some interesting facts about the handset.

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus burst onto the scene on September 19th, 2014, marketed under the slogan ‘Bigger than bigger!’ It obviously worked, for more than 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets were sold within the first three days, a number that set another Apple record (with 4 million of those being sold in the first 24 hours pre-order). By spring the following year, this reached 100 million in sales volume worldwide.

The most obvious difference in appearance of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus over what had come before was the change in display size: the 6 and 6 Plus were bigger than any that had gone before as Apple sought to cater for the consumer demand for larger screens, which was being filled by its competitors. The iPhone 6 handset’s display was 4.7 inches, whilst the iPhone 6 Plus was bigger still at 5.5 inches. To put this in context, the iPhone 6’s immediate predecessor, the iPhone 5s, had a display of 4 inches.

Other design firsts are the slenderness of the design: the Apple iPhone 6 is the thinnest of all the iPhone range, even its subsequent ones all the way up to and including the iPhone 7. It also had the power button relocated to the side, rather than the top, and, perhaps most controversial of all its design features, it featured a ‘bulge’ around the rear camera’s lens. Perhaps equally divisive was the two plastic strips that appeared on the aluminium rear that acted as antenna, a feature which angered some design purists. This led to some reviewers claiming that the iPhone 6 was both uncomfortable and awkward to hold.

This criticism of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus was made more pertinent by the apparent bending of the chassis under pressure (a phone held in a tight pocket was reportedly enough to bend it). Apple stated that they were aware of only nine complaints of this type, and offered to replace bent units if it was unintentional. It is notable that the subsequent iPhone 6s and 6s Plus used a stronger aluminium alloy than that used in the 6, and neither model has seen such ‘bendable’ criticism.

However, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus did have an enhanced battery life that earned praise from reviewers, and perhaps received the best accolade of all when it was considered “the best smartphone you can buy,” by Recode, the technology news website.

What’s the difference between an iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus?

The obvious difference between the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus is the size. The iPhone 6 comes in at 4.7 inches on the display, whilst the 6 Plus is 5.5 inches. The latter allows better use for video and reading over the smaller model, though the trade off comes in that it is not so easy to operate with one hand. Both models possess the same camera technology, at 8-megapixels, but the iPhone 6 Plus features OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation), which the smaller iPhone 6 does not.

Both handsets contain similar amounts of hard drive space: the choice runs from 16GB, to 64GB, to 128GB. Likewise, the bigger screen of the iPhone 6 Plus does require more power, but the extra space in the handset allows for a larger battery than in the iPhone 6. Tests on battery lasting times, during light to medium use, are impressive for both handsets.

Unlocking the iPhone 6. A Case Study.

Unlocking the iPhone 6 to counter the ‘Norfolk blackspot.’

Festival organisers in the fair county of Norfolk were plagued by bad coverage across a key network, a situation they only became aware of in the weeks leading up to the start. With thousands of people shortly descending, and with the pressing need to arrange portable lavatories, catering, stage management and construction teams and security, it quickly became obvious that trying to do any of that on site would only lead to confusion and potential bottlenecks in organisation.

The four-man team approached Unlock my iPhone for help. Within four days their iPhone 6 handsets were free of their locked network and they started looking for a different carrier. Not only that, but unlock my iPhone also gave them the best advice on what network would work over that area.

Pretty much the only thing we couldn’t guarantee for them was the weather!

Unlocking the iPhone 6 Plus. A Case Study.

Unlocking the iPhone 6 Plus for a Blues-singing troubadour.

With video content now key for any budding performer to find an audience, smartphones such as the iPhone 6 Plus, with its 8 megapixel camera, are key in allowing artists and song writers the ability to record high quality footage of their concerts. Such material is important in building the brand of the artist, and the ease with which it can be shared and promoted through social networks simply creates more of an appetite for such content.

One such person had a three-week tour scheduled across the southern US, before proceeding into Europe at folk festivals a few weeks later. The artist’s assistant (and wife!) who went with him was tasked with making decent recordings of the performances at venues, and to catch the right ‘atmosphere’ before editing it and uploading it on the performer’s Facebook page. She would then spend far longer on such sites responding and promoting the tour on their blog page and interacting with fans in their social media groups.

With such heavy data usage, it was obvious to her that network costs would be high in foreign countries, and the thought of coverage problems occurring whilst trying to keep a regular update of the artist’s appearances, and to interact with the fans on a timely basis, meant that she needed the best flexibility available - and that was only possible by having the iPhone 6 Plus unlocked.

With little more than a fortnight to go before they set off on their tour, Unlock my iPhone was tasked with unlocking two iPhone 6 Plus handsets. The unlocks were achieved before the end of the first week, and with our help, the tour generated considerable buzz amongst the growing fan base.


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  1. It works. 5

    Posted by Neil F. on 12th Dec 2016

    Got an iPhone 6 + and needed to get it unlocked as I'm off on a trip to Asia after the New Year. Visited a couple of sites but liked this one and went with them. I got an instant acknowledgement and then a follow up email from one of the staff who explained what they were doing. Then I received another email from the same man two days later saying it was all sorted and all I had to do was to plug the unlocked iPhone 6 + into iTunes. After a restart, it all worked and the new SIM was picked up. Great!

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    Posted by Brian Strang on 17th Oct 2016

    I got my iPhone 6 Plus unlocked by this website all in the time and for the price they said. I'd used another site previously and found that they just asked for more money after the original transaction (said I'd been put on a waiting list!). These people did it as they said, and now I'm free to change network. Thanks.

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    Posted by Daniel B on 7th Oct 2016

    I found this site on Google and put my order through to unlock my O2 iPhone. I got an email back within the hour saying it had been started, and then after the weekend had a second email saying the unlock was confirmed. It took 2 working days in total, and after the confirmation email I plugged my phone into iTunes with its new SIM and it picked up the network. Thanks very much.