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

The price you pay to unlock your iPhone 6s or 6s 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 6s/6s Plus handset that we fail to unlock.

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

Why should I unlock my iPhone 6s?
How do I know if my iPhone 6s is locked or not?
What steps should I take before I unlock my iPhone 6s?
How do I tell if my iPhone 6s is blacklisted or ‘bricked’ prior to unlocking?
Am I allowed to unlock my iPhone 6s? Is unlocking a 6s legal?
How do I find my iPhone 6s handset’s IMEI number to begin the unlocking process?
Common misconceptions about unlocking the iPhone 6s.
What other networks can you unlock for my iPhone 6s?
Unlocking the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus: Some interesting facts about the handset.
What are the differences between an iPhone 6s and an iPhone 6s Plus?
Unlocking the iPhone 6s: A case study in European student exchange.
Unlocking the iPhone 6s Plus: A case study from an International Affairs Correspondent.

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

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

An unlocked 6s or 6s 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 6s handset. If you see what happens to the price of a used handset on the release of a new iPhone model, 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 will allow you to take your 6s or 6s Plus with you and use foreign networks to avoid any roaming charges.

It is also the case that having an unlocked iPhone 6s or 6s Plus will allow you to take advantage of any good 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 here, though to make serious savings users do have to be quite proactive in their bargain hunts, which might not be for everybody.

How do I know if my iPhone 6s is locked?

When you buy a second hand iPhone 6s 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 6s is locked, then the last of those options won’t appear.

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

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

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

Firstly, check if your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus 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 6s 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 6s Plus 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 6s should be one of the following: A1633, A1688, A1700.

The iPhone 6s Plus should be: A1634, A1687, A1699.

The final step you should take before unlocking your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus is to ensure that the iPhone isn’t blacklisted. Only carriers and networks can blacklist an iPhone 6s so you will need to check it with them to confirm the status of the iPhone. If the 6s 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 6s or 6s 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 6s or 6s 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 £300 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 6s or iPhone 6s 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 6s.

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

Unlocking an iPhone 6s or 6s 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 6s 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 6s Plus handset’s IMEI number to begin the unlocking process?

To unlock your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus, 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 6s 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 the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus by simply looking at the back cover. Finally, if that’s obscured or scratched beyond recognition, then open the iPhone 6s and go into SETTINGS > GENERAL > ABOUT > IMEI.

Another way to find the IMEI for your iPhone 6s 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 6s and iPhone 6s 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 6s. We DO NOT SEND UNLOCK CODES OUT as our unlock procedure does not work in this way: we unlock your iPhone 6s and 6s Plus 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 6s 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 6s or 6s 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 6s and 6s Plus?

We can actually unlock a number of networks for the iPhone 6s, 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 6s and 6s Plus: Some interesting facts about the handset.

The iPhone 6s was released in conjunction with the iPhone 6s Plus in September 2015, and whilst it set a new record for sales in its initial weekend, selling 13 million handsets, (up on 3 million from the release of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus the year before), in the months after its release Apple did see its first ever decline in iPhone sales. This was attributed to a saturated smartphone market in developed nations, and rising competition in developing nations where consumers demonstrated a tendency to buy ‘local’ smartphones.

The iPhone 6s was developed with more durability in mind, using a stronger aluminium alloy and the strengthening of key points on the back casing (aluminium 7000 series rather than the 6000 series, which is approximately twice as strong as the alloy used on the iPhone 6). It was the first of the iPhone range to be released with a rose-gold colour finish. The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus were also the first models to be fitted with the Apple’s A9 Processor, which gave it an increase in CPU performance of 70% as well as a 90% increase in graphics performance on its immediate predecessor. It is known as one of the most powerful and energy efficient chips on the market.

As well as enhanced fingerprint recognition on the TouchID Sensor, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus also featured limited water resistant technology due to the re-design of its interior electronics, allowing much of the logic board to be effectively sealed. The 6s also featured the new 3D Touch technology, which perceived the force a user pressed down on the display with. This taptic functionality opens up a way for users to interact with the software and control their device.

The reception of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus was positive, although Apple no longer benefited from the first mover advantage that it had in the earlier years of smartphone development and that essentially ‘stole a march’ on the competition. The modified camera, with a front and rear version, was not, according to some commentators, ‘leagues ahead of the competition anymore,’ and some also lamented a short battery life as ‘deeply frustrating.’ (The battery on the iPhone 6s is specified as requiring 150 minutes charge time for just over 8 hours use, whereas on the iPhone 6s Plus it is 165 minutes for just over 9 hours).

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

The first thing to note, and the  most obvious, is the simple size of the handset. The iPhone 6s is 4.7 inches (120 millimetres), with a 1334 x 750 pixel resolution. The iPhone 6s Plus on the other hand is somewhat larger, with a 5.5 inch display (140 millimetres) and with a greater pixel resolution of 1920 x 1080. The larger size of the iPhone 6s Plus also affects battery performance, and this is reflected again in the differences in weight: 143 grams for the iPhone 6s, and a weightier 192 grams for the iPhone 6s Plus.

Unlocking the iPhone 6s. A Case Study.

Unlocking the iPhone 6s for a sixth form exchange program.

Education is always to be encouraged. These were the thoughts of a number of tutors who initiated a student exchange program from a number of schools and universities around Europe over the course of several weeks in the July and August months.

Thirteen youths from the north of England went to experience life in a number of countries: amongst Italy, Spain, and Greece, as well as a week in the Czech Republic and Hungary. Likewise, two dozen students from these European nations made a return trip at a later date, touring the other countries, as well as spending time in the city of Leeds and enjoying walks on the Yorkshire Dales (a visit to the Bronte family’s residence in nearby Howarth was a particular favourite!)

These trips had to be supervised by several tutors over the course of the summer months, and such was the number of different countries involved in the tour that it was sensibly decided that the best way for them to proceed was to unlock their iPhone 6s handsets to avoid the costs incurred of rounding up a dozen or more teenagers in foreign cities! (Any parent will sympathise with that!)

Unlock my iPhone happily provided the freedom for the tutors, unlocking their iPhone 6s handsets across a range of different UK networks, and the trip was a great success, to be repeated in the summer of 2017. It’s nice to know that we’ve done our part for the next generation’s international relations!

Unlocking the iPhone 6s Plus. A Case Study.

Unlocking the iPhone 6s Plus for an International Affairs Correspondent.

Being an international journalist must be an exciting career: you get to go to all over the world, meet interesting people (both good and bad!), and get to file stories that are potentially world-changing in their scope. But conversely, you get to witness first hand disasters and the horrifying effect of war and conflict that to many of us in this country are, thankfully, unknown.

Having the latest smartphone to aid in this was an absolute necessity for one such correspondent of a well-known news organisation. Opting for the iPhone 6s Plus was sensible - the bigger screen size allowed for reports to be written on the go far more easily than with the smaller 6s. The 6s Plus was also hardier than older models, with a limited protection against water, and that was something that would come in handy from filing reports from as far afield as the Hindu Kush to the Amazon basin.

But two constraints limited its use: on a trip to Asia, the original network the iPhone 6s Plus was locked to had patchy coverage, and the costs of travelling through so many national borders and piggy-backing from one carrier to another quickly added up.

The correspondent approached Unlock my iPhone and explained the problem - they wanted the ability to jump from one network to another with the simple expedient of changing a SIM card to take advantage of local coverage and prices. The unlock took a total of five days since the correspondent’s initial enquiry to us, and whenever I catch the person’s name at the bottom of a bulletin or in a news paper, I do wonder: was that, in part, possible because of us?

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