One’s iPhone is locked so that its touch screen does not operate. Operations such as playing music, calling somebody accidentally or any other are prevented from occurring when it in an individual pocket or pursue. Locking a person’s phone is made possible by the Apple team. The locking mechanism is usually automatic when the screen is not touched for one minute. IPhones from apples are categorized into two categories namely unlocked and locked phones. One of the most effective methods of unlocking the iPhones is the unlock iCloud. Any phone which can be used on any network is referred to as unlocked whereas the locked phone is one that is used on one network that it is locked to.
Types of iPhones which are locked
If an iPhone is locked or unlocked is not possible an individual to know its status by looking on it. The apple company does not allow other firms to brand their iPhone devices. For instance, a person cannot get EE or three branded iPhones from the enterprise. Some of these iPhones available in the market are locked when sold. On a later date after the purchase, the iPhone is unlocked after a person has paid for the existing or first contract.
Ways of knowing if an iPhone is locked
One of the simplest way used by the owner of iPhone to know if his or her phone is locked or unlocked is by going through the settings application. The iPhone should be powered up, and the phone settings should be accessed. The following steps should be followed by an individual; settings should be opened, the mobile phone should be tapped and mobile data network option should be checked. An unlocked iPhone usually has free data network option, and hence the option should not appear on phones which are locked. Another method is by use of a sim card which is hundred percentage effective. One is advised to have at least two sim cards from different service providers.
With the current sim card, an individual should make a call, and a connection should be guaranteed. Switch off the iPhone. The sim card should be ejected from the phone by the use of sim card ejector tool and after that insert a new sim card. The sleep button should be pressed to make the phone active. A phone call should be done by the owner of the phone to see if there is a connection. The phone will be locked if it does connect with the new sim card.