How to check whether Phone is unlocked

Getting your phone unlocked is necessary if you want to use a different sim card in any abroad country.

Unlocking your phone is a pretty simple process. You can find tons of tutorials on the internet which can teach you to Unlock your Phone easily.

Unlocking your phone can be very useful for some specific situations.

After Unlocking your phone, the next step is it check or verify whether it is unlocked or not.

If you were looking for the best method to check whether your phone is unlocked or not then you are landed on the right article.

Today, we will be taking a look at the “2 Best methods to check whether the phone is unlocked”. Let’s get started with the first method.

General method

This is the General method to check whether the phone is unlocked or not. It is really easy to access method. Below are the steps that you can follow to check whether your phone is unlocked by the General method.

Step 1 – Go to Google and search for your phone’s name along with model and add unlock to it.

Step 2- Go to the Cellular Data network under Dual sim and mobile network settings on your phone. If there is such option in your device then it means that it is unlocked.

Step 3- Visit any good IMEI-checking service where can get to know whether your phone is actually unlocked or not.

You can get to know your IMEI by Going to about device under settings of your phone. Once you click on the about device, you will be able to view your IMEI number.

Simply, copy your IMEI number and paste it in any good IMEI-checking service. It will tell you the status of your phone whether your phone is unlocked or not.

Step 4- Call your carrier and ask them about the status of your phone. If you are unable to track the unlocking status of your phone by above steps then this is the way to go.

You can type the name of your carrier along with contact details on Google.

You will get the number from their. Now, make a call that number and tell them your account details or IMEI number.

You can easily get to know either you is unlocked or not by above method. It is a really simple method, you don\’t need to do any sort of programming or research to use this method. Let’s now go ahead and have a look at the Second method that you can use to check whether your phone is unlocked or not.

Insert any other carrier’s sim into your phone

This is another easy but great method to check either your phone is unlocked or not. All you need is a sim of different carrier and you be will able to check the status of your phone without any hassle. It is a quick process. Below are the steps to this method.

Step 1- Get a different carrier’s sim. You can buy/borrow sim from any of your friends for some time just to check whether your phone is unlocked or not.

Step 2- Switch off your smartphone and insert the carrier’s sim. Now, switch on your smartphone after inserting that sim.

Step 3- Once the sim is successfully inserted in your phone, make a call to anyone. If the call succeeds, it means that the phone is now unlocked. This was a really easy and simple way to check either phone is unlocked or not.

Frequently asked questions about Unlocking any phone:

What is the main use of an unlocked phone?

=> An unlocked phone allows you to use any carrier’s network flawlessly without any hassle. This process will unlock the network barriers of your phone so that you can use sim of any carrier at any time.

Can you Unlock any iPhone too like android?

=>  Yes, iPhone can be too Unlocked as any other android phone. The process to unlock any iPhone is a bit difficult or complicated compared to any other android phone.

Can you undo a jailbreak?

=> Yes, it is a pretty simple process to undo the jailbreak of any iPhone. There are several ways to info a jailbreak of any iPhone. You need to research a bit about how can you jailbreak any iPhone.

Can you unlock a phone which is in under contract?

=> Yes, You can definitely unlock a phone which is under contract without any hassle. Your Carrier company are not able to track the time of unlocking your phone (until it is not a special case).

How do I unlock my phone if I forgot my password?

=> You can actually unlock your phone even if you forgot the password. The process is pretty simple. All you need to do is to reset your phone before unlocking it. Switch off your phone, Hold down the volume down and power off button simultaneously. You will be transferred to a menu with several options.

Choose the Wipe Data/Factory reset option by the help volume buttons and power button. Confirm that you want to wipe the data. The process will be started and it may take some time. After the process completes, your phone’s data will be formatted. You will be able to bypass that password and you can begin the Unlocking process.


These were 2 methods by which you can check either your phone is unlocked or not. Both of these methods are very easy and simple. If you can access to any carrier’s sim card then it is better and easier to use the second method.

We will recommend you to use the first method and if you find it not working then you can switch to the second method.

Now, checking the status of the phone will be easier for you after reading these steps.

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