Unlocking your iphone is a real pain when you don’t know what you are looking at? Yesterday one of my friends bought a second-hand iPhone 7. The moment he placed his network SIM card in it, we realized that it has a network carrier lock. At first, we knew nothing about it, but we came to know what it was after some searching. I wanted to share this information with you guys. Now, for those of you who have never used an iPhone in your entire life and are planning to buy one, this article would be a real deal. In this article, we will discuss how to unlock iPhone 7 with several proven methods. So, let’s get started.
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On this page, you can find:
This article delivers wide-ranging support to understand:-
- iPhone 3G
- iPhone 3GS
- iPhone 4
- iPhone 4S
- iPhone 5
- iPhone 5c
- iPhone 5s
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone SE (1st generation)
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone X
- iPhone XR
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone SE (2nd generation)
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
Types of locks, and what are they placed for?
There are three types of iPhone 7 locks. Passcode lock, iCloud activation lock, and network carrier lock.
Passcode lock or screen lock is a convenient tool if you don’t want anyone to see your personal information, like looking at your photos or checking your messages. If a passcode lock is on, then you cannot access the data of that particular device. Usually, it consists of six-digit, but you can always shift to a four-digit code from settings.
iCloud Activation Lock
It provides actual security for your device. There is a feature called Find my iPhone, which confirms that the person who is not the device owner cannot remove any of the data from the device. He/she cannot use the device by applying his credentials. If the phone is passcode locked, it cannot be opened unless you enter the original code placed by the device owner. Even Apple Inc. cannot open it. It is effective in case of theft.
Network carrier Lock
It is as simple as if you buy an iPhone from a store other than the Apple store itself; you are committed to a network for a particular amount of time. The period may be of 40 to 60 days, or it may depend on your mobile plan. They are not letting you get away with their money. So you are bound to that network/ carrier until you pay their demand.
Let’s take a look at Unlocking methods of the iphone 7.
How to unlock your iPhone 7 without a passcode?
If you don’t remember your passcode and you attempted too many times, but the phone is still locked, there is an easy hack to solve it. Follow these steps to get rid of your passcode lock:
First of all, make sure your iPhone is not connected to your computer.
Press and hold the slide button until the power-off slider appears.
Drag the slider to turn off your iPhone.
While holding the Volume down button, connect your iPhone to your computer. Keep holding the Volume down button until you see the recovery-mode screen.
You can restore your data if you have backed it up. You will see an option to recover or update on your computer screen.
Choose to restore, and then the Finder or iTunes will download software for your device. It will take roughly 15 to 20 minutes. When your device exits recovery mode, set up your iPhone, and now your phone is as good as new.
How to unlock your iPhone 7 iCloud Activation lock?
The major issue with the iCloud activation lock occurs when the Find my iPhone feature is active. Here is a self-explaining way to remove this problem. There are two possibilities:
When it’s your phone:
When you purchased it from another user:
How to unlock iPhone 7 network carrier lock?
It is a lock placed on your iPhone 7 by your carrier. It cannot be unlocked by any other method unless your carrier allows it. So these are the steps to unlock your iPhone 7 from carrier lock:
What is jailbreak, and is it helpful to unlock your iPhone 7?
It’s a process to gain full control of your iOS device by removing the software restrictions placed by Apple Inc. on your device. It provides you access to those system files which are on the read-only mode in a default iPhone. So the question is whether this jailbreaking technique is effective against the three types of locks discussed above.
The answer to that is during the jailbreaking process, and we can bypass some of the factors of the iOS system, which includes passcode lock and activation lock as well, but sorry to say that you cannot wave off the network carrier lock by this process. Pay your debts and then enjoy your iPhone experience.
We are certainly not talking about unlocking today, but I would also tell you how to set up the passcode and iCloud activation lock on your phone as they have their importance in our daily lives.
How to set up a passcode lock?
These are some steps to set up a passcode on your iPhone 7:
How to set up an iCloud Activation lock?
These are the steps to establish an iCloud Activation lock in your iPhone 7:
Now I will take your leave for today. I hope you liked this summary of iPhone 7 locks and unlocks. If anything feels a little off about it, do let me know in the comments section. There is much more in the upcoming year. Stay tuned for more exciting stuff!!