The network lock on an iPhone 14 is a software code that works behind the scenes to bind your device to one specific network. Removing that lock is legal and can be done quickly using just the IMEI number of your phone. A simple single-step process provides many benefits to unlocking your iPhone 14.
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What's an IMEI, and where can I find it?
IMEI is shorthand for ‘International Mobile Equipment Identity’. An IMEI is a unique, 15-digital number that comes with every mobile device. Every IMEI is stored centrally in the Equipment Identity Register (EIR) database. This database is used by mobile providers and their operating systems to check if a phone is locked to a specific network such as Telstra, Vodafone or Optus. Or if it’s unlocked and able to work on any CDMA or GSM network.
Your IMEI’s easy to find. Just type *#06# into your cell phone keypad. Or navigate to the ‘Settings’ menu and find it there. You can also find your IMEI by looking on your SIM card or under the battery in your phone.
Your IMEI number is the key to unlocking your iPhone 14. However, even if you know your IMEI you won’t be able to unlock your phone manually yourself. The process requires access to the central manufacturers database. And can only be done through software such as Mobile Unlocked that has whitelisted access to that database.
How to unlock your iPhone 14
Most customers want to have their phones unlocked from their network to save money. With an unlocked phone, switching networks and choosing the best SIM-only contract deals are easy. But there are other reasons too. Your current network provider, Telstra and Optus, may have poor reception in your area. You may have been given a used handset locked to a different network. Or you may want to sell your handset and get the best price. Either way, Mobile Unlocked makes the unlocking process simple.
To unlock your iPhone 14 using Mobile Unlocked you just need the IMEI number of your device. Using this data, our software works remotely to process your iPhone unlock behind-the-scenes. There’s no unlock code because our whitelisted software has direct access to the manufacturer database. The unlock then takes place automatically, “over the air” and your device is permanently unlocked. As soon as it’s complete, you can restart your iPhone 14 and insert your new SIM card.
With Mobile Unlocked the process is quick, simple and seamless. You keep your phone throughout, with no break in service. There are no identity and authorization checks to meet. And no forms to fill in. The process is permanent, won’t affect your warranty, and remote from start to finish.
Can you also unlock iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max and other iPhone models?
Our network carrier unlock method is compatible with all iterations of the iPhone 14, including the iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max versions. It’s also compatible with the following Apple devices and iPhone models:
A network unlock comes with many long-term benefits, including significant ongoing cost-savings. But there are other types of phone locks that can also be frustrating, most of these involve getting past the iPhone lock screen. Here’s a guide to solving the most common phone locking problems.
How to unlock a disabled iPhone 14
If you’re locked out of your phone because you don't know the screen passcode or pin code, your phone becomes almost worthless. And useless. There are a number of ways around this (we’ll cover them in this guide). But most require a factory reset or factory unlock, which means erasing all of the data, settings and passwords stored on your device.
For a solution that doesn’t damage your data, there’s Mobile Unlocked. It can help you bypass your locked screen and get you back into your disabled iPhone 14, no factory reset required.
It’ll also work for other passcode scenarios too, including Apple ID login issues, MDM lock problems and Screen Time password lockouts.
How to unlock iPhone 14 Pro Max without passcode using iTunes’ Recovery Mode
Did you know, you can use iTunes to solve your iPhone 14 passcode problems? By restoring the device to its factory settings you can start again from scratch. Yes, you lose your data. But you’ll get use of your phone back.
For this to work, your phone must have synced to iTunes before. And your computer needs to have the latest version of iTunes installed.
Power off your device (press and hold both the ‘Side’ button and the ‘Volume down’ button on your iPhone 14 until the power off slider appears).
Connect your phone to your computer while holding down the ‘Side’ button.
When you see the ‘Recovery Mode’ screen, let go of the button.
Select your iPhone 14 using Finder or iTunes.
When you see the option to Restore or Update, choose Restore.
Wait for the process to finish.
Disconnect your iPhone from the computer, then set it up again.
How to unlock iPhone 14 Pro passcode using iCloud and ‘Find My’
If the iTunes method doesn’t work you can use the ‘Find My’ app on iCloud. If you haven't synced your iPhone 14 with iTunes before because it won’t recognize your device. So the iTunes method won’t work.
iCloud’s ‘Find My’ app is another security back-up feature. It remotely wipes all of the data on your device if it’s lost or stolen to save it from falling into the wrong hands. It’s also a useful tool if you’ve forgotten your passcode. But it will restore your device to its factory setting. And it does require your iCloud login details, a wifi connection and for ‘Find My’ to have been previously activated. With those requirements in place, here are your next steps:
Open a browser on an iOS device with ‘Find My’ installed
Log in with your iCloud account, Apple ID password
Click ‘All Devices’
Select your locked iPhone 14 from the map
How to unlock iPhone 14 with Face ID
Most iPhone users will have Face ID configured on their iPhone 14. If this is the case, you can use it to unlock your device before you even get to the passcode stage.
To activate this, just tap the screen or lift it up to wake it. Then look at your iPhone.
If you set up Face ID on your iPhone 14, but it no longer works you can use the ‘TrueDepth’ camera to check it’s properly set up. Things to look out for:
Make sure nothing is blocking the camera (dirt, a case, your hand, or a screen protector).
Make sure your eyes, nose, and mouth are all fully visible.
If you’re wearing a face mask, hold your iPhone higher. (With iOS 15.4 and later updates, you can use Face ID to unlock your iPhone even if you’re wearing a mask. Face ID with a mask works by analyzing the unique characteristics around your eyes. So remember to remove sunglasses.)
How to unlock iPhone 14 using Apple Watch
If you own an Apple Watch that’s paired to your iPhone 14, you can use it to unlock your iPhone 14. Here’s how it works:
Go to ‘Settings’ on your phone
Select ‘Face ID & Passcode’
Scroll down and locate ‘Unlock with Apple Watch’. Then turn on ‘Apple Watch’.
To unlock your iPhone 14, your Apple Watch must have a passcode, be unlocked and on your wrist, and be close to your iPhone.
How to unlock iPhone 14 without computer
If you don’t have access to a computer, it can be tricky unlocking your iPhone 14 without passcode. But the good news is there are a few things you can try:
Ask for help! If a friend, family member, or colleague has access to a device, ask them if you can use it. If the answer’s ‘yes’, great. Log in to your iCloud account and use it to erase the passcode.
Alternatively, log into the ‘Find My’ app on another Apple device, such as an iPad. And then use the app to remotely erase your iPhone 14 and remove the passcode.
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