• 1
    Enter your details

    Select the network your iPhone's locked to. Then enter your IMEI.

    Finding your IMEI number or Don’t know your network?

  • 2
    Make payment

    Immediately after payment, we connect to your manufacturer database to process the unlock. Your warranty isn’t affected. And most iPhone networks are unlocked within 24 hours.

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    Free your phone

    Your iPhone's unlocked easily over the air! You’ll receive confirmation of this via email.

Mature lady sat on her sofa looking at her unlocked iPhone 5S screen.

Why you should unlock your iPhone 5

The mobile market’s vast and packed with choice. But if your phone’s locked to a specific network, your options are limited. With an unlocked iPhone, you get flexibility, freedom and choice. The process is quick, secure, straightforward and 100% legal.

Take Charge

Stay in control of your phone’s network, not the other way around.

Get Personal

Source a package that’s right for you, not a generic deal you’re tied into.

Save as you Travel

Switch to local networks when going abroad and avoid costly roaming charges.

Keep Connected

Choose a network with the strongest signal where you are.

Add Value

Make more money if you choose to sell your phone on.

Lower Costs

Save money by scouring the market for the cheapest deal.

Save money by scouring the market for the cheapest deal. Learn more about how to unlock iPhone handsets online with Mobile Unlocked.

What's an IMEI, and where can I find it?

An IMEI performs an important role in unlocking your phone. It’s a unique 15-digit number that links a phone with the SIM card inside the device. Your IMEI functions much like your fingerprint. It’s part of your phone’s DNA and can’t be transferred from one phone to another.

Stored in a central database, it's used by the operating systems of mobile providers and manufacturers to find out information about your phone. And this includes whether or not it’s got a network lock in place.

You don’t need any sophisticated software to locate your IMEI. It’s right there in your phone ready to find. Just type *#06# into your iPhone screen using your cell phone keypad. Or find it in the ‘Settings’ menu.

How to network unlock iPhone 5, 5C and 5S.

Unlocking iPhone 5 and other iPhone models

Software provides a solution to most things. And your locked iPhone 5’s no exception. If you’re looking for a fast, permanent way to change your locked iPhone into and unlocked iPhone, the best solution is to let technology do the hard work for you.

Mobile Unlocked’s specialist software streamlines and simplifies the unlocking process, leaving you little to do other than perform a couple of clicks.

Unlike other methods, an online network unlocking tool like Mobile Unlocked doesn’t need lots of information for it to work.

It just needs one piece of data - the IMEI number of your device.

Fuelled by that one important number, our authorized whitelisted software can perform your iPhone 5 SIM unlock remotely. Scanning the Apple phone manufacturing databases, it works at speed, behind-the-scenes to pinpoint the information needed to erase the lock on your phone.

There’s no unlock code. Because Apple devices can be unlocked automatically “over-the-air” using a wifi or internet connection to hook up directly with the Apple servers.

All you need to do, once this is complete, is take out your old SIM card and replace it with your new provider’s SIM card.

And the good news is our service works for phones registered with both GSM and CDMA networks, including Optus, Telstra, Three Mobile Australia and Vodafone Australia.

Check Apple.com for technical specifications.

Don’t know the network? Use an iPhone 5 IMEI network check.

Can you also unlock other versions of the iPhone 5 and other iPhone models?

Variations of the iPhone 5 , including the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S can all be unlocked using our unlocking software. The process is the same for each one. Mobile Unlocked will also work with a new iPhone or secondhand phones. It also supports the following Apple devices and iPhone models:

iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus , iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone Xr, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 3, iPhone 3GS, and iPads.


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Further types of iPhone unlocking

Getting rid of the network lock on your phone is a winner because it saves you money instantly and long into the future. But there are other types of phone locking challenges you might face too. The biggest of these is the iPhone screen lock.

How to unlock iPhone 5 without iPhone passcode

Time now to explore another familiar phone locking problem: The dreaded dilemma posed by a forgotten passcode.

It happens to us all.

But, however common it is, it never gets easier. If you’re locked out of your phone because you don't know the passcode or pin code, your life’s pretty much on hold.

Unless you know where to go for help. Fortunately, help’s not far away because, as well as providing a network unlock tool, Mobile Unlocked has a tool that can get you back into your iPhone 5 if you’ve disabled it or are stuck at the lock screen stage.

Ready for better news? It also works for other phone locking scenarios such as problems with your Apple ID login, your MDM lock and Screen Time password.

Let’s look at the process:

Step 1.

Go to iPhone disabled how to unlock 5 without passcode unlocking tool guide.

Step 2.

Select unlocking mode: Screen lock.

Other options include: Apple ID, MDM, Screen Time passcode.

Step 3.

Connect device.

Use a USB cable to connect your phone to a PC or laptop.

Step 4.

Click ‘Remove lock’.

Your unlock will take place immediately and be complete in seconds.

How to unlock iPhone 5S and 5C with iTunes

Apple, being Apple, has obviously created its own screen lock workarounds. One of which is its iTunes app.

As well as functioning as a media player, media library, mobile device management utility, and the client app for the iTunes Store, iTunes has another super power. This iPhone feature can also be used to bypass the screen passcode lock.

It’s an ok option. And if you’ve got time to work your way through the various stages, should you give you back access to your phone.

But the steps are a bit fiddly. And it has one major drawback.

It requires you to perform a factory settings reset which erases all of the data from your phone at the same time as it erases the passcode. We’re talking photos, messages, files, settings, apps and passwords.

That said, if you’ve remembered to do a backup, you should be able to recover them afterwards.

Again, using an online tool like Mobile Unlocked takes all of the uncertainty and process-heavy approach away from you.

Graphic displaying an iPhone 5C volume and power buttons.

But here’s how it work if this approach works for you:

  • Connect your iPhone 5 to your Mac or PC and launch with the latest version of iTunes installed
  • Open iTunes
  • Press and hold both the Home and the top (or side) buttons at the same time. Keep holding them until you see the recovery mode screen.

NOTE: This method also works for an iPhone 6. But if you’re trying to unlock an iPhone 7 you need to press and hold the top (or side) and volume down buttons at the same time.

  • Locate your device on your computer using iTunes. When you have identified it, you will see the option to Restore or Update.
  • Click the 'Restore iPhone' button
  • Click ‘Restore’ and ‘Agree’

What to look out for

This method will only work if you’re using macOS Mojave or earlier. For those running the operating system macOS Catalina 10.15 or later, the Finder tool should be applied instead. The same process applies.

How to unlock iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C using iCloud

Did you know, Apple’s ‘Find My’ app can also be used to wipe the passcode from your iPhone 5 and other iPhone models?

It's just one of its many functions, which range from being able to track its location, play a sound, lock it down and flag it up as lost or reported stolen. But it’s the ability to remotely erase data we’re interested in here.

‘Find My’ can remotely erase all of the data on the phone, even if you haven’t physically got the device. This global erase includes the screen lock passcode, which means it’s ideal for you if you’ve forgotten your passcode or didn’t know it in the first place.

On the surface, it appears a simple and effective solution. But there’s a downside. Because, similar to the iTunes unlocking method, this method also requires a factory reset. And this means the end of all the data, settings, photos, messages and other passwords and logins on your device.

If you’re prepared for this, it’s an effective approach which works as follows:

  • 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 6 from the map
  • Click ‘Erase iPhone’

What to look out for:

  • Your device must be connected to wifi or the internet
  • ‘Find My’ needs to have been actuated on your device before the phone was disabled

iPhone lockouts are a pain. But they don't have to be a problem. The only challenge is choosing the right option.


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