After payment, we immediately process your unlock request remotely. Most iPhone 5 networks take up to 24 hours to unlock.
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Your iPhone 5 is unlocked over the air! You will recieve confirmation of this via email.
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.
Stay in control of your phone’s network, not the other way around.
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.
Choose a network with the strongest signal where you are.
Make more money if you choose to sell your phone on.
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.
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 authorised 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 EE, Vodafone, O2, Tesco and Sky Mobile. See this guide to unlock EE phone devices.
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.