Comprehensive guides tailored to your specific Apple iPhone
New service from Mobile Unlocked that unlocks any iPhone without a passcode or iTunes. It includes MDM and screentime passcode lockouts using your phones IMEI number.
Unlock iPhone 14 (includes 14 Plus, Pro and Pro Max)
From upgraded cameras and redesigned screens to a power-saving screen and a force sensor, the iPhone 14 entered the market in September 2022. While all four iPhone models have upgraded internal chips, the Pro and Pro Max contain the A16 Bionic chip, which is about 40% faster than the A15.
Launched in September 2021, the iPhone 13 and its associated models (the iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max) all come with a new dual camera system, an all-new processor (the A15 Bionic) and more battery life for your money (2.5 hours longer than the iPhone 12).
New to the market in April 2021, the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max were the first Apple phones to include 5G connectivity. They were also the first iPhones to be featured in the color purple.
Still available as a lower-priced alternative to more recent models, the iPhone 11 was introduced in September 2019. Its sister products - the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max - feature a dual-lens camera and an A13 Bionic chip.
The least expensive device in Apple's twelfth generation of iPhones, the iPhone XR, is one of the most popular of Apple's devices. Powered by Apple's A12 Bionic chip processor, it comes with Face ID, a 6.1-inch screen, a 12 MP wide camera and a range of other solid features.
Both twelfth-generation flagships of the iPhone, the iPhone XS and XS Max were the first to contain a 7-nanometer smartphone chip - the powerful A12 Bionic processor. As a result, the phone's photo and video features were a breakthrough when the model launched in 2018.
Named to mark the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, the iPhone X (the 11th generation of its kind) achieved a range of other firsts. It was the first iPhone to use an OLED screen and unlike Android phones of the time, had a revolutionary 'bezel-less' (no frame) design.
One of Apple's budget range of smartphones, the 1st generation of the iPhone SE, came onto the market in 2016. In 2022, Apple introduced a third-generation version, with an improved A-series chip, Touch ID and 5G connectivity.
No longer in production, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus feature glass bodies that enable wireless charging, faster A11 processors, upgraded cameras, and True Tone displays. They launched on September 22, 2017.
The iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus are both 10th-generation examples of the iPhone. Similar to the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6, they launched in 2016 with new color options, Matte Black and Jet Black.
The design of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (a glass front curved around the edges of the screen) is said to have been inspired by the iPad Air. Although both are 8th generation iPhones, the screen size (4.7 compared to 5.5 inches) is the big difference between the two models.
Apple's 6th generation iPhone, the iPhone 5, was the first to be fully developed under the guidance of Apple CEO Tim Cook. It was also the last iPhone overseen by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.
The iPhone 4 was described by Apple's CEO Steve Jobs as 'the thinnest smartphone in the world' when it launched in 2010. Boasting a new hardware design, its frame was made of stainless steel with aluminosilicate glass used to house its internal components.
Also known as the iPhone 2, the iPhone 3G was the 2008 successor to the original iPhone. It included new hardware features such as GPS and 3G data. The 3GS launched a year later with its faster processor, higher-spec camera, and digital compass.
The first iPad was released in 2010. Since then, there have been various iterations of the regular iPad as well as the iPad Mini, the iPad Pro and the iPad Air. Each model has a different screen size (the biggest being the 12.9-inch iPad Pro) and various storage options.
Further types of iPhone unlocking
Unlock iPhone - SIM card swap
'I’m not sure if my phone is locked.'
If you bought your phone outright through a retailer or private sale, you might not know if it's locked or unlocked.
To check, insert a different SIM card and try to make a call. If your iPhone connects you, great. Your phone is unlocked. If it doesn't, it meansyour phone is locked to a single carrier and needs unlocking.
TIP: Apple SIM cards come in three sizes: mini, micro and nano. Make sure you use the correct size SIM card for the model of your iPhone. As a quick guide, the following groups of iPhone devices use the same size SIM:
The mini: The original iPhone, the iPhone 3G and the iPhone 3GS
The micro: iPhone 4s and iPhone 4
The nano: All other models
Using a computer that has never synced your iPhone to iTunes
Put your iPhone into the 'Recovery Mode' screen as follows:
iPhone 8, X, XS, XR, SE (2nd gen), 11, 12
Turn the device off: Hold the 'Volume Up', 'Volume Down' and 'Side' buttons simultaneously. Release when you see the 'Power Off' slider.
Connect to a computer: Connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable while holding down the 'Side' button.
iPhone 7 (Plus)
Turn the device off: Hold the 'Side' button until you see the red 'Power Off' slider.
Connect to a computer: Connect your iPhone to your computer while holding the 'Volume Down' button.
iPhone 6s or earlier:
Turn the device off: Hold the 'Side' (or 'Top') button until the screen shows the 'Power Off' slider.
Connect to a computer: Connect your iPhone to your computer while holding the 'Home' button.
When in the 'Recovery Screen' mode, choose the 'Restore' option.
Once this is done, iTunes will wipe your iPhone and reinstall the iOS software. It's now ready for you to set up as a new phone or restore content from your latest backup.
Unlock iPhone - using 'Find My Phone'
'How to unlock iPhone passcode without computer?'
If you have another iOS device, such as an iPhone or iPad, you can reset your passcode using the 'Find My Phone' app without a Mac computer.
- Install the 'Find My iPhone' app on another iOS device
- Log in with your Apple ID and password
- Tap on the locked device from the map displayed and chose 'Erase iPhone'. This will wipe all data from your locked device and unlock your iPhone passcode