Why do I need to connect to iTunes to unlock my phone?
It merely asks AT to approve and provision the unlock with Apple’s device activation database. The actual process of restoring the device in iTunes is what then processes that unlock and applies it to your device. You need to process your unlock in iTunes if you want the unlock to be applied to your device.
Do I need iTunes to unlock my iPhone?
One way to unlock a disabled iPhone or iPad without computer is to use Apple’s Find My iPhone service. It allows you to remotely perform actions on an iOS device. All you need to do is access either the website or the app on another device and you will be able to unlock the device.
What does it mean if an iPhone is unlocked?
Unlocking your iPhone means that you can use it with different carriers. Your iPhone might be locked to your carrier. Unlocking your iPhone means that you can use it with different carriers.
What happens when your iPhone is disabled and says connect to iTunes?
It means that you have entered the wrong passcode at least 6 times in a row already. Unless you can enter the right passcode in the next attempt, you’ll be locked out and your phone disabled for 5 minutes. After 8 unsuccessful attempts, your iPhone will be disabled for the next 15 minutes.
Are all iPhones unlocked?
An iPhone is either locked (connected to one carrier) or unlocked (free to use with any carrier). When you buy one from a carrier, such as AT® or Verizon®, you are typically tied to them—the phone is locked—for the duration of your contract. When you buy a new iPhone from the Apple® store, it is unlocked by default.
Are unlocked iPhones safe?
Unlocked Phones Get More Upgrades and Are More Secure Although you’ll still be at the mercy of your phone’s manufacturer, buying your phone unlocked gives you the best chance of getting the latest, and safest, software updates.
How long does it take for an iPhone to be unlocked?
In conclusion, it should take normally 3-5 working days should everything go smoothly. It can take up to a maximum of 15 working days but this is on a very rare occasion.