The Apple iPhone 7 was launched in September 2016 with a front glass and aluminium body. It has one Nano-SIM slot card and weighed around 138 grams. This iPhone is dust and water resistant up to 1 metre for 30 minutes. The main camera of the phone is of 12 megapixels with Quad LED dual-tone flash supporting HDR quality. The front camera is of 7 megapixels and supports face detection, panorama and also provides HDR quality. The video can be recorded at 1080p and is powered by stereo speakers.
With fingerprint sensor along with an accelerometer, proximity, gyro, barometer and compass, this Apple iPhone 7 phone has everything you can dream of. Apple iPhones are naturally very costly for such high specifications so to save money; you might indulge in buying the iPhone which is already locked to a network carrier. These phones cost lower than the other iPhones which are unlocked. But, being the owner of the phone you obviously want to control it completely and here you are stuck with a particular network carrier. After you use for a few years, if you feel like unlocking from a particular network then there are some steps you need to follow.
There are majorly three methods of unlocking- the hardware method, the software method and the IMEI unlock method. The first two methods have become obsolete and the third method is in demand nowadays. The hardware method led to damage of the iPhone through malfunctioning of its crucial parts as the owner or third parties tried to experiment with it. Apple could not unnecessarily bear the charges of repairing these parts of the warranted phones as they are extremely costly. So, Apple declared not to provide such services even if the phone was within the warranty period and while purchasing iPhone customers were made to sign this legal petition.
The software method was available till iPhone 3. Post the launch of Apple iPhone 4, this form of unlocking is not supported in the handsets. So, the only way in which you can unlock your iPhone 7 is through IMEI method.
How to unlock iPhone 7?
- To unlock your phone first find out the IMEI number. You can find out this number by dialling *#06# from your handset.
- The 15 digit number will flash on your screen which you need to give the tech experts for entering the Apple master database. The master database compiles all the IMEI of all the Apple handsets. The expert will know when the product was manufactured, the internal memory size, and the colour of the product along with the network provider and the status of the phone whether it is locked or unlocked.
- As the expert changes the status of the phone from locked to unlocked, your handset will be unlocked from the network provider and you can shift to any other network provider you want. This is a legal method of unlocking and it is completely safe and hassle-free. You can avail this service within a period of 3 working days for minimal cost.