How To Unlock iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus For Free (Guide)

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By now some of you might have bought the iPhone 6 or the iPhone 6 Plus and are already using it. But people still out there are not buying it because most of them are locked. Most of the people want unlocked iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. Well if you are one of these people then I have the guide on how to unlock iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus for free.

Since the method for unlocking iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is the same, I will be using the word “iPhone 6” for both the devices. Well that out-of-the-way let’s begin on how to unlock iPhone 6 for free.

Since this is a free method on unlocking iPhone 6, it will not work on the iPhones that are currently locked to a specific carrier. You need to have paid the full price for the iPhone 6.

Check out: How to order an unlocked iPhone 6!

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This method to unlock iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus will work on all carriers. The carriers which have been test and proven are: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile. For other carriers, comment below so I can test it on them.

STEP 1: If you are about to buy the iPhone, make sure you buy it by paying the full price. You can do this by going to an Apple store, as currently Apple does not officially sell unlocked ones on the online store.

STEP 2: Once you have got your iPhone 6, you need to activate it. I will list each step for activating each SIM card for your carrier.

  • AT&T Activation (Manual):
  • Step 1: Put your SIM in the iPhone 6.
  • Step 2: Now enter activation code. It should be either *123*(your ZIP code)*05# or *123*(your ZIP code)*06#.
  • Step 3: Press the call button.
  • Step 4: Turn off your iPhone and turn it back on after 10 minutes.
  • Note: You will receive a message with a new phone number. Since you are going to use your iPhone 6 on another carrier, you won’t need that.
  • T-Mobile Activation (Online):
  • Step 1: Write down the activation code which was on printed on the “activation card”.


  • Step 1: Write down the SIM card serial number on your SIM card.


  • Step 1: Write down your phone serial number on the box of the iPhone 6
  • Step 2: Now go to the T-Mobile activation website and enter any of the above numbers.
  • Sprint Activation (Manual):
  • Step 1: Write down your SIM card serial number.
  • Step 2: Put your SIM card in the iPhone 6.
  • Step 3: Press “*2” to contact Sprint. One of the employees will contact you and activation your SIM card to be used on the iPhone 6.

Note: If your carrier is not listed in the above method then comment below so I can add your carrier to the list on how to activate your SIM to unlock the device.

STEP 3: Once your SIM has been activated, connect your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus to computer and start iTunes.

STEP 4: Now press on the restore button and it will start restoring your iPhone. Make sure you create a backup before doing this, as it will erase all your data.

STEP 5: Once the restoring process has been completed, it will show a message saying your iPhone has been successfully unlocked.

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That is it folks, if you have followed the steps correctly your new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus should be unlocked and that too for free.

I have tested this method out and can confirm it unlocks iPhone 6. But for any reason you can not unlock your iPhone, then drop a comment below and I will get to you.

CEO & Founder of Maypalo

228 Comments to How To Unlock iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus For Free (Guide)

    • hey .. i am also stuck in same situation as you .. i also have vodafone card .. so were you able to unlock the phone?

  1. i have an H20 sim card. h20 wireless is a gsm network. i am currently using it with my iPhone 5. if i purchase an iPhone 6 att, should i be able to unlock it using that sim card or buy a brand new sim card?

  2. Hi ,You give me a big hope ,but it dosn’t work.
    I did paid full price with t-mobile for the phone and I’m on prepaid plan $50 per month .
    I follow the steps you posted and it did not unlocked 🙁

  3. i bought iPhone 6 plus Sprint model by paying in full price at apple store and i did what you told here. and i never gotten the message saying it is been unlocked… it just restored the iPhone back to the factory setting and that was it…

  4. i bought sprint iPhone 6 plus in full price at apple store and followed the steps to unlock it and it doesn’t work …..
    i didn’t get the message saying my phone has been unlocked …. i did all the restoring and all that

  5. Hi, if I buy Sprint iPhone 6 from Apple Store for full price then follow your step, do you know if it unlocks to use my T-mobile sim card?

    I am a T-mobile user and our local Apple store has some sprint phones but nothing else. Please help me,

  6. If my iPhone 6 plus is already activated on AT&T, do I still have to do the manual activation and the restore? In the US, I want to remain on my SIM card with the same number but only want yo put in a new SIM card when I am traveling. Thanks.

  7. T-MOBILE iPhones 6 and 6+ are sold unlocked from Apple off contract. I bought mine off contract and they just come with a T-Mobile sim. I was able to use it with my AT&T sim card out of the box no problem. Also if you have an AT&T MVNO like Straight Talk you don’t have to do the manual activation. Just pop the sim card in and wait for it to get signal. Once it does turn it off then back on (just in case) and connect it to iTunes to do a restore. I got my AT&T iPhone 6+ unlocked this way no problems.

    • I have at&t 6s. If you use another sim do you have to do it before you use the at&t sim? I read you can only unlock it, if you put the other networks sim in first, before setting up the phone, but I couldn’t get past powering it up, and then I get the, “sim Not compatible message.”

      If you don’t mind, can you give step by step how you acheived unlock? I tried it with a Sprint sim, and it did not work for me. Thanks.

  8. Bought a Verizon unlocked iphone6…. Trying to use an Indian Sim in india…..but its not activating….need some help…..

    • Sarabjot Singh

      Hi Abhishek> just wanted to knoe that have you got a solution to your problem AND is your phone working fine.

  9. adevelopersnotes

    I just tried this with my AT&T iPhone 6 (paid in full at the Apple store) and I did not get the Congratulations screen in iTunes. I used Itunes V and the “Restore iPhone” option. I was only able to activate the phone. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

  10. Have consumer cellular and I bought an att iphone 6. It keeps saying another phone number on the phone when I put my sim in with my number

    • were you able to unlock it? if so can you advise how you did? I too live in india and have a iphone 6 locked to at&T

  11. My wife bought the Iphone 6 and brought back to China as a gift to a family member. She paid full price at a Radio Shack and they told her the phone was locked. She said the two carriers in China are: China Union and China Mobil. Will your steps work with a international phone carrier?

  12. I upgraded to a iphone 6 plus on AT&T, it’s activated would this still work for me as I’m on the next contract. I would like to unlock so I can use my phone when I travel.

  13. Hi i bought an sprint iphone 6 and i need it to use With Claro company in Ecuador.. can you help me.. Thanks

  14. hi. how can i activate my iPhone 6 in india with airtel..i bought it from isa sprint but paid the full price ..please help me..

    • Sprint us CDMA. It wil only work if your carrier is CDMA too. An AT&T unlocked iphone 6S, will diffinetly work for you. It works on all global networks, once unlocked. It’s model 1633 and 1634.

  15. Hi,

    I got the confirmation screen but the when I plugged my Vodafone Spain SIM card it keeps saying no service.

    Unfortunately I’m back to Spain. Is there something I can do now which is not paying for unlocking?

    Thanks guys

  16. Hi ,
    I want to purchase locked iphone 6 (as it is cheap as compared to unlocked one!!!) and want to carry it in India,so just want to ask basic question that, if i get phone from my brother who is in USA, will be there any problem arise for my borther being phone is in contract with it?
    nad another thing, if i get it in india, the step which you have mentioned are suffice to use any carrier from iondia like idea?
    please help

  17. Abhinav Patel

    I have bought brand new iph6 + from USA .. And I want to use it at india ., how to unlock my new iph 6+ ??
    Can anybody guide me ??

  18. Does this process work in Colombia I have a T Mobile Iphone 6 bought in the U.S which they told me was unlocked, and now I am having a hard time getting it to function.Keeps telling me sim is invalid.Any help would greatly be appreciated the network I’m using out here is called Tigo.Thank you very much in advance.Have a great day.

  19. I just got the iPhone 6 +. Do not have a sim card. Not planning to use it as a cell phone for few more weeks. However would like to use it like my iPod for now. I never had a cell phone! So no sim card… What can I do?



  20. i have a new mobile with At & t with contract, i want to use different sim, same steps will work in india also…

  21. I got an iPhone 6 from USA T-Mobile the SIM is locked can you please advise how to unlock? I want to used this phone in Singapore I try to insert Singtel SIM card but not supported.

    Thank you & best regards,

  22. mohammedsalman patel


    i have an iphone 6+ and i forgot 4 digit password and icloud id password too
    can you plz help me out

  23. Tanmay Patel


    i have iphone6 on O2 network UK. Please provide me guidance for how to unlock it.
    Awaiting for response.

  24. I would like to try your method for a fido locked iPhone6.
    Do you have the codes?
    Cheers, this looks like the best free method and I checked if your website and service was a fraud by s fraud website service…. It said you are 100% legit

  25. I have iphone 5 with verizon. I just got iphone 6 from my brother that is from att&t. Would i be able to use it with my sim card from verizon?

  26. Disuja Santro

    This trick works no longer. I have an iPhone 6 which I bought from US which is a AT&T model and I can’t seem to unlock it no matter what. iPhone 6 is plain pain in my ass!

  27. please I have an Iphone 6 from at&t and I can’t use it with an MTN sim in Africa, how do I unlock it…

  28. I have a wind SIM card. I want to purchase an IPhone 6 SoftBank locked on eBay. Should I proceed and how can I unlock ?

  29. tanveer sohail

    hi mi iphone 6 was locked and i type wrong password as i forgot it so now it was showing on screen some 2 million minutes to dismiss the lock …so please suggest me what to do now and reply me please

  30. my iPhone 6 is from USA its carrier is Sprint and functional in USA , but I’m now in ethiopia so how can I use it here the ethiopian tellocme name called ETC do u have solution for this??

  31. I have an iPhone 6 plus with ntelos. they wouldn’t unlock it for me. have tried different methods and non work.

  32. Can do a check on the iPhone to see if it is unlocked on apple’s server. If unlocked then this process will work if not then you will have to get unlocked by carrier or third party unlock service. Can get iphone status check at

  33. t -mobile Step 2: Go to the activation of T -Mobile website and enter any of the above numbers. What do you mean? is my first t -mobile number.

  34. Hi,

    I purchased my iPhone 6 Plus at Apple Store, and activated on AT&T. I used it for 8 months and switched to T-Mobile, I did hook the iphone 6 Plus on iTune and performed restore, but after that, I did not receive the message saying my iPhone is unlocked. I them stick a T-Mobile SIM card into the phone, and it tells me my SIM card can’t be used since the carrier has locked the phone.

    Any suggestion?

  35. Hi, would like to get my phone unlocked. Its locked with carrier named Eastlink. And, What about the blacklisted iphones. Are they blacklisted for the carrier on which they are locked with or country. Are they usable in different country.

  36. Hello,

    i’ve tried it but it doesn’t work.

    I also tried to unblock it via but it didn’t work aswell and it costed a lot of money.

    I do have a locke AT&T iPhone 6 but wanting to use it with o2 Germany.

    I would really appreciate, if you could answer me to this email: [email protected]

    Thank you very much in advance,

    J. F.

  37. Real Unlocker

    Guys, guys, guys, stop reading this kind of “BS” guide. Do a bit research. This author doesn’t know what’s really going on. iPhone 5s/6/6+ can be unlocked ONLY when the service provider initiates an unlock requests to Apple. Apple keeps track of whether if your phone is locked or unlocked. For some of those who follow the guide and think it works… well, if you bought the phones directly from Apple, it’s unlocked. Verizon iPhones come automatically unlocked. ATT has a online site where you can submit the request easily. If your phone criteria is met, your phone will be unlocked. ATT unlock requests can be achieved in 5 minutes. This is when you reset and hook into iTune. You’ll get the Congrats… iphone unlocked message. Tmobile request is a pain - you have to use chat and smooth talk. But you might be able to get the rep to unlock. Sprint - don’t bother. There’s a reason why Sprint iPhones are sold cheap on eBay and Swappa.

  38. I have an iPhone 6 that was used on the Intelos carrier. Can I unlock it as well so I can use it on straight talk?

  39. Hi All, need help with Iphone 6,

    How can I unlock a At&t iphone 6 but there is no sim card that I can use from At&t.

    is it possible??

  40. I have iphone 6 plus locked and don’t know how to unlock it can you help me out to unlock the phone it is from usa carrier sprint

  41. well i live in Ghana and i bought an iphone 6 plus which does not accept my carrier and i dont know what else to do can you help with that

  42. Kaushal Kothari


    I am buying an iPhone 6 plus in the At&T contract based locked from US. I plan to get it to india and get it unlocked here in Mumbai.

    Is it possible ?? Will I be able to get it unlocked in India ? If Yes then after unlocked i should be able to use my Vodafone network in it.

    Please resolve my issues.

  43. hey my iphone 6 are lock i buying from uk its carrier is o2 now this phone i will send to india then plaz will you tall me how can i unlocking this phone

  44. Can you provide instructions on how to unlock or how to connect an iphone 6 to metro PCS. I live in California if that makes any difference. Thank you very much.

  45. i hve iphone 6+ locked that i bought from unknown person. i thinks its stolen mobile i wanna unlocked it give me solution plzz

  46. Hello, i have my iphone 6 since december 2015 and i want to unlocked my phone, my carrier is consumer cellular. can you help me how to unlocked my phone? thank you.

  47. I got iPhone 6 from japan. But it don’t support nepali sim what is the problem can I do some thing to unlock my iPhone 6

  48. Siane Sweeney

    I had bought an iphone 6 plus off ebay. It is locked to AT&T. I want to use my Optus sim in the iphone6 plus so i can use it in australia. Could u please tell me hiw i could go about doing this?

  49. guys I bought my iphone6 plus from another guy bt the network is closed so wat can i do to open the network for my phone.

    pliz help mi

  50. Try purchasing a RSIM 10+
    It’s the latest & best way if you can’t figure it people. Its outlook is quite thin but with a huge capacity around 256K. The rgknse team implamented a stable program. With the huge capacity and thin chip that can provide different unlocking modes for 4G CDMA CARD with iOS8, IOS9 4G CDMA card with IOS 9 and smart 4G GSM/WCDMA cards.
    The special chip and the huge capacity and low price are the features. It is the ideal model to choose in market to use for unlocking 6S/6/5S/5 with IOS9.

  51. Hi,

    I have a Japanese AU phone but a Skinny NZ sim card, my iphone 6 will not even go past the set up page to unlock.

    I was wondering if you could help

    • Just have a look at the following blog.
      The mentioned service can 100% help you to get your Japan AU iPhone Unlocked. I’d recently used them to unlock my 6S.

  52. Mirejun L. Magsanay

    My i phone 6 is Globe “Philippines” locked i want to use it here is UAE, My sim card here is Etisalat Carrier

  53. I have a iPhone 6 Plus and it’s locked by boost mobile I have looked everywhere to get it unlocked and I have found no way I hope u can help me

  54. have an iphone 6 that I had reported lost, but found months later, now I want to give it to my father but have no way to unlock it or if its even possible let me know

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  56. Hey guys!
    Ciphoneunlocker. com! got my phone unlocked for free. Glad I didn’t have to pay moneyfor it.
    I’m just giving actual advice to everyone. Don’tpay, get it for free!”

  57. Hi,
    Iam using iPhone6 boost mobile. How can I unlock it. I tried using restoration on iTunes but this does not work.

  58. Lyndon Gomez

    Hi Farhan,

    During activation on AT&T sim, does it need to have network coverage (signal?) or just dial the instructions above will bypass the unlocking? Thanks in advance.

  59. Hello anybody, i got iphone 6 plus with icloud locked, how to solved it. For info, i bought logic board from US, after reinstall, the iphone need activation, i stuck …..tq

  60. Lashekia Bowser

    I have brought a family mobile sim card can you tell me how to unlock my daughter iPhone 6 plus

  61. Betty Santana

    I have a locked iphone 6 and my current carrier in my iphone 5 is Simple Mobile.
    Please advice if this one is possible. Thank You.

  62. I bought a zerizon iPhone 6 from a random guy wasnt charge at the time & I don’t know his info & reset the iPhone now can’t get in I’m also wondering if I can use it with T-Mobile sim

  63. Yes I’m through c spire and I need to unlock the numeric password to my I phone6 I can’t believe into the phone

  64. Peng David

    My iphone 6s is from canada, serve previously by ROGERS . it says the sim is not compatible. can you show me how to unlock it please..

  65. Hey i just recieved an iphone 6 from a friend who lives in USA. he was using AT & T carrier there but when i take that SIM Card out and put in a new local ETC (ETH MTN) carrier SIM Card it says sim not supported. i am in Ethiopia and the phone is not accepting our sim cards. please please help…

    • Jon Hawryliak

      Wow lot of mail! I have a iPhone 6S Plus I received as a gift from a friend in a large corporation. They use ATT, Verizon, TMobile and maybe others, so he doesn’t know which company this was bought from. The phone is locked and I want to go back to my old carrier Boost Mobile….can you help me please. Thank you.

  66. Edwin Rains

    Hi I have iphone 6 tmobile with this code MG562LL/A Will this method work ??
    Please let me know ???
    Thank you

  67. My iphone is Philippines set. The phone have sim lock. How i want unlock the sim lock. I want to use the phone in malaysia. Mine is iphone 6

  68. My iphone is Philippines set. The phone have sim lock. How i want unlock the sim lock. I want to use the phone in malaysia. Mine is iphone 6

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