The Apple iPhone 7 was launched in September 2016 and it weighed around 138 grams. This iPhone is dust and water resistant and is powered by stereo speakers. If you are looking for unlocking AT&T iPhone handsets, this article is for you! All the major information that you need to know about it are compiled in the form of a comprehensive guide. The methods of unlocking an iPhone until now were not completely safe and either ended up in damaging the hardware or the software of the phone. The software method of unlocking the iPhone was prevalent until the launch of iPhone 3, however, after the iPhone 4 launched, this method was banned by Apple.
The hardware method of unlocking involved a lot of experimentation with the handset either by the owner or by a third party customer care service. On buying a new phone, everyone wants to experiment with it, and on doing so, they land up in damaging some important part of the phone which are costly and not easily available. Since it was in the warranty period Apple had to bear the cost of the damage. This led to an unwanted pressure on Apple’s expense and customer care due to which Apple decided to legally discontinue this unlocking method.
Now, even if the phones are within the warranty period and their parts are damaged, Apple decided not to pay for it anymore. They made the customers agree to this legal terms and conditions while purchasing their phones. Some iPhones were made easily available in the market at low cost because of them being locked to a previous network provider already. Some customers bought it at the low price but later on, they wanted to shift to another network. So, the process of unlocking Apple iPhone 7 phone is discussed below.
To unlock iPhone 7 AT&T, the most common method that is used nowadays is the IMEI method. This method is safe and doesn’t burn a hole in the pocket. You can get this service from any of the registered Apple customer care who will take a maximum of 3 days to unlock your handset from a particular network provider. This process does not tamper with the internal or external configuration of the handset and it also doesn’t require any extra application to be downloaded for availing this service.
The IMEI method works like the factory unlock process and this method will also preserve your iOS and warranty services without breaching any law. To use this method, you first need to find out the 15 digit IMEI number of your handset by dialling *#06# from your phone and note down the IMEI number. Give this number to the customer care by utilising which, the customer care will get access to the master database of Apple. They can trace the status of your phone from the master base where it is likely to denote as ‘locked’. Once they change the status from ‘locked’ to ‘unlocked’ reset your phone and you are now free to switch over to any network provider you want! It’s easy, cost-effective and totally hassle-free.