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Questions tagged [unlock]

Refers to unlocking iPhones. Unlocking an iPhone that has been locked to a specific carrier (such as Verizon or AT&T), allows you to use it on other compatible networks.

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How to reset the iPad without PC and iTunes

I have an iPad and I forgot the passcode. I can't remember email ID or Apple ID. Now I only have the iPad and bill. Many stories I've read suggest to reset the iPad and then login. How do I do that? ...
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Can not unlock my MacBook Pro once I locked it with Find my iPhone

I thought that i lost my MacBook Pro so I used Find my iPhone to lock it. Now that I found it an interrogation point is appearing on my screen but there is nowhere I can write my pin. Can you please ...
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I have an iphone 4s and it wont unlock

I have an iphone 4s, and it will not unlock, using my normal pin. I took it to a computer store, but they want 60$/hr for a 4hour minimum of work. This is more than I can afford. Is there any other ...
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My iPhone 5s is cracked and the screen is black, how do I get pictures from the phone?

I dropped my iPhone 5s in water and then cracked it... Vegas what can I say? It was working that day but, the next it just went black and didn't work anymore. When I connected to the computer, it is ...
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What does locking a Mac actually do?

When my Mac locks itself due to inactivity, or because I've switched to the login screen (without logging myself out), what actually changes? For example: Is access to data on my hard disk affected? (...
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Lost iPad doesn't connect to WiFi

A family member's iPad 2 (WiFi), which is connected to my old Apple ID has been locked with a message that says she has to pay $30 to someone online. I said not to pay and I went online, logged into ...
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how can i use old iphone 5 wifi only after ios 9 update.

It keeps asking to activate. I had att but got new att 6+. Now I just want to use it to play games and music. It wont get past activation. I have called att they cant unlock because sim is already ...
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a problem with the area locked SIM card, how can I unlock my iphone?

I recently updated my iPhone 4 to iOS 7; however, I need to fully unlock my iPhone (which I inserted a SIM card into). How do I do this? Note: my sim card is from Tahiti (French Polynesia). Can you ...
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How do I unlock an iPhone 6?

I recently bought the phone in Japan because it is way cheaper but then I am unable to use my local SIM card (Indonesia). Please anyone kindly assist and solve this (free method). Thanks in advance!
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How to know if iPhone was used

I need to know if someone has used my iPhone or not. Sometimes I can't recall the last time I used my iPhone and I've tried many things to view the log if that is even possible. Is there a "Slide to ...
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How to recover icloud password if its locked?

I created an account for my uncle's iPhone, he used the phone for 4-5 months and asked me the password but I forgot it completely and don't either remember its google password or security answers, he ...
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Iphone 4 without itunes or lock button

Okay my iphone needs to connect to itunes, but my device doesnt support itunes and my iphone lock button is broke, what can I do?
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10.11: Good Samaritan message not showing on Filevault2 unlock screen

You can set up a lock Message under System Preferences => Security & Privacy => General => Set Lock Message. This Message is stored in NVRAM. Under 10.9 Mavericks it was not only shown on ...
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How to unlock broken iPhone 5c?

I would like to import photos from an iPhone 5c. When I connect the iPhone to the PC with a USB cable the PC says the iPhone is locked. I don't know how to unlock it and even if I did, I can't: half ...
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iPhone Network lock - Fact or Fiction?

Following a recent conversation with my provider's help-line, the Customer Service Rep stated: CSR: All phones are network-locked. Me: Not ones bought directly from Apple. CSR: Even ones from ...
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Will Apple Store employees activate my new iPhone?

I bought a SIM FREE( Unlocked) iPhone 6s from the Apple Store in Glendale the other day. The reason I used more money to get the SIM free one is because I'm here in L.A for a little vacation, but I ...
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Unlocking Sprint Network

I got a phone from a guy, his business bought him a new phone and no longer needed the phone, which i now have. His old plan was with sprint, and i use verizon. I would think his account has been ...
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How to fix the time display at the top of the screen flashing?

Sometimes when I unlock my iPhone 6s 64Gb with iOS 9.2 the time display at the top of the screen flashes or the whole display at the top of the screen (signal strength time and battery) takes a second ...
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iOS: Your passcode is required to enable Touch ID

Occasionally, when unlocking my iPhone or iPad, I get the following message: Your passcode is required to enable Touch ID Now this is not after a number of failed attempts or turning the device ...
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Check iPhone factory information

This is my first question here. I am going to buy a new iPhone 6s and got confused. In my country we do not have any Apple authorised seller. So I have to buy from any mobile shop. I searched Google ...
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Forgot passcode. Can't reset without turning off “Find My iPhone”. iCloud.com doesn't display phone

I forgot the passcode for my old iPhone 4 which I planned on letting my friend borrow while she waits for a new one. Here are the things I tried: holding home and sleep/wake button until symbol shows ...
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After unlocking apple id and sign in to iTunes I cannot unlock my iPhone

I have got a second hand iPhone (5s) of my friend and it has been restored before and now has hello on the screen. i get his Apple ID and password for that. My friend his self has iPhone 6 with the ...
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How to unlock my Mac in iCloud?

I don't know how this happened but my Mac was locked; now when I go to iCloud -> Find my Mac I found my Mac with locked status. The problem that I don't know the pin code to unlock it. Is there any ...
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Unlocking an O2 Iphone

I was asked if I could unlock an iPhone today, the answer was, of course, a resounding no. Intrigued, I dug a little deeper to see what would be required and if it were possible. All of the ...
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MacBook Pro 2012 HD locks on boot

Today my laptop has started to lock the HD. When booted it either stays black with the fans going nuts or it loads up a dialog to reset pw. In this window I can choose startup disk from the top left ...
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Does iPhone 4S have a region lock?

All phones in South Africa are sold unlocked, and I can use my iPhone 4S with any carrier's SIM cards in South Africa. However, when I visited Australia, I found that SIM activation failed after I ...
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What carriers can utilize my unlocked AT&T iPhone 5?

What carriers can utilize my network unlocked AT&T iPhone 5? I just unlocked it by submitting the request to AT&T and restoring it. Thanks!
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How would I unlock an iPhone while out of the country?

I gave an iPhone 3G to a friend who lives in Dubai. At the time, it was carrier locked to at&t. I have since submitted a request here in the U.S. to unlock it, and the request was approved by at&...
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iPhone 4 cracked and will not slide over for password.

I cracked my iPhone 4 and now it's messed up. The phone turns completely on where i can see my lock screen picture, but if trying to sliding over to unlocked it..it won't slide. The only place I can ...
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Difference between unlocked iPhone 6 from T-Mobile vs. regular unlocked iPhone 6?

I'm trying to understand what is the difference between buying an unlocked iPhone 6 with T-Mobile SIM versus just a regular unlocked iPhone 6? They seem to be the same price: http://store.apple.com/us/...
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Unlock delay for iPhone 6

So I waste too much time on my phone. Checking Facebook and Twitter, browsing to read unproductive things, etc. I should just stop, but I'm curious if there is a technological deterrent to my habit. ...
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Backing up an iPhone 6 too damaged to be able to be unlocked

Having searched through other Q&As on backing up damaged phones, I can't seem to find a solution for my little problem, so I'm really hoping that by asking directly someone will have an answer! I ...
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Replacing iPhone's logic-board to unlock its SIM card

I have an iPhone 5c locked under AT&T, and I was trying to unlock it in many ways but nothing worked. I'm wondering if I replace its logic board, would it get unlocked or not?!
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Does the Apple Watch really identify “you”?

In several places in the iOS Apple Watch settings app, important functionality depends on "you" wearing the watch. Critically under the settings for unlocking the watch without requiring a passcode (...
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what happens if I update unlocked iphone software?

what happens if I update unlocked iphone software? I have iphone 4s with iOS 6.0.1 and I want to update to iOS 8.3 My iphone was unlocked by Goguo i-4s v6.1 card What happens if I do this update or ...
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Is there a simple or “one-click” unlock for sprint iPhone 6 plus IOS 8.1.1?

How do I unlock iPhone 6 plus IOS 8.1.1 from sprint?
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applescript to unlock mac works very slow

Hello i am using this script to unlock the mac tell me to activate\n tell application \"System Events\" to keystroke \"PASSWORD\"\n tell application \"System Events\" to keystroke return\n tell ...
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Sprint factory iphone 5 unlocking

I want to factory unlock my iphone 5 from Sprint operator. Can it be done for free or have I use an internet ? Thanks for helping:)
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Unlock a Virgin Mobile USA iPhone 4s — worthwhile?

I have an iPhone 4s that works with Virgin Mobile USA. Since carriers must unlock phones now I'm wondering about unlocking this one. But I haven't been able to determine if it would actually be ...
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Recover data from locked iPad

Here's the deal... I've an ipad that is locked after missing the lock key a few times. Now it is requesting to connect to iTunes but this iPad was never synced with the iTunes. I know i can restore ...
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How to unlock an iPhone 5C?

My brother-in-law works at a bar. He has had an iPhone 5C there for months, so he took it and tried to find the owner's phone number so he could contact them about their phone, but iCloud didn't let ...
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What does “each user must type in their password before they will be able to unlock the disk” mean?

I am setting up File Vault 2 on my Macbook Pro under Yosemite and I see the following message, each user must type in their password before they will be able to unlock the disk I don't actually ...
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iPhone - How to set up not requiring passcode if recently closed

I have an iPhone with iOS 8. Is there a way to setup my phone where it doesn't require a passcode to unlock if it has been closed in the last 5 (or some amount) minutes? I know that my computer has a ...
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unlocking iphone 5s on a different carrier

I own an iPhone 5s with iOS 8 (or above) locked to T-mobile carrier (USA), although I do not have the original sim. I am stuck on the setup page since I had reset the iPhone to factory setting and it ...
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Mounting Encrypted Core Storage Volume(s) On Startup [duplicate]

Okay, so I have three main volumes for my system; one for the OS (SSD) one for users and files (Fusion Drive) and one for backup. All three are encrypted Core Storage volumes. The problem is that ...
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I can't remember my passcode, and I can't disable Find My iPhone

I can't remember my Passcode for my iPhone 4s and I went on to iCloud and the whole find my iPhone and because my phone is disabled and I tried to restart/restart it the wifi wont turn on and I have ...
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Is T-mobile iPhone 6 unlocked

I bought an iPhone 6 T-mobile from Apple store. I tried my SIM from Sweden and it worked. However tried with another SIM from Ghana but it didn't work, showing "no service". Does that mean the phone ...
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How do iPhones get carrier locked remotely?

My original iPhone 5 came directly from Virgin Mobile. As such, it's carrier locked. A few months back, I had what seemed like a hardware issue, and in the process of troubleshooting it, Apple ...
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Can I use a t-mobile contract free iphone 6 in europe with a sim card from a local provider? Or: How do I know if my country has a compatible network?

A friend of mine is going to NYC. I'd like him to buy a contract free t-mobile iphone 6 for me cause they are cheaper in the US. I would like to use this phone with my european sim card provider. Is ...
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How can you unlock a Sprint iPhone 6 Plus? It was paid in full without a contract

I purchased a Sprint iPhone 6 Plus 64gb off contract. I paid the full amount which was about $1,000. As of today (2014-09-24), how can we unlock the iPhone 6 Plus which is on Sprint? I am a Sprint ...