(Last Updated On: July 2, 2020)
The Complete AT&T iPhone 6s and 6s Plus Unlock Guide
Having your iPhone 6S or 6S Plus locked to AT&T or other carriers is suck.
This means the carrier will charge you whatever amount they want, causing you to incur high charges when you roam or travel overseas.
Thankfully, it is possible to unlock your iPhone which allows you to switch carrier of your choice or use your iPhone 6S or iPhone 6S Plus with local carriers.
There are a few ways to unlock your iPhone, and I will explain in details which options are available so that you’re well informed and can choose which method you can use to unlock your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus.
Here’s a detailed explanation of the available unlocking options that will make your iPhone permanently unlocked.
Unlocking AT&T iPhone 6s and 6s Plus Option 1: Software Unlocking
Unless if you own earlier models of iPhones, technically there is no way to unlock your iPhone 6S or iPhone 6S Plus.
If you find websites which claim they can unlock the latest iPhone using software method, this is not true.
During the early years when iPhone was just launched, it WAS possible to unlock it via jailbreaking method. Jailbreaking is essentially hacking the software to bypass Apple’s secured iOS that allows the iPhone to be unlocked.
This changes the internal configuration e.g. the baseband communication software of the iPhone, effectively allows you to switch SIM card. All the latest iOS and iPhone hardware have no available exploits for the iPhone to be unlocked using software method.
Unlocking AT&T iPhone 6s and 6s Plus Option 2: Hardware Unlocking
If you’ve been around since the first iPhone was launched, you would know that it has been hacked by George Hotz. He hacked the hardware of the iPhone and was able to switch carrier after that. He was known as the first iPhone hacker.
This method is not a method for average users. It requires specialise tools and skills to modify the hardware of the iPhone. In later years, a special mini SIM card like device was created that can also unlock the iPhone.
However, this method becomes obsolete as new iOS is being released.
This method is a last resort if there’s no other way to unlock your iPhone.
Unlocking AT&T iPhone 6S and 6S Plus Option 3: Official IMEI Unlocking
(The only safe unlocking method for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus)
The most reliable method of unlocking is via the official method. The reason why I mentioned this is official it’s because the method is actually developed by Apple.
On the Apple database, each iPhone that has been produced has a data that states whether the iPhone is network locked or unlocked. The iPhone has a unique identifier that’s called the IMEI (International Mobile Station Equipment Identity).
You can unlock any iPhone using this method simply by submitting your IMEI to the seller (like us), we process it internally and the unlock will be done within certain time frame.
Certain carriers are faster to be unlocked (within hours) and some may take additional working days.
Once the status of your iPhone has been changed from locked to unlocked, simply connect to iTunes and insert a non-official SIM card to complete the process.
There is no software to download, no jailbreaking or hacking needed. Even someone who has zero technical knowledge can do this.
The unlock is forever and you won’t have to worry about being locked anymore.
These are the possible ways of unlocking AT&T iPhone 6s and 6s Plus:
- Software unlocking
- Hardware unlocking
- Official IMEI unlocking
Choose wisely but always choose option 3 whenever possible! Remember to browse our online store for the best solution to unlock your iPhone.