What is the difference between iPhone Carrier Lock vs iCloud Activation Lock?

Many times people confuse iPhone iCloud Lock with iPhone Carrier Lock. These 2 terms cause greater confusion in the iPhone industry. Usually, when buying an iPhone you will see it is in a locked state. It is very important to understand what kind of lock does the iPhone has on it because it can cause you big trouble if your device is iCloud locked. While Carrier locks can be easily solved, iPhone iCloud Activation Lock is a problem that causes many troubles and with no doubt can not be solved without having the necessary information to be unlocked.

So what is an iCloud Locked iPhone?

An iCloud locked iPhone has a security feature preventing anyone but the real owner from using it. This feature is mostly triggered when you lose your device or it gets stolen. The next step you should do is “disable the iPhone”. This will make it “icloud locked”. The only way to get through this “icloud lock” is to insert the original owner’s username and password. Basically making the iPhone useless to the thief or anyone who finds it. Unfortunately, this can cause you big trouble if you purchase. second hand iPhone and the previous owner failed to remove the “find my iPhone” feature (icloud lock) prior to selling it.

Can iCloud Activation Lock be unlocked?

Legally, the only possible way to unlock an iCloud locked device is to contact the previous original owner and ask them to unlock the device for you. This lock can not be unlocked by iPhoneNeverlock (doctorsim or similar) companies. Unlocking iCloud is not a legal service and we are not offering it.

Can iPhone Carrier Lock be unlocked?

While iCloud Unlocking is illegal and almost impossible, network locks can be easily solved. Click here if you want to learn How to Check if your iPhone is Locked to a Carrier Network. Network Carrier Unlocking or sim unlocking for iPhone is the process of removing a software restriction installed into iPhones, preventing them from reading SIM cards from networks other than the one that sold the iPhone. Cellular Network Carriers lock their iPhones so they can offer you a greater price for a new device in exchange for a monthly contract to pay for the use of the network for certain period of time, usually 1-2 years.

Is it legal to unlock an iPhone from Carrier Network?

We are happy to announce that unlocking an iPhone from the original operator for use on any compatible cellular network is very simple and 100% legal. All you need to do is follow a couple of easy steps such as selecting the model of your iPhone and submitting an online request. As soon as the unlock is authorised from Apple, you will receive an email with instructions on how to complete your iPhone Carrier Network Unlock.

Please note that network unlocking an iPhone is not removing the iCloud lock. If you are not sure whether your device is iCloud locked or locked to a SIM Network Carrier, verify it’s status by checking your device. We can not issue refunds if your iPhone is locked with iCloud.

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