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Unlock O2 iPhone

Unlock your iPhone from O2 to use any sim card from any network, via IMEI using our online unlocking service. With a 100% success rate, we guarantee to unlock your phone from O2 quickly, easily, and legally.

Order O2 iPhone Unlock via IMEI

To obtain your 15 digit IMEI number, dial *#06# on your phone or go to Settings >> General >> About

Unlock your iPhone permanently from O2 today for a great price.

24hr unlock delivery

Instant unlocking for many phones on the O2 network.

International unlocks

Your iPhone will work on any network around the world as well as O2.

Your phone is safe

You keep your device throughout the entire unlocking process. Your warranty is unaffected.

Why our customers keep coming back.

Grant made great savings by unlocking his and his sons phones, watch the full video.

We refund 50% of the unlock cost if you record a video and give us permission to use it on our website. Contact us once your phone is unlocked for details.

Legal, safe and guaranteed O2 iPhone Unlocks in 3 simple steps using DirectUnlocks

Quickly and easily unlock your phone remotely without voiding your warranty:

1

Provide your device details

Choose the network of the phone you wish to unlock and supply the IMEI number. We'll autodetect the model for you.

2

We process your unlock

Once payment is received, we process your unlock remotely. We check your order and make sure you have selected the right network and fix it automatically if you made a mistake. You can track your order progress using the tracking page. Samsung and other manufacturer codes typically take 6 hours, iPhone unlocks take 24 hours.

3

Phone is ready

Your device is unlocked reliably, legally and permanently and confirmation of this is sent to you via Email and SMS. Apple devices are unlocked over-the-air, and other devices are unlocked via a code. If at anytime you need help or have questions our staff are available 24/7.




Our fast, legal and Apple-sanctioned iPhone unlocking service is compatible with all versions of iOS, up to and including the latest version of iOS 16. We can unlock all models - such as the iPhone 13 Pro/Max/Mini, 12 Pro/Max Mini, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, XR, XS Max, XS, X, 8 Plus, 8, 7 Plus, 7, 6S Plus, 6S, 6 Plus, 6, 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, 4, 3GS and 3G.

Having made payment, your IMEI will be marked as whitelisted in Apple’s IMEI database, giving you a permanent official unlock, with no risk of voiding your warranty and always allowing you to update to the latest version of iOS.

Your unlock is delivered remotely “Over-The-Air” using either WiFi or cellular connectivity, with no need to connect your iPhone to a computer or to restart your device. You can continue to use your iPhone as normal, with no interruption to service. Once you receive the SMS from us that your iPhone is unlocked, you are then free to place any sim in the device.

Direct Unlocks has a 100% success rate.

About O2

How to get the most out of your O2 phone: unlock to save money and boost flexibility

In1985, Robert Bollard discovered the Titanic wreck and French agents sunk Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior ship. In the same year, BT Group and Securicor formed Cellnet—one of the UK’s first two mobile networks. Before the millennium, BT purchased Securicor’s share of Cellnet and rebranded as BT Cellnet. In 2002, after the business launched the world’s first GPRS service, BT Cellnet was ‘spun off’, forming ‘mmO2 PLC’, introducing the new O2 brand for the first time, albeit subtly. After great initial success, O2 was purchased in 2006 by Telefónica for £18 billion, marking the beginning of significant further growth for the business.

Following the successful launch of the UK’s first GPRS service, O2 continued to innovate, launching new products and services while pioneering mobile telecommunications. In 2009, O2 announced that for the first time in British history, using six masts in Slough, it had maintained a functional 4G network. Then, in 2012, O2 announced that it would begin providing free internet to millions of people—habitants and visitors—in central London. This free Wi-Fi zone was available for users of any network. Following this, in 2013, Ofcom awarded O2 spectrum for 4G LTE coverage. This spectrum meant O2 must provide coverage to 99% of the UK population. Finally, in 2017, following the release of iOs 10.3, O2 allowed WiFi Calling for iPhone 7, allowing users for the first time to make calls without using their minutes. Instead, they could speak via WiFi networks or using network data.

After years of sustained innovation and growth, Telefónica agreed to merge O2 with Virgin Media, creating Virgin Media O2, structured as a joint venture between the two holding firms.

O2s dramatic growth to many millions of customers happened amidst a revolution in smartphone functionality, desirability and ownership. Since the release of IBM’s SPC—the world’s first smartphone—in 1992, a whole lot has changed. Since Apple’s iPhone, smartphone ownership has been trendy. Additionally, enhanced app functionality has integrated smartphone into everyday life. With manufacturers releasing new models bi-annually, keeping up with the latest trends became increasingly expensive. Large networks like O2 found a way around this.

Today, O2 has more than 35 million customers and operates more than 450 retail stores as well as sponsoring sports teams and performance venues. Considering the volume of current and past customers, the number of locked O2 smartphones in use and lying around dormant in British homes is enormous. But locked devices are undesirable, for users and buyers. Here’s why—if you have a locked O2 smartphone—you should consider unlocking with DirectUnlocks.

Why unlock your O2 smartphone?

There are a ton of reasons why you should unlock your O2 smartphone, for convenience we’ve summarised the three main reasons:

  • Whether you’re currently using a locked O2 smartphone or have one in a draw at home, most people eventually sell these devices. Whether to pay off their remaining contract or just to raise funds for another purchase, the second-hand smartphone market can be lucrative and convenient. Put simply, unlocked smartphones are worth more than locked devices. Buyers of all nature recognise the benefits of an unlocked device, for this reason they’ll pay more to buy one. So, if you want to maximise your device value before selling it, a simple unlock will boost your return.
  • More people travel regularly now than ever before, whether for work or pleasure it’s commonplace to travel abroad several times per year. Locked devices are subject to hefty roaming charges. When using your locked phone in another country, you’re subject to whatever roaming charges apply. Usually these fees are substantial, much more so than the cost of domestic data and network fees, not to mention your own contract. So, unlocked devices allow users to purchase cheap domestic pre-paid SIM cards and swap their contract SIM during the holiday to completely avoid roaming charges.
  • Mobile users worldwide are experiencing a cost-of-living crisis, monthly bills are growing rapidly, and people are out of pocket. Most people spend at least £50 per month on their mobile phone bill. Unlocking your device could save you at least £25 per month, totalling a whopping £300 per year. Once unlocked, instead of being obliged to pay for pricy data from large networks, users can search the growing, competitive SIM-only market which allows users to purchase data from smaller networks without large overheads. As such, users can expect to pay substantially less for comparative usage. This flexibility to swap and change gives struggling users options.

Now it’s clear why you should want to unlock O2 phone, you’ll be pleased to know that with DirectUnlocks it’s a simple four-step process that can be completed from your own home!

How to unlock your O2 phone

Unlocking used to be a real pain, once upon a time smartphone owners were forced to visit retail locations or wait in long call queues to speak to customer service agents. DirectUnlocks can unlock your device remotely in four simple steps.

  1. Simply enter your device IMEI in the form above. Once you’ve done this, DirectUnlocks can identify your device make and model. Finally, click ‘buy now’ to get started.
  2. When your payment has cleared, we can begin processing the order, automatically correcting any mistakes you might have made entering your details. How long it takes to complete the unlock will vary by network and device
  3. Whilst your unlock is processing, you can track your order on the DirectUnlocks website. You’ll also have access to 24/7 customer care if you have any issues or questions.
  4. Finally, once your order is complete, we will contact you by email and SMS to confirm the unlock. iPhones are unlocked entirely remotely, meanwhile alternative devices require a code which we will provide for you.

DirectUnlocks have been unlocking smartphones for many years, we’ve successfully unlocked hundreds of thousands of devices and have a great track record. We’re the number one choice for anybody wanting to unlock their device, wherever you might live or whatever the device!

Why unlocking your iPhone from O2 is a great idea:

  • Avoid expensive roaming charges - O2's Data plans are notoriously expensive when travelling and adding roaming plans, especially in this data-hungry, Instagram era!
    Rather than adding a temporary package to your account, having an unlocked phone means that you can buy a prepaid SIM card or localized SIM card from a local shop at a better rate, allowing you to use your phone abroad just like at home.
  • Selling your iPhone for more money - If you come to sell your iPhone, an unlocked version will be worth a lot more money.
  • Switching Service Providers - Network providers often compete with one another, trying to one-up each other with new features, cheaper costs, and of course making contracts easier to get out of. For networks that still offer contracts, their phones are discounted and subsidised through the plan, which means they come locked.
    Using DirectUnlocks you can avoid expensive termination costs and unlock your iPhone for a relatively low price.
  • With DirectUnlocks: Your iPhone warranty remains valid
  • The official method approved by Apple and the network carriers themselves.
  • The quickest, cheapest and most secure way to unlock your iPhone with a money-back guarantee.
  • Unlock your iPhone from the comfort of your own home.
  • You can use your iPhone during the unlocking process without restrictions.
  • No instructions needed - once the phone is unlocked we'll tell you via SMS and email, then you can simply pop another sim card in.
  • Permanent and 100% legal.

Frequently Asked Questions

DirectUnlocks is one of the quickest providers of worldwide and cheap unlocks for the O2 network. We usually unlock an iPhone on O2 instantly, sometimes this can be a little bit longer depending on a few factors. We offer a live tracking service to keep you up to date on progress.

Never. We unlock your iPhone on O2 'over the air' using 3G/4G or WiFi our method is completely remote. Your iPhone is secure during the whole process and there will be no interruptions to your O2 service. Tracking is available throughout the unlock process.

Unlocking with IMEI is the official and safest method to unlock your iPhone from O2 and is done remotely from the comfort of your own home. A software unlock is another solution, but will usually invalidate your warranty, you'll have to download some complicated software, and then you won't be able to update your iPhone.

Unlocking with us is super quick, just provide your 15 digit IMEI (Dial *#06# on your locked device) and network/carrier, our system will automatically process your device by remotely identifying it and requesting an official iPhone device unlock from O2.

Absolutely, even if your iPhone is under contract with a network provider. There may be an additional price to pay if the phone is brand new and you've only owned it for a very short time.

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