Unlock iPhone

For Any Network

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

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


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.


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.


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 14. 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.

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Why unlocking your iPhone is a great idea:

  • Avoid expensive roaming charges - 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.

Why is DirectUnlocks the best unlocking service?

DirectUnlocks remote IMEI unlocking service is the best place to get your phone unlocked. We use our status as a technology recycler to get Fast Phone Unlocks

Speedy delivery, outstanding customer service.

The majority of our phone unlocks take less then 24 hours (Samsungs are just 6 hours). Paired with our live order tracking and dedicated customer service team you know you're in great hands.

Completely remote SIM unlocking.

iPhone Unlocks are delivered 'Over-The-Air' using 3G/4G or WiFi. Samsung unlocks are delivered via a code to type into your phone. Your phone stays with you during the whole process and we never interrupt your cellular service.

Permanently Unlocked

Our unlocks are achieved by whitelisting your phone IMEI in your manufacturer's database to allow for a permanent worldwide unlock that doesn't affect your warranty.

Fantastic value, fast unlocks.

We offer the fastest, cheapest and most trusted unlocks available on the market - fully manufacturer approved.

Frequently Asked Questions

DirectUnlocks is one of the quickest providers of worldwide and cheap unlocks for the iPhone. We usually unlock an iPhone 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 '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 service. Tracking is available throughout the unlock process and you are notified via SMS and Email when your handset is unlocked.

Unlocking with IMEI is the official and safest method to unlock your iPhone and is done remotely from the comfort of your own home. A software unlock for iPhones is another solution, but will always 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 fast - just provide us with your 15 digit IMEI number (Dial *#06# on your iPhone) and the network your handset is locked to, our system will automatically process your device by remotely identifying it and requesting an official manufacturer unlock.

Easy! Just use our IMEI Network Check tool. DirectUnlocks provides a cheap and easy IMEI network check, this identifies your current network/carrier provider. This tool is instant and avoids incorrectly submitting the wrong network/carrier when unlocking your iPhone.

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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I was very pleased with the service I received from this company. My S8 was unlocked within a couple of hours and the price was very reasonable.

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

Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded Apple in 1976 with the sole intention of producing small computers which prospective users could use at home. Of course, this aspiration involved changing the way people viewed computing altogether. For several decades Apple was solely a personal computer manufacturer. Nevertheless, after re-joining the business—having been ousted in 1985— Steve Jobs deployed a new strategy, launching a range of new products with a pleasing, aesthetic design. After introducing the now defunct iPod, Apple firmly established itself as a market leader in consumer electronics.

After many months of rumours, in January 2007 Jobs launched the iPhone and changed mobile telecommunications forever. The device went on sale in June 2007, offering a 3.5-inch screen and a 2-megapixel camera. Despite rave reviews, critics said the iPhone was too expensive. Despite this, it took just 74 days for Apple to sell more than a million devices. By 2010, Apple was launching its iPhone 4, a slimmer, more capable smartphone with FaceTime video service and ‘retina display’. By this time, fanfare had grown frenzied among buyers, who reliably queued for days to purchase the latest releases.

In 2016, Apple made what it called ‘the biggest advance in iPhone’ when it launched the iPhone 6. Featuring a tweaked design and a slick ‘folded’ screen. It’s sister, the iPhone 6 Plus was the company’s first device to exceed a 5-inch display. In the same year, Apple revealed the iPhone 7, which for the first time came without the standard 3.5mm headphone jack. By now, Apple’s iPhone had also gained 10 more megapixels. Tweaking its design again, the iPhone 8 featured a glass back, followed by the iPhone X in 2017 which returned to a slicker design. The years between 2017 and 2022 featured several more releases, each more capable and functional than the last. By 2022, a total of 34 iPhone models had been released, most recently the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro, which featured a striking aesthetic reminiscent of early iPhones.

Apple redefined what the smartphone meant to consumers, meanwhile other manufacturers continued to produce devices and ownership grew exponentially. What was once a strictly functional device had become fashionable. Users were keener than ever to own the latest device, often refreshing annually. Of course, despite falling handset costs, most consumers were unable to purchase expensive smartphones outright. At the same time, networks emerged, and coverage was liberalised. These same networks found an ingenious way to capitalise on demand for ownership.

Large networks began selling locked devices on ‘contract’. These locked devices were sold by networks with the cost spread over several years. However useful at the time, even once ‘paid off’, these devices remain locked to the original network, meaning users have no access to any other providers. Consider that, to date, Apple have sold more than 2 billion iPhones, more than half of which, according to CEO Tim Cook, are active today. Most of these iPhones—active or not—will be locked. Fortunately, DirectUnlocks can unlock these iPhones, offering major benefits to owners.

Why should you unlock your iPhone?

Consumers are accustomed to increasing flexibility in their lives. At its core, Jobs’ iPhone has connected people and made their lives, travel and work more flexible and functional. Alas, locked devices negate this flexibility, limiting users’ freedom. When travelling, users cannot simply find a local store and purchase a domestic SIM-only deal from a competitive usage provider. Instead, users with locked iPhones will need to pay expensive roaming charges. After unlocking, users can swap out their locked SIM for a domestic provider and save money.

Most iPhone owners eventually sell their device, either at the end of their contract or several years later. Unlocked iPhones are worth more than locked devices. Buyers know how much more flexible and functional an unlocked iPhone is. As such, you’ll be able to sell your unlocked iPhone for 20-30% more, raising more toward your next device.

Western smartphone owners are experiencing a ‘cost of living crisis’, rising monthly bills are crippling. Most of these owners pay as much as £50 per month for their smartphone contract. Unlocking your iPhone can reduce your monthly outgoings. It’s common knowledge that emerging competitors in telecommunications offer similar usage deals for a fraction of the price. In fact, networks like Giff Gaff can match minutes and data for as much as £20 per month less than traditional networks. So, unlocking your iPhone, even if you’re still paying your device bill will save you money each month.

So now you know why you should unlock iPhone, you will be pleased to know that DirectUnlocks can help you in four simple steps from the comfort of your own home.

How to unlock your iPhone

  1. Visit the DirectUnlocks website and select your country and carrier then simply enter your IMEI. Our website will then automatically identify your device make and model. If everything checks out, select ‘buy now’ and we will begin unlocking.
  2. When your payment has cleared, we will start processing your order. We’ll notify you by email of your successful payment and initiated unlock.
  3. While we’re processing the unlock you can use the DirectUnlocks website to track your order progress. Usually, orders are complete with 24 hours, for some devices completion can take just 30 minutes.
  4. Once the unlock is complete, we’ll notify you by email and SMS. iPhones are unlocked entirely remotely without the need for any action. Once unlocked, even a firmware update won’t reset the device.

You can trust DirectUnlocks, we’ve unlocked hundreds of thousands of devices. Our experience means we know the market and support you with any issues you might experience. Trust us, we’ll make it easy for you!