Legal, safe and guaranteed iPhone 12 Mini Unlocks in 3 simple steps using DirectUnlocks

Quickly and easily unlock your iPhone 12 Mini remotely without voiding your warranty


Provide your device details

Choose the network of the iPhone 12 Mini 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. Most unlock codes are generated within 15 minutes and if we have to get them from the manufacturer - 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 12 Mini unlocking service is compatible with all versions of iOS, up to and including the latest version of iOS 17.

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 12 Mini to a computer or to restart your device. You can continue to use your iPhone 12 Mini as normal, with no interruption to service. Once you receive the SMS from us that your iPhone 12 Mini is unlocked, you are then free to place any sim in the device.

Direct Unlocks has a 100% success rate for all iPhone 12 Mini handsets including yours.

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Why unlocking your iPhone 12 Mini 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 12 Mini for more money - If you come to sell your iPhone 12 Mini, 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 12 Mini for a relatively low price.
  • With DirectUnlocks: Your iPhone 12 Mini warranty remains valid
  • The official method approved by iPhone 12 Mini and the network carriers themselves.
  • The quickest, cheapest and most secure way to unlock your iPhone 12 Mini - with a money-back guarantee.
  • Unlock your iPhone 12 Mini from the comfort of your own home.
  • You can use your iPhone 12 Mini 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. - Get your iPhone 12 Mini unlocked safely
  • Check your iPhone 12 Mini unlock status during the unlocking process without restrictions.

Why is DirectUnlocks the best phone 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 are done in under 15 minutes. If we have to go to the manufacturer for your unlock it's just 24 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. Android 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.

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Frequently asked questions

DirectUnlocks is one of the quickest providers of worldwide and cheap unlocks for the iPhone 12 Mini. We usually unlock your iPhone 12 Mini 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 12 Mini 'Over-The-Air' using 3G/4G or WiFi or by sending you an Unlock Code - our method is completely remote. Your iPhone 12 Mini 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.

Using the IMEI method is the recommended and most secure way to unlock your iPhone 12 Mini and is done remotely from the comfort of your home.

It is a permanent, manufacturer approved, and fully warranty compliant solution ensuring your iPhone 12 Mini never re-locks.

Unlocking with us is super fast - just provide us with your 15 digit IMEI number (Dial *#06# on your iPhone 12 Mini) 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.

Even though we offer a Network Checking Service - all of our unlocks come complete with a thorough check as part of the process.

If an incorrect network selection is made, we will automatically adjust this at no additional cost to ensure that your iPhone 12 Mini is unlocked from the appropriate network.

In March 2013, the Obama administration and the Federal Communications Commission expressed the opinion that consumers should be able to switch carriers and keep their existing phones in response to a successful petition on the platform.

The Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act was signed into law on August 1st, 2014 and as a result it is now completely legal to unlock your phone.

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How to supercharge your iPhone 12: unlock to cut costs and maximise flexibility

2020 marked the beginning of the covid-19 pandemic, a global catastrophe affecting more than twenty million people in a matter of months. In the same year, Kobe Bryant passed away, Donald Trump was impeached, Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested, and Joe Biden became president-elect. Then, in October, Apple released its fourteenth-generation iPhones, unveiling the devices at a virtual event staged in Cupertino, California. The iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max became available in most countries for purchase the same month.

Apple introduced a host of new features, including several major upgrades over the iPhone 11—itself a wildly successful device, 159.2 million units worldwide, making it the tenth best-selling smartphone of all time. Most notably, the iPhone 12 series featured Super Retina XDR OLED displays, 5G support, MagSafe functionality for charging, A14 Bionic SoC processor, and HDR video with Dolby Vision 4K up to 30 fps. As well as additional features, Apple took away longstanding functionalities and accessories. For the first time, Apple did not include a power adapter or EarPods. However, they did include a USB-C to Lightning cable which was retroactively applied to various other iPhone models.

As well as additional features, the iPhone 12 marked Apple’s first major redesign since the landmark iPhone X. Apple reverted to a chassis with flat edges, reminiscent of earlier models in its iPhone series. The borders around the screens display were also reduced and the iPhone 11’s brittle front glass was replaced with a ceramic-hardened alternative. Despite these sweeping changes, critical and public reception was mixed. Upon release, The Verge called the iPhone 12 series ‘beautiful, powerful, and incredibly capable’, praising its design, speed and 5G capabilities. Further, its OLED display, slimmer bezels and improved battery life compared to its predecessor were also praised. Engadget gave the device a positive review too, praising its wireless charging capabilities and redesigned camera system. The public praised the device too, and as of Q2 2021, the iPhone 12 was the third best-selling globally.

It wasn’t all praise though; Apple was criticised for overreliance on Face ID as its sole biometric security feature—critics were concerned the functionality would not work well with face masks. The iPhone 12 mini was also criticised for its inferior battery life compared to the larger iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. There was also a series of complaints coined ‘OLED-gate’, whereby the devices OLED panel black pixels failed to shut off in black scenes resulting in ‘ugly glow’. Interestingly, several independent Apple repair experts raised concerns around a variety of key components which would malfunction and display warnings when replaced with new ones. Apple rectified the issue with the release iOS 14.4 which did display a warning message but otherwise functioned regularly. Finally, some users in Brazil claimed Apple removing the EarPods and power adapters were anti-consumer—it was later discovered that Apple removed both components to reduce costs and not save the environment.

Nevertheless, Apple have sold more than 100 million iPhone 12s globally to date and continue to sell growing numbers. Considering global purchasing trends, many of these devices were bought by users on contract and are locked to major networks meaning users and buyers cannot choose any other network provider. Fortunately, DirectUnlocks can unlock your iPhone 12 simply from the comfort of your own home.

Why should you unlock your iPhone 12?

  1. Most smartphone owners eventually sell their device, using the money to either pay off their contract, fund their next purchase or raise some extra spending money. The iPhone 12 is still wildly popular, and in recent years, the market for used and nearly new iPhones has exploded, buyers can’t buy stock quick enough. But before selling, users should know unlocked iPhone 12s sell for more than locked devices. Private and commercial buyers recognise how much more flexible an unlocked smartphone is and will pay as much as 30% more than the same devices locked counterpart.
  2. Regular travel is more common now than ever, whether it be for business or pleasure. We’re also increasingly dependent on our smartphones when travelling for directions, dining recommendations and keeping in contact with friends and family. However, most travellers will be subjected to expensive roaming costs which are more expensive the more exotic the location. Unlocking your iPhone 12 can help avoid roaming costs. With an unlocked device, users can simply locate a store, purchase a domestic SIM-only package and swap out their current SIM to save money.
  3. Western smartphone users are facing an imminent cost-of-living crisis. Daily bills are increasing and saving money is more important than ever. Unlocked smartphones help reduce monthly outgoings. Once your iPhone 12 is unlocked—even if you’re still paying off your device—you can remove your network SIM and cancel your airtime contract. Then, you’ll be able to access the growing SIM-only market which can beat your monthly contract fee by as much as £240 per year!

Now the benefits of unlocking are clear, DirectUnlocks can help you unlock iPhone 12 devices from the comfort of your own home in four simple steps.

How to unlock your iPhone 12

  1. On the form above simply enter your IMEI, select the country and network that the phone is locked to. Once our software has automatically identified your device make and model, select ‘Buy Now’ to begin unlocking.
  2. Once your payment has successfully cleared, DirectUnlocks will begin processing the unlock. Once complete, even a firmware update won’t affect your lock status. Once payment is confirmed we will update you by email and SMS.
  3. Tracking is available throughout via the DirectUnlocks portal. 24/7 customer care is also available to answer any queries or issues.
  4. Once your iPhone 12 has been successfully unlocked, we will notify you by email and SMS. Apple devices are unlocked entirely remote!

DirectUnlocks have successfully unlocked hundreds of thousands of devices in recent years. Our vast experience means we know the market and can support you with any issues you might experience. Trust us, we’ll make it easy for you!

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