How to Unlock SIM Card on iPhone 6/7/11/12 or Later? Easier Way!

In this article, we will teach you about how to unlock SIM Card on iPhone and remove locked SIM message from your iPhone. After reading this post, you will be going to make call and fully use your iPhone without any prompt “Enter SIM PIN“.


What’s means of SIM Locked? When you see most feared messages on your phone as ‘Blocked SIM Card‘, then you can say that your iPhone is locked. But you should be known about your phone are not fully locked, instead of, you have only restricted to make call and consume data as per per-defined data rate by company.

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All Phones, including iPhones are totally depend upon SIM cards to make call by mobile otherwise link to the Internet. iPhone offers many security system to secure own phones, but sometimes we are going to forget passwords an PIN, which are used to lock of SIM card. So here we will cover all possible things about to remove locked SIM card on all iPhones.

Cause of Locked SIM Card on iPhone

No anyone wants to lock SIM card by self, but it can happen by mistaken.

But some guys want to use <SIM PIN setting> for security purpose, so turn it on. If you forget your PIN Number and put three times wrong PIN Number, then your SIM Card will remain lock, so if use it then be careful. How you can enable SIM PIN setting:

  • Open <Settings> app on your iPhone
  • On next screen, Press on <Cellular> option


  • Further select <SIM PIN> option


  • Press the toggle to enable <SIM PIN>


  • Now your iPhone SIM card is locked as ‘SIM PIN’.


  • Without enter your correct PIN Number, you can’t enter your iPhone.
  • If you insert a wrong PIN number three times, then your SIM card will be locked.

Once your SIM Card locked, your iPhone will demand for a PUK Code.

How to Unlock iPhone SIM Card via ‘Carrier’ and Get PUK Code

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If your iPhone’s SIM has been locked, that means you have to need right PUK code to unlock SIM card. So please do not enter wrong PUK code into ‘field Box’ because you can attempt to input PUK Code. If you get exceed its limit (only allow 10 times) then your SIM card is blocked permanently then you will need to buy new iPhone.

How to get PUK Code:

For getting your correct PUK Code, you must be contact your phone carrier customer service. You have three ways to make contact with customer care like as Make call, Online via website, Carrier store.

  • But your SIM card is locked out so you are not able to make call, you can use another iPhone and call at 611 to make communication with customer care and provide all important information to customer care executive for validating that you are owner of your iPhone. After confirmation, executive give you PUK Code and write down it on paper.
  • Once you received correct PUK Code, Move back to SIM card settings > tap on ‘Cellular’, if it is not appearing up then “Reboot your iPhone
  • Now insert your correct PUK Code at the ‘Enter PUK screen’. PUK code is typically 8-digits long.
  • Once completed process, your SIM card will be unlocked and now you are able to use all voices and data once more.

How to Remove Locked SIM on iPhone

Here we suggest you to prevent a locked SIM Card, so you are going to disable your iPhone “SIM PIN setting‘. Here’s how:

  • Launch <Settings> app on your iOS device
  • On next screen, Tap on <Cellular> option
  • Further select <SIM PIN> option
  • Press the toggle to enable <SIM PIN>
  • Now your iPhone SIM card will remain unlocked.
  • If you wish to set up a PIN, then you have to make contact with your carrier providers. They will educate you about this procedure on your SIM Card. There are few popular carrier support lines.
  1. Sprint Customer Service – 1 (888) 211-4727
  2. AT&T Customer Service – 1 (800) 331-0500
  3. Verizon Customer Service – 1 (877)-746-0909
  4. T-Mobile Customer Service – 1 (800) 922-0204
  • When you have put correct PIN on your iPhone, then you can also change your PIN number, for this tap on <Change PIN>


Bottom Lines

Above shown all solutions about how to unlock SIM Card on iPhone and how you can remove locked SIM Card from your iPhone. I hope that this post is most helpful for you.

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