Part 3: How to Check if My iPhone Is Blacklisted by Carrier
Though the warnings of No Service and Sim Invalid are the signs of a blacklisted iPhone, we can’t just make a conclusion so recklessly. There’re other reasons that will trigger the same warnings like bad signal or damage on the Sim card.
To confirm the status of the iPhone so that we can further unlock the blacklisted iPhone, let’s check if the iPhone is on the list on not.
iPhone Blacklist Check: Contact the Carrier
If the cellular network is no longer available on your iPhone, try to contact the carrier directly and see if they have blacklisted your Apple device or not.
Dial them and provide them with the IMEL code of this iPhone.
You can find it on your iPhone’s Settings app. Follow this:
- Settings – General – About. On the About screen, scroll down and find the IMEI code. Mark the digits down.
If this is a secondhand iPhone and you have no idea which carrier you should consult, you will find which carrier this iPhone is locked to on this page as well. Check the Carrier Lock option there, you will get the name of the carrier.
Note: Online iPhone Blacklist Check
According to some posts, there’re online tools to help customers check the blacklist status of an iPhone. Well, that’s not necessary since you can contact the carrier directly without paying a penny.
Part 4: How to Remove iPhone Blacklist Status
If your iPhone is on the blacklist, getting it off the record is definitely the to-go mission. Otherwise, we can’t use this iPhone properly and we’re wasting money. So, to make this iPhone function and enjoy its full features, let’s unlock this blacklisted iPhone.
Method 1: Pay Off The Bill When Your iPhone Is Blacklisted by A Carrier
Consult your carrier and ask them for the details of the bills. Pay off every buck that you owe them and also, remember to cover the monthly or annual plan if the contract is not over.
They will remove your iPhone from the blacklist after that.
Method 2: Apply to Third-party iPhone Blacklist Removal
When you purchase an iPhone from a private seller who refuses to refund for this blacklisted iPhone, we will have to make this iPhone work. Otherwise, our money goes into the wind.
To get your blacklisted iPhone off the record, we need to deal with the Activation Lock or Lost mode which is associated with the previous Apple account logged on this iPhone.
To achieve that, we will have to jailbreak your iPhone and then bypass the Activation lock. For more details, you can check out the article below: