How would I Know if my phone is locked?

In order to find out if your phone is locked, be sure to follow two cases below.

Case 1 : Before switching New SIM Card
Method 1: General Method
– Just Dial *#06# on your phone. Your phone’s IMEI number appears.
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– Call your carrier and ask them to confirm your phone’s status.
– They’ll be able to tell you whether your phone is locked or not and and advise how to make for unlocking.

Method 2: Using a Different Carrier’s SIM Card
– Borrow a different carrier’s SIM card.
– Power off your phone and switch another SIM card.
– Turn the phone back on and try to make a call.
– If you are unable to make the call and you’re certain that your phone is locked.
* Important Notes
– In Case of USA,
– you have to call your carrier and ask them to confirm your phone’s status whether it is country unlocked, which can be used abroad.
– Because some times it is unlocked between carriers in the US, but it might be locked for overseas use.
– If you have troubles on your phone even if there was no problem in checking with Method 2 above, this is it just the phone is locked as above reason.

Case 2 : After switching New SIM Card

Follow these steps to use New SIM Card
– Turn off the phone.
– Remove the existing SIM Card.
– Insert an activated new SIM Card and turn on.

– If it appears on your phone as follows, it’s certainly locked:
– The status is shown as follows depending on the level of the mobile phone.
– Please aware that your phone is locked and is not the problem the New SIM card.

In case of android phone
– “Unlock PIN Code
– “Enter network unlock code ”
– “SIM is incorrect”
– “SIM Network Unlock PIN Code”
– “Change operator”

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In case of iphone,
– “SIM not supported” or
– “SIM Not Valid “

The SIM card that you currently have installed in this iPhone is from a service provider that is not supported under the activation policy that is currency assigned by the activation server. This is not a hardware issue with the iPhone. Please insert another SIM card from a supported service provider or request that this iPhone be unlocked by your service provider. Please contact Apple for more information.

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it means that your new Korea SIM card is not accepted and your phone is locked.

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