Tuesday 10th September 2019 saw the release of the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Max. With new cameras and exceptional battery life we all now these are incredible mobile devices. Once you have your shiny new phone you may want to switch networks. This comprehensive guide with provide all the information you need to IMEI factory unlock iPhone 11 from EE, O2 and Vodafone.

Whatever you want to call it, iPhone 11, iPhone XI or possibly something else, we all know it’s going to be one hell of a mobile phone. Model variations are speculated to be the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Max. If you’ve got your new handset on contract from O2, EE or Vodafone and want to use a different network we’ll show you your options for unlocking your phone.

The iPhone 11 was spectacularly unveiled on September 10th. Do you want it unlocked?

The iPhone 11 was spectacularly unveiled on September 10th. Do you want it unlocked?

How to IMEI factory unlock iPhone 11 from EE UK.

Being the biggest mobile network in the UK doesn’t automatically make you best. In fact, it’s pretty clear that EE are less than the best when it comes to unlocking your phone.

Firstly, you have to wait a monumentous 6 months before they will unlock your contract phone. Secondly, they still want to charge you £8.99 for doing so.

If that isn’t enough to put you off your Weetabix I don’t know is. Consequently, the majority of our customers are locked to EE. For example, we can deliver a Samsung unlock code within a week of you getting your handset on contract.

To unlock EE iPhone 11 Pro, Max you will still have to wait 6 months as the unlock procedure is a ‘server side’ unlock and not an unlock code.

Video explainer: How to unlock an EE device.

As long as the device is more than six months old and not reported lost or stolen, we can unlock it for £8.99.

EE iPhone 11 factory unlock
Unlock EE iPhone 11 Service details:

  • Handset: iPhone 11, Pro, Max
  • Network: EE
  • Service: Factory unlock
  • Cost: Free (or £8.99)
  • Waiting: 3-10 days

Notes: You will need an active EE account and your handset needs to be at least 6 months old before they will unlock it.

You’ll have to head on over to the EE website to get your iPhone 11 unlocked. Fill in the online form with your details, pay the fee and wait for around 3-10 days.

EE links to help get you started:

Factory unlocking your Vodafone locked iPhone 11.

In order to factory unlock your iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Max with Vodafone UK you will first need to complete the online unlock request form (see the screenshot below). If you’re iPhone 11 is locked to Vodafone and you are not a customer they will not unlock you.

Are you willing to sign-up and wait 30 days?

You can however sign-up for a SIM only deal or Pay-as-you-go, wait 30 days and they will honour you unlock request.

Chances are that if you’ve purchased your handset from a third party and it is locked to Vodafone you will not want to join the network and wait, get it unlocked and then join another network.

As a result, many users prefer a third party unlocking company.

We’ve also included this handy video from Vodafone that details what to expect during the procedure and the steps you’ll need to take to unlock your Vodafone device.

Video explainer: How to unlock a Vodafone device.

As you can see, the Vodafone online form for requesting an unlock asks you a range of questions relating to your account and billing. If you can’t complete the form honestly they will not unlock you. Additionally, they will only unlock you if you are already a Vodafone customer.

Screenshot: The Vodafone unlock request form now asks if you have 'paid at least three bills'.

Screenshot: The Vodafone unlock request form now asks if you have ‘paid at least three bills’.

Most notably, the form only references the request for a Vodafone unlock code (NUC). This can be confusing to iPhone users as there is no iPhone unlock code. To unlock iPhone 11 from Vodafone, EE, or O2 requires an Apple whitelisting amendment. It is conducted ‘server side‘ using your IMEI and you’ll have to connect to iTunes to finalise the procedure.

Vodafone iPhone 11 factory unlock
Unlock Vodafone iPhone 11 Service details:

  • Handset: iPhone 11, Pro, Max
  • Network: Vodafone
  • Service: IMEI factory unlock
  • Cost: Free
  • Waiting: 10 days

Notes: You will need to have been with Vodafone for at least 30 days before your iPhone can be unlocked.

The good news is that Vodafone will not charge you to unlock your iPhone 11 as long as your bills are up to date and you’ve been with the network for at least 30 days.

Vodafone links to help get you started:

Getting your O2 iPhone 11 permanently factory unlocked.

O2 are probably the best network for unlocking your iPhone 11 Pro, Max. As far as we can tell they will unlock iPhone 11 free and within 7 days.

This is excellent news for iPhone users and knocks the socks of the EE service. However, you will need to be an O2 customer and have an O2 account to apply.

Additionally, O2 have put together a page of useful information to help you get started with the unlock procedure. Unlike Vodafone and EE, O2 have created any help videos so you now what to expect.

Like the other networks, an O2 iPhone 11 unlock will require you to connect to iTunes to finalise the procedure.

O2 iPhone 11 factory unlock
Unlock O2 iPhone 11 Service details:

  • Handset: iPhone 11, Pro, Max
  • Network: O2
  • Service: Factory unlock
  • Cost: Free
  • Waiting: 7 days

Notes: You will need to have an active O2 account to be able to apply for them to unlock your iPhone.

It’s important note that if you are on an O2 PAYG (pay as you go) contract the company will not unlock your iPhone 11 until after a 12 month waiting period. Follow the links below to get started.

O2 links to help get you started:

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