If you’ve recently purchased an iPhone 7 Plus and discover it is locked to the O2 UK network there a few methods open to you in order to get it factory unlocked. Learning how to SIM unlock iPhone 7 Plus on O2 UK is quick and easy. Getting unlocked is not as quick or particularly straightforward.
Once you’ve got your handset IMEI unlocked you’ll be free to use it on any network. This guide will show you how to get your iPhone 7 Plus unlocked from O2 using both free and paid methods.
Method 1. How to unlock your iPhone 7 Plus on O2 UK using our low cost IMEI factory unlock service.
If you looking for a 100% guaranteed way to unlock your iPhone 7 Plus from O2 UK you may want to consider our low cost paid for service. For many people this is the only method open to them to get unlocked.
This is especially true if you have purchased the handset from someone else or O2 won’t unlock you for other reasons. Getting SIM unlocked with NetPal is cheap and straight forward.
These 4 simple steps outline our O2 UK iPhone 7 Plus unlock service:
- Click on the O2 UK product image link below.
- Select iPhone 7 Plus from the drop down menu.
- Click on the ‘buy now’ button to make your purchase.
- Add your handsets IMEI number at the checkout.
If just a few days you’ll receive an email from us telling you that you’re unlocked. You’ll also receive an email with simple instructions on how to finalise your unlock by connecting to iTunes on your PC.
Method 2. How to factory unlock your iPhone 7 Plus on O2 for free.
There are a handful of methods available if you want to factory unlock iPhone 7 Plus on O2 for free. All of them involve submitting your request to O2 UK. This can be done either using the My O2 App or the unlock request form. Each method is dependant of a number of factors.
If you want O2 to unlock your iPhone 7 Plus you will need to consider the following:
- Are you a pay monthly O2 customer?
- Are you an O2 Pay as you go customer?
- Are you an O2 business customer?
- Did you purchase your handset from someone else?
2a. How to factory Unlock iPhone 7 Plus using the My O2 App.
For many people locked to the O2 UK network, using the My O2 App is the quickest way to request your unlock. If you’ve already got an O2 account, chances are you’ve already downloaded and are using the My O2 App. The App is available for both Android and iPhone platforms. Consequently, you’ll be able to quickly launch the App and put in a request with O2 to get your iPhone 7 Plus quickly SIM unlocked.
As you will be getting O2 to unlock your handset you’ll need to have an active My O2 account. O2 state that you can unlock your iPhone at any time if you’re on a Pay Monthly tariff. You can download the My O2 App from the iTunes store here.
2b. Getting your iPhone 7 Plus IMEI unlocked using the My O2 Online service.
This method of getting your iPhone 7 Plus unlocked is simple and straight forward. You just sign-up or login to your O2 UK account and request your unlock via the main menu. O2 will email you once they Unlock iPhone 7 Plus, however they do not give details on how long it will take.
Important: If you’re using an O2 Pay As You Go SIM contract you won’t be able to request an unlock until after 12 months.
You can visit the web page for My O2 Online here.
2c. Getting your iPhone 7 Plus unlocked using the unlock form on the O2 UK website.
Another free way to unlock iPhone 7 Plus is by completing the IMEI factory unlock form on the O2 UK website. It’s important to note that there is no guarantee that O2 will unlock you. Additionally, O2 state that it can take 7 days or more for O2 to reply to your request.
The primary reason they may not honour your request is if you have purchased a used handset and you are not the registered owner of the handset. If you cannot contact the original owner of the iPhone 7 Plus and ask them to put in an unlock request to O2, completing the unlock request form will not work.
That said, completing the online form is worth a try. This is especially true if you are not in a rush to get your handset unlocked. You can visit the web page for the O2 unlock request form here.