Mar 15th, 2019

The Samsung Galaxy S10 is one of the most exciting smartphones of 2019. The device is jam-packed with new technology like its in-display ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, reverse wireless charging and the gorgeous edge-to-edge display.

If you’re reading this article, there’s a good chance that you’re a proud owner of the Samsung Galaxy S10 already, having purchased it from your service provider to get the best deal possible. The only problem now is that the phone is locked to that service provider and cannot be used with a SIM card form a different service provider. Those who paid for the phone in full should be able to get a free SIM unlock code from their service provider 60 to 90 days after the phone was purchased, but if you opted for a payment plan or signed a new contract when purchasing the phone will likely need to purchase their Samsung Galaxy S10 SIM unlock code from a third-party service like Android SIM Unlock.

To make things easier for you, we’d documented the process for both options. Follow the instructions below to get your Samsung Galaxy S10 SIM unlock code.

Free Samsung Galaxy S10 SIM unlock

Samsung Galaxy S10 SIM unlock

While service providers do lock down their phones when they sell them, most will hand over the SIM unlock code for your phone if it is paid in full This typically means that you paid for the phone outright when you purchased it or you are no longer under any contract or device payment plans. Making things a bit more complicated, service providers also require that the phone is activated for 60-90 days before they will provide the SIM unlock code for your smartphone. If your phone is not paid in full or have not owned your device for at least 60-90 days, you’ll need to purchase your Samsung Galaxy S10 SIM unlock code (jump down to the next section).

  • On your Galaxy S10, dial *#06# to display the unique IMEI number
  • Write the IMEI number on a piece of paper for easy reference
  • Call your service provider’s customer service line to request your free SIM unlock code
  • Provide the service rep with your Samsung Galaxy S10’s IMEI number
  • If you qualify for the code, it will be emailed to you within 2-5 days
  • Once you receive the code, replace the SIM card with one from another service provider
  • When prompted, enter the Samsung Galaxy S10 SIM unlock code

Paid Samsung Galaxy S10 SIM unlock

Samsung Galaxy S10 SIM unlock

If you still have a payment plan on your Samsung Galaxy S10 or do not meet your service provider’s requirements for a free SIM unlock code, follow the instructions below to purchase your Samsung Galaxy S10 SIM unlock code.

  • On your Galaxy S10, dial *#06# to display the unique IMEI number
  • Write the IMEI number on a piece of paper for easy reference
  • Visit Android SIM Unlock (or any other unlocking service)
  • Select your Galaxy S10 model, service provider and enter the phone’s IMEI number
  • Complete the checkout process with your payment and contact details
  • Your Samsung Galaxy S10 unlock code will be emailed to you in less than an hour
  • Replace your Samsung Galaxy S10’s SIM card with one from another service provider
  • Enter your Galaxy S10’s unlock code when prompted

T-Mobile/Metro Samsung Galaxy S10 SIM unlock

The instructions above will work with most devices, but if you happened to purchase your Samsung Galaxy S10 from T-Mobile or Metro you’ll need to purchase a special unlock service which works in conjunction with the T-Mobile Device Unlock or Metro Device Unlock apps.

  • Visit Android SIM Unlock
  • Select the T-Mobile Device Unlock or Metro Device Unlock service and enter your IMEI number
  • Complete the checkout process
  • The unlock confirmation will be emailed to you within 1-3 days
  • Open the T-Mobile Device Unlock or MetroPCS Device Unlock app on your Galaxy S10
  • Tap Continue > Permanent Unlock to SIM unlock your Galaxy S10
  • The unlock process will require the phone to be rebooted once completed.

If you followed the instructions in this article, you should now be the proud owner of a SIM unlocked Samsung Galaxy S10. You’ll now to be able to use the phone on any service provider you want without any restrictions.