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How to SIM unlock the Samsung Galaxy S22, S22+


So you’ve gotten your hands on Samsung’s latest flagship phones, the Galaxy S22 and the Galaxy S22+. These are some of the most powerful Android smartphones available in the market today but seeing as they are brand new (at this time of writing), you might have gotten it from your carrier.

This in turn means that the SIM card of your phone is locked to your carrier, making it a bit difficult if you plan to travel and want to buy a local SIM instead of paying the roaming charges which are most definitely a lot more expensive. This is where unlocking your phone’s SIM card can come in handy.

The good news is that unlocking the SIM of your phone is pretty easy and there are a couple of different options available to you. One of which will be free and done through your carrier, which is free if you’re successful, or the other would be to use Android SIM Unlock’s services which is paid, but is a good alternative if your carrier won’t unlock your phone for you.

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Unlocking through your carrier

If you don’t want to spend money unlocking the SIM on the Galaxy S22 or Galaxy S22+, there is actually a free option and that is to get the SIM unlocked from your carrier. But before you get too excited, there are several requirements that you’ll need to meet first before your carrier unlocks it for you, and they are:

  • You need to be in good standing with your carrier, meaning that you don’t have any outstanding bills and that the contract with your carrier for the phone has expired
  • You’ll also need to make sure that you have owned the device for at least 60-90 days

Assuming you meet those requirements, then the process of unlocking the SIM is pretty easy, just follow the steps below:

  1. On your Samsung Galaxy S22 handset, launch the Phone app and dial *#06# to pull up your phone’s IMEI number
  2. Write the IMEI number down somewhere so you can refer to it later
  3. Call your carrier and request for your SIM unlock code
  4. You will probably be asked to provide the IMEI for the Samsung Galaxy S22’s
  5. If you meet all the requirements that we mentioned above, the SIM unlock code will be sent to the email address you provided in the next 2-5 days.
  6. Once you’ve received your code, swap out the SIM with a SIM from another carrier
  7. Enter the SIM unlock code that you received in your email when prompted and you’re set!

We should note that depending on your carrier, the requirements might be slightly different as different carriers might have different rules. Your best bet is to just call your carrier and ask them what they need and then move on from there.

Getting the unlock code from a paid third-party service

Now, in the event your carrier won’t unlock the SIM for the Galaxy S22 or Galaxy S22+, don’t worry because there’s another option using Android SIM Unlock’s services. This is a paid service, but it is a relatively small fee that for some of you, might be worth paying for the flexibility of being able to insert any SIM card into their phone even while on contract.

  1. On your Samsung Galaxy S22, S22+ phone, launch the Phone app and dial *#06# to get the device’s IMEI number
  2. Write the IMEI number down
  3. Go to Android SIM Unlock’s website (click here for the Galaxy S22+)
  4. Enter your device’s IMEI number
  5. Complete the checkout process with your payment and contact information
  6. Once payment is made, you should then receive the Samsung Galaxy S22’s unlock code either through SMS or email
  7. The moment you’ve received your code, you can then swap out the SIM on your phone with a SIM from another carrier
  8. You should be prompted to enter the SIM unlock code that you received in your email, and once you’ve done that, you should be good to go

Keep in mind that when you unlock the phone’s SIM that it does not release you from the contract you have with your carrier. You’re still obligated to pay your bills and phone repayments in a timely manner. All this does is give you the freedom and option to use the phone with a different SIM, whether you’re in a different country or are using a different carrier’s network.

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Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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