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How to SIM Unlock the iPhone 15 Pro Max


The iPhone 15 Pro Max is Apple’s latest and most powerful iPhone to date. Featuring a new titanium chassis, improved cameras, and a brand new Action Button, the iPhone 15 Pro Max is also Apple’s most expensive iPhone.

If you choose to buy it through a carrier on contract, it makes it an easier pill to swallow. One of the downsides of buying through a carrier is that as part of your contract, the carrier may lock the SIM to its network to prevent you from using the phone with a different provider or to resell it.

This can create issues, especially if you’re going overseas and want to use a local SIM, which is usually cheaper compared to paying for roaming fees. Luckily, there are a couple of ways to unlock the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s SIM either through your carrier or using a service like Android SIM Unlock, so read on if unlocking the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s SIM is something you might be interested in.

Unlocking your iPhone 15 Pro Max’s SIM for free

If you want to unlock the SIM of your iPhone 15 Pro Max for free, you can actually do it through your carrier, but there are several requirements you’ll have to meet first, which usually includes:

  • The iPhone 15 Pro Max needs to have been paid off in full. If you bought it fully unlocked then this shouldn’t be an issue, but if you bought it on an installment plan, then you need to ensure those monthly repayments have been paid in its entirety.
  • You will also need to make sure that you have owned the device for at least 60-90 days, so if you just bought the phone, you might be out of luck
  • You will need to be in “good standing” with your carrier. This means that your bills need to be all fully paid up and that you don’t owe them anything else.

Generally speaking, different carriers will have different requirements when it comes to unlocking the SIM of your iPhone 15 Pro Max. The above mentioned requirements are just a general guideline, so it’s probably best to call your carrier in advance to see what they might need from you before you proceed with the unlock request.

  1. On your iPhone 15 Pro Max device, launch the Phone app and dial *#06# to pull your device’s IMEI number and write it down somewhere you can easily access later on
  2. Call your carrier’s customer care hotline and ask request for a SIM unlock
  3. You will then be asked to provide the service rep with your iPhone 15 Pro Max’s IMEI number which you should have already written down
  4. Assuming you have met 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.
  5. Once you’ve received the code, take out the current SIM on your iPhone and put in the new one
  6. You will be prompted to enter the SIM unlock code
  7. Enter the SIM unlock code that you received in your email and you should be set

Getting the unlock code from Android SIM Unlock

In the event that you don’t meet the requirements or if your carrier refuses your request to unlock the SIM of your iPhone 15 Pro Max, that’s where third-party SIM unlocking services like Android SIM Unlock come in handy. For a small fee, you will be able to get the SIM of your iPhone 15 Pro Max unlocked in no time.

  1. On your iPhone 15 Pro Max handset, launch the Phone app and dial *#06# to display your phone’s IMEI number
  2. Write the IMEI number down somewhere where you can refer to it easily
  3. Go to Android SIM Unlock’s website
  4. Select the country you are in and the carrier you bought the phone from and also the currency you wish to pay in
  5. Enter the device’s IMEI number
  6. Complete the checkout process with your payment and contact information
  7. Once that’s all settled and done, you should then receive the iPhone 15 Pro Max’s unlock code in a matter of hours up to a few days (depending on the package you’ve chosen)
  8. The moment you’ve received your code, you can then swap out the SIM on your phone with a SIM from another carrier
  9. When you put in the new SIM, 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

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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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