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Answered Dec 11, 2019
For screen-locked iPhones, iTunes and iCloud can usually be used to unlock them.
Launch iTunes on your PC> Turn off iPhone> Put iPhone in recovery mode: Press and hold the Home button until the recovery screen appears> Connect your device to your PC> A popup window will appear in iTunes> Select restore> Restore data from backup.
For iPhone5, you can also use Siri to unlock.
Wake Siri> Ask the time now> Siri will show you the text version and clock> Tap the clock> Find the music list> Select the "Buy more ring" feature> Tap the Home button> Done. If you successfully see the home screen, the unlock is successful. Otherwise, it means failure.
Once the iphone is unlocked, it will be considered unlocked by the factory so that it most likely won’t need to be unlocked again. First, the phone must be charged and subscribed with a carrier so that it will work. It is recommended that the phone has not been reported stolen. You must find the network that you use in the box. This phone may be unlocked at your home. Sometimes, Sim cards can be used to unlock a phone.
Sometimes, it costs money to unlock a phone. So, you should try to do this yourself or be prepared to do this. Once this is unlocked, it is completely able to be used. The phone will not be damaged if you unlock or have it unlocked.