If you are looking to unlock a Verizon iPhone, there are many different tricks and methods that you can use. The effectiveness of all of these may vary but by trying most of them you should be able to unlock your phone, which will allow you to use it more widely.
Method 1: Contacting Verizon
There isn’t a more secure way of unlocking your Verizon iPhone than contacting Verizon directly. Verizon will only be able to assist you with unlocking your phone if you purchased your phone more than 60 days ago. It is only at that time that you will be able to request a “Carrier Unlock” by dialing 611. The customer support representative you will talk to will determine if your device is eligible, if it is then the process should occur instantaneously.
Method 2: Priority Unlock
If you do not want to contact the Verizon Customer Support line then you can also request a Priority Unlock for Verizon iPhone from the service Priority Unlock. They will pass your request through Verizon and then get your device unlocked. This process can take up to two days and can be completed entirely online.
Method 3: Third-Party Service
If you want to unlock your Verizon iPhone you can try using a third-party remote unlocking service. Normally these services will connect remotely to your PC which will need to be connected to your iPhone. Through that remote connection, they will use their unlocking software to unlock your Verizon iPhone. However, these services may lead to your warranty being voided and as such you always need to check if you can use one of these services legally.
Method 4: Restoring iPhone to Factory settings
Finally, if you want to try unlocking your Verizon iPhone on your own you can try restoring it to the factory setting. This is a process that you should try only when the SIM card is not in your iPhone. You will want to begin by erasing all information on your iPhone by going on your iPhone settings. After that, you try restoring your saved files from iTunes and iCloud. If you have erased everything then you should be able to now use your unlocked Verizon iPhone.
Between these four methods, you should be able to get your Verizon iPhone unlocked without trouble. Getting your phone unlocked through Verizon may be the easiest and safest option but if that does not work, between the other 3 methods you will still be able to get your iPhone unlocked and ready to use.