Apple has plans to let iPhone users unlock Mac with Touch ID. This is the fingerprint security option that is used for numerous reasons. The feature could be brought to OS X 10.12 operating system version.
What can happen if you unlock Mac with iPhone fingerprint without any issues? Should it be an interesting opportunity for ‘fruit’ customers? There are rumors about Apple updating its OS X 10.12 with improved features and packaging the operating system with additional things users might find interesting and useful.
Right now you cannot unlock Mac with Touch ID using Apple default system. But once this becomes a real opportunity you’ll just have to use Touch ID and unlock desktop machine with the help of iPhone.
Would you like to unlock Mac with iPhone fingerprint? It’s currently not clear if Apple has plans to fully integrate Touch ID option to its future Macs or let users do this with the iPhone only. We might see some concept ideas of Macs with Touch ID.
Apple might be thinking of a way how to bring unlock option to Mac to popularize its computers along with the iPhones. Modern handsets created by ‘fruit’ company are extremely popular in China, India and are known across the world. Macs are not as popular compared to other computers sold out there and the Cupertino-based giant could find a way how to change it. Of course, it could take years before Touch ID sensor is added to Mac machines.
Meawhile OS X 10.12 update can add changes to support iPhone unlocking option. This is a step towards innovation, isn’t it?
Users who are planning to buy a used or new iPhone might be interested in how to find if iPhone is unlocked. This can be done with any Apple smartphone model, including the most recent iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Only SIM unlocked device can be used on different networks without issues and it is worth much more than a locked gadget.
Here is how to find out if iPhone 6 is unlocked or locked. Once again, this can be done with any phone, even iPhone 5, 5c, 5S, 4S and earlier versions. There are different methods and not only iPhone network checker you can use.
How to Find If iPhone Is Locked / Unlocked
Method 1. If you are buying the iPhone 6 directly from Apple and pay full price for it you should get a model unlocked by default.
Method 2. If you are buying the new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus from a carrier with a subsidized plan or 2-year contract you get a locked smartphone.
Method 3. To check if iPhone is locked or unlocked you need to access its settings. Turn the device on and go to cellular settings. If you find the Mobile Data Network option your gadget is most likely unlocked.
Method 4. You can check SIM lock status on your own. Take a couple of SIM cards from different carriers and insert them into the phone. If you are able to see the signal and make phone calls with any SIM (for example, from AT&T and Sprint or T-Mobile and O2 etc.) you are successfully unlocked. If there is no signal, you are locked.
Method 5. You can use iPhone network lock check free distant service to find out if you are locked or unlocked by IMEI number which can be looked up in Settings. This method works for users who don’t have the gadget in hand.
Is it possible to unlock iOS 9 iPhone 6? Apple has released the first iOS 9 beta 1 so you can easily perform iOS 9 SIM unlock [Cydia cannot be added at the moment because there is no untether jailbreak yet].
Here is how to unlock iOS 9 iPhone guide. You should use factory SIM unlocking service because this is the only working tool available in the market for the latest operating system for iPhone. Why is it the best service?
Firstly, iOS 9 factory unlock is affordable. This is very important to customers who decided to save money while getting a contract iPhone 6 that is locked to one of the U.S. carriers or other network from anywhere in the world.
Secondly, when you unlock iOS 9 iPhone 6 using factory service you have no risks. There is no programs to install on your iDevice. Everything is completely safe and even your warranty stays with you.
Thirdly, the procedure is fast and very simple. All you should know is your IMEI number. You can find it in Settings menu. This number can be users for double-checking different information about your smartphone and then – final unlock.
iOS 9 is the most recent mobile firmware that should be officially released in the fall along with the next generation Apple handsets. This June the company seeded the first iOS 9 beta which can be downloaded by any user without UDID and developer’s account. It might be buggy because it exists in beta stage but a lot of people like to take this risk and update.
In case you are only planning on installing iOS 9 and then unlocking your iPhone, we recommend you to backup the device in the first place. Be attentive and think twice whether you want this update right now or can wait for iOS 9 to become public in a couple of months from today.
In the near future it will be possible to selfie unlock iPhone, as the United Stated Patents and Trademark Office (USPTO) has today granted a new Apple patent under the “Locking and unlocking a mobile device using facial recognition” title. This patent describes a system that utilizes a mobile phone’s camera to capture an user’s face picture, then analyze it and unlock the iOS device if it matches the owner’s face through the Re/Code.
The process of camera capturing and face recognition may trigger by the iPhone having detected that it has been motionless for a some period of time.
In another way, a locked iOS device is arranged to capture an initial image using its camera, capture a new picture in response to detecting movement of the device. The user should move the device to a use position, then the iOS device will analyze the subsequent picture to detect a user’s face, and unlock the device in response to detecting the user’s face.
Apple company tells that its new technology to unlock iPhone with selfie would resolve some of the time-consuming steps problems for unlocking a device. With facial recognition, the device will automatically unlock when a iPhone is set into “a use position” and the camera picture matches the initial one taken image of the owner, instead entering a password manually or use Touch ID to unlock the device.
With this selfie unlock iPhone option it will be faster and safer to unlock any mobile device. The patent also gains the notes that this technology could be used to identify also other authorized users of the iOS device, such as family members or friend.
It is possible to unlock Mac with Touch ID iPhone or your iOS passcode. There is a special program that allows users unlocking their computer with the help of Apple ‘fruit’ mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet.
This tool you might like to use is called MacID. It supports iOS 8 versions up to iOS 8.2 [here is how you can install iOS 8.2 on your iPhone] which was presented this March. Apple is currently working on iOS 8.3 update, but this firmware is still available in betas only.
How to Unlock Mac with Touch ID
Step 1. Download MacID from the App Store. It usually costs some money, but right now it is free to get from iTunes.
Step 2. Install the tool.
Step 3. You have to make sure that your Mac has OS X Yosemite version. If you purchased your Mac in 2013, 2014 or 2015 you are surely good to go.
Step 4. Your Mac has to support Bluetooth 4.0 LE option.
Step 5. Use iPhone passcode to unlock Mac if you have iPhone 5c, 5, 4S or earlier model. If you own iPhone 6 Plus, 6 or 5S you can unlock with Touch ID option.
Step 6. Wake up your Mac, authorize and unlock it right from the iPhone lock screen by entering the passcode or using your fingerprint.
Everything is simple. This way you are able to distantly control your Mac, unlock and lock it.
What do you think about remote Mac unlocking option?
A lot of users know about iPhone 6 SIM lock Vodafone problem that was present in different countries, including Germany. Finally, as local media confirm it, this carrier has removed the lock for all customers. Everything has changed automatically, meaning if you own the latest Apple smartphone that was tied to this European carrier you can breath a sign of relief and finally start using any SIM with your smartphone.
It is not a secret that a lot of customers dreamt about Vodafone Germany iPhone 6 unlock which was available to anyone who found out about factory IMEI unlock. Luckily, there is no need to pay for becoming permanently unlocked because the SIM lock must have been already removed for each user with the iDevice [only model 6] that was purchased from German Vodafone mobile company.
According to different sources, you can now connect to WLAN and insert any not-supported SIM [from any local carrier or foreign company] and get the signal. If your iDevice doesn’t see the SIM you might need to restart your device or connect to iTunes so that it checks with Apple servers and makes sure you have been unlocked automatically by the system.
All modern carriers in Germany sell unlocked iPhone 6 and Vodafone was the last local provider that had smartphones locked to its network.
Unlock iPhone 6 using Ultrasn0wor or other available options are described in this article. Concerning that the majority of consumers purchased an iPhone a single carrier locked iPhone. And it is normal when you buy the device at a subsidized price and have to sign a two or three year contract. Here are all the unlocking options for iPhone have scanned in details.
Many carriers want to unlock your iOS 8 iPhone if you’ve completed the entailed contract period, or paid the early termination fee (ETF).
The service provider unlock technique is the most effective out of all alternatives, because it is everlasting, persists even after restores, entirely official, and doesn’t need a jailbreak or another hacks. Furthermore, it works together with all iPhone models and all iOS versions.
If you are not eligible for an official carrier unlock, you can choose IMEI unlock for your iPhone 6. This unlock is not official, but it works just like the official carrier unlock. It works with all models and OS versions, proceeds even after a restore, it’s permanent and doesn’t need from you a jailbreak or any other hacks.
There are exist huge amount of IMEI unlock providers. But it’s best to use trusted provider. Below are a few trusted unlock providers:
The iPhone Wiki has a list of sites that offer fake unlocks, and scam people. Please make sure that you don’t deal with any of these sites. The price for an unlock varies based on your carrier, but it typically ranges from $5 to $150.
Unlock iPhone 6 using Ultrasn0w
Ultrasn0w is older unlocking method, which isn’t very actual right now for many reasons.
It requires your device to be jailbroken
It works only with the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G
Even on supported devices, it needs baseband version 01.59.00
Factory IMEI iPhone unlock performed for devices that were running iOS 7 or lower seems to meet problems on the most recent iOS 8 that was launched by Apple in September 2014 and updated to version 8.1 [this is the latest version up-to-date]. There is once very important problem you must know about before you decide to install iOS 8 after factory unlocking. You must activate iPhone after unlock via WiFi otherwise you will also become relocked after updating to iOS 8 or 8.1. If you need to unlock iOS 8 iPhone than no problem and there is no need to follow steps below.
We’ll explain how to activate iPhone after unlock on iOS 7 to avoid being locked again. There is nothing complicated about this but you have to follow the step-by-step guide and not come across iOS 8 update iPhone relock issue.
iOS 8 is buggy and it truly can re-lock your iPhone making you order the factory unlock once again and pay twice for the service. We’ll save you money and share the detailed and correct iPhone activation after unlock instruction that will help you stay unlocked forever and never become relocked even after iOS 8 update.
Step 1.Install iOS 8 before you place your order for iPhone unlock. You can use iTunes update or WiFi update, but Wi-Fi update is much better to use in this case.
Step 2. Once you are running the new iOS 8 you can order factory unlock for your iPhone by submitting your IMEI code and email.
Important Notes: The company is not responsible for the iOS 8 bug and thus we do not offer refunds to customers who have already ordered factory IMEI unlock from us or are planning to order it in the future.
iOS 8.0.1 bugs have been noticed by Apple. Besides, the company has offered its customers the official iOS 8.0.1 apology pronounced by Greg Joswiak, the company’s VP of iPhone marketing. Such unexpected iOS 8.0.1 release notes were added during the interview with two U.S. mass media, the WSJ and Walt Mossberg.
So what Apple had to say about the firmware update? The iOS 8.0.1 Apple statement announced by Joswiak assures the company made an error with its distribution. It looks like the Cupertino giant didn’t want to launch iOS 8.0.1 version to public as this software didn’t include a bug in its code, as mentioned by Apple’s VP.
Users who updated to this firmware have had problems with Wi-Fi connection, Touch ID option and cellular connectivity. This is all in past as the company released iOS 8.0.2 and iOS 8.1 later on to fix the problems for its users.
There is no need to order iOS 8.0.1 unlock since this firmware version is buggy. It is better to update to iOS 8.1 via iTunes and unlock iOS 8.1 iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus or earlier smartphone models.
Apple confirms that its iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 versions are quite popular among users. With Christmas arriving in less than two months, people start to think about their Christmas gifts and this year the new iPhone 6 models are on the list of a lot of users across the world.
You can make two gifts at once and save money on the full priced iPhone by purchasing the locked smartphone from AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, Vodafone, O2 or any other carrier and ordering affordable distant iPhone 6 AT&T unlock or unlock from other network. This way your contract handset will be permanently unlocked and you won’t have to pay the full iPhone 6 / 6 Plus price at once.
What is Apple SIM lock? John Legere from T-Mobile discussed this topic during the Re/code’s Code/Mobile event. He explained what Apple SIMlock status means and when you get it. For example, when a user purchases the new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus at a full price directly from Apple he or she gets a fully unlocked smartphone which can support any network. The similar thing happens to the iPad mini 3 and iPad Air 2.
T-Mobile SIM card is locked when you get the new iPhone 6 directly from T-Mobile or AT&T store. The carriers offer the Apple SIM that is pre-coded to their particular network. In other words, once you got the iDevice where TMobile SIM is locked you can not longer use it as an interchangeable because it will work with one carrier only, the one you bought your gadget from.
If you buy the new iPad from Apple you will receive a tablet with an interchangeable SIM card inside that supports T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T. So anyone who is looking for the fully unlocked tablet has to make the purchase from Apple store and not from the carrier’s store.
As Legere notes, the new iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus are two models that are very successful. As he says, any modern “store without the iPhone is sh*t” and he is right as the high demand for the new “fruit” smartphone is only growing. The supply of these popular handsets still haven’t caught up to the demand.