Your iPhone won’t turn off and you’re not sure why it’s happening. Maybe you’re trying to disconnect from the outside world for a few minutes, or you’re trying to save a lot of battery life. In this article, I’ll explain why your iPhone won’t turn off and how to fix the powering off problem for good.
Why Won’t My iPhone Turn Off?
Usually, your iPhone won’t turn off because there is either a problem with the software on your iPhone or the screen or power button isn’t working correctly.
Whatever the case, this handy guide will walk you through how to fix an iPhone that won’t turn off. By the end, you’ll know how to work around an unresponsive iPhone screen, how to turn off your iPhone if the power button won’t work, and repair options if you need professional help.
1. Try To Turn Off Your iPhone
First things first. To turn off your iPhone, press and hold down the Sleep / Wake button (what most people refer to as the power button). If you have an iPhone without a Home button, press and hold the side button and either volume button simultaneously.
Release the button or buttons when slide to power off appears on the screen. That’s your cue to touch the red power icon and swipe it with your finger from the left to the right side of the screen. Ideally, your iPhone will turn off when you do this. If it doesn’t, and you’re scratching your head, keep reading.
Pro tip: If you see the “slide to power off” wording on your screen, but your screen won’t respond, try some of the tricks from my article about what to do when your iPhone touch screen isn’t working.
2. Hard Reset Your iPhone
The next step is a hard reset. To do this, hold down the Sleep/Wake button (the power button) and the Home button at the same time. Press and hold these two buttons together until the Apple logo appears on your iPhone’s display. You may need to press both buttons for as long as 20 seconds, so be patient!
Tap the toggle to the right side of the AssistiveTouch option to turn on the feature and turn the toggle green. A gray circle should appear with a lighter colored circle in the middle. This is your AssistiveTouch menu.Tap the square to open it.
To shut off your iPhone with AssistiveTouch, choose Device and then tap and hold the Lock Screen icon. This will take you to a screen that says “slide to power off.” Drag the red power icon from left to right to turn off your iPhone
5. Find A Workaround (Or Put Up With It)
If you’ve tried doing a soft reset and restoring your iPhone with iTunes and your iPhone still won’t turn off, something more serious may be wrong with your iPhone.
If you wanted to turn off your iPhone to keep it silent, you can always turn off the sound on your iPhone with the Ring / Silent switch on the upper left-hand side of the phone. That way, you won’t hear any alerts.
Your iPhone Is Turning Off Again!
You’ve fixed the problem and your iPhone is turning off again. Make sure to share this article on social media to teach your friends and followers what to do when their iPhone won’t turn off too. Leave a comment down below if you have any other questions about your iPhone!
I’m Valerie Lauer, a writer, editor and tech enthusiast. I believe in channeling my technical support powers for the greater good, creating helpful how-tos and making life with your smartphone easier.
Need to change direction? Here are some ways to make the right turn.
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Have you ever had one of these thoughts:
“Oh no, I made the same mistake again! How could I be so weak?”
“I’m terrible. I’m worthless.”
“I’ve sinned too much for God to forgive and help me now.”
When we’ve done something wrong, thoughts like these can make repentance feel almost impossible. But it’s important to remember that this isn’t true, no matter how strong these feelings may be.
Heavenly Father never intended for repentance to feel so discouraging that it makes us feel like giving up. He sees repentance as a way for us to be close to Him. Repentance may be difficult at times, but remember what Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles has said: “The very beauty of the word repentance is the promise of escaping old problems and old habits and old sorrows and old sins. It is among the most hopeful and encouraging—and yes, most peaceful—words in the gospel vocabulary.” 1
And Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles has said, “When we repent, we turn back toward God.” 2 Here are four ways we can remember to repent and enjoy the blessings that come as we TURN toward God:
T: Thank Heavenly Father for repentance. Elder Holland has taught: “Repentance is simply the scriptural invitation for growth and improvement and progress and renewal. You can change!” 3 This change is possible through Jesus Christ. Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles has taught, “Repentance is not only possible but also joyful because of our Savior.” 4 We should always thank Heavenly Father for His Son and the opportunity to repent and become better.
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U: Understand what needs improvement. Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles has said: “Think about how you’re doing right now in keeping the commandments of God. Do you see something in your life that is less than what you want it to be? Are you struggling with some habit or behavior that is not in harmony with the plan of salvation? … If you know of things in your life that you do not like, ask your Heavenly Father for help and you will find the inner strength to change.” 5
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R: Remember the Savior Jesus Christ. Repentance and forgiveness are available only through the Savior, so it’s important to keep Him in our thoughts. One important way we do this is taking the sacrament, where we promise to “always remember him” (D&C 20:77, 79).
N: Notice what Heavenly Father is doing to help you. Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles has taught: “At the end of our day, we kneel again and report back to our Father. We review the events of the day and express heartfelt thanks for the blessings and the help we received. We repent and, with the assistance of the Spirit of the Lord, identify ways we can do and become better tomorrow.” 6
Heavenly Father sent His Son to atone for our sins so we can repent and be forgiven. Turning to God brings love, joy, and peace.
Jeffrey R. Holland, “For Times of Trouble,” New Era, Oct. 1980, 11.
The Experimental Aircraft Association has formed a team to explore ways of improving aviation safety by focusing on responses to the often-tragic 180° turn back to the runway following engine failure on takeoff — often call the Impossible Turn by pilots.
This group, led by Charlie Precourt, vice chairman of the EAA board, and Sean Elliott, EAA’s vice president of advocacy and safety, also includes representatives from the flight instruction and flight test communities, academia, data analysis experts, and others.
The group’s primary focus areas include:
- Reacting to an engine failure at takeoff
- Stall awareness, recognition, and prevention after loss of power in a takeoff attitude, and recovery
- Teaching pilots proper judgment in this scenario, the ability of different types of aircraft to perform such a maneuver, and whether a turn-back is the appropriate response.
EAA’s action followed a National Transportation Safety Board report that indicates engine failure on takeoff/climb-out was a significant contributor to GA accidents. The group will study how to incorporate these piloting skills in basic private and sport pilot certification, as well as additional training programs, EAA officials noted.
EAA’s team is also working collaboratively with the FAA and will submit the group’s recommendations to the agency.
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Especially when 80% of them suck because algorithm is bad or they just suck or i just want to skip them and i cant. Devs want to piss players off or what? Or they plan to introduce "pay 1k crystals to turn them off" thing?
Only people who like the PotG feature are damage players. Or Torvald on an open map. PotG is a slap in the face to support players
Would you believe me if i told you i got a potg as makoa, inara, barik , snek (Mal'Damba) , ying and pip.
We used to be able to skip it. But that was changed. The thought that HiRez actually spent programming time (however small) to deny players the option of skipping a bugged and useless feature is a little concerning.
because it's like 15 seconds, who cares? lol. i swear the majority of people that complain about this are the most impatient people ever or they're just salty they lost and have to watch them getting their ass beat again.
also, do you know how hard it is to program a system that measures "coolness" or the best play in a game? it's nearly impossible. give it time to develop, because even bigger games like overwatch with their massive budget can't make a proper potg system.
Are you facing a seemingly impossible situation? Is what you’re asking God for seem unlikely to come to pass? Is your faith being tested?
Perhaps, you feel completely trapped, hedged in and overwhelmed, with no solution in sight. Maybe you’re confronted with a challenge where there is no resolution. Or, your heart is heavy with doubt as you can’t figure out what to do next, for there appears to be nothing you can do about what you now face. On an emotional rollercoaster, you could be wondering, “How can things change for the better?”
However, impossibilities are the platforms upon which God does His best work. Have faith. With man it may be impossible. But with God, all things are possible.
George Muller once saice, “Faith does not operate in the realm of the possible. There is no glory for God in that which is humanly possible. Faith begins where man’s power ends.”
In the Bible, God led the Israelites by way of the wilderness toward the Red Sea. Then, he guided the people around in a large circle. As the people camped at the edge of the Red Sea, they noticed that the mountains were on one side, and the sea was on the other side of them.
When the Israelites saw Pharaoh’s soldiers in the distance charging toward them, it appeared as though they were trapped with no apparent way out. Terrified, the people cried out to Moses in despair. There seemed to be no hope for them at all.
But, Moses trusted God during this impossible time. Moses didn’t get upset, give up or give in to desperation. Rather, Moses steered the people’s attention to God and calmly gave a solution as he said:
“Do not be afraid. Stand firm. And you will see the deliverance of the Lord. The Lord will fight for you while you keep silent.” (Exodus 14:13-14)
God then told Moses to tell the people of Israel to “go forward.” Moses lifted up his staff and stretched out his hand over the sea and divided it. God intervened, for sometimes He prefers to work in situations that some deem impossible. He dramatically caused a strong wind to blow. The waters parted. And the people walked on the sea floor, on dry ground, safely to the other side.
Similar to the Israelites, at times you can be put into a temporary, yet difficult, place or a seemingly impossible circumstance. Yet, what looked like a mess for the Israelites, God turned into a miracle, and today He can do the same for you.
Today, no matter what challenge you’re encountering, do not be afraid, stand firm and go forward. You have come too far to back down and quit. Trust God, as He is the omnipotent One. “God will guide you continually,” (Isaiah 58:11). So, “Don’t be anxious about anything” (Philippians 4:6), “God is your strength and power,” (2 Samuel 22:33). For God promised to “repay two blessings for each of your troubles.” (Zechariah 9:12)
A while ago, a reader wrote to me and recounted how she has been through many difficulties in her life; a painful past, divorce, sickness and job losses. “But God was consistent in His guidance and always there to cover me and carry me through,” her note stated.
This reader could have become increasingly discouraged and downtrodden, thinking her best days were over. Though, in her letter, she described that after the initial shock settled down, she was determined to live a full and productive life. She recognized that the impossibilities that she had been confronted with could become God’s opportunities to show Himself strong in her behalf. Next, the reader chose to go out on a limb, rekindle an old dream, and pursue a chance to go to nursing school. Although it was difficult, with a can-do attitude, she embraced it and pressed on toward the future. She finished school, and soon found satisfying employment at a local hospital. There, she met someone special who she believed was her soulmate. A year later, they were married. “God made the impossible, to be possible and gave me back more than double for my losses and pain,” she wrote.
And so, trust God even though things don’t make complete sense to you at the moment. Seek God sincerely in prayer. Keep hoping, keep believing, and keep persisting. There is no obstacle that is too big for God to turn around for your great good.
Once, a teenager asked a mother of three, “Why do you love your children?” Instantly, the mother replied, “Because they are mine.”
As it is with God’s love for you, He loves you because you are His. So boldly look with hope and confidence to the future. Every day expect the best that God has for your life. And in your mind’s eye, visualize the great Creator of the Universe going before you, standing behind you and guiding every step you take ahead. God has a plan for you and is working a miracle in the midst of your biggest challenge. Victories are forthcoming, with more love, more joys and more blessings, in store for you.
I’m reminded of the beautiful words of a song that I have posted in my office. The words, by gifted song writer and musician Don Moen, state:
“God will make a way
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Where there seems to be no way
He works in ways we cannot see
He will make a way for me
He will be my guide
Hold me closely to His side
With love and strength
For each new day
He will make a way
He will make a way.”
God can change impossible situations. He sometimes moves mysteriously, but will provide what you need in miraculous ways. And it is going to be far better than you can ever imagine.
So, do what you can, and God will successfully execute what you can’t. Nothing is impossible with Him.
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Were there times in your life where it felt anything that could go wrong went wrong? That was me five years ago.
In a span of nine months, my marriage to a partner of eight years broke down, I lost four family members to unexpected deaths, and I suddenly found myself hurtled from living the dream life to being jobless, penniless, and homeless.
To say life knocked the wind out of me would be an understatement.
Each time I picked myself up, another blow would send me sprawling toward a sense of utter defeat. It was as if a tornado swept through my entire being and left me empty and devoid of hope, strength, and any ounce of self-belief.
Shell-shocked, I spent that whole year crying. I would wake up crying in the mornings, run to cry in public toilets during the day, and end my days crying myself to sleep. It was a dark period of my life where everything was one blurry haze of tears.
As those days of hopelessness stretched on, the only thing I could focus on was taking baby steps every day to build a new life and a new future.
It was an arduous journey where I was often taking one step forward and two steps backward. Many times I felt like I would never see the light at the end of the tunnel, and I struggled to find the strength to inch forward.
Five years on, I finally came out the other side. My new life and the new me are still under construction, but I now have in me a spring of strength to propel me forward, regardless of setbacks or how grim the situation seems.
This newfound capacity did not develop overnight. It grew gradually as I practiced and incorporated into my life the valuable insights below.
If you’re going through difficult times now, the following four reminders may help you be more resilient.
1. Remember that life always changes. Things can get better.
When troubles strike, it can feel like things will only get worse, but that is the pessimist in us talking. If we keep the faith and respond to the situation with positive and constructive actions, we can break out of the cycle and things can get better.
Sometimes all we need to do is to simply let time pass and to resist the temptation to overreact and aggravate the problem. During times like these, I would distract myself by actively engaging in other areas of my life.
2. Recall how you overcame similar struggles in the past.
When plodding through a challenging time, it’s natural to be gripped by fear, self-doubt, and pessimistic thoughts that we won’t be able to surmount the obstacles. We forget that it always feels impossible until it’s done, and that we have overcome similar struggles in the past.
A simple but extremely effective thing I did was to list down the occasions in my life where I busted through hurdles and rose above the seemingly insurmountable difficulties. As I penned out the victories, I found renewed faith in myself and in the unknown future, which may well bring the good instead of the bad like I feared.
3. Remember that things aren’t as bad as they seem.
Zoom out on the issue and focus on the grand scheme of things. More often than not, the raging fires in our lives hijack our attention and we fail to see the big picture. It’s rarely the case that every aspect of our lives went awry at the same time, and it’s critical to keep the right perspective when the going gets tough.
We need to remember that our problems are merely a subset of everything that’s going on in our lives and not let the worries, fear, and anxiety overtake our minds. Even if every area of our lives—namely health, relationship, work, money, and passion—went haywire, the fact that we’re alive means there’s hope for things to turn around.
4. Remember that there are still things to appreciate.
Do not let the darkness blind you from seeing the stars. It’s human nature to get caught up with the things that are not working out in our lives and forget the good bits. I’m a big believer of a grateful heart being a magnet for abundance and miracles.
No matter how terrible life may seem at any single point, there are always good things if we keep our eyes peeled for them.
Thanks to the challenges, I came to see who my true friends were and I also learned to appreciate many of the blessings I had taken for granted. I might have lost a life partner, loved ones, money, and employment, but these setbacks are transient.
I would always have my degree, knowledge, skills, professional experience and network, and people who care deeply for me to fall back on and to get me back on my feet.
As I grew stronger in handling life’s curveballs, I was grateful that I had developed this invaluable life skill at a young age so I can have the rest of my life to benefit from it. While maintaining a thankful heart, I realized that even in dark times there are stars we can gaze upon if we view our plight through the right lens.
Which areas of your life are you struggling with right now? How do you cope and stay resilient?
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Is it nearly impossible for you to say “no” to a person without feeling guilty, no matter how unreasonable the request may be? If you can almost never say “no” to a person — whether it’s your boss or significant other — without feeling terrible afterwards, then you have a hard time prioritizing your needs over the needs of others. You should say “yes” when you feel that the task is manageable, when it’s within your responsibility to do it, or even when you owe a favor to a friend. But if you’re always saying “yes” because you’re afraid of saying “no,” then it’s time to take action and take your life into your own hands without feeling guilty. If you want to know how, just follow these steps.
It's possible to look on the bright side even when no one else is
Amy Morin, LCSW, is the Editor-in-Chief of Verywell Mind. She's also a psychotherapist, the author of the bestselling book "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," and the host of The Verywell Mind Podcast.
Carly Snyder, MD is a reproductive and perinatal psychiatrist who combines traditional psychiatry with integrative medicine-based treatments.
Sometimes, it’s hard to be happy when you think about what’s going on in the world. It’s harder still when the people around you constantly complain about all those things that are happening. That doesn’t mean that you have to join ranks with the pessimists, though. In fact, it means it’s more important than ever to look on the bright side as much as possible.
Choosing to be optimistic offers surprising benefits. A study from the University of Pittsburgh concluded that women who had an optimistic outlook had a 30 percent lower risk of heart disease.
A University of Michigan study linked optimism to a lower risk of stroke. Additionally, research published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal found that optimists are less likely to experience disabilities as they get older and end up living longer than pessimists.
Optimism Is a Choice
If you think you’re a natural-born pessimist and there’s no way you can turn your mindset around, think again—research published in the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry compared two groups of people to test their thinking patterns.
The first group completed a 5-minute exercise that involved thinking positive thoughts about their future, while the second group just went about their daily lives without making effort to think optimistically. The first group significantly increased their optimism over the two-week period, with many of them feeling more optimistic after just one day.
If you want to become a more optimistic person—despite the negativity surrounding you—then you can take measures to think positively and spread that optimistic outlook to those around you.
Change Your Thinking
You have choices in your life. You can spend the day cleaning or spend the day reading. You can go out to dinner or cook at home. You can have coffee with that long-lost friend or you can blow them off.
And, finally, you can decide to be positive or you can just go on living like you are. Being an optimistic person in a negative world begins with the decision to be positive and choosing to live that life every single day.
You might refer to them as “whiners” or even “toxic,” but however you think of them, pessimists suck the positive energy out of the room. These people think the world revolves around them, and they often lack any sense of empathy for others.
It’s important to establish healthy boundaries with people who chronically choose to stay stuck in their own misery. That may mean having to say things to a friend like, “I notice every time I offer you an idea about how you could make your situation better, you insist nothing will work. I am not sure I’m able to help.”
It may also mean distancing yourself a bit from a relative who insists on sharing his latest predictions about the end of the world. Limit your media intake as well. Watching too many tragic stories on the news or consuming too much political news on social media can decrease your ability to maintain a “glass half full” outlook.
Recognize Negative Thinking
It’s OK to acknowledge that bad things might happen. After all, ignoring reality isn’t helpful. In fact, being realistic could be the key to doing your best. If you’re excessively positive about an upcoming interview, you might not spend any time preparing because you’re confident you’ll land the job.
If however, you have an exaggeratedly negative outlook, you might sabotage your chances of getting hired. Thinking, “No one will ever hire me,” will cause you to look and feel defeated when you walk into the interview room. Your lack of confidence may be the reason you don’t get hired.
A healthy outlook would be to remind yourself that all you can do is your best and you’ll be OK, regardless of the outcome.
Being optimistic helps you believe that brighter opportunities are on the horizon and you’re able to put in the effort to earn those opportunities. When you’re thinking negatively, take a moment to assess how realistic your thoughts truly are. Reframing your exaggeratedly negative thoughts into more realistic statements can help you maintain a healthy dose of optimism.
While it’s not your job to make everyone happy, it doesn’t hurt to perk up someone’s day. Once a day, share positive feedback with someone.
At work, compliment someone about a good question raised in an email or salient points that they brought up in an important meeting. At home, praise your child for how hard they worked on their math homework. Or, tell your partner how much you appreciate them.
Making other people feel positive has lasting effects on your own life.
With that, don’t forget to bestow positivity on yourself. Before bed, think about what you did during the day. Even if it was a generally lackluster day, there’s bound to be something you can praise yourself for, whether it was keeping your cool when a driver cuts you off or wrapping up a project that has really been a challenge for you.
Imagine a Positive Future
It sounds kitschy, but writing down your ideas of an optimistic future can truly make a difference when it comes to your overall outlook. If you need a primer, here’s what to do: Spend 20 minutes on four consecutive days on writing down what you want to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year—feel free to dream big.
Consider a serious challenge you have in your life right now and think about possible positive outcomes.
Thinking about all the things you have to be grateful for, from warm sunshine to clean water, can give you an instant boost of optimism. You might even decide to keep a gratitude journal, in which you write down everything that makes you crack a smile during the day.
If nothing else, take a moment to stop, smile and be grateful for the good things in your life.
It’s hard to be optimistic without feeling gratitude toward those that helped you get to that happy place. While thinking about how grateful you are is helpful, sharing your gratitude with others provides added benefits. You’ll spread a bit of joy and cheer when you tell others how much you appreciate them.
Write a letter to someone who made a positive impact on your life, whether it’s a teacher, a former boss or even your mom. If possible, deliver that letter in person.
Have you ever wanted to buy a cell phone but it is locked for a specific carrier different from yours? This is a very common thing, but there are different possible solutions for you. If you want to have an unlocked phone, keep reading and follow this step by step.
Telecommunication companies usually sell blocked mobile phones. The main intention is that these phones only work with a single operator (the one where you bought it). However, there are different ways to unlock a device. Depending on the brand of the mobile phone, this process can be very simple or a little bit complicated.
How To Unlock A Phone?
Know Your IMEI
First, you will need the IMEI. This is the International Mobile Equipment Identity code. Its main function is to identify mobile phones worldwide. It can be understood as the identity document of a person, but in this case, is your phone’s identity number. Mobile phones are identified and registered to have control over them. In most of the mobile devices, this code has 15 numbers and it is important to get this code to know the different uses it has.
If you do not know your IMEI, you can make a phone call to *#06# to find it out. Make sure to write it down somewhere when the screen shows it. Just in case your mobile phone is stolen or you simply lose it, you can put in contact with your mobile network operator to lock your mobile device.
Check the Labels of Your Smartphone
If this first step does not work, do not worry about it, there is another way to get this unlock code. The only thing you have to do is checking the label under the battery or in the original box of your mobile phone. The mobile network operators generally give the user this code, but it only works with a SIM card of the same telecommunication company.
Once your service contract is finished, you can automatically unlock the mobile phone through the IMEI code. So the first method to try unlocking your cell phone is to contact the operator or telecommunication company which the device belongs to.
Call Customer Support to Unlock Your Phone
Since a few years ago, mobile phones have been sold unlocked, and sometimes companies offer the unlock code to their customers not only in the United States but also around the world. So, you may just have to call the customer service of the telecommunication company to which your mobile phone is associated and make your unlocked request.
Just by giving your IMEI code you got from the previous step, they will give you a code for your mobile phone to be automatically unlocked. So, you will be able to use it with any SIM card from any other mobile network.
Unlock The Phone On Your Own
There is another possible way to unlock your phone. First of all, you have to turn off your mobile phone and take out the SIM card. Then turn on the device without the SIM card and wait for it to show a message with the instruction to insert the SIM card. From that moment you will need to write the IMEI code to unlock the phone.
However, each brand and each type of mobile phone has different requirements, so you will not have to follow the same steps to unlock the mobile device.
Unlock Your Phone Depending On Your Mobile Network
Just in case you need to unlock a mobile phone which belongs to a specific telecommunication company, keep reading and find out the different methods to follow according to your operator.
How to Unlock Your Movistar Phone
If you want to unlock your device from this company, you must know that the process is a little bit slower. In fact, you have to call to 1004 with your IMEI code to complete the process and finally unlock the cell phone.
How to Unlock Your Vodafone Phone
If your mobile phone belongs to this company and you want to unlock it, you just have to go to a Vodafone store or you can also do it in your device from My Vodafone. Now you have to look for the option My Mobile and SIM. After that, you need to click the Unlock Mobile option.
How to Unlock Your Orange Phone
With a device from this company, the process of unlocking a mobile phone is a little bit different. You must contact the customer service of this company through an email. First, write My Mobile in the subject and then write your unlock request in the body of the email. By doing this, you will be able to unlock your mobile phone.
Why You Couldn’t Unlock Your Phone?
Sometimes it may seem impossible to unlock your mobile phone. This can happen because of the terms and policies of your telecommunication company. So, before trying to unlock your device make sure you are able to do it. Just in case it is possible to unlock your device but you cannot do it by yourself, it is highly recommendable to get support from professionals to do this task and avoid breaking your phone.
It is important to know that the GSM phones are designed to work with every single operator once you insert the SIM card with the ID of the mobile network. However, telecommunication companies, as a marketing strategy, lock some cell phones in particular to protect their financial interests in a certain way. At the moment of trying to unlock these devices, we are persuading the firmware of the phone. So it will not apply anymore and the owner of the mobile phone can use it in any operator network.
Telecommunication companies can reject the request from the customers, of course, base on their policies and local laws.
Do not waste your time downloading different software to get your IMEI code because it is really unsafe. Keep in mind that the operators have a database. So, if you buy a locked cell phone from a specific telecommunication company and then you unlock it, it is possible that your phone will not work with that network anymore because the device was still under the contract and subsidized for the company.
Buying unlocked phones can be very expensive and unsafe. You can waste your money and maybe you will need to pay again to get in unlocked. The same happens when paying online services to unlock your phone from distance. Try to do it legally and by yourself. Of course, it can be kind of difficult sometimes, but remember there are several safe options for you. Let us know if you have a different way to unlock cell phones!