Even though it may seem like the modern world is constantly bringing us new technologies and methods of communication, we are also seeing them evolve at a frightening pace with the introduction of new security measures. Some advances even put our personal privacy in jeopardy while others can be downright scary. We are no longer talking about isolated incidents here but rather a pandemic that has infected our digital ecosystem. Locking phones has become so widespread as to now be something we take for granted. However, this article is not going to focus on why and how locked phones became such an issue in the first place but rather its consequences as well as pro's and con's for having locked phones today.
What is the Problem with Locked Phones?
Locked phones are phones that are kept switched off or in a special mode that prevents access to the phone’s operating system by anyone other than the person who set it up. In this case, someone can “lock” your phone by putting it in this special mode and then “ Unlock ” it by hand. There are many reasons why you might want to keep your phone in this mode such as if you are abroad and want to keep your correspondence with family and friends back home as safe as possible from prying eyes. However, there are also some cases where you might want to have a phone that is always accessible to you as in case you lose it or have a situation where someone may incapacitate you and you might no longer have a choice but to give them your phone. In this case, a locked phone is perfectly fine as you can always pick it up and call your contacts again to relaunch your account.
How to Check If Your iPhone is Locked and How to Unlock It
The first step towards checking if your phone is locked or not is to look at the IMEI number. This is a unique identifier that is printed on the back of every iPhone and is usually located in the lower right-hand corner. If you are unsure what to search for, you can search for “IMEI’s” on eBay. This number will give you a quick indication as to whether your phone is locked or not. However, you should really check this number out as you may find other identifying information such as the phone model and year, the IMEI number can change without any notice as to why, and also the unique code which is located on the cellular network. This unique code can also be used to lock or unlock your phone.
Consequences of Having a Locked Phone
Having a locked phone presents a number of problems and consequences when it comes to everyday life. For one, if you lose your phone, you will for sure be in a bind. All you can do is call someone and tell them where you are but unless you have the number for that person, you will no longer be able to reach out to them. Furthermore, if you have a phone accident and break your phone, you will for sure be in a bind as well. As soon as someone gets ahold of your phone, whether it be an emergency services operator or a scorned ex-boyfriend or significant other, they will no doubt try and look up your number using the IMEI number and then contact you. Your phone will thus remain locked until you have found a new source of yours grievances.
How to Unlock Your iPhone and the Problem with Rooting
Now, before we get into the best way to unlock your iPhone, it is worth noting that there are cases where you might not be able to unlock your phone by yourself. In these cases, you might have to get help from the manufacturer. However, if you have done everything by yourself and your phone still does not respond to any of the above methods, then you might have a locked screen. Your phone might just be rooted which basically means it has been altered in such a way that it can be unlocked only by a professional such as an engineer. If your phone has been altered in this way, then all you can do is bring it to the nearby service center and hope that they can help you out.
The Best Way to Unlock Your iPhone
Now, the best way to unlock your iPhone might vary from person to person as no two people have the same problems regarding their inability to unlock their phone. Some people have no issues at all while others still have issues after using it for a certain amount of time. However, regardless of the reason, the best way to go about unlocking your iPhone is to use a special tool that will help you bypass any security measures that may be in place on your mobile device. The best tool to use for this is an app called “Ghost” which can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store. “Ghost” lets you perform a number of functions such as changing the passcode or looking up the IMEI number of your phone. Once it has finished its tasks, it will give you a piece of advice on how long it should remain unlocked before you need to manually enter the passcode or look up the IMEI number again.
How to Break a iPhone 6 or iPhone 6S Lock Screen Code
In addition to the above, it is worth noting that you can also try a different approach and try to break the lock screen code instead of just trying to unlock your phone. The lock screen code is the first thing that your phone will show you when you pick it up. It is this code that most people are likely to enter wrong. The code will usually be preceded by four horizontal lines and followed by the letter X. If you are able to break this code, your phone will not only become unlocked but also disabled so that it cannot be locked again unless you enter the correct code again. However, this only works if the code is written lowercase and consists of letters and numbers only.
What to Do if You Don't Want to Use a Device
Of course, none of this applies if you don't want to use a device in the first place. If you do not want to use a phone, tablet or computer because you are afraid of what may happen if you do, there are a few ways to go about this. The first and foremost thing that you need to do is ensure that you are aware of how a pandemic might affect you and take basic precautions accordingly. If you tend to get sick often or are prone to migraines, it is worth remembering that some medications are no longer available in some countries as a result of the pandemic. Similarly, if you are also sensitive to heat or light, wearing gloves when using a computer or phone may help avoid potential health risks.
How to Stay Informed
The best way to stay informed and protect yourself from potential dangers is to familiarize yourself with how the pandemic has affected your local area and those around you. You can learn a lot by talking to the people you trust, asking them questions and learning as much as you can about what is happening around you. If you are living in an urban area, check out public transit or stay in a safe place with a computer and the appropriate software to keep yourself safe and informed. In the event that you are on the move and you are unsure where you are or where to find help, try to use the most recent mobile app that your device comes with. These can often be found in the app store.
The pandemic has had an immense impact on modern society and has lead to changes in various areas of life, including technology. From the rise of the security precautions to the limited availability of certain devices, the article has been created to provide some insight into the different aspects of this. While the pro's and con's of having a locked phone are significant, they are ultimately outweighed by the greater good that this will bring to mankind. The advent of locked phones and their security measures has presented an enormous challenge to modern communication, and with their waning popularity, we can look forward to a future without them.