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Unlocking the phone

1: Seeker

Hi team,

I would like to give my old Vodafone Iphone 6 to my girfriend using other provider abroad. I filled NUC form, sent it and got confirmation email with the information that I need to wait upto 10  working days for manufacturer's response.

However without getting any NUC code I received another email after a week telling me that everything is OK and I should  insert a non-Vodafone SIM into my device and it will work. Such "magic" obviously did not work.

Please, could you help me?

Thank you in advance.


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17: Community Champion

Hi @Frantisek


An iPhone is not unlocked via inputting a Nuc {unlocking code} like other phone models are, but instead is unlocked remotely by Apple themselves and their Database. 

The Vodafone Network lets a person know by email it's unlocking has been requested to Apple after accepting your Nuc online unlock request which I see you've received.


Please Note > The iPhone isn't actually usually unlocked to all networks at this stage. 


Apple then process the Networks request and occasionally this can take approximately up to another 30 days sometimes from Vodafone's email to complete an unlock request made by a Network. 

To complete the process please Periodically insert an active i.e. connects to mobile network data, alternative Networks Sim Card in the iPhone with hooking upto iTunes is only typically needed if its an iPhone 4 or older although it wouldn't harm to do so. 

From the iPhone 5 onwards there's not normally the need to hook up to iTunes to complete the process. 

When it's unlocked you should see a pop up message and the alternatives Networks name will show in the iPhone's status bar. 

Current Phone > Samsung Note 20 5G - SM9860 Snapdragon.

Samsung One Ui 2.5  / Android 10.

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1: Seeker

Dear friend,

Thank you for your answer. I will try to connect and wait 30 days if not succesful.  It is iPhone 6 so hopefully I wouldn't need use Itunes.

Kind regards,


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