Unlock Sprint Phone

How to Unlock a Sprint Phone

Use your Sprint phone with another carrier.

Sprint phones can be unlocked to use with other carriers. Most devices launched by Sprint after February 2015 are automatically unlocked when they meet the eligibility requirements. If yours isn’t, all you need is a SIM card for your new carrier and an unlock code for your Sprint phone.

Which networks work with Sprint phones?

Sprint phones work on CDMA networks and are compatible with other CDMA carriers like Verizon and U.S. Cellular.

1

Your Sprint account must meet a few specific requirements before you can request an unlock code.

  • Your account must be in good standing.
  • Your account should have no remaining debt.

To verify your account status, log into the official Sprint website or call 1-855-639-4644.

2

Your phone must be eligible before you can request an unlock code.

  • The phone must be active on the Sprint network for at least 50 days.
  • The phone can't be flagged as missing/stolen.
  • Leased devices must be paid for in full.

Visit the Sprint website for a complete list of unlocking requirements.

3

To unlock your phone, you'll need an unlock code. Only Sprint can provide one to you. Contact Sprint at 1-855-639-4644 to request an unlock code.

4

Each phone manufacturer has a unique process for entering the unlock code. Here's a list of the most popular manufacturers and how to enter the code on their devices.

Samsung

  1. Turn the phone off.
  2. Remove the case and then the battery.
  3. Remove the current SIM card.
  4. Insert the new one in its place.
  5. When you turn on the phone again, you will be prompted for the unlock code.

Apple

  1. Contact Sprint to request an unlock on the iPhone.
  2. Turn the iPhone off.
  3. Remove the current SIM card.
  4. Put the replacement SIM card in its place.
  5. Turn the iPhone back on.
  6. Your phone will need to be set up again for the first time.

Huawei

  1. Turn the phone off.
  2. Remove the case from the phone.
  3. Remove the battery out of the back.
  4. Remove the current SIM card.
  5. Put the replacement SIM card in its place.
  6. Put the battery and case back into place.
  7. You will be prompted for the unlock code when your phone turns on again.

Lenovo

  1. Turn the phone off.
  2. Remove the SIM card from the slot on the side.
  3. Insert the new SIM card.
  4. Turn the phone back on.
  5. You will be prompted for the unlock code.

LG

  1. Turn the phone off.
  2. Remove the case and battery from the back of the phone.
  3. Remove the SIM card from the phone.
  4. Insert the new SIM card.
  5. Turn on the phone again.
  6. Enter the unlock code when prompted.
5

If you have any questions or need additional assistance, it's a good idea to contact Sprint customer support. You can reach out to their team by calling 1-855-639-4644.