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Unlock your AT&T device

Learn how to submit an unlock your request so you can use your AT&T phone, Android tablet, or mobile hotspot so you can use it on another wireless network. iPads and wearables are unlocked.

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Submit a request to unlock a device

  1. Go to
  2. Select Unlock your device and follow the prompts to submit your request.

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Confirm your unlock request status

Here’s how to track the status of your request:
  • Check your email or text to see if we approved your unlock request. If you don’t see an email, check your spam folder.
  • Go to and follow the prompts.
Good to know:
  • It can take us up to 48 hours to confirm your eligibility after you submit your unlock request.1
  • If you don’t follow the link in your confirmation email within 24 hours, we’ll have to cancel your unlock request, and you’ll have to start over.
  • If your request wasn’t approved, your device may not be eligible to be unlocked. Check out the full list of eligibility requirements
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Get instructions to unlock your device

Once your request is approved, check your email for customized instructions. This email also includes your unique unlock code, if applicable. You can also find these detailed instructions to unlock your specific device (PDF, 448KB).

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