How to Unlock an LG Phone

By W. Nicole Barclay

Unlocking your LG cell phone allows you to use it with additional carriers and SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) cards, anywhere in the world. Expand your flexibility or travel options by learning how to unlock your existing LG cell phone at home. Whether you are switching carriers and want to take your phone with you, or you want to purchase an LG phone from another carrier, you can have your phone up and running in a few minutes.

Things You'll Need

  • Unlock code, purchased from your local technician or online
  • Non-carrier SIM card (from any carrier other than the locked carrier)

Step 1

Power your LG phone off. Remove SIM card and replace with nonworking, locked SIM card from any other carrier. Power your phone on.

Step 2

Wait for phone screen to display "Phone restricted." Select "Cancel." Wait for phone to display "Phone registration code."

Step 3

Enter 16-digit unlock code using your keypad. Select "OK." Restart phone to verify that your phone is now unlocked.

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