finish unlock iPhone 6 process

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may be dumb question but I unlocked to use for couple weeks in U.K. - email to complete basically gives 2 options; wipe and restore which restores very little of the phone content - or "If you have a SIM card from another carrier: "Remove your current SIM card and insert the non-Koodo SIM card Complete the setup process" - I hope someone can confirm I'm reading it right - no need to wipe data and restore - I simply need to put in SIM card from provider when I get there
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Mathieu, Mobile Master

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Hi Dave,

From past experience you need to do a factory restore of the phone to complete the unlock. You can plug your phone into iTunes and make a full backup, reset the phone and then restore the phone and it will be ready for you to use with any other carrier. 
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Thanks Mathieu - appreciate your input
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Hi Dave.

I'd try to confirm that my iPhone is unlocked before leaving. From personal experience, I didn't need a restore. Just needed another SIM card
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Thanks Robert - appreciate your input as well - how do you confirm it is unlocked - I've read you can plug in another sim and see if it works - but the people I know with a sim for an iPhone 6 are all on Koodo so I don't know that it would prove anything
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You can bring the phone into another carrier and ask them to try and "may want to switch over"
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From my experience, restoring an iPhone from an iTunes backup fully restores the contents of the phone to it's previous state. I have used it many times to upgrade to a new iPhone.

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