How to Unlock a Motorola TracFone
By William Pullman
Motorola TracFone mobile phones were designed with a security lock that prevents other people from using your phone. When enabled, the phone lock restricts outgoing phone calls. The only call option available on a locked phone is emergency calls to 911. In addition, you are made aware of incoming calls, but cannot answer them. To use all of the standard calling features on the Motorola TracFone, you need to unlock the phone.
Press any of the buttons on the phone to activate the LCD screen. A password prompt will appear on the screen.
Enter the four-digit password using the phone's keypad. If you have not changed the password, the factory default password is "1234." You can now use all of your phone's features.
Lock the phone again by choosing Settings > Security > Phone Lock > Lock Now or Automatic Lock. If you choose "Automatic Lock," the phone will lock when it is turned off.
- "Motorola W175g User's Guide"; Motorola, Inc.; 2008
- Change the password from the factory default before enabling the lock. This will prevent other people from accessing your phone.
William Pullman is a freelance writer from New Jersey. He has written for a variety of online and offline media publications, including "The Daily Journal," "Ocular Surgery News," "Endocrine Today," radio, blogs and other various Internet platforms. Pullman holds a Master of Arts degree in Writing from Rowan University.