You own a branded smartphone or tablet Samsung on which the request to enter the PIN on the SIM at every start is enabled: you find this quite useful, but the fact of having to type the code every time you turn on the device is literally unbearable. Consequently, you would like to understand if there is any way to get rid of it.
If that's exactly the way things are, know that you've come to the right place at the right time. If you dedicate a few minutes of your precious free time to me, I can in fact explain to you, in a simple but not for this little detailed way, how to remove the SIM PIN on Samsung. In the following lines, I will illustrate how to carry out the operation in question, how to proceed in case of second thoughts, how to change the PIN of the card (to memorize it more easily, if the problem that makes you want to deactivate it is the fact that you find it difficult to remember this), how to unlock the card if you type the wrong code several times in a row and, for the sake of completeness of information, also how to get in touch with Samsung (if you encounter problems).
But now just chat and let's take action. Make yourself comfortable, carefully consult the instructions I am about to give you and try to put them into practice. I assure you that these are extremely simple operations to perform. There is nothing left for me to do, except wish you good reading and wish you a very big good luck for everything!
Remove the SIM PIN on Samsung
You are interested in understanding how to remove the PIN from the SIM on Samsung but you don't know how to do it? So, to begin with, grab your smartphone (or tablet), unlock it and log into home screen, then go to the drawer (the screen where there are the icons of all applications) and presses the icon of Settings (Quella with l 'gear).
At this point, press on the voice Screen block. safety, scroll down the new screen displayed and press the item Other security settings. Once this is done, press on the voice Configure SIM lockcarry your OFF l'interruttore situato accanto alla dicitura Lock SIM card, enter the PIN currently active on the card in the appropriate field and press the button OK. Done!
To confirm the success of the operation, the switch present in correspondence with the item Lock SIM card, which was previously on ON, will be set to OFF. Furthermore, starting from this moment, every time you turn off and turn on your Samsung smartphone with the SIM on which you deactivated the PIN inside, you will no longer be asked for a code to unlock the use of the card.
Have you followed the instructions I have just given you but have changed your mind and would like to understand how to re-enable the PIN entry request for your card? No problem, the operation is reversible at any time. So, take your Samsung smartphone (or tablet), unlock it, log in to drawer (the screen where there are the icons of all the applications) and tap the icon of Settings (Quella with l 'gear).
Then go to the section Screen block. security> Other security settings> Configure SIM lockcarry your ON the switch next to the item Lock SIM card, type, in the appropriate field displayed on the screen, the PIN that was previously enabled on your card and tap the button OK.
Please note: Enter your SIM card PIN correctly when prompted to enter it in the device settings. If you don't remember, you can refer to my guide on how to recover your SIM PIN. Note that if you enter your PIN incorrectly for more than three times, your card will come locked. If this should happen, follow the instructions on how to unlock the SIM that I gave you in the step dedicated to the thing, present in the following lines.
Change the SIM PIN
Were you interested in understanding how to remove the PIN from the SIM on Samsung because you usually find it hard to remember the code in place? In this case, instead of disabling it, why not modify it with a numerical sequence that is easier to memorize? Do you like the idea? Well then do this: take your Samsung-branded phone, unlock it, log in drawer (the screen where there are the icons of all applications) and presses the icon of Settings (Quella with l 'gear).
In the screen that you see at this point, presses on the item Screen block. safety, scroll down and tap on the item Other security settings. Pigia, therefore, on the wording Configure SIM lock, by your complaint Change SIM card PIN, enter the PIN currently in use on your card and press the button OK.
Finally, enter the new PIN you want to use twice in a row (by pressing the button each time OK). To confirm the success of the operation, you will see a special warning appear at the bottom of the display. Furthermore, starting from this moment, every time you turn off and turn on your Samsung smartphone with the SIM on which you changed the PIN inside, you will have to enter the new code just configured.
In addition to what I have just indicated, you can also change the PIN code of your card via the dialer (The numeric keypad of the phone), by typing a suitable one strings GSM. If so, what you need to do is open the app Telephone on your Samsung device by pressing on the relative icon (the one with the green background and the white handset) present in Home Screen and / or in drawer and tap the button with the numeric keypad bottom right.
Next, type the string ** 04 * Current PIN * New PIN * New PIN #. For example, if your current PIN is 1234 and you want to change it to 4321, dial the code ** 04 * 1234 * 4321 * 4321 #. After pressing the last character that makes up the string, you will see the message on the screen of your device Change PIN Registration successful. Then press on the button OK to close the alert.
Please note: you can change the PIN associated with your SIM card only if you have not previously deactivated it. If so, you can fix it by following the instructions "in case of second thoughts" that you find in the final part of the previous step.
Unlock the Locked SIM
When trying to deactivate or change the PIN of the SIM inserted in your Samsung smartphone or tablet, you have entered the code incorrectly more than three times in a row and now you are no longer able to access the card as this appears to be locked? Don't worry, you can easily cope with this by typing the PUK code associated with the card.
When you make a mistake with your SIM PIN more than three times, access to the SIM is blocked and a warning appears on the phone display asking you to enter the PUK code. In case you have never heard of it, the PUK (acronym for "Personal Unblocking Key") is an eight-digit code that is used to unlock the SIMs to allow their holders to access the network again and completely after the relevant PIN was entered incorrectly several times in a row.
You can find your SIM's PUK code in telephone contract or on the back of the slip in plastic that contained the card. Furthermore, some telephone operators (eg. Vodafone) allow you to recover the PUK also fromonline personal area or by contacting the relative customer care. For more information on what to do, I invite you to refer to my guide specifically dedicated to how to recover the PUK code.
If you have entered the PIN incorrectly, you will be prompted to enter the PUK code. After doing this, you will need to type a new PIN to be used twice in a row. Alternatively, open the app Telephone, pressing on the relative icon (the one with the green background and the white handset) that you find in Home Screen and / or in drawer (the screen where there are the icons of all applications), presses the button with the numeric keypad at the bottom right and type in Dealer (the numeric keypad, in fact) the string ** 05 * PUK * New PIN * New PIN #.
For example, if the PUK code is 00000000 and you want to set the new PIN with 1234, dial the code ** 05 * 00000000 * 1234 * 1234 #. The subsequent appearance of a specific message on the screen will inform you of the success of the operation.
Note, then, that if the PUK code is entered for more than ten times incorrectly, the SIM comes locked completely. In this case, the only way to remedy this will be to request the replacement of the card.
In Case of Dubbi or Problem
Have you followed all my instructions on how to remove the SIM PIN on Samsung in detail, but in the course of work, some problem arose that you were unable to cope with? I'm very sorry but… don't give up! Rather, try to find a solution to this by visiting the section of the Samsung website dedicated to official community. You can find useful information and tips provided by other users who own a product from the famous Korean company.
If you still can't solve this, contact the assistance service by Samsung. To do this, visit the support section of the Asian group's website, enter the exact name of your Samsung mobile phone model in the search field located in the center and select the suggestion relevant among those that appear. Once this is done, you can finally consult the page relating to the reference product.
Should the situation become even more complicated, you can always get in direct contact with the Samsung customer service through one of the channels listed below.
- By telephone - call the number +800 726 7864 and follow the instructions of the recorded voice.
- Through VoIP - make a voice call via the Internet, using the VoIP service offered by Samsung on the dedicated page.
- By e-mail - send an e-mail message to Samsung by filling out the appropriate online form.
- Via chat - go to the Internet page for support via chat and fill in the form proposed with the requested information.
- Via Twitter - send a message to the Twitter account @supportosamsung explaining the problems you are having.
- Through the assistance center - go to one of the authorized Samsung service centers and ask the sales staff for support. If you don't know where the nearest center is, you can find out on the dedicated page.