How to remove the pin code from a SIM card

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How to remove the pin code from a SIM card
Remove the code from a SIM, if you are tired of constantly entering your pin. (SIM card image by Aleksandr Ugorenkov from

A SIM card is a microchip card used in cell phones to carry specific transmission information and personal phone data. The SIM card is needed to use the cell phone in any regard, except to call 911 in an emergency. To protect the data and information on the card, the SIM may carry a pin code password. While some service providers let you set your own pin password, others will program a predetermined code onto the SIM so it is protected at all times. Use your cell phone to remove the pin code from your SIM card.

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  1. 1

    Turn on your cellular device and let the phone load.

  2. 2

    Enter the main menu and find the "Settings" option.

  3. 3

    Scroll around the "Settings" until you have located the "Options" section.

  4. 4

    Select the "Advanced Options." Any changes made to the functioning of the phone, including the SIM card is commonly categorised under advanced or security options.

  5. 5

    Click on the "SIM" or "SIM Card" option. Once this is opened, click on the options you have for the SIM card.

  6. 6

    Click on the option that suggests disabling the SIM card. You may have to provide a confirmation by entering a password. If you already have a personalised password code, enter it to disable the security code. If not, use the service provider's default code. This is something simple, like "1234." If this is not working on your phone, look through your device's user manual for the password or contact your service provider for the default password.

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