Change or remove the PIN of your Android or iOS cell phone.



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Whether you are an Android or iOS user, find out how to quickly change or remove your mobile PIN without being a tech expert.  Here’s a step-by-step explanation!

Every day we do the same thing: we turn on our mobile, we enter our PIN and our Android or iOS mobile picks up voice and data coverage, and allows us to access the options menu.

The problem occurs when we are forced to change the SIM card, either because we have had to replace ours, or because we have changed operator.
In these cases, the PIN of our Android or iOS mobile will also change, since the PIN code is on the SIM card.

However, we can change or disable the PIN code from our mobile by following the instructions for Android or iOS depending on the case. If you are also interested, you can check our guide to keep your Android and iOS contacts safe.

 

How to Change the PIN on Android?

  1. On the main screen, press the Applications icon
  2. Press Settings
  3. Press Lock screen and security.
  4. Press Other security settings.
  5. Scroll to ‘SIM card lock’ and then press Set SIM card lock settings.
  6. If necessary, press SIM card lock to move the control to the ON position, then enter your current SIM PIN and press OK.
  7. Press Change SIM PIN.
  8. Enter your current SIM PIN.  The default SIM PIN is 1234.
  9. Press OK.
  10. Enter the new SIM PIN.
  11. Press OK.
  12. Enter the new SIM PIN again.
  13. Press OK

 

How to Disable PIN on Android?

  1. On the main screen, press the Applications icon
  2. Press Settings.
  3. Light the Settings icon.
  4. Press Lock screen and security.
  5. Press Security & Lock Screen.
  6. Press Other security settings.
  7. Press Other security settings.
  8. Scroll to “SIM card lock” and then press Set up SIM card lock.
  9. Set up SIM card lock.
  10. Under SIM card lock, move the slider to OFF or ON.

 

How to Change or Disable PIN in iOS?

Simply access the iPhone settings (or iPad equipped with 4G connectivity), within the Phone section. There we will have the option SIM PIN, within which you will have the possibility to disable it completely or change it to your liking.

Be careful: if you change it, the original PIN of the card that your operator sent you will no longer be valid for future reference. This is also not useful when you forget your PIN, as to change it you need to enter the original PIN first.

As for disabling it, some people argue that the PIN code is no longer necessary because the iPhone itself already offers a better lock with our fingerprint or its own four-digit or longer alphanumeric code.

That’s still true, but it’s also safe to say that that PIN can still act as an additional layer of security. The important thing is that we can change it, and fortunately Apple makes it pretty easy for us.

All of these instructions will work flawlessly on the latest version of Android and iOS. On older versions, the instructions may change a bit, but this article will guide you on which option to choose if the menus have any differences.

From Gesditel we hope you found this information useful.

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