One of those things that takes getting used to when changing lines and getting a new SIM is entering the PIN code. We get used to always putting the same number, we have it internalized, and when they change it to us we make mistakes several times until we remember that we have a new one for a few days. A solution to this problem is to change it, something that can be done directly from Android settings.
The only requirement to change the SIM PIN is that you have it inserted in the device. You don’t have to call your company’s customer service or go to the store. It’s much simpler than that, so let’s see how to do it.
A couple of seconds and you will have the PIN changed
To modify the PIN number, simply open the settings application and follow the route described below:
- Look for the “Security and privacy” section.
- Scroll down completely and locate the option “Additional settings”.
- Under “Additional settings”, select “Encryption and credentials”.
- There you will find a section called “Set up SIM lock”. That is the one that interests you.
When you are there, select the option “Change SIM card PIN”. The first thing you should do is enter the previous one, that is, the one you have right now (it will be the last time you do it). Then, enter the new one, that is, the one you have been using all your life and the one you remember well. Save the changes and voila, PIN changed.
Access may change depending on the device you use, but you can easily find it by typing “SIM” in the search engine.
Keep in mind that the path may change depending on the device you use. For Samsung, it is found under “Biometrics & Security”> “Other Security Settings”; in the case of the Google Pixel 2 XL, in “Security and location”, and in the case of LG in “Lock screen and security”. Even so, you can find the access more easily by typing the word “SIM” in the search box on the main settings screen.
Notably there is a shorter and generic process that works on all mobiles. It consists of opening the phone application, dialing the following code:
**04*PIN actual*PIN nuevo*PIN nuevo# and press the call button. For example, if we want to change from 0000 to 1111 it would look something like this: