How to change or deactivate the SIM card PIN in iOS 12

The SIM card is a companion that we have not yet been able to get rid of despite the fact that Apple has put a lot of effort into it, and it is that having to insert a card into our phone to get mobile coverage seems almost in the past. These SIM cards have had a four-digit locking system since time immemorial. Perhaps due to disuse or for any other reason you may think that it is unnecessary to have to enter the SIM card code when you start the device. That's whyn iPhone News we want to show you with this tutorial how you can deactivate or change the PIN of your SIM card on your iPhone or iPad with iOS 12.

The situation of the configuration of the SIM card may vary with the passage of the versions of iOS because it is increasingly a utility more in disuse, but with the arrival of iOS 12 all this procedure of configuration of the PIN on the SIM card It has been modified to simplify its access and that we do not have problems when we go to use it, This is how to change the PIN of a SIM card in iOS 12:

  • First of all, we will go to the application of settings.
  • Once inside we navigate to data mobile in one of the first sections of adjustments, under Bluetooth and WiFi.
  • We find a menu of information about our operator, specifically there is a section called SIM PIN which is the one we are going to select.
  • When we access it offers us two possibilities, the switch to activate / deactivate the SIM PIN or below a section to change PIN.
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That's how easy it is, we just have to remember what the PIN of our SIM card is, and it is that when you have not used it for so long you may not remember it, and it is that today's terminals do not usually turn off frequently, so It could be months since you entered the PIN.


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  1.   Enterprise said

    Thanks for the information, by doing this, it is deactivated only in this terminal or if I put the card in another if it asks for the code, because if you lose the mobile, it would be nice to ask for the code if they put the card in another.

  2.   Bill said

    The card is blocked. It means that if that card is placed in another mobile, they cannot use it, so they have no signal until they enter the four-digit sim pin. It is very useful. I use it and when I turn on the iPhone it automatically asks you for the sim pin.