Android: how to modify or delete the PIN code of your smartphone

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Do you want to know how to change the PIN code of your Android smartphone? In this quick tutorial, we explain how to do it in a few simple steps, but also how to delete or reactivate this code if necessary.

There is an increasing tendency to neglect the SIM card code. So either we deactivate it, or we leave it with the default PIN code (usually 0000 or 1234). The problem with this code is that when you enter the wrong codes too many times, you have to ask your operator for a PUK unlocking code. But in some cases, the presence of this code can represent additional security. We therefore explain how to change it, deactivate it and reactivate it.



Summary
  • Android: how to change the PIN code
  • Android: how to deactivate the PIN code
  • Android: how to reactivate the PIN code
  • PIN code: why can't I find the parameter where indicated?
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Android: how to change the PIN code

The steps on a Huawei P40 Pro / Credits: TechnologiesTips

For it :

  • Go to Settings> Security> SIM card lock *
  • touch change
  • follow the instructions

Warning: to change the PIN code you must know the current PIN code.

Android: how to deactivate the PIN code

The steps on a Huawei P40 Pro / Credits: TechnologiesTips


Nothing's easier :

  • Go to Settings> Security> SIM card lock *
  • uncheck SIM card lock

Android: how to reactivate the PIN code

To do this :


  • Go to Settings> Security> SIM card lock *
  • Select SIM card lock
  • Set a new code

PIN code: why can't I find the parameter where indicated?

* Of course these steps are general steps. Some brands put this option in menus with slightly different titles:


Samsung

  • Go to Settings> Biometrics and security> Other security settings> Set SIM lock

Huawei / Honor

  • Go to Settings> Security and privacy> Other settings> Encryption and credentials> Set SIM card 1 / SIM card 2 lock

Xiaomi

  • Go to Settings> Additional settings> Privacy> SIM card lock

Read also: How to cut your micro SIM card to transform it into a nano SIM?

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