What can I do if my SIM card is blocked?
Once you have your PUK then keep it in a safe place away from your mobile as it is the key to unblocking your SIM.
Note that if you enter a wrong PUK 10 times in a row, the SIM will be permanently blocked, and you’ll need to purchase a new SIM card.
Why does my phone say SIM locked?
I get an error message on my phone that says “SIM card locked” The SIM card on your mobile phone will become locked if you enter an incorrect personal identification number (PIN) three times. To unlock it you must reset your PIN by entering your SIM card’s unique unlock key (also called a PIN unblocking key or PUK).
Can I unlock my SIM card?
Your carrier can unlock your phone
Usually, this is the best way to get your phone SIM unlocked. Place a SIM card for a different network in the phone and it will ask you for that code. Enter it (sometimes a reboot is needed) and the SIM should be recognized.
What do you do when your iPhone SIM is locked?
The easiest and most straightforward way to get the “SIM Locked” dialog back so you can unlock your iPhone is to open up the “Phone” App, then initiate a call with any number or any of your contacts. The dialog will return, allowing you to tap “Unlock” and enter your SIM PIN for unlocking purposes.
How do you know if your SIM is blocked?
If you see an error message like “Blocked” or “SIM Blocked”, you’ll need your PUK (PIN unlocking key) to unlock your SIM and/or handset. This can happen if your handset PIN is entered incorrectly too many times. To get your PUK, log in to Toolbox, select My Products and then Mobile.
Is PUK code written on SIM card?
A PUK code stands for “Personal Unlock Key.” It’s a unique code that is linked to your mobile phone’s SIM card and is usually 8 digits long. You will need the PUK code if you have set a SIM Card lock and entered the wrong passcode 3 times.