Published On: Fri, May 4th, 2012

How to Set Up a PIN Code on iPhone 4s SIM

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Security has become one of our top priorities these days. You never know where you might lose your valuable item, or you never know who might sneakily steal it.
It is always better to have a backup plan ready to put to the test. You would be at great ease knowing that the hacker cannot again access into your personal life. This article explains some real quick and easy steps for the better protection of your iPhone data.

Setting up a SIM PIN code

First of all, you need to understand the SIM pin, you can lock your SIM card so that it cannot be used without a Personal Identification Number (PIN) leaving you to enter your Pin each time you turn your iPhone on.

A lot of logical questions were being asked regarding the Pin code issue last year, Apple customers were wondering why iMessage does not de-activate on stolen phones? Well, we suggest this is something that you need to take responsibility by yourself. Below I have explained the process to enabling the SIM pin.

1) Find your iPhone settings
2) Scroll down to find iPhone settings and tap on screen
3) At the bottom of the page you will find ‘SIM Pin’, tap on screen.
4) Most likely your SIM pin will be OFF, Switch the SIM pin option to ON

Some Carriers Provide SIM Cards with a default SIM pin already enabled. If that is the case then you should contact your Carrier to find out what your default SIM pin code is.

5) Enter the default Pin set by your carrier, if you have a different Carrier check with them, or turn to the World Wide Web/GOOGLE.

6) Tap to change your Pin code.
7) Enter the current (default) SIM pin again to verify.
8 ) Enter a 4-digit Pin code number which is easy to remember but difficult to guess.

You should immediately contact your Carrier to deactivate your iPhone if it gets stolen or lost, Whether or not your Pin code is locked. The Pin code is a temporary solution. The Carrier raining down deactivation on their pilfering heads is the permanent one.

Keeping in mind, the personal unlocking key (PUK). If you fail to enter your pin code incorrectly three times, you will have to enter PUK to enable your SIM card again. PUK may be stated on your SIM card documentation or you may have to contact your carrier for a replacement of SIM card, as it may be permanently locked. If you have purchased your SIM card another way then you need to contact your carrier for further assistance

That’s it!! Now, whether or not your iPhone is lost or stolen, your SIM card will remain safe and secure and the new proud owner will have negative ability to iMessage. A good advantage to you will be that you can still send and receive iMessages even when your SIM is locked. At the end of the day, it is just fine


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