Forgot your PIN code? And your phone is now blocked? Yes, after 3 wrong codes, the SIM card is blocked and locks the smartphone. So, it may seem annoying, but know that it is done for security reasons.
Imagine being able to access all the data on your laptop!! In any case, if you forgot it, don’t panic! There is a solution that few people know to unlock your phone. My friend, a phone expert, gave it to me.
But this thing works just as well for everyone. Discover the trick to unlock your Android or iPhone mobile in 1 min if you have forgotten the PIN code.
What is the PIN code for?
The PIN code (Personal Identification Number) is the 4-digit code used to unlock the SIM card. Not to be confused with your security code to unlock your smartphone, which has nothing to do with it.
The PIN code only appears when you turn your phone back on after turning it off. If you don’t have it, don’t bother trying to call, text or go online.
If you do not enter the correct one, it is impossible to operate the telephone services. By default, when you buy a new phone, the PIN is 0000 or 1234 depending on your operator.
What to do when you forgot the PIN code?
Sometimes you can’t remember that damn PIN code at all. I must admit it happened to me no later than last week! That day, no luck, I had run out of batteries and my phone went out in my hand.
I was therefore obliged to re-enter this PIN code, but impossible to remember! It is true that it is very rare that I turn off my iPhone. Fortunately, there is a very simple method to get out of it. Just enter the PUK code of your phone!
Where to find the PUK code of your phone?
The PUK code (PIN Unlock Key) is requested when you enter 3 wrong PINs. The PUK code is made up of 8 digits and allows you to unlock your phone.
Where is this secret code? It is very often written on the paper mail that your operator sends you when you subscribe.
Otherwise, you can also see it on the back of the plastic holder where the SIM card was placed.
If you no longer have that paper mail or the plastic SIM card holder, don’t worry! You can find it easily by reading our tip here.
We explain step by step where you will be able to recover it according to your operator. Please note that after 10 failed PUK code entries, your SIM card is permanently blocked. Let’s now see together how to enter this code on your phone.
How to enter your PUK code?
- Turn on your phone.
- Try entering your PIN.
- After three incorrect codes, you are asked to enter your PUK code.
- Enter the eight digit PUK
- Once the correct PUK code has been entered, a new PIN code must be registered.
- Write down your Pin in a notebook so you don’t forget it.
Result: an unlocked phone in no time!
There you go, in no time, you have unlocked your phone 🙂 Quick, easy and efficient, right?
In addition, this method works for all brands of laptops and with all operators. Samsung Galaxy, Xiaomi, Oppo, Huawei, iPhone, etc… A forgotten PN code? This is no longer a problem!
How to Unlock Samsung Phone with Find My Mobile?
Be aware that if you have a Samsung phone, there is another possibility to unlock the cellphone. If you forgot the PIN code, use the Samsung Find My Mobile service.
This service makes it possible to locate and remotely control a smartphone of the brand.
For this to work, you must have done this before:
- The Find My Mobile app must be installed and associated with a Samsung account.
- The phone must be connected to the wifi network.
- You must know your Samsung account password.
- Finally, the “remote unlock” function must also be activated on the phone.
To do this, open “Settings” > “Biometric data and security” > “Mobile tracking”. Finally, now you have to activate the “Remote unlock” function button.
If you have done this before, you can unlock your cell phone without any problem when you need it.
To recover your forgotten PIN code with Find My Mobile, you must:
- Go to “Unlock” and enter your Samsung account password.
- Then click on “Next”.
- A window informs you that your smartphone has been successfully unlocked!
You can use your phone again and set a new PIN.
Personalize your PIN code so you don’t forget it!
A little advice, so as not to forget your PIN code all the time, personalize it!
To change your PIN code on iPhone, you must:
- First Go to your phone “Settings”, then “Cellular data”, “SIM card PIN” and “Change PIN”.
- Enter the current PIN of your iPhone and confirm by pressing OK.
- Find a new PIN code for your iPhone and enter it then validate.
- Confirm your new PIN and validate.
To change your PIN code on Android, you must:
- Go to Settings, then to the Security menu.
- Click on SIM card lock.
- Select change SIM card PIN.
- Enter the current PIN.
- Type the new PIN.
- Confirm the code.
To avoid forgetting the PIN code, it is best to choose a code that has meaning for you. For example. the day and month of your birth, the first 4 digits of your postal code, etc.
For security, you can also write it down in a notebook. Or even send it to someone you trust who can give it to you if needed!
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