If your SIM card is locked accidentally and you can’t find your SIM pack to get the PUK code, then here’s an article on how to unlock SIM card without PUK code.
There is a Personal Identification Number (PIN) unique to every SIM card, A Sim card is that small plastic chip that houses all your contacts and by which you can call or text your contacts.
The PIN is meant to protect your SIM from external security breach ; Incase you lose your device someone else can’t access the information in your SIM card. This PIN is known to only you.
You can disable the option to always input a PIN when you unlock your Phone but if you lose your phone, another person can easily access the information in your SIM card.
How To Disable Or Change PIN Code
- Go to settings
- Go to Cellular option
- Tap the option that says SIM PIN
- Switch off Lock Sim Card Option
- If you are prompted to enter the PIN code, enter the default code on your SIM pack or the personalized one if you already changed it.
To Change PIN;
- Simply Tap on Change Sim PIN and put the old PIN before inputting a new PIN.
On Android ;
- Go to Settings
- Locate Security Option
- Tap on Set Up SIM Card Lock
- Switch Off Lock SIM Card Option
- To change simply tap Change SIM PIN and follow the prompts.
But if someone inputs the PIN thrice, your SIM will be locked and you need a PUK number to unlock it. When your SIM is locked you can’t access the contacts, make calls, send texts, or use the Data.When this occurs you will be asked for PUK code to unlock the SIM card.
Personal Unblocking Key(PUK) code is a special code very different from PIN found in your SIM pack, you can easily get it there, input the PUK code and unlock your SIM.
However you might have discarded the SIM pack and therefore don’t have access to the PUK code. Here’s how to unlock SIM card without PUK code.
How To Unlock SIM Card Without PUK Code
Call customer service and ask them to provide all the information such as the PUK code to unlock your SIM. You will be asked to provide your personal information such as name, address and the likes, once you provide these wait for feedback .
Another way is to go to your Carrier’s website if you have an account. Log in and find the PUK code which will likely be in your profile. Be careful not to copy the wrong code, because if you input the wrong code up to ten times, your SIM card will be blocked permanently and you will buy a new one.
Visit the Network Provider’s office, they will give you a new SIM and link it with your old SIM. You will be able to access your information again. This will work if there is no way to get your PUK code.
Buy a new SIM card and try to get back your old contacts.
Some people also suggest using a third party app to unlock your SIM card if you can’t find your PUK number. Third party apps such as EaseUS MobiUnlock exists for this purpose.
However to avoid much stress, save and keep your SIM pack incase you run into troubles like this, it’d be easy to just unlock your SIM.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I find my PUK Code online?
Yes. Go to your Carrier’s website if you have an online account. Or call customer service to provide an account for you if you don’t have one.
What Does PUK Do?
PUK is the Personal Unblocking Key, consists of an 8- digit code you can use to unblock your SIM card if it was mistakenly blocked.