Are you looking for information on how to change your Cell C SIM PIN? We will show you how it’s done in this post. Cell C is the fourth largest mobile network operator in South Africa. As one of their customers, one thing that you will have noticed is that every SIM that you get from Cell C comes with a PIN. You can choose to remove this PIN. We have previously shown you how to do that. In this article, we are assuming that you don’t want to remove your SIM PIN, but you only wish to change it. So, how do you do that?
Get a new Cell C SIM PIN code
The following how to your Cell C SIM PIN code;
- If you have an Android devices, you can change the SIM PIN by going to Settings. Next, open Security. From there, look for SIM card lock. Now you need to open Change SIM PIN. You are now required to enter the old PIN. Next, type in your new PIN. Confirm your new PIN and you will be done.
- Those with iPhones and other iOS devices can change their SIM PINs by going to Settings and then opening Cellular. Next, click on SIM PIN. Tap on Change PIN. You are now required to enter the current PIN. Next, enter the new PIN. Finally, you are asked to retype the new PIN.
What is a SIM PIN
PIN stands for personal identification number. A lot of people have PINs in one form or the other on their phones. Most people have PINs on the level of the phone. This can be in the form of a pattern.
Some people have PINs on both the SIM and on the device. So, that’s always an option. The great thing about having a PIN is that you will be protecting yourself in case your phone falls into the wrong hands.
That’s not very unusual in South Africa, where phone snatchings are the order of the day. So, a SIM PIN is another layer of protection for you. We all have our phones and numbers linked to a lot of our important data, such as our bank accounts. So, the more protection you have, the better.
Default Cell C SIM PIN
The default Cell C SIM PIN is 1234. If that fails, you may wish to try 0000. You will also be able to find the defaults printed on your SIM starter pack.
Why change your Cell C SIM PIN?
This article was focused on showing you how to change your Cell C SIM PIN. But why would you want to make this change. Perhaps you fear your old PIN has been compromised.
Or maybe you are just changing it out of an abundance of caution. Or maybe you wish to move from the default SIM PIN. Staying with the default means you will have no protection since it is well known.