Do you wish to learn how to remove the PIN from your MTN SIM card? This article shows you how it’s done in a few easy steps. All MTN SIM cards come with a PIN. It acts as protection from unauthorized access. That protection is particularly needed in South Africa, where thousands of phones are snatched every day. The fact that our SIM cards are linked to our personal lives makes us vulnerable. You don’t want to allow thieves to have easy access to your SIM card. Having said that, you have now decided to disable the PIN on your MTN SIM. Perhaps you prefer to use the lock screen PIN, pattern or a fingerprint.
How to disable the PIN on an MTN SIM for Android and iOS
The following is how to remove the PIN on your MTN SIM card for Android and iOS devices;
- On Android devices, you need to go to Settings. In Settings, scroll down to Security. You now need to click on SIM card lock. Next, enter your current PIN. The PIN will now be disabled on your MTN SIM.
- On iOS devices, you can turn off the PIN by going to Settings and then clicking on Cellular. Next, click on SIM PIN. Now click on the SIM PIN switch. You will be required to enter your current PIN. Do so, and your SIM card will now be unlocked.
These steps may be slightly different
That’s how to remove the PIN from an MTN SIM card. The process is not that complicated. You may encounter challenges, however, because there are so many versions of Android and iOS floating around out there.
The steps outlined here may, therefore, be slightly different. In any case, that shouldn’t be too much of a problem. It’s very easy to get to the right setting where you can switch on the PIN on your SIM.
It’s important to avoid being locked out of your SIM
One thing to note here is that SIM PINs can be annoying because you only have 3 times in which to attempt to log in. Should you fail those three times, then the SIM will be locked.
It’s the reason why so many people seek out to disable the PIN on their MTN SIM cards. In the event that your SIM has been locked, you will need the PUK to unlock it.
That’s easy enough to find if you have retained your SIM start pack. However, most people throw those away. In any case you may be interested in the USSD code for retrieving your MTN PUK.
Why remove the PIN from an MTN SIM?
We will close this article by looking at your motivation. Why would you go about removing the PIN from your MTN SIM card? This is something that we have already discussed. In most instances, it’s wise to keep the PIN on your SIM.
South Africa is not the safest places as far as mobile devices are concerned. You are always in danger of having yours stolen. Making sure your SIM cannot be accessed without the correct PIN is a good way of protecting yourself.
But you are here because you wish to remove the PIN. That’s probably because it can be annoying to type it in every time. In that case, it may be better to get security on the device level.
Most people prefer this to SIM PINs. You can set a lock screen PIN or pattern on your device. You can also set your device to be unlocked via a fingerprint, if the option is available.