How to Set SIM Card PIN for MTN, Glo, Airtel, and 9mobile on Android and iPhone

How to Set SIM Card PIN – Protecting your bank account from the increasing threat of SIM card fraud is of utmost importance. Skilled and unskilled cybercriminals are currently trending in Nigeria, targeting unsuspecting individuals. This article aims to guide you on setting up a SIM card PIN lock for MTN, Glo, 9mobile, and Airtel, ensuring enhanced security.

In the age of widespread reports of bank accounts being emptied by armed robbers and fraudsters, it is crucial to take proactive steps.

We will walk you through a step-by-step process on how to set a password for your SIM card on MTN, Glo, Airtel, and 9mobile, providing an additional layer of protection against potential threats.

How to Set SIM Card PIN on Android

To establish a security PIN/password for your SIM cards, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Settings on your Android device.
  2. Access Security & Location (for Tecno devices), Password & Security – Privacy (for Redmi users), Biometrics and Security – Other Security Settings (for Samsung users).
  3. Find “Set up SIM card lock.”
  4. Tap on “Lock SIM card” to enable.
  5. Input the default SIM card PIN for Glo, MTN, 9mobile, and Airtel, which is usually 0000.
  6. Once entered, you can change your SIM card PIN from the default (0000) to a PIN of your choice.

Note: Every registered SIM card (9mobile, MTN, GLO, or Airtel) has a default SIM PIN code, generally set as 0000.

How to Set SIM Card PIN on iPhone

For iPhone users, setting a PIN lock for MTN, Glo, Airtel, and 9mobile is straightforward:

  1. Locate iPhone settings on your respective iOS devices.
  2. Tap on Cellular.
  3. Find SIM PIN.
  4. Tap on SIM PIN.
  5. Toggle the SIM PIN on.
  6. Input your current SIM PIN or the default SIM PIN.
  7. If using the default SIM card lock PIN, change it to a new one.

Now you are done!

In case you’ve changed your SIM card PIN and can’t recall it, stay tuned for our next article, where we’ll guide you on resetting a forgotten SIM card lock PIN using the PUK number.

For devices with multiple SIM cards, such as Sim card 1 and Sim card 2, you can set a SIM card PIN individually. Don’t forget to share this article with friends and family members to spread awareness about enhancing mobile security.

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