How To Unlock Sim Card With A PUK Code?

by David Valdez
How To Unlock Sim Card With A Puk Code

Do you know how to unlock your sim card with a PUK code? If not, don’t worry. This article will tell you everything you need to know about the PUK code, and how to unlock your SIM card if you enter the wrong PIN too many times. If you’re reading this because you entered your PIN incorrectly too many times, don’t panic. You won’t be able to use your phone until you reset it with a new PIN and a new PUK code from your provider. However, there are some things you can do beforehand in order to make this process as simple as possible. If you have reached the limit of failed attempts unlocking your mobile phone with its password (commonly called lock code or personal identification number – PIN), then read on and learn more about what a PUK Code is and how you can get one before that happens!

How To Unlock Sim Card With A Puk Code?

Call your mobile phone provider

If you forget your PIN, then you will have to call your provider and ask them to reset it for you. You can find the phone number of your mobile network by looking at your operator’s website or calling them on their customer service line.

Call PUK code assistance service

If you have a PUK code, then you need to call a PUK code assistance service and ask for help in order to unlock your mobile phone. The PUK code is usually sent out via SMS text message, email, or as an attachment in an automated system message from the network provider.

Use the SIM card slot to enter the PUK code

You will need to use a SIM card slot on your mobile phone in order to enter the correct PIN number when prompted by the automated system message from your provider. Only when the correct PIN number is entered, will the SIM card be unlocked and ready for use again! Therefore, it is very important that you make sure that you are using just one single SIM card with one single lock code (or PIN). Otherwise, if you have more than one SIM card with multiple lock codes (or pins), then they will not be able to unlock all of them together! Therefore, if you are unlocking multiple cards with various different numbers/lock codes (or pins), then it is best that you contact your provider directly and request help! That way they can send out a new lock code (or pin) via SMS text message or send out a new email/automatic system message with the new lock code (or pin) attached!

Call your provider again

Once you have successfully unlocked your SIM card, then you will need to call your mobile network provider and ask them to unlock it for you. The reason that you need to do this is so that they can send out a new lock code (or pin) via SMS text message or send out a new email/automatic system message with the new lock code (or pin) attached!

Re-enter the correct PIN number

Once you have unlocked your SIM card, then you will need to re-enter the correct PIN number when prompted by an automated system message from your network provider. Only when the correct PIN number is entered, will the SIM card be unlocked and ready for use again! Therefore, it is very important that you make sure that you are using just one single SIM card with one single lock code (or PIN). Otherwise, if you have more than one SIM card with multiple lock codes (or pins), then they will not be able to unlock all of them together! Therefore, if you are unlocking multiple cards with various different numbers/lock codes (or pins), then it is best that you contact your provider directly and request help! That way they can send out a new lock code (or pin) via SMS text message or send out a new email/automatic system message with the new lock code (or pin) attached!

When To Use A PUK Code?

  1. If you have lost your SIM card and need to use it again.
  2. If you have locked your SIM card and forgot the PIN number.
  3. If you are unable to insert the SIM card into your mobile device or if it is not recognized by the mobile device software.
  4. If you want to lock/unlock an existing SIM card that is already in use with a different network provider or carrier.
  5. To avoid paying an additional monthly fee for a new SIM card when the old one is being used for another purpose (such as tethering).
  6. If you have changed network providers, then it is likely that you will need to register and activate a new SIM card with them in order to keep using their services! Therefore, it is best that you contact your previous provider directly and request help! That way they can send out a new lock code (or pin) via SMS text message or send out a new email/automatic system message with the new lock code (or pin) attached!

How To Use A PUK Code?

  1. Insert the SIM card into your mobile device and make sure it is recognized.
  2. Open up the SIM card tray and then press and hold down the small button on the side of the SIM card for about 5 seconds until you see a screen with an exclamation mark (!) on it.
  3. The PUK code will be displayed onscreen!
  4. Enter in your new PUK code exactly as it was displayed to you!
  5. Re-enter the correct PIN number when prompted by an automated system message from your network provider (if applicable). Only when the correct PIN number is entered, will the SIM card be unlocked and ready for use again! Therefore, it is very important that you make sure that you are using just one single SIM card with one single lock code (or pin). Otherwise, if you have more than one SIM card with multiple lock codes (or pins), then they will not be able to unlock all of them together! Therefore, if you are unlocking multiple cards with various different numbers/lock codes (or pins), then it is best that you contact your provider directly and request help! That way they can send out a new lock code (or pin) via SMS text message or send out a new email/automatic system message with the new lock code (or pin) attached!
  6. Remove the SIM card from your mobile device and store it in a safe place away from children or pets until required again in the future!

Conclusion

If you have incorrectly entered your PIN code more than once, change your PIN code as soon as possible to avoid being locked out of your SIM card. – If you have entered an incorrect PIN too many times, do not try to guess the PIN code again. Instead, contact your network service provider and tell them that you need the PUK code to unlock your SIM card. – If you have forgotten your PIN code, you will need your network service provider’s help in order to unlock your SIM card. They will send you a PUK code that you will need to enter in order to unlock your SIM card. – If you have lost your SIM card or it has been stolen, you will need to talk to your network service provider in order to get a new SIM card. Your network service provider might be able to remotely lock your SIM card and stop someone from using it.

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