How to change PIN code on Android
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How to change your PIN code on your Android
You may want to change the PIN code on your Android for several reasons.
Security is often the point raised when one wants to change the PIN code of a device.
We will see here how to change its PIN code on Android, we will then see how to disable the PIN code on your Android and finally we will conclude on security issues related to PIN code.
Since the PIN code is linked to the SIM card of your Android, we assume in this tutorial that your SIM card has been installed in the device.
How to change the PIN on your Android
Changing the PIN code on your Android is pretty simple, you just need to know how to do it.
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First make sure the SIM card is in your Android, then go to the ‘Settings’ menu of your smartphone, available on the home screen.
Then select ‘Security’ and then ‘Set up SIM card lock’. From there, you can change the SIM code of your Android.
In the case of a configuration with two SIM cards on your Android, you will be able to configure two different PIN codes, each one corresponding to a given SIM card.
However, this procedure requires you to know the current SIM code in order to go to the ‘Settings’ menu as described.
If you do not know your SIM code, get closer to someone who knows it, as you may be blocking your phone after three attempts.
We strongly advise you to contact an expert to change the PIN code of your Android in this case.
How to disable the PIN of your Android
You may just want to disable the PIN of your Android.
To do this, simply click the ‘Lock SIM card’ option in the ‘Security’ menu and then ‘Configure SIM blocking’ as described in the previous paragraph. Once this option is unchecked, you will have disabled the PIN of your Android.
We do not recommend disabling the PIN code unless you are sure what you are doing.
Indeed, we will see in the following paragraph that a PIN code can be great for the security of your Android.
Security questions about changing your PIN on your Android
The PIN code is a great protection for your Android and its SIM card.
In fact, in the event of theft, loss or simply lending your mobile, it is protected against malicious people.
Without the code, they will not be able to access the menus of your Android if it has been locked.
We recommend changing your Android PIN code often for maximum security.
Be careful not to forget it however, or you might need to activate your smartphone via your PUK code.