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What happens if a SIM card is blocked?
If you see an error message like “SIM card rejected contact service provider” “SIM locked” or “SIM Blocked” it means the SIM is damaged and you will need to do a SIM swap to reactivate your SIM.
Can we activate blocked SIM?
Type the code that is revealed into your phone. If you entered 3 incorrect PIN codes and your phone displays “SIM card blocked” or “Enter PUK code”, your SIM card has been blocked to ensure your security. To unblock your SIM card, you must enter a PUK (PIN Unlock Key) code.
How do you unblock?
Unblock a number
- Open your Phone app .
- Tap More .
- Tap Settings. Blocked numbers.
- Next to the number you want to unblock, tap Clear. Unblock.
What is SIM PUK?
A PUK or ‘Personal Unlocking Key’ is a security feature on most mobile devices that protects your SIM card data. A PUK code is required when a SIM Card PIN has been entered incorrectly. The message Enter PUK will appear on your mobile phone if you have incorrectly entered your PIN for your SIM card 3 times in a row.
How do I get to my blocked phone numbers?
Most Android phones After you’ve blocked it, you can view your blocked numbers in the Phone app by tapping the three dots in the top corner, choosing ‘Settings’ and then ‘Blocking settings’. In this next screen you’ll see ‘Blocked numbers’.
Is my number blocked?
If you get a notification like “Message Not Delivered” or you get no notification at all, that’s a sign of a potential block. Next, you could try calling the person. If the call goes right to voicemail or rings once (or a half ring) then goes to voicemail, that’s further evidence you may have been blocked.
What is SIM lock PIN?
SIM Card Lock PIN requires a lock screen PIN, Pattern, Fingerprint or Password and a SIM Card to be active before the phone can be unlocked. It is a sort of physical two-factor authorization, which disallows hackers from tracking or misusing your SIM Card.
Why is my SIM card PUK locked?
A PUK code is required when a SIM Card PIN has been entered incorrectly. The message Enter PUK will appear on your mobile phone if you have incorrectly entered your PIN for your SIM card 3 times in a row. This means your SIM card has been locked. To unlock the phone you’ll need the 8 digit code.
Why does my phone automatically block numbers?
When you receive a call, your device checks the caller’s number and compares it to the list of phone numbers in your third-party spam apps. If the app determines that a phone number is spam, it may choose to block the phone call automatically.
How can I unblock?
How do I unblock a number?
Here’s how to unblock a number on an Android device and get those calls and text messages back:
- Open the Phone app.
- Tap the More icon, which looks like three vertical dots.
- Tap Settings > Blocked Numbers.
- Tap the X next to the contact you want to unblock.
- Select Unblock.
Does * 67 still work?
If I dial *67 can I still get through if I’m blocked? Based on our tests in April of 2021 this still works. If you dial *67 then the recipients full ten digit phone number, your call will ring through. The recipient’s caller ID will say ‘Unknown Caller’ or something similar.