How To Set A SIM Lock On iPhone
Authorizing a SIM lock will prevent anyone accessing and using your SIM on another phone.
Here’s how to set up a SIM PIN lock on an iPhone.
Most people use a password to safeguard their iPhone, but few activate the SIM lock. If you are unfortunate enough to lose your phone or have it stolen, it’s just the phone that could fall into the wrong hands. Your SIM might contain information and contacts, as well as permit someone to spend money via text messages. Here’s how to deactivate the SIM lock.
How to prevent the iOS 9 hack
Anyone who finds an iPhone with no password will be able to access lot of data saved on the device: contacts, music or documents.
However, a glitch in iOS 9 has been discovered that lets anyone evade the password and if are they are aware of the sequence – start sending texts, access your photos and browse through all your contacts.
To prevent this from occurring, simply to go Settings > Touch ID and Passcode. Enter your current passcode and scroll down to the section ‘Allow access when locked:’ and turn off Siri. This only stops Siri from being used when your phone is locked. You can use the helper as normal otherwise.
How to enable SIM lock on an iPhone
By activating a SIM card PIN lock, every time your iPhone is powered down and consequently switched back on again, the PIN will required to be entered before the phone can be used, or text messages sent. The same is applicable if anyone removes your SIM from your phone and tries to use it in another phone.
From the home screen, open the Settings app. Go to Mobile Data, then scroll down to SIM PIN.
Tap on SIM PIN and you will see a toggle to turn it on or off, and an option to change the PIN.
If this is the first time you have turned the lock on, you will be prompted to provide the operator’s default SIM card PIN. You get only three attempts to enter the PIN before the SIM card is locked, and you will not be permitted to make phone calls or send texts.
If you are unaware of the default PIN, search online to see if the information is freely available. You need to use this and then change it to your own pin lock. When you enter the correct PIN, you will see the toggle is set to activated, and you can now use the ‘Change PIN’ option. Now every time your iPhone is switched on, you shall be prompted to enter the SIM PIN as well as your iPhone passcode.
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by techtalks @TechTalks October 27, 2015 9:56 AM UTC