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Samsung Galaxy Tab

Samsung Galaxy Tab

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Activate or deactivate the PIN

The PIN protects your SIM card from unauthorised use. If the PIN is activated, it needs to be keyed in when you turn on the device. Follow these instructions to activate or deactivate the PIN.

Step 1 of 8

Press Applications.

Step 2 of 8

Press Settings.

Step 3 of 8

Press Location and security.

Step 4 of 8

Press Set up SIM card lock.

Step 5 of 8

Press Lock SIM card to activate or deactivate the PIN.

If an incorrect PIN is entered three times in a row, the SIM card is blocked. To unblock the SIM card, you need to key in the PUK. The PUK can be obtained by contacting customer services.

Please note:
If an incorrect PUK is entered ten times in a row, the SIM card is blocked permanently. In this case, you need a new SIM card from your operator.
Step 6 of 8

Key in the PIN and press OK.

If an incorrect PIN is entered three times in a row, the SIM card is blocked. To unblock the SIM card, you need to key in the PUK. The PUK can be obtained by contacting customer services.

Please note:
If an incorrect PUK is entered ten times in a row, the SIM card is blocked permanently. In this case, you need a new SIM card from your operator.
Step 7 of 8

When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), the PIN is activated.

If an incorrect PIN is entered three times in a row, the SIM card is blocked. To unblock the SIM card, you need to key in the PUK. The PUK can be obtained by contacting customer services.

Please note:
If an incorrect PUK is entered ten times in a row, the SIM card is blocked permanently. In this case, you need a new SIM card from your operator.
Step 8 of 8

Press the Home key to return to standby mode.

1. Find " Set up SIM card lock"

Press Applications.
Press Settings.
Press Location and security.
Press Set up SIM card lock.

2. Activate or deactivate

Press Lock SIM card to activate or deactivate the PIN.
If an incorrect PIN is entered three times in a row, the SIM card is blocked. To unblock the SIM card, you need to key in the PUK. The PUK can be obtained by contacting customer services.

Please note:
If an incorrect PUK is entered ten times in a row, the SIM card is blocked permanently. In this case, you need a new SIM card from your operator.
Key in the PIN and press OK.
If an incorrect PIN is entered three times in a row, the SIM card is blocked. To unblock the SIM card, you need to key in the PUK. The PUK can be obtained by contacting customer services.

Please note:
If an incorrect PUK is entered ten times in a row, the SIM card is blocked permanently. In this case, you need a new SIM card from your operator.
When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), the PIN is activated.
If an incorrect PIN is entered three times in a row, the SIM card is blocked. To unblock the SIM card, you need to key in the PUK. The PUK can be obtained by contacting customer services.

Please note:
If an incorrect PUK is entered ten times in a row, the SIM card is blocked permanently. In this case, you need a new SIM card from your operator.

3. Exit

Press the Home key to return to standby mode.

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