How to Activate SIM Card Lock to Prevent SIM Fraud

Wondering how you can protect your SIM card from being hacked by scammers?

Follow these simple steps to lock your SIM:

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Note, you will always receive a prompt to insert your SIM PIN each time you remove and insert your SIM into a device or you power on your device, and the above process will only apply if you have never changed your SIM PIN.” If you mistakenly input a wrong PIN and your SIM is requesting for PUK, input the right PUK if you have it.

For Android:
On your Android device homepage

Navigate and click on Settings
Scroll to select Security
Click on set up SIM Card LOCK.
Click on the LOCK SIM Card.
Insert MTN default SIM Card PIN, 00000
Tap on ” CHANGE SIM Card PIN” to change the default pin to your unique 4-digit pin
Confirm your 4-digits unique pin
Power off and on to check if SIM PIN is activated

For IOS
On your iOS device homepage
Navigate and click on Settings
Go to Mobile Data or Cellular
Click on SIM PIN
Activate SIM PIN
Insert MTN default SIM Card PIN, 00000
Immediately, Change your SIM PIN from the default to a unique 4-digit SIM PIN known to you ONLY.
Confirm your 4-digits unique pin
Power off and on to check if SIM PIN is activated

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