How to recover your SIM card PIN

Lost PIN? No problem: it won't take you long to recover it (or to find the PUK) and unlock your smartphone

It can happen to anyone and, when it does, it's a real tragedy. Forgetting the PIN of the SIM, in fact, means no longer being able to access our phone number, and not only that. The phone card, in fact, can also contain the contacts in the address book and text messages received from the bank or from our friends.

In short, not being able to unlock your SIM because you forgot the PIN is much more serious than it may seem at first glance. For this reason, various operators allow users to recover PIN and PUK (which stands for Personal Identification Number, SIM unlock code; and Personal Unblocking Code, security code to use when you forget your PIN) quickly and easily. In the following paragraphs we will see how to change the PIN with the PUK code and the procedures to recover lost PIN with the various Italian mobile operators.

How to recover PIN through the PUK code

If the PIN code is necessary to initially unlock the SIM, the PUK code should be used when you were not able to recover the lost PIN and you entered the wrong code three times in a row. With the PUK you will be able to unlock your SIM card and set a new PIN. After unlocking your phone with the PUK, you can choose a new PIN code of your choice and confirm your choice in order to have access to all SIM features (you can make calls and send messages, as well as browse the web).

At the same time, you can recover your PIN through the PUK even when your phone is unlocked and you can use it normally. You'll just need to use a secret code from your phone and that's it. Enter the code **05*PUK*PIN# replacing "PUK" with the eight-digit code chosen by the operator and instead of "PIN" enter twice the new unlocking code you chose. If the PUK entered is correct, the SIM card will be updated with the new PIN.

How to recover SIM PIN

The easiest way to recover your SIM PIN, regardless of your operator, is through the packaging of the card itself. On the plastic card from which you "extracted" the SIM card, in fact, are printed both the PIN code and the PUK code: if you can find it, then unlocking the phone by entering the correct PIN or PUK will be a piece of cake. In case you can not find the SIM packaging, however, you will have to resort to some tricks that will allow you to recover PIN or PUK of the SIM.

The procedures to find the lost PIN are very similar between the various operators, but may vary slightly from each other. Cliccando sui link che seguono troverete la guida completa per recuperare PIN SIM con Tim, Vodafone,, 3, Wind, Iliad, Fastweb, Tiscali, PosteMobile, Ho.Mobile e Kena Mobile.

  • Recuperare PIN TIM
  • Recuperare PIN Vodafone
  • Recuperare PIN 3
  • Recuperare PIN Wind
  • Recuperare PIN Iliad
  • Recuperare PIN Fastweb
  • Recuperare PIN Tiscali
  • Recuperare PIN PosteMobile
  • Recuperare PIN Ho.Mobile
  • Recuperare PIN Kena Mobile