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BlackBerry Torch 9860

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Turning my mobile phone PIN on or off

If you want to protect your SIM against unauthorised use, you need to turn on your PIN protection. Once done, it needs to be keyed in when you turn on your mobile phone.
Please note: your PIN doesn't prevent others from accessing the contents of your mobile phone (such as pictures and messages). You can prevent this by turning on the phone lock code.


List view

1. Find "SIM Card"

Tap the Menu key twice.
Tap Options.
Tap Device.
Tap Advanced System Settings.
Tap SIM Card.

2. Turn use of PIN on or off

Tap the Menu key.
If an incorrect PIN is entered three times in a row, your SIM will be blocked. To unblock your SIM, you'll need to key in your PUK. The PUK can be obtained by contacting Customer Service.
Please note:
If an incorrect PUK is entered ten times in a row, your SIM is blocked permanently. In this case, you'll need a new SIM from Optus.
Tap Enable Security or Disable Security (depending on the current setting).
If an incorrect PIN is entered three times in a row, your SIM will be blocked. To unblock your SIM, you'll need to key in your PUK. The PUK can be obtained by contacting Customer Service.
Please note:
If an incorrect PUK is entered ten times in a row, your SIM is blocked permanently. In this case, you'll need a new SIM from Optus.
Key in your PIN (default is 0000) and tap Enter.
If an incorrect PIN is entered three times in a row, your SIM will be blocked. To unblock your SIM, you'll need to key in your PUK. The PUK can be obtained by contacting Customer Service.
Please note:
If an incorrect PUK is entered ten times in a row, your SIM is blocked permanently. In this case, you'll need a new SIM from Optus.

3. Exit

Tap Disconnect.
Tap the Return key to return to standby mode.
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