How to find your SIM card number on an Android phone
Sometimes, when you speak to your mobile network provider, they may ask for your SIM card number. This is simple enough to get from the back of the SIM card but there is a quicker and easier way that doesn’t involve taking your phone to pieces.
It's SIMply a matter of knowing where to look in the phone’s Settings menu.
WHEN WILL I NEED MY SIM CARD NUMBER?
You will need your SIM card number if you ever need to speak to your mobile network to transfer your number or activate a new SIM. The number will be written on the SIM card itself but is very small, especially on the microSIMs and nanoSIMs used in newer Phones.
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HOW TO FIND YOUR SIM CARD NUMBER ON AN ANDROID phone
We've picked an HTC handset for our example here. To easily find your SIM number from the phone itself, just follow these steps.
- From the home screen, press the menu button and select Settings
- Scroll down and click on About
- Click Phone Identity or About depending on model you are using.
- Your SIM number should appear as the SIM ID
What if the SIm ID isn’t there?
Because of the huge number of different models of Android phone and the wide range of different software versions, you may find that your handset doesn’t have the SIM number in the same place. In this case, you can use a 3rd party app to find your SIM information.
Just go to the Play Store and use the search option to look for SIM or click on this link where we've done that for you. There are a load of different apps that will do this including SIM Card, SIM Info, SIM Card Manager and SIM Card Information.
Any of these apps should be able to give you all the information you may need. As is the case with any apps you download, please make sure you check out the permissions the app requests before taking the plunge!