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Confirm SIM card for calls Enable or Disable SIM card SIM card Icon Display name of SIM card Default SIM card for calls Default SIM card for mobile data Default SIM card for Text messages

Confirm SIM card for calls

In addition to the standard SIM card for calls, we can also activate a function before each call, so we can choose which SIM card to use for each outgoing call.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Connections
Step 3:  Tap on  SIM card manager
Step 4:  Enable or disable  Confirm SIM card for calls
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Connections
  3. Tap on SIM card manager
  4. Enable or disable Confirm SIM card for calls

Enable or Disable SIM card

For dual SIM devices, one or both SIM cards can be deactivated on the Samsung device, making the device unreachable under the phone number (the SIM card).

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Connections
Step 3:  Tap on  SIM card manager
Step 4:  Tap on  SIM 1 / SIM 2
Step 5:  Enable or disable the  SIM card
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Connections
  3. Tap on SIM card manager
  4. Tap on SIM 1/SIM 2
  5. Enable or disable the SIM card

SIM card Icon

Samsung's One UI allows dual SIM users to change the icon for the SIM cards. Samsung provides different colors and icons for this purpose. For example, there is an icon especially for a SIM card that is only used for mobile data use. In the same way, a SIM card can be marked as "Private" or "Office". The following types are available:

  • SIM 1 (Blue)
  • SIM 2 (light green)
  • Call (Green)
  • SMS (Brown)
  • MMS (Red)
  • Internet (light blue)
  • Private (Lila)
  • Office (Orange)
  • Heart (Pink)
Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Connections
Step 3:  Tap on  SIM card manager
Step 4:  Tap on  SIM 1 / SIM 2
Step 5:  Tap on  Icon
Step 6:  Choose the  Icon  you want
Step 7:  Confirm with  OK
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Connections
  3. Tap on SIM card manager
  4. Tap on SIM 1/SIM 2
  5. Tap on Icon
  6. Choose the Icon you want
  7. Confirm with OK

Display name of SIM card

By default, Samsung calls the SIM cards "SIM 1" and "SIM 2", but in the SIM card management, the name of the SIM card can be renamed as desired.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Connections
Step 3:  Tap on  SIM card manager
Step 4:  Tap on  SIM 1 / SIM 2
Step 5:  Tap on  Name
Step 6:  Change the  Name  and confirm with  OK
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Connections
  3. Tap on SIM card manager
  4. Tap on SIM 1/SIM 2
  5. Tap on Name
  6. Change the Name and confirm with OK

Default SIM card for calls

By default, calls are made via SIM card 1, but the Samsung device can also be configured to use SIM card 2, or the device always makes a query before a call.

Note: The default SIM card for calls can also be changed via the status bar.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Connections
Step 3:  Tap on  SIM card manager
Step 4:  Tap on  Calls
Step 5:  Choose between  Ask always ,  SIM 1  and  SIM 2
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Connections
  3. Tap on SIM card manager
  4. Tap on Calls
  5. Choose between Ask always, SIM 1 and SIM 2

Default SIM card for mobile data

Samsung devices use SIM card 1 for mobile data use by default. SIM card 2 can also be selected in the SIM card management. However, some Samsung devices only support fast LTE on SIM card 1.

Note: The default SIM card for mobile data can also be changed via the status bar.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Connections
Step 3:  Tap on  SIM card manager
Step 4:  Tap on  Mobile data
Step 5:  Choose between  SIM 1 ,  SIM 2  and  Off
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Connections
  3. Tap on SIM card manager
  4. Tap on Mobile data
  5. Choose between SIM 1, SIM 2 and Off

Default SIM card for Text messages

By default, the Samsung device sends messages (SMS) via SIM card 1, but you can also select SIM card 2 in the SIM card management settings.

Note: The default SIM card for SMS can also be changed via the status bar.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Connections
Step 3:  Tap on  SIM card manager
Step 4:  Tap on  Text messages
Step 5:  Choose between  SIM 1  and  SIM 2
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Connections
  3. Tap on SIM card manager
  4. Tap on Text messages
  5. Choose between SIM 1 and SIM 2

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