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How to set default SIM selection for dual SIM Android Phone

Now most of the android smartphones comes with Dual SIM support, We can set the default SIM selection according to our preference for Call and Message in the settings. To do that follow the steps.

Steps 1. Go to the phone settings.

Step 2. Select SIM Card settings.
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Step 3. In the new page click on Message or Call settings
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Steps 4. Click on the Sending message option or call option to select the sim

Step 5. In the Popup 3 options will be available, always use SIM 1, Always use SIM 2 and Ask every time,
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Set your preference accordingly, if choose 3rd option, each time when you send message or make a call, it will ask you which SIM card to be used. Do the same steps for Call settings also.

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  • This option isnt on honor 5x… i dont know if customization is the problem or android 6.0.1…
    Really a problem for smartwatch 3 and text sms typing…

  • I am using jio sim in slot 1 in redminote 3 it becomes default then how I remove this default tag from jio to set other sim card

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