Default SIM Selection for Calls and SMS is an essential option if you use a dual SIM Android Device. Currently, all the Android devices come with Dual SIM support, and here we are checking how to set default SIM for calls and SMS on Samsung devices as well as other Android devices.
Step 1: Open the Settings app on your android device.
Step 2: Click on the connections option.
Step 3: On the connections page, click on the SIM card manager option.
Step 4: In the SIM card management page or simply SIM Card settings for Android, you will see a Preferred SIM card section.
Step 5: Under the Prefered SIM card option, there will be three options
- Text messages
- Mobile data
Step 6: Click on the desired option, say, call, text, or mobile data. For Calls, you will get three options.
- Ask always
- SIM 1
- SIM 2
There you can set your preferred option. For example, if set as Ask always, you need to choose any one of the SIM while making calls. If set as SIM 1 or SIM 2, then outgoing calls will be automatically routed through that particular SIM only.
In the same way, you can set SIM 1 or SIM 2 for text messages and mobile data.
Once done, calls, SMS, and mobile data will be active on the preferred SIM based on your selection.
How to find sim settings on Any Android Phone?
You can find the android SIM Setting option within the device settings options. But on different devices, the option name may be different, like SIM Card Manager, SIM Settings, SIM Card & mobile data. But you can find the SIM Card option within Network Setting on some devices like Stock Android devices. To open sim card settings, Click on the Network settings and select SIM card.
Does SIM Card Settings Available on all devices?
SIM card manager will be needed only in the case if your device is a dualsim Android phone. Since almost all the available Android Smartphones support the Dual SIM option, you can find the SIM settings on all dual sim android devices.
What Does Default Mean on a Phone?
When we talk about the default SIM or Calls, SMS, Data, etc., some may doubt what this default means. It is simple, default means the primary, in which if you set any SIM (SIM 1 or SIM 2) and the default for calls, SMS, etc., then the android device will automatically make the calls and SMS from the SIM card you set as default. It won’t ask you to select any SIM while making the calls and SMS. So default means your choice of selection too.
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