HOW TO UNLOCK YOUR SHARP AQUOS PHONE SH80F
1. What is a PIN?
2. How to unlock the SIM card in my Sharp Aquos Phone SH80F?
3. To disable PIN entry
4. How to change your PIN
5. If your SIM card is locked on your Sharp Aquos Phone SH80F
6. Make your Sharp Aquos Phone SH80F “no SIM lock”
7. Legal status if you decide to unlock your Sharp Aquos Phone SH80F
How to unlock your Sharp Aquos Phone SH80F
In this article, we will show you how to unlock your Sharp Aquos Phone SH80F.
What is a PIN?
Normally, you need to enter your PIN to access the device after turning it on. A PIN code is a four-digit code and is used to ensure security so that your smartphone cannot be accessed by everyone. This, as well as your personal PUK (see below for more details) that you receive when you buy your SIM card in a cover letter.
In case of activation of the PIN code entry, you will only be able to use your smartphone if you have entered this code correctly. However, PIN entry can also be disabled.
How to unlock the SIM card in my Sharp Aquos Phone SH80F?
When you turn on your Sharp Aquos Phone SH80F, you must first enter the PIN code to unlock the SIM card. But what if you entered multiple wrong codes?
If you have entered the wrong code several times,Using your Gmail Account — To unlock Sharp Aquos SH80F using your Gmail account, … your smartphone will be unlocked. a message asking to enter the PUK code will appear on the screen.
As already mentioned, it is also possible to disable the option that asks to enter the PIN. How it works is explained below:
To disable PIN entry
- Go to settings, then “Security”.
- You will now see several options. Click “Set up SIM lock”.
- If until now you had to enter a PIN code to access your Sharp Aquos Phone SH80F, the “Lock SIM card” option is checked.
- Click to disable the option.
However, we recommend that you enter the PIN code for security reasons.
How to change your PIN
If you want, you can easily change your PIN, for example because it seems too simple and therefore not secure enough, or because you have noticed that other people know your PIN. To do this, proceed as follows:
- Access the settings of your Sharp Aquos Phone SH80F.
- Also, hit the “Security” option.
- Click “Set up SIM lock”.
- You will now see the option “Change SIM card PIN code”. Click the option to select it.
- First enter your old PIN. Normally, you have three attempts to complete this step.
- Then follow the instructions on your phone to choose a new code.
If your SIM card is locked on your Sharp Aquos Phone SH80F
If you enter a wrong PIN multiple times, your SIM card will be locked and you need to enter the PUK code to unlock it.
The PUK code is a personal eight-digit code that unlocks your SIM card. However, you cannot change this code, as is the case with the PIN.
To enter the PUK code you have up to ten attempts. If you have not entered the correct PUK code correctly, your SIM card will be permanently blocked.
If you entered the PUK code correctly, you will be prompted to set a new PIN.
Attention: If you do not have your PUK code to hand, for example because you cannot find the additional letter of the SIM card, contact the customer service of your mobile operator.
Make your Sharp Aquos Phone SH80F “no SIM lock”
In Europe, providers have agreed that after one year the owner can request the unlock code for free, with which the phone can be unlocked. In the meantime, too, but then the provider will usually demand a fee, because the economic rationale for granting the discount has been lost. This should be the case with your Sharp Aquos Phone SH80F.
There are several possibilities to remove the SIM lock without the provider’s permission, for example through an independent telecom shop, but there are possible disadvantages. For example, there is no certainty that the phone will continue to work properly after removing the SIM lock. In addition, it is the provider that acts as the provider of the phone and, therefore, is responsible for the guarantee of the device. Providers often consider unauthorized unlocking as a reason for exclusion from warranty. So please check your Sharp Aquos Phone SH80F warranty before doing so.
Legal status if you decide to unlock your Sharp Aquos Phone SH80F
By the way, it is not forbidden to remove the SIM lock in the meantime. After purchase, the device remains the property of the purchaser, who may choose to switch to another network. This is usually done by replacing or modifying the software, which is not prohibited if the adjuster or client holds the copyright or license to the updated software.
Among other things, in a judgment of a Dutch court case, the following has been published about the removal of the SIM lock from mobile phones: “A SIM lock and a service provider lock cannot be considered copyrighted works “. and “Therefore, changing a SIM lock or service provider, or breaking into such a facility, shall not be considered illegal.” So check all these cases before unlocking your Sharp Aquos Phone SH80F!