Wiko View 2: Unrecognized SIM card
You have just acquired an Wiko View 2 and when you turn it on, it displays the following error text: SIM card not recognized. Oftentimes the Wiko View 2 does not recognize the SIM card and displays this message. In this case, it is not necessarily required to bring the Wiko View 2 directly back. Certainly, there are many tricks to solve this problem. We will therefore see in this content, what are the things to do and verify to ensure that the SIM card is recognized on your Wiko View 2.
What to do when ever the SIM card is not recognized on my Wiko View 2
In cases where the SIM card is not recognized on your Wiko View 2, below is a list of things that may help you determine the source of the problem, see repairing the problem.
Clean SIM card
One of the first things to do if the SIM card is not recognized on your Wiko View 2 is to clean it up. Actually, it might happen that dirt partially prevents the contact between the SIM card and the phone. To clean it, pass a small dab of cloth over it and check if it is not damaged.
Check the location of the SIM card on your Wiko View 2
Oftentimes the problem might come from the location of the SIM card. Actually, it often happens that little metal plugs that normally have to come in contact with the SIM card are a little relaxed. When this is the case, this prevents the Wiko View 2 from reading the SIM card. To solve this problem, you just have to thicken the SIM a little by gluing 1 or two pieces of tape at the back.
Test the SIM card on another phone
To find out if the problem comes from the SIM card, you may test it on another phone and you will have your answer. In case it is not recognized on other devices, you may change the SIM card.
Try another SIM card on your Wiko View 2
In cases where the two previous steps do not give anything, it truly is required to test another SIM card to find out if the problem comes from the card. Certainly, if other SIM card work on the Wiko View 2, it truly is because the problem comes from the card. Otherwise, it truly is at the level of the phone that we will have to look.
Verify that your Wiko View 2 is not Simlocker
In case you have tried many SIM cards on the Wiko View 2 and none are recognized, the phone could be Simlocker. This implies that the Wiko View 2 will recognize only the SIM card of a certain operator. In this case, you have to unlock it. You will find without a hassle a lot of offer on the web that may do that.
Check that the problem does not come from the ROM installed on the Wiko View 2
This part mainly concerns the people who root the Wiko View 2 to install a ROM that is not original. In cases where this is actually what you have done, be aware that the unrecognized SIM card problem is quite common after setting up new ROMs. We advise that you reinstall an original ROM and re-test it.
In cases where nothing works
In cases where all the above solutions do not work, we advise you to bring your Wiko View 2 and the SIM card back to 1 of your operator’s shops.