How to solve the “Sim Card is not from Verizon Wireless” error

How to solve the “Sim Card is not from Verizon Wireless” error
How to solve the “Sim Card is not from Verizon Wireless” error

It can be frustrating to constantly receive annoying notifications from your mobile phone and not being able to fix them. Sometimes the notification appears only occasionally, while on other devices it is a regular occurrence.

Steps to solve “Sim Card is not from Verizon Wireless” error

Are you having trouble using your SIM card with Samsung Galaxy? Maybe you tried to fix it but it keeps popping up again after each reboot. This can be frustrating and annoying. It reduces the use of other apps due to its frequent pop-ups.

This problem doesn’t have to be fixed immediately. We’ve done some research on the problem and highlighted the solutions.

What is the purpose of this Notification?

When the notification appears, click on it. This is the question you are asking. This notification could be for one of two reasons.

  • Verizon has unlock your mobile device, but your APN settings were incorrectly set. Your sim can’t connect or modify the network.
  • You have inserted a SIM from another carrier into your cell phone and your phone is now locked to Verizon Wireless.

These are the main reasons why the notification “SIM Card is not from Verizon Wireless” keeps popping up on your device.

It doesn’t matter what, it is annoying. Users will want to learn what it is and how to eliminate it. This article will help you do just that.

What is the reason I am getting this notification?

Let’s get to it. What is the reason you are receiving this notification? There are two main reasons.

  1. You have now unlocked the mobile device to Verizon Wireless and can insert a SIM card from another provider into it.
  2. Verizon unlocked the device, but the APN settings were incorrectly set so that it can’t connect to the network.

You may be getting a pop-up message for any of these reasons.

Now that you understand why it is, let’s look at what you can do to eliminate it.

How to remove “SIM Card not from Verizon” Notification

It’s easy to determine the cause of your device’s constant notification. We’ve done all the hard work. We’ve created a guide to help you quickly and easily fix any of these situations.

Reason 1: Your Mobile Phone is locked to Verizon Carrier

Unlocking your Verizon Wireless device to get rid of any lock issues is the best solution.

Verizon, as with many carriers, has a policy about unlocking devices. This means that not all customers are eligible and the process can be quite costly even if they do qualify.

An IMEI unlock service is another option, such as DirectUnlocks. This service allows you to unlock your phone quickly and efficiently from the carrier. After the phone is unlocked, you will no longer receive the message “SIM card not from Verizon”.

The Best Features of DirectUnlocks:

  • Completely legal and safe
  • Ability to unlock devices using multiple carriers in different countries
  • Within 24 hours, unlock devices
  • Once your unlock is complete, you will be able to use any SIM card from any other carrier.
  • The entire process can be done remotely by professionals with minimal effort.
  • If your device is not unlocked successfully, you can get a full refund

DirectUnlocks is a highly recommended product. It’s efficient, fast and can remove carrier locks from any device or carrier. Sold Good. Let’s find out how you can do it.

  1. Visit the Verizon Network Unlock website
  2. To select your country and model of device, click on the drop-down menu
  3. Submit your IMEI number
  4. Click “Continue”.
  5. Complete payment

Once payment is received, they will begin processing your order. It is possible to track the status of your order online. Your device will be unlocked within 24hours.

To find your IMEI number, dial *#06#. Your device will show the number.

This is an easy process that only requires a few details about the device. The notification should cease to appear once the unlock process has been completed successfully.

Reason 2: Your device was incorrectly unlocked

There are two things that you can do if your device has not been locked to Verizon.

Access Point Names (or simply APNs) are what mobile devices use to make connections between their device, the internet, and their carrier. Each carrier may have its own APN, while others may have multiples. It all depends on whether the devices that are registered to it get paid monthly via Pay As You Go or on an account basis.

If your device doesn’t have a carrier locked to it and you want to switch to a SIM from another carrier than Verizon, you will need to make sure that the APN information on the device matches the SIM card.

If you want to switch to TMobile, for example, you will need to ensure that your APN information matches that of TMobiles. You can find the APN information for each carrier on their websites. However, we will go through the process to make sure it is clear.

Setting the APN for a T-Mobile SIM card

This guide will help you to correctly enter the letter. The network connection will not work if the APN settings are incorrect or you make any changes or do not enter it exactly. formatting is important, so be sure to pay attention to both upper- and lowercase

Here are the steps to set your APN.

  1. Start “Settings”
  2. Go to “Mobile Network Settings”.
  3. Click on “Access Point Names”, it could also be called “APN”
  4. Click “+” (it’ll be at the top).
  5. Enter the following data in the appropriate fields. If additional fields are required, you can leave them empty.
  • Name: T-Mobile
  • APN: (non-LTE devices) or (LTE devices)
  • MMSC:
  • WAP 2.0: MMS protocol
  • MCC: 310
  • MNC: 260
  • APN Type: default,supl,mms
  • APN Protocol: IPv4
  • APN Roaming Protocol IPv4
  • Unspecified bearer
  1. You must ensure that the information is correct.
  2. Click “Save”
  3. Double-check to make sure the error has not been corrected

For more information about the TMobile APN information, please visit.

You can click here to get your APN information if you want to switch to AT&T instead of T-Mobile. You can also search for “APN” if you are looking for a different network.

Please note thatVerizon also has the annoying habit of locking your APN settings. This will cause you to face a minor problem. Rooting your device (Android) is required if you have locked the APN settings. Go to the app store to download “Build Prop Editor”. This app will give you full access to system files and allow you to modify APN settings according to the guide.

Temporary Solution: Force stop the activation agent

An less dangerous solution than the one above, that does not require rooting, is to use a force stop on Activation Agent. Although it is quite harmless, it will only offer a temporary solution. However, you will be able to get rid of the annoying notification “SIM Card is not from Verizon Wireless”.

  1. Start “Settings”
  2. Go to Applications>Applications Manager
  3. You can check to see which apps you have running
  4. All Verizon apps must be disabled
  5. Deactivate the Activation Agent process
  6. Leave “Settings”.

This method may not work immediately. Android devices can reboot the processes described above if they are deemed necessary. If notifications continue to persist, you can repeat the process.

This is not the perfect solution, but it will provide a break from all those annoying notifications and is quite harmless.


Even though having a locked Verizon device appears to be a challenge at first, it is much easier to deal with in this situation.

Unlocked devices that come into contact with Verizon Wireless SIM cards have complicated solutions, whereas locked devices are usually easier to fix.

If this notification is bothering you and your phone is locked, go to IMEIdoctor and let the experts take care of it!

FAQ – Question from Customer

1. I recently switched to T-Mobile. Sim card is not from Verizon, according to the message.

  1. I recently made the switch to Tmobile.
  2. Not from Verizon, I have a notification and icon that says Sim card. What can I do to avoid this?
  3. My phone was originally from Verizon and was on their network.

2. It isn’t a Verizon Wireless SIM card. the method for unlocking

  1. “VERIZON” is not locked; simply set it to “GLOBAL” and create a “NEW APN” with your Operator’s precise LTE settings.

Note: Every time you change or factory reset a Sim Operator, you must rewrite NEW APN “parametry” for the Operator you want to use.

3. The message “sim card not from Verizon”

I am now on my 3rd phone, and that I still get a message once in a while saying, “SIM card not from Verizon.” Worse, there are some apps that I can’t install because they’re “not available in your country.” I think that there must be something embedded in whatever data I’ve transferred (twice now) that creates the phone think I’m still within the US.

4. “SIM card isn’t from Verizon Wireless” error code

I have a Verizon Galaxy S6. I’m on the Tmobile network. My phone comes up with the above-listed error and won’t allow updates or allow me to use the web while I’m on the phone. I’m not tech-smart. Can anyone walk me through the way to correct this?

5. My phone moto g play is showing that my sim card isn’t from Verizon wireless

The sim card in my Motorola G Play isn’t from Verizon Wireless.


It’s not difficult to fix a Verizon locked device, even though it can be a major headache.

It’s easy to bypass a locked device if it has been unlocked by the carrier. If your device has been locked to a carrier and you are getting annoyed by the notification, you can simply go to DirectUnlocks for assistance.

It’s possible that your device is not locked and you are experiencing the notification. However, it’s not impossible. Follow our APN guide to resolve the problem.

Jennifer Thomas
Jennifer Thomas is the Co-founder and Chief Business Development Officer at Cybers Guards. Prior to that, She was responsible for leading its Cyber Security Practice and Cyber Security Operations Center, which provided managed security services.