1. wps81's Avatar
    Every time I want to change SIM, I have to change SIM, then turn phone off and on again for it to recognise new SIM. Is this normal?
    02-04-2015 02:45 AM
  2. Harrie-S's Avatar
    It is normal to switch off a phone if you want to chance a SIM.
    A "hot" swap is not recommended because you could damage something during the changing of the SIM.
    So your question can not really be answered because you use a wrong method.
    02-04-2015 02:56 AM
  3. James8561's Avatar
    ^that's overexaggerating. Whether a device is on or off should not affect the physical process of changing a SIM. iOS has SIM hot swap since v7 and this need to be implemented in W10.
    02-04-2015 02:59 AM
  4. Harrie-S's Avatar
    Changing a SIM is however not only physical. And windows phone has no hot swap. Damaging also means shorting so possible "mess up" the software or introduce a "ESD" spike which physically may damage components.
    So if you do something which is "against" the instruction than don't expect that it always works.
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    02-04-2015 03:15 AM
  5. wps81's Avatar
    ^that's overexaggerating. Whether a device is on or off should not affect the physical process of changing a SIM. iOS has SIM hot swap since v7 and this need to be implemented in W10.
    I am not sure if my memory is wrong but recall I can hot swap SIM with 830 before. Weird.
    02-04-2015 03:15 AM
  6. wps81's Avatar
    Changing a SIM is however not only physical. And windows phone has no hot swap. Damaging also means shorting so possible "mess up" the software.
    So if you do something which is "against" the instruction than don't expect that it always works.
    TBH, I don't think this is strong excuse, iOS can do this from long time ago
    James8561 likes this.
    02-04-2015 03:16 AM
  7. Harrie-S's Avatar
    TBH, I don't think this is strong excuse, iOS can do this from long time ago

    But fact is that it's in all window phone manuals that you should switch of the device if you change a SIM.
    But of course you can think what you want and do what you want and compare what you want.
    Last edited by Harrie-S; 02-04-2015 at 04:04 AM.
    02-04-2015 03:34 AM
  8. aximtreo's Avatar
    Let's look at it in dollars and cents. I paid a lot of money for my phone. I need and want it to last a long time. I put it in a case and then put a screen protector on. After doing all of this to protect my investment do you think I'm going to save a couple of minutes just to change a SIM card. A card that slides into a tight space; that makes contact with gold plated contacts to make it operate at it's best.

    Just to save a couple of minutes to keep problems that might happen to a minimum. You can if you want to but I'm doing what my common sense tells me to that offers the most safety. Remember "Murphy's Law?'
    02-04-2015 08:40 AM
  9. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Personally, I would never hot swap a SIM.

    If you need to change SIMs that often that powering down first and booting up after is an issue; you really should get yourself a dual SIM model.
    Harrie-S and xandros9 like this.
    02-04-2015 10:47 AM
  10. aximtreo's Avatar
    Personally, I would never hot swap a SIM.

    If you need to change SIMs that often that powering down first and booting up after is an issue; you really should get yourself a dual SIM model.

    Or two phones.
    RumoredNow, troylytle and xandros9 like this.
    02-04-2015 11:23 AM
  11. luv2skipow's Avatar
    I am not sure if my memory is wrong but recall I can hot swap SIM with 830 before. Weird.
    Highly unlikely as the sim is under the battery.
    troylytle and Guytronic like this.
    02-04-2015 08:57 PM

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