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[GUIDE] How To Fix No Contacts On SIM Card On Android
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[GUIDE] How To Fix No Contacts On SIM Card On Android

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Hey there Android users!

Tired of the ‘No contacts on sim card’ problem?

I have to say it’s really annoying, having to switch from an old phone to your new android device and you just can’t find your contacts displayed for you to see.

I encountered this issue too, and trust me when i tell you, it took me less than 5 minustes to resolve it.

I’m not bragging, but the method I used proved difficult, but after a couple of trial and error, BAM!!! It worked!!!

So, I’m sharing this tip with you right now to enable you to do the same, and have rest of mind that you’ll see your sim contacts soon.

Now, just a friendly advise, once you’ve got your contacts back from these steps, I urge you to save all your contacts online via your google account, it helps.

Steps: How To Fix No Contacts On SIM Card On Android

They are a few methods to follow, but I assure you, they all work.

Here we go!

METHOD 1: Check your Android App permissions

If any app on your android device is denied the access or permission required to operate, it might misbehave.

This feature occurs more often with the newer android versions. Once you install any app on your android device, it will ask you to grant certain access to your media, contacts, messages, or even camera and more.

If you have mistakenly denied contacts/Phone app access to your android operations, then these steps will assist you to fix that now!

  1. Go to settings.
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2. Scroll and tap on Apps.

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3. Select All Apps.

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4. Tap the 3 dots menu icon at the top right.

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5. Tap ‘Reset app preferences‘.

6. Tap Reset Apps.

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And, BAM!!! all apps preferences will be reset, you can now go back to your contacts app and check to see your contacts, if they have displayed.

If, you’re still encountering issues getting the first step right, checck the next one below.

METHOD 2: Ensure your device is properly set to display all your contacts, and SIM contacts as well.

Sometimes when we open our contacts app for the first time, we might mistakenly set it to show only phone contacts.

1. Open your conctacts app.

2. Tap on the 3 dots menu icon.

(Either at the bottom/top right or left corners of your screen, depending on which Android device and version you’re using).

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3. Tap on Contacts to display. For other Android versions, first, tap on Settings, and then, contacts to display.

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4. Select All contacts, or Sim contacts, to display the particular sim contact you want.

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Voila! that’s done! you’re set to go, all your sim contacts will be displayed at this point.

Here’s another method to try out.

METHOD 3: Import the SIM contacts

1. Open the contacts app.

2. Tap on the 3 dots menu icon.

(Either at the bottom/top right or left corners of your screen, depending on which Android device and version you’re using).

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3. Tap on Import/export. For other Android version, first tap on settings, and then, Import/export.

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4. Select were you wist to copy contacts from, then, select were you wish to copy contacts to.

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5. On the next screen, mark all the contacts you want to import and continue.

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Once the copying is done, you will see the new imported contacts displayed.

There you go, 3 amazing steps that will help fix the dreaded No Contacts On SIM Card problem on android.

FAQs

Why are my SIM contacts not showing on Android?

Open the contact app > Tap on the 3 dots menu icon > Tap on settings > If, you don’t see settings, tap on contacts to display > Flow from there and select the SIM contact that you want to show.

How do I know if my contacts are saved on my phone or SIM?

You can know if your contacts are saved on your phone or on your SIM. Here’s a tip to guide you.

For Phone

Open the contact app > Tap on the 3 dots menu icon > Tap on settings > If you don’t see settings, tap on contacts to display > Tap on phone contacts. The contact shown next will be contacts saved only on your phone.

For SIM

Open your contacts app > Tap on the 3 dots menu icon > Tap on settings > If you don’t see settings, tap on contacts to display > Tap on the SIM you wish to check > The contacts that will be shown next will be contacts saved to SIM only.

Goodluck!

How do I show all my contacts?

Here’s how you can do this real quick.

Open the contacts app > Tap on the 3 dots menu icon > Tap on settings > If you don’t see settings, Tap on contacts to display >Select All contacts.

And, BAM!!! All your contacts on SIM, phone, and google account will be displayed.

Conclusion

Hurrah!!! now you’ve learned How To Fix No Contacts On SIM Card On Android.

If the first method still doesn’t display your contacts, just try out methods 2 or 3 and you’re good to go.

Thanks for viewing, drop a comment below and let us know how it worked out for you.

Cheers!

Joshua Udoh My name is Joshua Udoh, your Favorite Apps and Games guy on Techytab. I love writing Articles for you guys to help solve all your Tech-related issues, I also love Art and drawing.

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