How do I use Dual SIM or USIM Cards on Galaxy S8 or Note8?

Last Update date : Nov 24. 2020

If you insert two SIM or USIM cards, you can have two phone numbers or service providers for a single device. 

How do I use Dual SIM or USIM Cards on Galaxy S8 or Note8?

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Activate SIM cards

1 On the Apps screen, tap “Settings”
2 Tap “Connections”
3 Tap "SIM card manager"
4 Tap any SIM Card under General Settings
How do I use Dual SIM or USIM Cards on Galaxy S8 or Note8?
How do I use Dual SIM or USIM Cards on Galaxy S8 or Note8?
5 Turn on the "On" option
How do I use Dual SIM or USIM Cards on Galaxy S8 or Note8?
How do I use Dual SIM or USIM Cards on Galaxy S8 or Note8?

※ Note:  If both cards are activated, you can receive calls and messages on each card. 
However, if you are on a call using one card, the other card cannot be used to receive new calls.
 

Change Display Name and Icon of SIM Cards

1 On the Apps screen, tap “Settings”
2 Tap “Connections”
3 Tap "SIM card manager"
4 Tap any SIM Card under General Settings
How do I use Dual SIM or USIM Cards on Galaxy S8 or Note8?
5 Tap on either "Icon" or "Name"
6 Select an icon or Change the name and tap "OK"
How do I use Dual SIM or USIM Cards on Galaxy S8 or Note8?
How do I use Dual SIM or USIM Cards on Galaxy S8 or Note8?
How do I use Dual SIM or USIM Cards on Galaxy S8 or Note8?

Switch between Cards

 

When two SIM or USIM cards are activated, card selection icons appear on the dashboard of the notifications panel. 

 

Open the notifications panel (Drag from the top of the screen downwards with one finger) and then select the card to be used.

How do I use Dual SIM or USIM Cards on Galaxy S8 or Note8?
How do I use Dual SIM or USIM Cards on Galaxy S8 or Note8?

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