How do I use dual SIM or USIM cards on my Galaxy A5?

Last Update Date : Jan 17. 2018

* Please note, this section is designed to give you basic product troubleshooting information, also refer to your user manual for more information.



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


Below are the guides on how to use the Dual SIM or USIM cards on your Galaxy A5:


■ To activate SIM or USIM cards:


1. On the Home screen, tap “Apps”

2. Tap “Settings

3. Tap “SIM card manager”

4. Tap one or both of the switches for the SIM or USIM cards and drag the activation bar to the right to activate them.


activate sim cards 


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.


■ Changing the display name and icon of SIM or USIM cards:


1. On the Home screen, tap “Apps” 

2. Tap “Settings”

3. Tap “SIM card manager”
4. Tap on SIM 1 or SIM 2 to select a SIM or USIM card

5. Tap Register name or Select icon. Set a display name and icon for each card.


changing name 


Switching 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.






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