Sim toolkit: Everything you need to know

Have you ever been wondering what the sim toolkit app you do see on your android phone is all about, I know that it can be quite confusing cause immediately remove your sim from your android phone, you won’t see it again.

On android phone, if you navigate or open the apps on your android phone, you sure will definitely see sim toolkit as long as you have a sim card in your android phone. This is quite different from iPhone cause I haven’t seen such on iphones except from android phones.

Now the question is what is sim toolkit all about, why do i always see it on my android phone. Let’s proceed to that, what is sim toolkit android.

What is sim toolkit

Sim toolkit which can be called SIM Application Toolkit is a standard of the GSM system which enables the sim card to initiate actions which can be used for various carrier network services.

The services includes checking of tarrif plan, contacting the customer service representative, checking of main balance, etc as it differs from carrier network to another.

This is very common on android phones or I will say all Android phones has the sim toolkit, especially if you have a sim card in your phone. If you don’t have a sim card in your android phone, you will definitely not going to see the sim toolkit app on your mobile phone.

Since 2012 I switched from Nokia Symbian and Belle, to Samsung Galaxy phone, I started seeing the sim toolkit android. I thought it was a Spyware but in the true sense it wasn’t, and I saw the sim toolkit app because I had a sim card in my phone.

As long as you have a sim card in your android phone, you will definitely see the sim toolkit app on your mobile phone app list. Bear in mind you won’t see it in the app manager cause you can’t disable or uninstall sim toolkit from your mobile phone.

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Sim toolkit app on android

This is a sim toolkit mobile app that appears on an android phone immediately a sim card is inserted into an android phone.

In order to see sim toolkit app  on your android phone, you have to go to the phone app list and you will see it right there. However, the funny part is the fact you can’t see the sim toolkit app in app manager.

The reason for this is because you cannot install the sim toolkit or disable it from your android phone. I myself have tried every possible means to uninstall or disable the sim toolkit app from my android phone but all to no avail and I gave up trying.

As long as there’s a sim card in your android phone, you will definitely see the sim toolkit app, and the annoying part is the fact you cannot remove or disable the app from your android phone even if you root your phone.

I want you to know that it doesn’t consume battery on an android phone as it doesn’t run in the phone background unless you opened the application on your android phone.

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How to disable sim toolkit android

There’s no way that sim toolkit android can be disabled from an android phone, but will only disappear if a sim card is removed from an android phone.

This is quite annoying but there’s nothing you can do about it, the sim toolkit app is built in such a way that immediately you pops your sim card into your android phone, you will see it on your installed app list.

There’s no way to disable it cause even if you go to the app manager and search for it, you will never see it there. Just like I said earlier, you don’t have to bother yourself cause it doesn’t drain battery or consume battery in an android phone.

What is sim toolkit app used for

You can use sim toolkit app to contact your network carrier, check your main balance or account balance, know your data plan or tarrif plan, self service or buy data bundle.

Kindly note that the services offered by sim toolkit app differs from carrier network to another. As long as you have seen it on your mobile phone, all you need to do is to open the app, and you will see the services offered by the sim toolkit android.

Let me remind you once again, the services are provided through your network carrier, and it will differ from another network carrier. For example, the services you will see if you’re AT&T network wil be different from T-Mobile network.

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Do i need sim toolkit on my phone

You may not necessarily need sim toolkit app on your mobile phone though you can use the app for your network self service like checking of account balance, contacting your network customer service representative, or buying f data bundles.

sim toolkit

Generally, I don’t see the need to use it on my android phone. If there’s a way to remove or disable it from my android phone, I would have done it long time ago cause I don’t see need to have it on my android phone.

However, our tastes are completely different and I will advise you to open the sim toolkit app, explore it and check if it will be useful for you.

If it is useful to you, then you have to start making use of the features and services, but if reverse is the case, kindly ignore the app and pretend that you’re not seeing it on your android phone.

How to find SIM Toolkit in Samsung

To find sim toolkit in samsung phone, simply open the apps on your samsung phone and you will see the sim toolkit app right on the list.

You can as well use the search button and type sim, you will see the app on your samsung phone as long as you have a sim card in your android phone. Remember, you cannot find or see sim toolkit app in app manager cause you didn’t install it by yourself and the app isn’t pre-installed either.

Can I uninstall SIM Toolkit

I’m sorry you cannot uninstall sim toolkit app your android phone, it shows immediately you insert your sim card into your android phone. As you remove the sim card from your android phone, it disappear from your mobile phone.

Just like I said earlier, because of the fact that you cannot see the sim toolkit app in the app manager on android phones, you cannot disable the app or uninstall the app from your android phone.

Even if you go ahead and root your android phone, you still will not be able to uninstall or disable the sim toolkit app from your android phone. I’ve tried multiple times with different methods, and nothing worked for me.

If you happen to see a working method, don’t hesitate to pst the tutorial through the comment box thanks.

All these I have for you on sim toolkit android, and once again kindly ignore the app if you don’t fancy seeing it on your android phone. It doesn’t drain battery or kill a mobile phone battery life.

You can also open the sim toolkit app android and explore the application to see if it will be useful for your mobile needs or probably not. But let’s not forget that you cannot disable, remove or uninstall the mobile app from your android phone as long as you have your sim card in your android phone.

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