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Enabling the SIM PIN lock on your iPhone is a great way to minimize unwanted charges on your calling plan in case you lose your phone. If anyone other than yourself gets a hold of your phone, they will be able to use it until the power goes out. After that, even if they charge it, they will need to enter in your SIM PIN code to use the phone again (at least with your SIM card).
Unfortunately the request for the SIM PIN is fleeting and requires your full attention as you power on the phone. After waiting for the Apple logo to disappear you need to be ready to high that “Unlock” button and enter in your code, otherwise the dialog disappears you end up not being able to make calls or connect to your network unless you restart to bring it up again. I’ve found a simple way to unlock the SIM PIN without having to restart the iPhone. Read more »