In my Samsung Galaxy S under Settings - Status - Phone number is says 'unknown': Why?

  • Title says it all ( I think ), if I look under the 'Settings - Status - Phone number' on my Samsung Galaxy S mobile phone, it says 'unknown'.

    What does that mean ? Do I have to enter the number some where ? And if so, do I need it, or why should I do that ?

  • GAThrawn

    GAThrawn Correct answer

    10 years ago

    This is just showing whether your phone number is saved to the phone number description property on your SIM card. Some networks always program this in for you, many don't. Some phones let you write to this property, some don't, some read it, some don't.

    It has nothing to do with what actual phone number is attached to that SIM card by the phone company.

    It is possible to put your phone number in there, and is easier than you might think:

    Go into Contacts -> [Menu] -> More -> Settings -> Own numbers -> [Menu] -> Create and type your phone number into the Number field, now Save.

    Then switch your phone off and on again, and it should show the correct number (or whatever number you entered) in the status now.

    unfortunately, this doesn't appear to work on the galaxy s2

    There is no "Own numbers" anywhere in the Contacts app, at least not on a stock Galaxy S4 Mini.

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