On Android 7, when you pull down the top bar drop-down window (Quick Settings) a grid of 3x3 icons appears with tiles like Wifi, screen rotation on/off, Aeroplane mode etc.

On my new phone with a new SIM there is an icon called "No SIM card". What is this for?

I have a dual SIM phone with only one SIM card inserted, is it there to allow me to swap them? Is there anyway to get rid of it when I only have 1 card installed? Here is a screenshot:

Quick Settings menu

  • is there another icon that shows the inserted SIM card? Can you provide screenshot? Jan 23, 2018 at 11:56
  • "No sim card" (middle of image) ... but on the lock screen it shows my provider and with wifi turned off I can still send text messages. Strangely I only see the provider name on the lock screen, when unlocked the provider does not show on the topbar like it did with my old phone (Android 4.4)
    – riscos3
    Jan 23, 2018 at 11:57
  • And what's that 'Emergency calls only' icon, is that same tile? Jan 23, 2018 at 12:05
  • Ah.... sorry that is not my image, I just used it to show what I see. On my quicksettings the icon is white and says 4g and under neither it I see my mobile provider name
    – riscos3
    Jan 23, 2018 at 12:15

1 Answer 1


Since you have pointed out that you have dual SIM phone with only one SIM card inserted, so it is obvious that given icon is a Quick Setting tile for another SIM slot, which is empty in your case, hence No SIM card.
That tile works same as another tile shown there for your inserted SIM. It takes you to SIM cards menu in Settings If you will insert another SIM card then it will be enabled.

You can remove that icon by enabling System UI Tuner and then hide that tile by drag and drop Quick Settings tiles.

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