Xiaomi in its software offers a bunch of applications and frameworks such as Mi Cloud, Mi Messages, Mi Find Device, com.xiaomi.simactivate.service and includes many exclusive features along with them. If you’re wondering how they are relevant with the topic at hand, let us first take a quick look into what this service is.
What is this service?
It is a SIM authentication process to access exclusive features in certain MIUI applications a few of which were mentioned above. However, this doesn’t mean not activating will prevent you to send messages, make phone calls or anything similar in that kind. It only enables exclusive useful iOS-like features in your device. And since these features require accessing your private information, it is quite a sensitive framework that needs an extra level of protection.
It works by sending a one time verification text to Xiaomi servers and getting approval in return. This, however, is not a free text message, so that is something worth keeping in mind.
What do you get out of this activation?
If we take Mi Messages into account as one of the examples, after SIM activation, you can send text messages to other Mi users using internet connection and free of charge. Message synchronization is also another useful feature which allows you to store your messages into Mi Cloud to prevent a possible data loss.
Another perk that comes with it is Mi Find Device feature, which allows you to track your phone’s location in case it gets lost or worst, stolen.
How to activate this service?
All you have to do in order to activate this service can be simplified into 3 easy steps:
- Make sure you have sufficient balance
- Insert your SIM card
After the reboot, activation should be done automatically. It also gets automatically done for you after a fresh installation or resetting your data. So, if you do not want to activate this service, make sure you remove your SIM card before you boot into your system.