vinoth kannan vinoth kannan - 2 months ago 14
iOS Question

Possible way to detect sim card detection in ios?

I have a iphone app that has the capability to send messages. I want to alert user when sim card is not available in iphone. So i tried below three function to check sim card availabilty

Class messageClass = (NSClassFromString(@"MFMessageComposeViewController"));
if([messageClass canSendText]){
// Sim available
NSLog(@"Sim available");
}
else{
//Sim not available
NSLog(@"Sim not available");
}

if([MFMessageComposeViewController canSendText]){
// Sim available
NSLog(@"Sim available");
}
else{
//Sim not available
NSLog(@"Sim not available");
}

if([[UIDevice currentDevice].model isEqualToString:@"iPhone"])
{
if ([[UIApplication sharedApplication] canOpenURL:[NSURL URLWithString:@"tel:123456"]])
{
NSLog(@"Sim available");
}
else
{
NSLog(@"Sim not available");
}
}


I have checked my iphone without sim, it always return @"Sim available". But when i open default "Messages" app and try to send sms it says alert "No SIM Card Installed"... How this message app can detect sim card availabilty?

Help me thanks in advance....

Answer

By the below code you can get the sim card details like carriername,mobilecountrycode,isocountrycode,mobilenetworkcode.In the ios 6 all are retained.So if your sim card is removed also it will retain the old details.So there this idea wont be useful but in ios 7 only carriername is retained and remaining are changed so the below code can be used

CTTelephonyNetworkInfo* info = [[CTTelephonyNetworkInfo alloc] init];
CTCarrier* carrier = info.subscriberCellularProvider;
NSString *mobileCountryCode = carrier.mobileCountryCode;
NSString *carrierName = carrier.carrierName;
NSString *isoCountryCode = carrier.isoCountryCode;
NSString *mobileNetworkCode = carrier.mobileNetworkCode

// Try this to track CTCarrier changes 
info.subscriberCellularProviderDidUpdateNotifier = ^(CTCarrier* inCTCarrier) {
        dispatch_async(dispatch_get_main_queue(), ^{
            NSLog(@"User did change SIM");
        });
};