How To Set Preferred SIM in Infinix Hot 2 Android 5.1 Phone

My Infinix Hot 2 smartphone is powered by Android 5.1 Lollipop and it comes with Dual SIM support. I can set the default SIM for making calls, sending text messages and for cellular data. I can also set it in a way that whenever I want to place a call, I will be asked which SIM to use.

To set your preferred SIM in Infinix Hot 2, follow the steps below:

==> Launch the “Settings” app
==> Tap on “SIM Cards

preferred sim settings for android

==> Tap on “Cellular data” option and select your preferred SIM
==> Tap on “Calls” option and select your preferred SIM or “Ask every time” option

set preferred sim on infinix

==> Tap on “SMS messages” option and select your preferred default SIM for sending sms

That’s all.

Kindly note that you might not be able to send SMS if you select “Ask every time” option for “SMS messages” as explained here. So, set a preferred SIM for it.

Have fun!



  1. Ben Kofi

    31/10/2015 at 11:39 pm

    tanx but i changed my preferred sim to a different sim and now i cant change it yo ASK ALWAYS . i have come change it when i want to call with the other sim. please i need an immediate help. plus my camera too, i cant pause a video recording to continue later.

  2. Elly

    25/11/2015 at 5:51 pm

    Plix I have a problem of sending message to a number less than ten digits like when I want to follow twitter using SMS F @emmaoketch ,50552 and so on,it can’t send though I have selected a preferred Sim card ..kindly assist …it indicates try later ..its infinix hot 510

  3. Eddy

    25/11/2015 at 10:58 pm

    I am also having the same challenge with my infinix hot 2. I don’t have the option to ” ask every time” in setting my preferred Sim for call.
    Pls help. I really love my phone

    • Stella

      28/12/2015 at 8:41 am

      I am also experiencing the same problem here,Eddy did they reply to you??

  4. Eddy

    26/11/2015 at 3:54 pm

    Am also experience the same problem. I don’t have the option to change SIM “Ask Always” and even if I attempt changing from SIM 1 to SIM 2, the New sim begins to shake until am tired and it wont even change. Its so frustrating. Any help. Its urgent pls

  5. Seyi

    09/12/2015 at 10:25 am

    Tanx but I didn’t see anything like ask always
    What shld I do?

  6. Stella

    28/12/2015 at 8:44 am

    Hey Infinix company we still waiting for your reply….I have experiencing the same problem,my phone ain’t asking *Ask every time* can’t also see the defaults of this settings please help..

  7. Umar Mairamri

    11/01/2016 at 2:16 pm

    If you wish that the phone always ask which SIM to call with here is the solution:

    1. Click on the Phone menu (your dialer)
    2. Scroll to the top and to to Options (it’s the 3 dot by the top right hand side)
    3. Click Settings
    4. Click Calling accounts
    5. Click on Make calls with and select “Ask first”

    • lawrence

      19/02/2016 at 10:33 am

      Thanks.This worked

    • Ahmed

      13/03/2016 at 7:02 am

      Thanks, it’s a concise description!

      • Sunday

        01/04/2016 at 5:32 pm

        Thanks. This worked for me

    • Anonymous

      23/05/2016 at 5:08 pm

      God bless u my man

  8. simon

    15/01/2016 at 11:14 am

    Hi, My infinix Hot 2 (x510) keeps on loosing data network every now and then. so i have to switch it off and then on so that the data network can work again. What might be the problem? Is the data usage limited or what?

  9. abwaan young

    12/02/2016 at 8:36 pm

    Hi infinix co please i’d like to help me how i can get my infinix call sitting si as to delect call alert call waiting private calls and other options of the call sittings thank you

  10. Cilla

    13/02/2016 at 10:29 am

    Can’t find the ask everyone option on my phone

  11. Cilla

    13/02/2016 at 10:30 am

    Can’t find the ask every time option

  12. Clem

    17/02/2016 at 6:10 pm

    Am having challenge with my hot2 the option always ask in preferred Sim selection for voice call is not there in the phone anymore. Pls how can I resolve this issue?

  13. owolabi

    15/03/2016 at 1:44 pm

    am having problem with sim selection for message on infinix hot

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