Is the Disable SIM feature for Dual-SIM phones ever coming back?

As noted in this topic 1.5 years ago, the Disable SIM option for a dual-SIM phone seems to have disappeared a couple of versions ago.

Before I (recently) re-flashed my dual-SIM Sony Xperia XA2 to /e/OS 1.1-r, I was running an old Oreo version of /e/, which had the very desirable disable SIM feature present (i.e., I would turn off work-number-related messaging during out of work hours: that’s one of the main points of having a dual-SIM phone, I’d say).

With the recent upgrade, however, I note that the only option to disable a SIM is to remove it, which is hardly user-friendly.

My question is: was this something that happened in Android and/or Lineage and so was brought over into /e/, or is it a “lapsed” or “missed” feature that has not been resurrected or saved?

I would think that this is a notable usability (and frankly sanity-preserving) issue, because since the pandemic, a lot of people have been struggling to keep work out of personal time. It has often enough encroached far too much, so this one bit of control would be a small step to reclaiming life from work.

Any progress on this since the above-cited post? I’d be quite keen to get this feature back.


Hi JJ, It’s on the Oneplus 9 OK under Settings>Network and Internet>Mobile Network> then tap on the active sim to bring up another window for prefs or turn off.

Hmm, but on my Sony XA2, on that final window (which I had trawled through), the very bottom line (under Access point names) says:

To disable this SIM, remove the SIM card.

This is in contrast to what was possible under the older Oreo-based version of /e/, which allowed a click to disable a SIM (but not both at the same time, so one or other had to be on; that was OK).

Therefore, if this is this something that is available on the OnePlus, where did it go for the XA2?

Hopefully it will make a return with the new S-based eOS that is coming soon to a Sony XA2 near you!:crossed_fingers:

That is the question! The main difference between them is that XA2 pioneer H4133 is a variant lumped in with several others at least one of which is (mine) single sim; H3113.

Found a few bug reports on e/'s issues page with search term “dual sim” of which the latest one Dual-SIM: Enable/Disable Radio Switches Missing (#1942) · Issues · e / Backlog · GitLab looks the most interesting as it was updated a week ago and someone has suggested a patch.

There were two others on the same issue:Ability to turn off one SIM card when using 2 (#4734) · Issues · e / Backlog · GitLab and Turn off one of the SIM cards (#2398) · Issues · e / Backlog · GitLab

I’ll add a comment about the OP9 to the first one.

PS I noticed I was going long way round to the sim page, so it’s Settings>Network and internet > then tap directly on one of the networks available to go directly to the same page.

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For me on ‘sake’ zenfone 8 toggle on/of with 2 Sims works.

I have the same problème
On moto G4 play
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