How to Activate SBI Debit Card by SMS – [Guide]

If you have newly created your State Bank of India (SBI) account and received a Debit Card / ATM Card on your address which you had given while account creation, then you might be interested and thinking of making use of that ATM Card, however, you won’t be able to make use of it due to some reason, the reason is your ATM Card / Debit Card isn’t activated yet, so to make use of first of you need to activate it. In this article, we will be showing you how you can activate your SBI ATM Card by using SMS services.

So without any more delays, lets cut to the chase and begin this article.

How to Activate SBI Debit Card by SMS

Follow the procedure given below to activate your SBI ATM Card/ Debit.

Step 1: First of all, you need to open the SMS application on your phone.

Step 2: Type a message in the format given below and send it to 567676 from your registered mobile number:

PIN <xxxx> <yyyy>
For Example: PIN 4569 9876

Here xxxx means the last four digits of your Debit Card Number.

& yyyy means the last four digits of your Bank Account number.

Step 3: After sending a message, you will receive a message from the bank side, which will have a one time OTP, which will be valid for the next 24 hours of receiving, which will be used for generating your Debit Card PIN.

Step 4: After receiving that OTP visits the nearest SBI ATM in your locality within 24 hours of receiving that OTP and insert your ATM card in the ATM Machine, then you will be asked for entering the PIN at that place enter the OTP you have received via message.

Step 5: Now, you will easily be allowed to change your ATM PIN & your ATM Card/Debit Card will be activated for future uses.

So following the above procedure, you can quickly generate your SBI ATM Card PIN by using SMS.

Also, we have listed some other methods below you can choose to go with the one you like.


How to Activate the SBI Debit Card by visiting the nearest SBI ATM Machine.

If you want to activate your SBI Debit Card by visiting the ATM Machine, then follow the procedure given below.

Step 1: First of all, visit the nearest SBI ATM Branch.

Step 2: Insert your ATM Card / Debit Card in the ATM Machine.

Step 3: Then, you need to enter your SBI Bank Account Number and your Mobile Number, which are associated with your Bank Account.

Step 4: You will get a One Time OTP on your phone, you need to enter that OTP as soon as possible when asked on the ATM Screen.

Step 5: And then you can furthermore change your ATM PIN after completing the above four steps.

So following this way, you can change your SBI ATM Card PIN by visiting the nearest SBI ATM Machine.

Also, check out another procedure given below in which have covered how you can activate your ATM Card by using IVR/Customer Care Executive options.


How to Activate the SBI Debit Card by IVR/Customer Care Executive.

Follow the procedure given below if you want to activate your SBI ATM Card by using the IVR options, or we can say by calling the Customer Care Executive.

Step 1: Firstly, you need to make a call with your registered mobile number on the SBI Customer Card number, which are as follows: 1800112211 or 18004253800.

Step 2: Then, you will be asked to enter your ATM Card Number and your Bank Account Number, after you get done with this come to the next step.

Step 3: After you get done with entering your ATM Card Number and your Bank Account Number, you will receive an OTP, which will be valid for the next 24 hours, using that OTP you will be able to activate your ATM Card by visiting the SBI ATM Branch.

Step 4: Visit the SBI ATM Branch, insert your ATM Card, enter the OTP you received on your mobile number when asked for a PIN for the first time, then you will be free to generate the ATM PIN for your ATM Card, and also your ATM Card will get activated for the future uses.

So following this way, you can activate your ATM Card using the IVR Options or Customer Care executive options.


Finally, we have covered three ways which can help you to activate you SBI Debit Card; I hope you found this article informative, do let us know if you face any queries or any issues while following the procedures given below with the help of the comment second we would be happy to help you. 🙂

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