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Determine if a device is PIN-locked

Updated: August 27, 2013

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows 8.1

Because the subscription information on a locked device (for example, ICCID or IMEI) might not be available, all locked devices enumerate an available network account. To know whether an account represents a locked device, query the NetworkDeviceStatus property of the CurrentDeviceInformation property for the account. NetworkDeviceStatus.DeviceLocked indicates a PIN lock, whereas NetworkDeviceStatus.DeviceBlocked indicates a PUK block.

For example:


var account = Windows.Networking.NetworkOperators.MobileBroadbandAccount.createFromNetworkAccountId(accountId);
if (account.currentDeviceInformation.networkDeviceStatus == Windows.Networking.NetworkOperators.NetworkDeviceStatus.DeviceLocked)
{
  // the pin is locked
}

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