How to Activate SBI Debit Card Online [Under 5 Minutes]

Days are gone when you physically visited to activate SBI debit card. I remember those days when I personally went to the SBI for the activation of the debit card along with the secret code/PIN.

But things changed gradually and now the State Bank of India facilitates multiple ways to activate the Debit or ATM card. The bank officials or clerks won’t activate your Debit card. You have to do it at your end.

If you are a customer of SBI then you can apply for a Debit/ATM card at your home branch. Once you submit the documents, the Debit card will be dispatched to your home in a couple of days. Moreover, if you are an SBI internet banking user you can request and active debit card online.

How to Activate SBI Debit Card

Like I said already above that there are multiple ways to activate SBI Debit card. You can choose any of these methods for your comfort. After a detailed analysis, I found 4 ways to activate SBI ATM card Online.

Ways to Activate SBI Debit Card

At present, there are four different ways to activate the SBI Debit card for online transaction.

  1. SBI Internet Banking
  2. SBI ATM
  3. Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
  4. SMS

How to Activate SBI Debit Card through Internet Banking

This method is ultimate for SBI net banking users. If you activate your debit card through SBI net banking, you no need to visit the bank at all for the activation of debit/ATM card.

Steps to activate SBI ATM card in Internet Banking

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  • Next, you need to click on the link “ATM Card Services”.
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  • Here, click on the link “ATM PIN Generation”
  • For authentication, you can use either OTP or Profile Password.
  • Enter the OTP received on your RMN
  • Here, you need to select both the account number as well as the card number for which you want to activate the debit card.
  • Now, you need to enter the half PIN i.e 2-digit at your end, and hit the Submit button.
  • Enter the 2-digit PIN chosen by you followed by a 2-digit PIN received in your Registered Mobile Number.

For example, if you choose 30 as your 2-digit PIN and receive 59 as a 2-digit PIN in your mobile number then your Debit Card PIN is 3059.

In this way, you can easily generate the PIN and activate the SBI Debit card in SBI Internet Banking online mode.

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How to Activate SBI Debit Card using SBI ATM

Trust me, this is the most suitable method for many SBI customers to activate SBI debit cards. This is one of the most convenient ways to get your debit/ATM card PIN. To activate the SBI Debit card using the SBI ATM machine you need to visit one of the SBI ATMs.

Activate SBI Debit card in SBI ATM

Steps to activate SBI debit card in SBI ATM

  1. Insert the card gently into the machine and you’ll get an option to generate the PIN.
  2. Next, you need to enter the details of your Bank Account and Registered Mobile Number associated with that card.
  3. After that, you’ll get a One Time PIN in your RMN.
  4. Now using that PIN you can set your new PIN that chosen by you.

That’s it. In this way, by following the above very simple steps you can generate the PIN and activate the SBI debit or ATM card in SBI ATM.

How to Activate SBI Debit Card through IVR

IVR stands for Interactive Voice Response. Again this is one of the efficient ways to get and activate SBI debit card. To get this feature, you must have a mobile number registered with SBI.

Steps to activate SBI debit card through IVR

  1. Call 1800112211 or 18004253800 from your Registered Mobile Number.
  2. The IVR system will ask you to enter the ATM card number (new) followed by your Account Number.
  3. If you enter the details correctly a 4-digit pin will be sent to your RMN.
  4. Next, visit one of the ATMs of SBI.
  5. Insert the card into the machine and enter the 4-digit PIN received on your RMN through IVR.
  6. Now you can set a new PIN for your Debit card.
  7. After the PIN change successfully, your card will be ready for use.

So, this is how you can activate SBI debit card through IVR.

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How to Activate SBI Debit Card through SMS

SBI has another feature to activate the debit or ATM card by SMS. For this, you must have a registered mobile number with the bank.

Activate SBI Debit Card through SMS

Steps to activate SBI debit card through SMS

  • Type  PIN <space> last 4 digits of Debit Card <space> Last 4-digit of Account Number.
  • Send it to 567676.
  • Next, you’ll receive a 4-digit code on your registered mobile number. That code will be valid for the next 24 hours.
  • Next, visit one of the ATMs of SBI.
  • Insert the card into the machine and enter the 4-digit PIN received on your RMN through SMS.
  • Now you can set a new PIN for your Debit card.
  • After the PIN change successfully, your card will be ready for use.

So, in this way, you can activate SBI debit card through SMS.

If you want to activate and generate SBI ATM Pin through the YONO app, click the button below.

Conclusion

You need to follow the method only one. However, I have written here the four methods available to activate SBI debit card. You can use any one of the above with ease. You should follow the steps very carefully for each method to avoid errors.

I’m an SBI net banking user and I personally like to activate any SBI debit card using net banking. What about yours? Feel free to discuss if you find any issues regarding the steps.

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