How to Activate SBI Debit Card? [In just 2 minutes]

In previous days State Bank Of India sent us a physical debit card with its PIN. But nowadays they send us only Debit Card. To activate SBI Debit Card by generating an ATM pin is easy. In this post, I will share the process on how to activate SBI Debit Card.

How To Activate SBI Debit Card ?

You may have an account in the State Bank Of India, or you want to open an account. After you have opened an account on SBI, you will receive a Debit Card at your address. Now you have to activate the SBI Debit Card.

Requirements for SBI Debit card Activation – online and offline

  1. The mobile number registered with the bank must be with you.
  2. SBI ATM card must be present with you.
  3. SBI account number.
  4. SBI ATM card last four digits (for activation through SMS).
  5. The mobile number must be recharged with an appropriate recharge plan so that you can send SMS.
  6. SBI Netbanking Username and Password (for activation through net banking)

How to Activate SBI Debit Card? Step by step process –

State Bank Of India offers many ways to activate your SBI Debit Card. As a new SBI Debit Card user, you may not know how to activate it. So, I did the hard work, going to share all the steps to activate SBI Debit Card.

Let’s dive into the post…

There are four ways to activate SBI Debit Card –

  • By SMS
  • By calling to SBI debit card activation number
  • Through ATM
  • Through Internet banking

Now let’s elaborate on each process.

A) How to activate SBI Debit Card by SMS?

Activate SBI Debit Card Through SMS
Activate SBI Debit Card Through SMS

The easiest & simplest way to activate SBI Debit Card is through SMS.

  1. First of all, open your message box and type a message.
  2. Type  PIN <space> Last 4 digits of Debit Card <space> Last 4 Digit Of Bank Account Number.
  3. Now send this SMS to 567676 from your registered mobile number.
  4. You will receive 4 digit code on your registered mobile number. This code will be valid for the next 24 hours.
  5. Go to the nearest SBI ATM.
  6. Insert your card; you will be asked to enter the PIN. Enter the pin you have received in your registered mobile number.
  7. Now select the ‘Change PIN‘ option.
  8. Enter the new four digit PIN of your choice.
  9. Again enter the new pin and select Confirm.

Your SBI Debit Card is now active for future use.

Also Read – How to change Registered Mobile number In SBI?

B) How to activate SBI Debit Card through IVR?

Another easy way to activate Debit Card is IVR (Interactive voice response).

  1. Call 1800112211 or 18004253800 from your registered mobile number.
  2. You will be asked to enter the ATM card number and then your Account Number.
  3. You will get 4 digit OTP Code on your registered mobile number.
  4. Now go to the nearest SBI ATM.
  5. Insert your card and enter the OTP Code you have received in your mobile number.
  6. Now select the ‘Change PIN‘ option.
  7. Enter the ‘New four digit PIN’ of your choice.
  8. Again enter the new PIN and select Confirm.

With these 8 steps, you can quickly generate sbi atm pin and activate your card by calling customer care.

ALSO READ – What is password for SBI statement?

C) SBI Debit Card card activation by Going ATM?

Another process to Activate SBI Debit Card is by going to the nearest ATM.

  1. Go to the nearest SBI ATM.
  2. When you insert your Debit Card for the first time, you will get an option to generate the PIN.
  3. Enter your Bank Account Number and Mobile Number.
  4. You will also get one time pin in your registered mobile number.
  5. Now select the ‘Change PIN‘ option.
  6. Enter the ‘New four digit PIN’ of your choice.
  7. Again enter the new PIN and select Confirm.

With these seven steps, you can quickly generate sbi atm pin and activate your card using ATM.

Also Read – SBI cheque book request online in 5 minutes.

D) SBI Debit Card activation through Internet Banking?

Activate SBI Debit Card Through INB
Activate SBI Debit Card Through INB

If you have an existing SBI Account and you have Internet Banking in that, then you can also generate PIN through Internet Banking.

  1. First of all, open the SBI website on your phone/computer – https://www.onlinesbi.com/
  2. Now log in SBI Username and Password and OTP authentication.
  3. Go to the ‘E-Services’ option from the main menu and then select the ‘ATM Card Services‘ option from the sub-menu.click on atm services option
  4. Now, click on the ‘ATM Pin Generation’ option.click on atm pin generation
  5. Use your profile password or OTP to get authenticated—[You will receive OTP on your registered mobile number].
  6. From the next page, select the account number and the card number.
  7. Enter the first two digits of the PIN as per your preference. Then click on Submit button.enter first two digits of sbi atm card to generate
  8. On your registered mobile number, you will receive an SMS containing the last two digits of your PIN.
  9. On the next screen, enter the first two digits created by you, followed by two digits sent to your registered mobile number through SMS.

These four digits will be your new pin.

Also read – How to download SBI bank statement on mobile in PDF format?[in 2 minutes only]

How to enable online transactions for SBI debit card?

After you activate your card, you must enable online transactions to use your card on e-commerce shopping websites such as Amazon, Flipkart. You must also enable POS transactions to use your card for shopping stores. To enable such transactions, read the guide – How to activate SBI Debit card for online transaction?

Summary –

We have seen four easy methods on how to activate SBI debit card. All the methods are online, and you can complete them sitting at home. You can easily activate your SBI Debit Card using these four easy methods. Follow each step carefully to avoid errors. I hope this post will help you to activate your SBI Debit Card.

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  1. I received my ATM card on August. But forget to activate it. After 2 months when I am trying to activate I am getting incorrect pin.
    1. I am generating pin through SBI ATM.
    2. But when I want to use that one time pin for pin change I am getting Incorrect Pin message.

    How to resolve that.

  2. My ATM card block ayindi unblock cheyandi my ATM card number 4592…………4651 my account number 6232793XXXX activating cheyandi sir…

  3. Sir mai apna atm lockdown me use nhi kiye, aaj use karne se inactive bata rha hai, atm ko activie karne ka upayi bataiye

  4. Sir , pin generation krne ke baad bhi jab mei international usage activate Kiya mssg aaraha hai ke card number not valid…kya mujhe pin generation krne ke baad ATM transaction Karna zaroori hai???
    Please reply

  5. Hello sir/Madam, is there any chance of activating my debit card without going to the ATM since there is a total lockdown going on in our place. And also I am not using internet banking. Do kindlyhelp me at the earliest. Thanks

  6. I opened SBI NRE account and my Singapore mobile number is registered with bank. Can I send message from Singapore mobile number to 567676 to activate my SBI debit card ?

  7. You cannot view the registered mobile number. If you want to change the mobile number, pls visit bank branch

  8. New debit card ko aap PIN generate kar ke use kar sakte hai. Old card agar aapko nahi use karna to block kar de

  9. Sir Mera old ATM ka date expire ho jane ki wajh se new atm aaya hai par av bhi Mai old atm hi use Kar rha hu aur wo kaam Kar rha hai . Puchna ye tha ki new debit card use karne ke liye old debit card ko band karwana padega ya pin generation Karne ke baad atomatic band ho jayega pls tell me sir

  10. Sir I hv entered my OTP then I setup my new pin in ATM machine it is showing that your transaction declined due to incorrect pin….I don’t know why it happened I hv entered the ryt OTP

  11. Sbi debit card dactivet ka massage nahi aaraha hai sms SWON ECOM SMS SENT hojarah hai

  12. Sir i got my atm card .i try to gerenate pin through sms .it seens your card is not active

  13. Net banking login kar ke dekho card listed hai ya nhai. agar hoga to OTP generate kar lo aur fir ATM me ja kar PIN generate kar lo.

  14. Sir mera new chip vala debit card aakar min 1 year hua.. Lekin maine ab tak activate nhi kiya…kay ab woh activate hoga ya fir muze new card ke liye apply karna padega??

  15. Hello Ankit, agar aapne ATM PIN banaya hai to najdiki kisi bhi sbi atm me jaye aur ek transaction kare, aapka card activate ho jayega

  16. Now I am in UAE, my atm card is misplaced immediately I blocked the card and confirmed, in my online that card was blocked & immediately I applied for new card bank debit the account immediately and credit the account end of the day, when ever I applying I got the message like that “ATM already issue to the customer” still I am in UAE, Please advise how I will get new atm card.

  17. Sir I habe received a new Debit card but the card is showing closed. How it will activated

  18. सर, मैने अपने नए एटीयम की पिन भी जनरेट कर दी लेकिन मैं जब ON LINE डेबिट कार्ड से ट्रास्जक्शन करता हूँ तो लिखा हुआ आता है कि आपका एटीयम एक्टीव नहीं है अब में क्या घर बैठे इसे एक्टीव कर सकता हूँ।

  19. OTP received on your registered mobile number is valid for 24 hrs only. You need to enter this OTP on ATM screen when asked.

  20. Sir i tried to activate my debit card at sbi atm (entered A/c no and mob) but at the end everytime it said transaction is unsuccessful. Then i also tried sms and calling they were also unsuccessful.

  21. सर, मैने अपने नए एटीयम की पिन भी जनरेट कर दी लेकिन मैं जब फोन से डेबिट कार्ड से ट्रास्जक्शन करता हूँ तो लिखा हुआ आता है कि आपका एटीयम एक्टीव नहीं है अब में क्या घर बैठे इसे एक्टीव कर सकता हूँ।

  22. Sir, mera atm card 7 month pahle aaya he lekin mine abhi tak activate nahi keya he ..Kya ab mera atm activate ho sakta he?

  23. I haven’t used my atm card through atm machine, but I have regular transactions through UPI…
    Now my ATM card pin number is not active …..how do I reactivate it…..?

  24. you can enable or disable the online transactions for your debit card through internet banking.

  25. Sir, I received a new global debit card a few days back replacing my old debit card which was blocked. I set up the pin and activated the card online, but I am not able to do local online payments like paying the telephone bill, adding money to my paytm wallet, etc. In my effort to rectify my problem, I requested for a new dometic rupay atm card also. Please tell me how to enable online local payments. If done, can I cancel the request for a new card?

  26. I am not able to load wallets(amazon pay, phone pe etc..) with SBI Rupay debit card, which was issued last week.
    I could withdraw money from ATM.
    Please let me know what to do?.

  27. Hi, If you have blocked it by yourself, then you cannot re-activate it. You have to apply for a new card.

  28. Sir, My mothers’s ATM card was not used for two months or so due to lock-down . Now yesterday when we tried, the ATM machine says it is deactivated.What to do.

  29. If you block it manually, you cannot unblock it. You have to apply for new debit card

  30. Sir, actually I misplaced my debit card that a reason I blocked my card now I found it and I want to reactivate
    Pz help

  31. You can generate PIN and activate your card from internet banking as explained in the article.

  32. Sir i got my new atm card but that card is out of station and i have all details about card how can i activate that card without going to bank

  33. Sir My SBI debit card is fully blocked due attempt wrong pin 3 Time how to unblocked there showing me 150 code also I am contact by customer care service center but there is not received my call due to covid19

  34. Sir i need to activate my Credit card…. Now i am unable to go to atm…. Can u Help me.. The activation period ends this month.

  35. Sir ATM Lok ho gya he unlock currym,may ATM lost for debit card, accomplishing my mobile number, XXXXXXX, my account number, XXXXXXX, set up my debit card on cash app, ISHVAR LAL JAT