Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) is a new banking feature and has become popular in India. Under the Digital India Campaign, the UPI payments method is mainly used in online banking services. BHIM app is the first app-based payment system made by UPI. If you are using BHIM App and facing an issue with the registration process, this guide is for you. In this article, I have explained how to solve BHIM UPI registration failed issue.
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BHIM UPI registration failed issue occurs? Why BHIM App is not working?
The BHIM UP is new and requires more updates to get it stabilized. Since UPI is bound to the Mobile Number, SIM Card, and Internet access vis Mobile data, anything not working correctly can cause the BHIM registration failed issue.
Other Known Issue similar to BHIM app not working –
> Various BHIM App issues arises during registration or usage.
> your device details have changed Bhim issue.
> you can’t use this account for upi.
> we could not create your vpa due to some technical issues.
> your device details have been changed please complete mobile verification process once again.
> could not send sms bhim app.
> bhim mobile verification failed
How to solve the issue of UPI registration failed in BHIM App? How to fix your device details have changed bhim issue?
This issue may occur due to various reasons. We will see each possible reason and way to fix that issue.
Solution 1 – Check The SIM is inserted in SIM Slot 1
Many phones have dual SIM trays, and many users take advantage of this feature. Most of the time, we make the SMS sending option to SIM 1 only, and if you insert your Bank registered Mobile number in SIM slot2, then the BHIM app may not be able to send the message from SIM2.
Due to this problem, UPI registration cannot be completed, and you may get the error “UPI registration failed”.
To solve the issue, insert the SIM in SIM Slot1 always.
Solution 2 – Ensure Balance in the SIM to solve UPI registration failed issue.
UPI registration is done via SMS and requires a balance to send the SMS. If you don’t have a balance in your Bank registered mobile number, verification cannot be completed.
To solve this issue, recharge your number with an available recharge plan or SMS pack.
Solution 3 – Check your mobile number is in the Network range – Best solution to BHIM App is not working
If you are using the Wifi connection to download the App, but your Mobile doesn’t have network coverage, then SMS sending will fail. Due to this issue, your registration of UPI can get failed.
To solve the issue, you can move to the area network coverage is good and then try again to register.
Solution 4 – Check if your number is registered in the Bank.
Your mobile number might not be registered in the Bank. Due to this, the UPI app cannot recognize your identity, and the UPI registration process gets failed.
To solve this issue, you need to register a mobile number in the Bank. Visit your bank branch and fill-up the form to link your mobile number with the Bank account.
Solution 5 – Keep only one SIM in your phone.
Sometimes UPI App (BHIM App) may not detect the correct SIM from your available two SIM cards. Due to this, the “UPI registration failed” issue may get arrises.
To solve this issue, remove the other SIM from the phone and keep your Bank registered mobile number in SIM slot1.
Solution 6 – Try after some time as Servers might be busy.
UPI service is the fastest-growing feature and facing blackout many times. The issue of “UPI registration failed” may occur due to such server overburden.
You may wait for some time and then try again to register for BHIM UPI.
Solution 7 – Disable the VoLTE feature on the phone.
One of our readers has provided this excellent solution. He tried all the above solutions, and nothing worked, but then he turned off the VoLTE feature from his phone, and BHIM UPI registration succeeded.
To turn off the VOLTE feature, go to your Settings –> Wireless, and Communication –> SIM settings –> Turn off VoLTE.
Many thanks to Mr. Mukharjee for this solution.
Solution 8 – Fully register your Mobile Number in the Bank (and not just for SMS reception).
Some banks only register your mobile number to receive withdrawal notifications. In this case, you need to link your mobile number with the Bank by going to Branch. After you fully register your mobile number with your account, you can now easily register for UPI, and UPI registration failed issue will be solved.
Solution 9 – Disable Wifi Connection.
Sometimes UPI app needs to be run on the SIM card Internet to verify the SIM details. If you are using a Wifi connection, try turning off the Wifi connection.
Solution 10 – Give the required permission to App.
When starting the app for the first time, the App asks you to allow the required permissions. If you have denied such permissions, you may get a BHIM App UPI registration failed issue. To give the permissions back to App, uninstall it and install it from the play store/app store.
You can also check if all the permissions are allowed to BHIM App by going to the settings–> Apps –> click on All apps and then select BHIM App –> Select permissions. Here, you can enable all the permissions required by the App.
Solution 11 – Fix we could not create your VPA due to some technical issues by Reinstalling BHIM App.
If none of the methods works, you can uninstall the App and reinstall the App by downloading from the play store or App store.
Solution 12 – Disable the WiFi Calling feature – VoWiFi
A new feature called wifi calling is recently rolled out in India in some networks. As this feature is new and not fully rolled out, you might get an issue with sending and receiving SMS while registering on the BHIM app.
To disable the Wifi calling feature, go to Settings –> Network and connections –> Wifi Calling and then turn off this feature.
Restart the phone, and then you can register on the BHIM App.
Solution 13 – Install BHIM App using Mobile Data
One of our readers, Mr. Rajesh, has found this solution. Many thanks to him.
Even I was facing the same issue on my iPhone. The phone number verification was failing continuously. Finally, I could rectify it. Tried below steps for successful installation:
- Uninstall the Bhim App that is already installed.
- Do soft Reset(Hold Home Button + Power Button until the phone turns off and Apple Logo comes).
- Ensure Wifi is turned off.
- Download and Install the App with Mobile Data.
- This time Mobile number verification successfully completed.
Note: Ensure you can send the SMS. I had some issues with iMessage, and it was blocking me from sending regular SMS also.
Must Read – How to remove bank account from UPI Apps
BHIM App not working on iPhone: How to fix BHIM App UPI registration failed issue in iPhone??
There can be an issue with sending SMS itself and not with BHIM App for iPhone users. One of our readers, Mr. Rahul, has found this solution. Many thanks to him.
- Step1: From the home screen on your iPhone, navigate Settings > Messages.
- Step2: If an app isn’t available on your Home screen, swipe left to access the App Library.
- Step3: Tap the Send as SMS switch to turn ON or OFF.
- Step4: When enabled, the iMessage functionality will be disabled on iPhone, and regular SMS will be enabled. Now, messages are sent as SMS.
The error UPI registration failed in the BHIM UPI may occur due to various problems. From this post, you already got the possible issues and solutions to fix BHIM App not working.
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