All the models of the iPhone come with SIM card slots. SIM or Subscriber Identity Module card is a small size chip that provides a network to your device. Every iPhone model has the facility to insert a SIM card inside the model.
Anyone can easily remove, insert or change the SIM card in their device. If you don’t know how to change the SIM card in your iPhone, this tutorial will definitely help you.
How to Change a SIM Card on an iPhone?
To Change, Insert or Remove the SIM card from your iPhone you need to follow these steps.
- Find the SIM tray in your iPhone. You will see a SIM inserting Tray at any side of your iPhone
- Take a SIM eject tool and put it inside a small hole given right at the side of your SIM tray. Softly Push the SIM eject Tool inside the hole and the SIM tray will pop out. You can now take it out to change your SIM Card.
- Now gently pick up the SIM from the tray if you already have one inserted and place the new one towards the right template.
- Insert the SIM tray back to the device. Make sure whether it has been inserted properly or not.
And then, it’s done. You can now enjoy the network services.
Where to Find the SIM Tray in iPhones?
Well, the SIM trays are located above the bottom sides of the iPhones in general. However, they could be on any side, either Right or Left. Here is the list of which iPhones you will find the SIM tray on which Side –
iPhones having SIM Trays on the Left Side
- iPhone 13, 13 Pro, Pro Max, and Mini.
- iPhone 12, 12 Pro, Pro Max, and Mini.
iPhones have SIM Trays on the Right Side
- iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and Pro Max
- iPhone X, XR, XS, and XS Max
- iPhone SE (1st, 2nd, and 3rd Gen)
- iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
- iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
- iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, and 6s Plus
- iPhone 5, 5s and 5c
- iPhone 4 (GSM Model) and 4s
How to put a SIM Card in an iPhone?
The SIM trays of iPhone or even any other phone are designed in a particular template according to the SIM Cards. The SIM cards have a notch at one corner. So, checking the notch of the SIM before putting it in the tray is important. Insert the SIM Tray inside the device only after making sure that SIM has put on the tray correctly.
What to Do Before Changing the SIM Card in iPhone?
You should know that your SIM card carries important data like contacts, linked accounts, etc. Before changing your SIM card you should carefully back up your iPhone and transfer all the necessary Data to a safe place, to avoid any loss of Data.
If any of your accounts is linked to your previous number, you should update it as soon as possible before changing your SIM Card because after deactivating the old SIM you may not be able to do so.
How to Insert or Remove SIM Card in iPhone 13?
Every iPhone has the same mechanism as a SIM Tray. In all the iPhones you can change, insert or remove the SIM card by following the same process mentioned in the beginning of the article.
Put a SIM eject Tool in the hole given at the side of the SIM tray > Push the Tool or Pin gently inside the Hole > The SIM tray will pop out > Change/Insert/Remove the SIM > Insert the Tray back to the Device.
How to Insert or Remove SIM Cards in other iPhones?
In other iPhones like iPhone 12 Series, 11 Series, X Series, etc. the mechanism of SIM card location is the same except in iPhone 3GS, 3G, and the original iPhone. These are the oldest models of iPhones. They have their SIM Card Trays located at the top.
Why Should We Use a SIM Eject Tool in iPhone?
SIM eject Tool is a small long pointed pin that is inserted and pushed in the hole given at the side of the SIM Tray. It is used to eject the SIM tray out of the iPhone. We should always use only a SIM eject tool to pull out the SIM tray from your iPhone.
They are carefully designed tools, manufactured with all the precautions. It is either too sharp to cause any harm to your device or too thick to not work properly. You can eject your SIM tray using this SIM eject Tool with very ease and caution.
Can you Remove or Change SIM Card in iPhone Without a Tool?
Well, yes! You can eject your SIM tray without using the ejection tool. You can either use a paper clip or any other soft and long-pointed pin to remove or change a SIM card, but only at the time of critical need or when you don’t have a Tool available with you. However, we will still suggest using only the SIM eject Tool to remove or change the SIM card to protect your device from any harm.