To use your iPhone – or any mobile device – to make phone calls and send text messages in the local phone network, you’re going to need a SIM card. You’ll also need to change the SIM card when changing to a new service provider for your phone.
In this guide, we’ll instruct you on how to change the SIM card on your Apple iPhone. Because the location of a SIM card and SIM tray vary between different iPhone models, we’ll also tell you how to find your SIM card with different models.
There are three options when trying to find the place for a SIM card on an Apple smartphone. These are:
Once you know where to look, try finding a tiny pinhead-sized hole on the side of the iPhone. This is the SIM card tray. After you have located the SIM tray, we can proceed to actually changing your SIM card.
First off, you’ll need something that fits the small hole you just located on the side of your iPhone. The iPhone should have come with a small tool for opening a SIM tray when you bought the device.
An alternative for a SIM eject-tool is a paper clip or some other object with a small tip that fits into the SIM tray’s hole. Just make sure that whatever you’re using for opening the tray is small enough for this task. We don’t want to be scratching and damaging our iPhone in the process.
Follow these steps once you have located the SIM tray and you have the right tool to do the job:
There! Removing and changing your iPhone’s SIM card shouldn’t be difficult to do. In case you are having difficulties, there might be something wrong with your iPhone or SIM card. Contact your local Apple reseller or mobile service provider if you are experiencing problems with the phone, SIM card tray or the SIM card itself.
Now you know how to find the SIM card tray on your Apple iPhone, what you need to unlock the SIM tray as well as how to remove and insert a SIM card. Just remember not to use too much pressure when opening the tray or force the SIM card into the tray. There should also be only one way to do things correctly when changing a SIM card on your iPhone.