The iPhone, like any phone, needs a SIM card to function properly . Through it, the mobile operator provides communication services . Calls, messages, Web - everything relies upon this extra. In this manner, it means quite a bit to sort out some way to embed a SIM card into an iPhone, haul it out, and what kinds of cards you want to buy for The standard SIM isn't reasonable for current iPhone models - it is excessively enormous.

The standard SIM is not suitable for modern iPhone models - it is too large. You can buy a new one. But it costs money.Also, on the off chance that you have a few telephones recorded on the old card, they should be moved.The card should be in an exceptional "plate" iPhone. Be that as it may, in more seasoned contraption models, it tends to be inside the gadget. What's more, to get it or supplement it, you need to eliminate the back board and take out the battery . Before you open a SIM card on an iPhone, you really want to find out where it is.In the shut state, it must be perceived by the shape and a little opening close by (with its assistance, the SIM card is taken out).

In the event that there is nothing similar to this in your gadget, the SIM should be inside.  It's easier to cut the SIM.

Insert or pull out

The card must be in a special "tray" iPhone. But in older gadget models, it can be inside the device. And to get it or insert it, you have to remove the back panel and pull out the battery . Before you open a SIM card on an iPhone, you need to find out where it is.

Look at the body of the device. On iPhone 4, 5, 6 and SE, the tray is on the side. In the 3G series - from below. In the closed state, it can only be recognized by the contour and a small hole nearby (with its help, the SIM card is removed).

If there is nothing like this in your device, then the SIM must be inside. To pull it out:

  1. Turn off the device. To do this, hold down the lock button. A red slider will show up on the screen. Move it to the side. Now and again, it should be clasped.
  2. Open the back of your phone. If it does not detach, then the SIM card should not be inside.
  3. Pull out the battery.
  4. It has a sim slot. 
  5. Close to it are directions on which side to embed it. On the SIM, they generally make a sideways point with the goal that you can see where she has the "top".
  6. It should be put with the chip down so it is adjoining the contacts of the telephone.
  7. Haul the SIM out of the space assuming that you really want it.
  8.  And just like that, you can shove it back.
  9. The card can be fixed with a cover. Pry it with something slender to open it.
This is the way to eliminate a SIM card from an iPhone on the off chance that it is situated in the plate:

  1. When it is in its groove, it is not so easy to take it out. Your iPhone should come with a SIM eject tool. If it is not available, an unfolded paper clip, a dull needle, or something similar will do. Sharp objects should not be used.
  2. Insert it into the small hole next to the tray and press lightly. He will move out.
  3. Pull it out completely.
  4. It will have a mold for the SIM and a rectangular hole. The card must be positioned so that the chip coincides with this hole. If the SIM card does not fit there, it must be cut off or a new one purchased.
  5. After all the manipulations, insert the tray into the iPhone.


How to crop

Different models of Apple devices support different SIM formats. You can pull out the tray and see which card is used in your gadget. It should also be stated in the instructions. Or in the device information on the official Apple website.

A regular SIM card can be cut to Micro-SIM and Nano-SIM if it has an "extended" chip. With a large square contact, this will not work, since one of its functional parts will be “cut off”.

All new sims have serifs. It is enough to press in the right place to get a Micro- or Nano-version. Unnecessary plastic just breaks off. If there is nothing similar, it is best to purchase a special kit for cutting a SIM card (it is somewhat similar to a stapler). Or take it to an Apple phone store and entrust the work to professionals. If you do it manually, there is a risk of damaging it.

If you decide to cut the SIM card yourself, you will need sharp and durable scissors, a well-sharpened pencil and a ruler. In the process, the main thing is not to damage the chip and cut off only the plastic. If you already have a SIM of the right size, just put both cards together and cut off everything you don't need. Or measure the tray. You can also find a template with the size of a SIM card on the Internet and print it on a printer.

Remember where her “corner” is (or mark with a pencil). In the cropped version, it will also have to be done. Otherwise, it will not be clear which side to insert the card.


Micro-SIM has dimensions of 12 × 15 millimeters. To crop it:

  1. Lay it on the table so that the chip is on the top right. Before each operation, it is better to outline the lines with a pencil. They must be drawn parallel to the sides of the chip.
  2. At the top, cut off part of the card so that 1 mm of plastic remains before contact. Do not touch the chip.
  3. On the right, leave 1.8-2 mm of plastic.
  4. You need a rectangle 12mm high and 15mm wide. It should be proportional to the card that you have now. Initially, its sides are also different sizes.
  5. Draw lines for the rectangle. Mark where the corner will be in it.
  6. "Uncut" is better than "cut". If the SIM is too large, this can be corrected. If it turns out to be too small, it can't be fixed.
  7. Now cut out your Micro SIM.
  8. The corner must be cut diagonally (at 45 degrees). If you don't have a protractor handy, measure the bottom and left of the 2.5mm SIM. Draw lines. Where they intersect with the edges of the SIM card, cut off a piece. The corner must always be on the same side.
  9. Try inserting a card into the tray.
Micro-SIM is used in iPhone 4 and 4s. Modern models are compatible with Nano-SIM.


In a miniature SIM, only the chip and some plastic remain (to cut off the corner without hitting the contacts). Its dimensions are 12.3 × 8.8. It is quite difficult to measure with such accuracy. It's okay if you're half a millimeter wrong. Nano SIM cards are thinner than usual. Therefore, you will need a nail file or sandpaper to erase the plastic layer.

Here's how to cut a SIM card on an iPhone:

  1. Lay it on the table so that the chip is on the top right.
  2. On the right, top and bottom, cut off all the plastic. Before that, draw the lines along which you are going to cut, and note which side the corner is on. Be careful not to accidentally damage the chip.
  3. On the left, leave 1-2 mm of plastic.
  4. Carefully cut off the corner.
  5. File away the plastic layer on the card to make it thinner. Don't scratch the chip.
Figuring out how to get a SIM card from an iPhone and insert it back is not so difficult. Worse, if the SIM does not fit. Then you have to cut it. Or buy a new one.

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