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IPhones use a small tray that you can eject using a paperclip to hold the SIM card. On each of the different models of phones the Sim card is in a different location but the method remains the same.

 

Step one

Before removing your SIM card turn off your phone and disconnect any accessories such as USB cords.

 

Step two

Remove the old SIM card

When you purchase your phone it would have came with special tool that can be used to remove the SIM tray, but most of us lose those pretty quickly. A paperclip can be used quite easily and safely to remove the SIM card tray.

IPhone 6 and iPhone 6+

the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6+ use and nano SIM  card and the SIM card tray can be located on the right side of the phone midway down. To remove the Sim tray push the paperclip or or Sim card removal tool into the small hole in till the tray ejects.

IPhone 5S, iPhone 5C and iPhone 5

All of the iPhone 5 models use the same size SIM card, they use a nano SIM . The SIM card tray can be located on the right side of the phone midway down. To remove the Sim tray push the paperclip or or Sim card removal tool into the small hole in till the tray ejects.

IPhone 4S and iPhone 4

All of the iPhone 4 models use the same size SIM card, they use a micro SIM-card. The SIM card tray can be located on the right side of the phone midway down. To remove the Sim tray push the paperclip or or Sim card removal tool into the small hole in till the tray ejects.

IPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G

The iPhone 3GS and 3G both have the SIM card on the top. This phone uses a standard sized SIM card and you can remove the SIM card tray might pushing the paperclip or eject tool into the small hole next to the head phone jack on the top of the phone.

The original iPhone

The original iPhone has the SIM card on the top. This phone uses a standard sized SIM card and you can remove the SIM card tray might pushing the paperclip or eject tool into the small hole next to the head phone jack on the top of the phone.

Step three

Replace the Sim in the Sim card tray with your new Sim and push it back into place. Thanks to the Sim card tray there really is only one way to put the Sim card in so this step is quite simple. Warning do not try to insert a SIM card without the SIM card tray.

Step four

Turn the phone back on and check that everything is okay. Unless your phone is locked then it is unlikely that you will receive any error messages. If you receive a message that says something similar to "sim not valid", "insert correct sim" or "Sim card not accepted", then it is likely that your phone is locked and you should contact your network provider to have your phone unlocked. If your phone displays a different error message such as enter PUK or "phone locked" or "Sim pin" than this type of error is not a network lock issue and you should contact your phone provider in less you know the correct PIN or code (if you're not sure don't try and guess, just call your network provider)

IMPORTANT REMINDER

Don't forget that it is important to check before you travel if your phone is locked to your phone provider. If your phone is locked, then you would not be able to use one of our anyone else's SIM cards in your phone without first contacting your mobile phone provider. For information about how to unlock your phone check out this article.

Written by Luke Duggan — October 15, 2014

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