How to Remove the iPhone SIM Card

How to Remove the iPhone SIM Card

The SIM card in the iPhone is removable, but it's hidden. To remove the SIM card, you need a paper clip.

To remove the iPhone 4 SIM card, scroll down to the bottom for instructions.

We are checking to see if this voids your iPhone warranty. If you are concerned that it might, please don't perform this task.

 

 

location of SIM card on iPhone

The iPhone's SIM card is located behind this door.

 

1. Locate the SIM Card Slot

The slot is located at the top of the iPhone, between the headphone jack and the power button.

 

 

paper clip inserted into slot to open iphone

The paper clip is a valuable tech tool.

 

2. Open the Slot

Take your paper clip and insert it into the little hole. Then firmly push down until the slot pops up, as shown below.

 

image of SIM card slot popped open

Pop goes the SIM card.

 

 

image of SIM card removed

3. Remove the SIM Card

The SIM card is in a cradle. You can pop the card out of the cradle.

 

To replace the SIM card, put the card back in the cradle. The cradle and card are notched in a way that forces you to replace the card on the proper side. Then just slide the card back into the iPhone.

 

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iBuchon

You couldn't be more wrong! While technically there's still a few more hours until christmas, I'm pretty sure the next version isn't gonna make it before then. I personally think it's the best $400 I've ever spent! I love it more every day. It delivers everything it promises. Sounds like you're looking for an iPod Touch.......... You're a tool.

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Anonymous

If you hate your iPhone so much, give it back and stop whining!

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Anonymous

I'm glad that I now know how to get to the SIM card. I need to get service in the Caribbean for when I go on biz so looking to get Caribbean cellular service provider to connect me for much cheaper rates that AT&T in the U.S.

Need to find code to unlock phone. Any ideas who's working on that? 3 months is what sources are indicating to me...

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muckdiver

Just got off the phone with AT&T there are NO unlock codes available from them - you would have to do this on your own. no idea if this voids warranty. my guess is you can unlock the phone (hack it) and then you can use it with any sim card sans AT&T after that

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Gwats1969

I was hoping for a diamond encrusted, solid gold, 10 Terabyte, with free service. Man I can't even fit 10% of my 20 pentabyte music library on it. I hate steve Jobs for being mean to me. The specs have been out for 5 months, why would you expect anything more?

I don't know anybody that was let down with the iPhone. It is the best phone on the market even if it is lacking a few features, features that you probably don't need.

Don't be such a whiny beotch!

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fvelardo

what a ding-dong that dude is!

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Your MOM

Hey dude! Wake man!Everyone is trying to hack the thing here and put a sim from a different company into the phone while your rich daddy buying you the dimond can afford AT&T! Well some of us don't have rich fathers at all. so were thinking about switching to a different network to hack a sim with a company cheaper than AT&T. I have Verizon. We don't run on sims at all! We have a cheap litte divice called A V CARD! I wanted that iphone so bad. Apple offered verizon the iphone first but verizon turned them down and Apple went to AT&T and made a profit. That wasn't fair. That was'nt fair AT ALL! I could of had the iphone right now and wouldn't be here yelling at your rich butt! Yeah I've had it rough. I dispise verizon but I can't do anything anymore about it. Verizon will never get the iphone. They are getting the P.R.A.D.A phone a remake of the one true phone, the iphone. So don't tell us everything is all fat and happy, cause it's not. it's not at all. And don't you dare reply to me searing! cause I've had just about enough of everything from phone services and AT&T customers and especially verizon!

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fvelardo

Hey Mom ...
smoke a J! You are all hot and bothered over there ... maybe you should break out that vibrator with the kick-start and the 3 cylinder engine and go to town baby!! I mean DAMN - you're a whiny little BYATCH!!

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Anonymous

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The new rule was approved Wednesday by the U.S. Library of Congress, along with other copyright exemptions. The other changes will let film professors copy snippets from DVDs for educational purposes and will allow blind people to use special software to read copyright-protected electronic books. Source: IHT

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Anonymous

"I was hoping for a diamond encrusted, solid gold, 10 Terabyte, with free service. Man I can't even fit 10% of my 20 pentabyte music library on it. I hate steve Jobs for being mean to me. The specs have been out for 5 months, why would you expect anything more?
I don't know anybody that was let down with the iPhone. It is the best phone on the market even if it is lacking a few features, features that you probably don't need.
Don't be such a whiny beotch!?

That is FUNNY!!!! Oh, Steve Jobs burnt me. I am a whinny little beotch...That is too funny.....

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rloyola

Gwats1957: It's nice that the card is removable and you've provided a useful service in showing how to remove it but I ask...... what's the point?

 

I actually wrote this article while on hold with AT&T. I had activation problems (which I plan to write about), and the AT&T tech wanted the SIM card number, which I blurred out in the photo. She told me how to remove the SIM card.

 

It turns out that the SIM card number is the same as the ICCID on the back of the iPhone box. At the time, when I asked if the SIM card number was listed on the back of the iPhone box, the AT&T rep said no.

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Winston

What's on the SIM card, and what does being able to change it mean?

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deedee

i thought it does not have 3g capabilities as of now

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Mini User, Chicago

As every recent Mac owner knows, this is identical to opening the hidden small drawer of our Apple Remotes to change its battery.

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J.T.

I'm overjoyed to learn that the SIM card is removable -- that was one of my major concerns! But does this mean that you could stick the SIM in another phone, and it would work? I assume it does *not* mean I could stick a T-Mobile SIM in there, instead, since the phone is locked... right?

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Anonymous

you can put a tmobile sim card in, if the phone has been unlocked, which means it can use any kind of sim card.

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lawtalk

Thats very true!  Thanks for the idea. - austin truck accident attorney

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Anonymous

You can stick the T-Mobile card in. Nothing will happen but it will fit.

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Anonymous

Can I have the hack

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Henry

I have an unlocked phone an there is a hack for free. Some people charge 100 to hack it to tmoble but there is a free hack. I can tell you how to do so email me @ mormon_lds_24_7@yahoo.com but wen emailing me put the subject iPhone hack allright hoping everyone is enjoying there iPhone with slow Internet LOL k peace.....

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Anonymous

its no mystery anymore, there are unlocks all over the net. i just used one to unlock my iphone and put in my t-mobile sim card. EVERYTHING WORKED! if you want the site i used i would be happy to send you the url.
the9er@integra.net

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john

I wanted to know which site did u use to unlock ur iphone. I wanted to send one to fiji lsland and it has to be unlocked. thanks and if u know where i can get a unlocked iphone for a good price please let me know. thank you.

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Anonymous

i want the url to unlock my iphone

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Anonymous

hey can you please send me the site you used to unlock ur iphone...

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Anonymous

hi can u send me the web page 2 get my iphone unlocked to put my tmobile sim card in please x

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Anonymous

Will your network plan at t- mobile expire for hacking it?

Please respond.

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Christian

Hacking the iPhone won't harm your service plan at all, but it could potentially harm your iPhone.

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Anonymous

Hi and thanks for the information you are willing to share. I am looking to use the same service you used to unlock an iphone. Sure would appreciate the url.
Thanks!
Dottie

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Anonymous

i forgot this crucial aspect...
the9er@integra.net

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Anonymous

will ipod work correctly with
tmobile sim card

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New yorker

hi there is me Nadeem from Nyc. according to u say .this iphone can do really work if i can take it out in to iphone sim and but there my own t-mobile simcard . is do really work. plz let me know. if is can possible. thanks.

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fvelardo

Seriously - learn ENGLISH before you ask questions! Or maybe you will understand this better: English learn, before questions you ask.

I mean seriously who are you, YODA??!!!

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Anonymous

can i take the SIM out of my iPhone and use it in my pocket PC ? they are both AtandT

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Anonymous

One iPhone early reviewer addressed this idea specifically and said that it was not feasible to swap in a T-Mobile SIM card.

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Anonymous

Why wont it work they both use a SIM card

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Anonymous

Software restrictions. Just like DVDs with region encoding. A Region 2 DVD needs to be watched on a Region 2 DVD player, so you can't buy a Japanese DVD and bring it home with you.

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Lewis

I was able to unlock all 4 of my DVD players to play all reagins! It was a code that I entered. The same for the i-phone it is possible I have have done it!

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Frank


Any idea what the deal is with the 3G logo on the SIM card?

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Anonymous

The 3G means 3rd generation technology. 100% positive on this. And 3G is the best available in the U.S. (Japan is now on 4th gen.)

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Thewaxpoetic

3G is highspeed internet for cingular (cell phones)customers

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Anonymous

does this actually work??? My paperclip is like TOO big!!

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ebrainer1

I'm sure there's some way to turn that into a sexual joke.

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notyetwithiphone

that EDGE is technically 3G.

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John88

I almost buy this. But my friend tells me to wait some time until price is cheaper, lol! link building services

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Anonymous

"I've heard that EDGE is technically 3G."

Actually, EDGE is 2.5G. It's the bridge between 2G (GPRS - 56k modem speed) and 3G (EV/DO 1x and other acronyms - the broadband everyone loves). EDGE has a maximum theoretical rate of 384kbps. Depending on your area (in general, not just AT&T), EDGE may not be available or there may be limited access to it even if it is available (limited number of open data connections).

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