How to Insert SIM card in iPhone 4 / 4S / 5 / 5S / 6 / 7 / 8 / SE

How to Insert SIM card in iPhone 4 / 4S / 5 / 5S / 6 / 7 / 8 / SE

Version 1.0 Update This article is updated to include steps to insert the SIM into the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5, as well as iPhone 5S.

Are you confused about what to do with the SIM inside the iPhone 4? Apple iPhone 4 uses a Micro SIM that measures 15 mm x 12mm in size, while the Standard Mini SIM is 25 mm 15 mm wide. To add the SIM inside the iPhone 4, follow the instructions below:

1. Use a paper clip and straighten it. You could also try the SIM Eject tool, if it’s part of the phone’s package.

2. Look to the right on the iPhone 4 to locate the SIM tray, as shown below:

3. Place the pin in the hole in the bottom and push it in.


hold the tray with your hands until it is released. Then, take out the Sim tray using your hands.

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4. Insert the micro SIM card in your SIM tray. Check that it is in the right place and that the circuit side of the SIM is facing towards the downwards.

5. Place the tray back in the slot, exactly as you removed it. There will be a sound when successfully putting the tray back in its spot.

6. You must wait for iPhone to recognise your SIM card. That’s it!

Update The method of insertion for SIMs is the same for iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.

How do I insert SIM card into iPhone 5

Apple has unveiled the next-generation iPhone ‘ iPhone 5 that is 7.6mm thick, making it the world’s thinnest phone according to Apple. In order to achieve this, Apple has switched to the Nano-SIM device on the new iPhone 5, which is 44 percent smaller than a micro-SIM. You will not be able to use your standard SIM as well as a Micro SIM card on the iPhone 5. Nano-SIM, a brand new standard that was introduced by Apple will not be available in the near future with all carriers.

According to ETSI, the Fourth Form Factor (4FF) card also known as Nano SIM will measure 40 percent smaller than the micro SIM card, measuring 12.3mm across by 8.8mm high, as well as 0.67mm in thickness. It is able to be packed as well as distributed in a manner that is backward-compatible with the existing SIM cards. The new design will provide the same features as present SIM cards.

When comparing the dimensions, there’s significant differences in the size of Micro-SIM and nano-SIM. If you are able to carefully cut down the current SIM card with either a knife or pair of scissors, it won’t work since the thickness of nano SIM is reported to be reduced by 15 percent.

Here’s a video tutorial on how to convert the Micro SIM into a Nano-SIM However, it’s not foolproof and there’s a good chance that you’ll damage your SIM when doing it. Additionally, the changed SIM isn’t yet tested on the iPhone 5.

The nano-SIM tray on the iPhone 5 is placed similarly to the right side on the back of your phone. You can make use of the SIM tool to eject it or paper clips to take it off and insert your SIM card in the slot.

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Insert SIM card into iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Apple has announced its iPhone 6 that supports Nano SIM cards as does iPhone 5 and the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S. Its Nano SIM card slot on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is located on the right-hand side on the handset. The Power button has been located on the right side, making it easier to reach since the latest iPhones are considerably larger in terms of size, with screens of 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches. The SIM inserting procedure on iPhone 6 is the same that was used in previous models. The user simply needs to make use of an SIM Eject Tool or a paper clip to remove the SIM tray and insert their SIM card in it. It is possible that you will require some pressure to make sure the tray comes up.

Insert SIM in iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Like the iPhone 5 and iPhone 6, the latest iPhone 7 & 7 Plus can be used with a Nano SIM card. Its SIM slot is located on the right side, just beneath the power button. To access to access the SIM tray you need to insert a paperclip or a tool for removing SIMs into the hole and pull it out. Then, place the nano-SIM on its side facing downwards. Then put it back in the same way as you took it out. That’s it!

Bert Hoxton

Bert Hoxton