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iPhone and iPad: How to remove the SIM card

Learn how to remove the SIM card from your iPhone or iPad.

To remove the SIM card from your iPhone or iPad, locate your model below and follow the diagram.

iPhone

iPhone 5s
iPhone 5c
iPhone 5
Removing the nano SIM on iPhone 5
iPhone 4s
iPhone 4 (GSM model)
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 3G
Original iPhone
Note: After removing the SIM card, push the SIM tray back in to your device before sending it in for service. Insert the tray in the same orientation that you removed it; it will only fit one way.

 

iPad (Wi-Fi+ Cellular models)

iPad Air
iPad mini with Retina display
iPad mini
iPad (4th generation)
iPad (3rd generation)
iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (GSM model)

Note: Insert the SIM-eject tool that came with your iPad at a 45° angle.

iPad Wi-Fi + 3G
Note: After removing the SIM card, push the SIM tray back in to your device before sending it in for service. Insert the tray in the same orientation that you removed it; it will only fit one way.
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