Remove or switch the SIM card in your iPhone

Learn how to remove or transfer the SIM card in your iPhone.

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Use only the SIM tray that came with your device. For example, a SIM tray from an iPhone 6s will not fit in an iPhone 7.

Find your model below to locate the SIM tray. To pop open the SIM tray, insert a paper clip or a SIM-eject tool into the hole beside the tray. Push in, towards the iPhone, but don’t force it. If you're having difficulty ejecting the SIM tray, take your device to your carrier or an Apple Store for help.

After you remove your SIM card from the tray, notice the notch in one corner of the new SIM card. Place the new SIM card into the tray—it will fit only one way, because of the notch. Then insert the tray into the device completely and in the same orientation that you removed it. The tray also fits only one way.

Find the SIM tray on the left side:

  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max

In China mainland, the SIM tray on iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max can hold two nano-SIM cards.

Find the SIM tray on the right side:

  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X

In China mainland, the SIM tray on iPhone 11, iPhone XR, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max can hold two nano-SIM cards.

Find the SIM tray on the right side:

  • iPhone SE (2nd generation)
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone SE (1st generation)
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 4s
  • iPhone 4 (GSM model)

Find the SIM tray on the top:

  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 3G
  • Original iPhone

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