Remove or switch the SIM card in your iPhone

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

Find out how to remove or switch the SIM card in your iPad.

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

If you purchased an iPhone 14 model in the United States, your iPhone doesn't have a SIM tray. Find out how to set up an eSIM instead.

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 your iPhone, but don’t force it. If you're having difficulty ejecting the SIM tray, take your device to your network provider or an Apple Store for help.

After you've removed your SIM card from the tray, look for the notch in one corner of the new SIM card. Place the new SIM card into the tray – it will only fit 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 only fits one way.

Image shows SIM on the left-hand side of iPhone

Find the SIM tray on the left-hand side:

  • iPhone 14 Pro*
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max*
  • iPhone 14*
  • iPhone 14 Plus*
  • 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 14 Pro Max, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max devices can hold two nano-SIM cards.

*Except when purchased in the United States. iPhone 14 models purchased in the United States don't have a SIM card.

Image shows SIM on the right-hand side of iPhone

Find the SIM tray on the right-hand 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 models can hold two nano-SIM cards.

Image shows SIM on the right-hand side of iPhone

Find the SIM tray on the right-hand side:

  • iPhone SE (1st, 2nd and 3rd generation)
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 4s
  • iPhone 4 (GSM model)

Image shows SIM on top of iPhone

Find the SIM tray on the top:

  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 3G
  • Original iPhone

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