Remove or switch the SIM card in your iPhone

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

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

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.

If you purchased an iPhone 14 model in the United States, your iPhone doesn't have a SIM tray. Learn 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 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.

Image shows SIM on left side of iPhone

Find the SIM tray on the left 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 can hold two nano-SIM cards.

* Except when purchased in the United States. An iPhone 14 model in the United States doesn't have a SIM card.

Image shows SIM on right side of iPhone

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.

Image shows SIM on right side of iPhone

Find the SIM tray on the right 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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