Learn which size SIM card your iPhone or iPad uses

To learn which SIM card your iPhone or Wi-Fi + Cellular model iPad uses, find your model in the list.

Nano-SIM card



  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5


  • iPad (5th generation)
  • iPad Pro
  • iPad Air and later
  • iPad mini and later


*iPad mini 3 and later, iPad Air 2, and iPad Pro support Apple SIM.

Micro-SIM card



  • iPhone 4s
  • iPhone 4


  • iPad (4th generation)
  • iPad (3rd generation) 
  • iPad 2
  • iPad

SIM card



  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 3G
  • iPhone



Embedded Apple SIM

These iPad models have an embedded Apple SIM that's built into the iPad:

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular model
  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch Wi-Fi + Cellular model
  • iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular model

These iPad models also have a SIM tray for a nano-SIM card—you can use a nano-SIM card from a carrier or an active Apple SIM.* These models won't support an Apple SIM card that hasn't been activated.

*Contact your carrier for details.

Learn more

  • Identify your iPhone or iPad model.
  • Remove or switch the SIM card.
  • Damage to the SIM tray or the device caused by a modified SIM card isn't covered by Apple's hardware warranty. If you cut or modify your SIM card to fit a different device model, you might not be able to connect to cellular networks or access certain features using that device.
  • If you get a new iPhone and your old SIM card won't fit, contact your carrier to move your account to the SIM card that came with your iPhone. Or ask how to get a new SIM card if your iPhone didn't come with one.
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