Remove or switch the SIM card in your iPhone or iPad

Learn how to remove or transfer the SIM card in your iPhone or iPad (Wi-Fi + Cellular models).

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.

iPhone

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 assistance.

After you remove your SIM card from the tray, place the new SIM card so that the card's notch in one corner fits into the tray. Then insert the tray into the device completely and in the same orientation that you removed it (the tray fits only one way).

Find the SIM tray on the side:

  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone SE
  • 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

iPad

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 iPad, 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 assistance.

After you remove your SIM card from the tray, place the new SIM card so that the card's notch in one corner fits into the tray. Then insert the tray into the device completely and in the same orientation that you removed it (the tray fits only one way).

Find the SIM tray on the right side, near the bottom:

  • iPad Pro
  • iPad (5th generation)
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPad mini

 

Find the SIM tray on the left side, near the top:

  • iPad (4th generation)*
  • iPad (3rd generation)*
  • iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (GSM model)*

*When you insert your paper clip or included SIM-eject tool, use a 45° angle

 

On iPad Wi-Fi + 3G, you can find the SIM tray on the left side, near the bottom.

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