Each iPhone has a SIM card slot on the right side. This slot contains a compartment containing your iPhone's SIM card. With this SIM card, your phone can connect to your wireless service provider so you can create and retrieve mobile data.
You may never need to access your SIM card if you purchased your iPhone from a wireless service provider using a pre-installed mobile phone. However, if you buy or buy a mobile phone without a SIM card or without a SIM card, you need to be familiar with the SIM card and the SIM card replacement.
Fortunately, you access the SIM card of an iPhone The card slot is not complicated, but you need three things before you start:
- An iPhone (obviously)
- The SIM card you want to install
- A tool that you can plug into the side of your iPhone to eject it the SIM tray
The last one can be a little tricky. Depending on which iPhone you are using, there may be a tool to remove the SIM card in the box. If so, it is good to go. If not, they are stupid-cheap on Amazon, but you can also use an unfolded paperclip, a needle, or just about anything else that's slim and sharp. Do not try to stab yourself.
If you have your SIM card removal tool (or proxy), plug it into the small hole that is part of the SIM tray. You should feel resistance, and you have to enforce this a little. This may be a bit strange when you do this for the first time, but you need to use some strength to remove the tray. Once you have done this, the tray will be ejected, and you just have to pull it out completely.
When the tablet is out, remove any existing SIM card and install the new one. Be sure to use the correct direction by using the notched corners as a guide. Once the card is inserted in the tray, put it back in your iPhone, making sure the hole is at the opening of the phone.
After the card installation is complete, it should be detected by your iPhone without having to restart a device. If not, turn the airplane mode on and off or restart the iPhone completely. That should get you up and running.