How to get a SIM card from an iPad

We take out the SIM card from the iPad and iPhone using improvised means?

Apple developers thought out everything in advance with the issue of removing the SIM-card: it would seem, press the key, and there is no need to suffer. But this special needle just strives to touch somewhere, and if it was necessary to change the card quickly and in an unexpected situation, then it will not work to remove the tray either from the iPhone or from the iPad without improvised means. Fortunately, there are some proven working ways to finally get this ill-fated SIM out.

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When SIM got stuck

Did you use the paperclip trick and the tray pops out but you still can’t completely pull it out? Most likely, the matter is in the SIM card, which unsuccessfully got into the tray, preventing the tray from being removed from the slot. The main thing at this stage is not to get nervous: trying to pull out the SIM card using physical force, you risk breaking the mechanism. In this case, even if the tray goes back into the slot, it will not hold in it, and you will have to fix it in the case with tape or electrical tape.

Better to grab a needle or blade and try to place the SIM card so that it does not interfere with the movement while you remove the tray. Yes, the work is painstaking and can take a long time, but this problem can be solved if you have a little patience and show a little skill. Just do not push the needle too deep into the body: there are other parts and elements that can be damaged with a careless movement.

You can also simply knock the gadget on a table or other surface: if the card is held freely in the tray, this can help it return to the desired position, and you can pull out the tray completely.

Many owners of iPhones and iPads slightly process the edges of even new purchased SIM cards with fine sandpaper as a prevention of this problem. This will make it easier for the card to position itself in the tray, even if it is in the spacer, because rough edges and plastic burrs will no longer get in your way.

Ordinary situation

Let us assume that the SIM card can be removed without complications, and we turn to the method based on the replacement principle. Pulling out the tray with a key, you do nothing but a slight mechanical effect: the needle simply activates the mechanism and is not the only item suitable for this. It is quite possible to pull out the tray by replacing the needle with an ordinary paper clip, which must first be straightened a little. The tip of a paper clip is as good as a special needle to activate the tray pull-out mechanism, and in most cases your problem will no longer require any other tricks or tools. Oh yes, if you have never taken out a SIM card from an iPhone yourself, be it 3, 4, 4s, 5s or 6, then first you have to find the right slot. Different models have it in different places, but always has an oblong shape, similar to an oval.

  • The slot is on the right side of the iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s and iPhone 4 GSM, iPad Pro, iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini.
  • The tray is located on top, next to the power button, in older models: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2 Wi-Fi 3G GSM. At the same time, trying to get the SIM card out of the iPads, you need to insert a paper clip into the key slot not perpendicularly, but at an angle of 45˚.
  • The slot on the bottom left can only be found on iPad Wi-Fi 3G.

The use of a paper clip is most popular because of its affordability and versatility, but if a paper clip is not available in your situation, it can be replaced with other similar items. The end of a large needle or wire is fine for this purpose.

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If the tray does not come out at all

There is no need to fanatically press the button with a paper clip if, with light or moderate pressure, the tray does not come out of the iPhone or iPad. Most likely, in your case, you will have to contact the service center for help, unless, of course, you have the useful skill of disassembling and assembling such equipment. And it is certainly a bad idea to try to pull out the tray mechanically: picking with a knife and other sharp objects will not only ruin the appearance of the equipment, but can also lead to more serious damage if a piece of the tool breaks off and remains inside. You don’t want your beloved 5s or 4s to get hurt even more.?

Often, a complete blocking of a slot occurs when the used SIM card was cut from the old one, which did not fit in the parameters. Believe me, card reissue will be much faster and will require much less money than a similar breakdown of an iPhone or iPad. Do not be lazy to replace the card so that later you do not have to contact the service center for help due to your own indiscretion.

Some problems with an iPhone or iPad, such as removing a SIM card without using a key, can be solved on your own, but the main thing is to remember that service centers exist for a reason and are also ready to provide assistance in a difficult case. Be daring, but assess the situation adequately and do not panic!

How to get a SIM card if it is stuck

Unfortunately, it sometimes happens that a sim card gets stuck in a slot, and the slot itself opens up a small part. How do I open my iPhone? If it is not very convenient for you to contact the service center to fix such a problem, you can try to remove the card yourself.

To do this, find a thin but tough film (for example, a piece of a plastic folder), insert a piece of a long plate into the gap between the SIM card and the iPhone case, and, pressing it against the screen, start pulling out the plastic. As a rule, in this case, pulling out ends by pulling the card out of the slot a sufficient distance to pull out the rest of it with your fingers.

After removing the card, the SIM port must be closed or covered if you are going to reinsert the SIM card. When inserting the SIM card back into the grooves, make sure that the card sits in the tray, like a puzzle, in the right position. Now easily insert and push the SIM tray back into the slot hole with your finger. Press lightly with your finger on the back of the slot to secure the closure with a click.

For the future, there is a tip: for prevention, treat the edges of the SIM card with fine-grained sandpaper before inserting it into this slot, so that later removing the SIM card is not a big problem, and it does not get stuck in the slot cell.

How to insert or remove a SIM card on different models of iPhone, iPad

It is worth mentioning right away that SIM cards are inserted into the iPhone using a special small container. It is securely fixed in the case along with the operator communication chip. This “box” for a SIM card is usually located on the side panel of the device, it can be located at the top and bottom. Only a few Apple devices (iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G) have a SIM slot built into the top of the phone.

The appearance of the container is practically unchanged. It is a compartment with a hole for a special key.

On the right side we find the SIM card slot with a key hole

So, the key must be inserted into the hole and slightly pressed. You need to use force carefully, since the Apple device is crammed with boards and chips from top to bottom. And they are very easily damaged from any scratch.

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The key with which we take out the SIM card slot

Most likely, the container will give in almost immediately and “jump out” as soon as you use a special spring.

Using the key, we take out the container with the SIM card

The question immediately arises: where to get the key? Often, phone manufacturers, and Apple is no exception, put the SIM card slot openers in the box with the device and fix it in order not to scratch the device during transportation.

But if you did not find such a gift in the box, do not despair. To open the slot, you can use any object that has similar physical and geometric characteristics. The most popular choice for opening a SIM slot is an ordinary paper clip.

Paper clips that we use to open and pull out the SIM card tray

A special key, like a paper clip, can be replaced with anything. For example, a needle (use only the blunt end), a toothpick, a piece of stiff wire, etc.

And the operation can be successfully carried out without a special key.

  • Straighten the paperclip.
  • Insert into the hole of the container.
  • Press gently until the slot pops out.
  • We take out / insert the SIM-card.Using a paper clip we remove the container of the SIM-card

Do not use brute force, push too hard, or try to pry the container open with a knife. Most likely, this will lead to disastrous consequences and spoil the integrity of the hull.

How to remove a SIM card from an iPhone if it’s stuck inside

Unfortunately, cases of SIM cards getting stuck in iPhones are not uncommon. This is especially true of the so-called cut and self-cut SIM-cards of 3FF and 4FF format.

SIM-cards of 2FFm 3FF and 4FF formats, which are used when operating smartphones

In the event that the SIM card is stuck, you must try to put it back in the tray, and then repeat the operation by pulling out the slot:

  • shake your phone: perhaps the SIM card will snap into place right away;
  • try to open and close the SIM container a couple of times;
  • find a small piece of heavy plastic wrap or very thin plastic. Use scissors to cut it to a strip, slightly narrower than the SIM card slot. Try, pushing this “tool” into the slot between the container and the phone, put the SIM card in place in the tray. When you feel that the card is in place, gently try to open the container again.

How to remove a SIM card from an iPhone at home

There is no need to fanatically press the button with a paper clip if, with light or moderate pressure, the tray does not come out of the iPhone or iPad. Most likely, in your case, you will have to contact the service center for help, unless, of course, you have the useful skill of disassembling and assembling such equipment. And it is certainly a bad idea to try to pull out the tray mechanically: picking with a knife and other sharp objects will not only ruin the appearance of the equipment, but can also lead to more serious damage if a piece of the tool breaks off and remains inside. You don’t want your beloved 5s or 4s to get hurt even more.?

Often, a complete blocking of a slot occurs when the used SIM card was cut from the old one, which did not fit in the parameters. Believe me, card reissue will be much faster and will require much less money than a similar breakdown of an iPhone or iPad. Do not be lazy to replace the card so that later you do not have to contact the service center for help due to your own indiscretion.

Some problems with an iPhone or iPad, such as removing a SIM card without using a key, can be solved on your own, but the main thing is to remember that service centers exist for a reason and are also ready to provide assistance in a difficult case. Be daring, but assess the situation adequately and do not panic!

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What if you have an iPhone and strong strangers ask your phone to insert their SIM card and make a call? Can’t you refuse them, because calling your mom is sacred? Or are you changing your mobile operator? Or are you just selling your device from Apple and you need to get your SIM card? It would seem an elementary operation, however, difficulties may arise with it.

How to get a SIM card from an iPhone?

Copying contacts from iPhone to iPhone, setting a beautiful wallpaper, or recording a video yourself using just one phone from Apple is not difficult at all. Another thing is from time to time arising technical problems associated with the maintenance of the device. One of them is installing and removing a SIM card; how to remove a SIM card from an iPhone or iPad. let’s try to figure it out.

Removing a card from the slot is as easy as inserting a SIM card into an iPhone; before starting manipulations, the user needs to prepare:

  • Apple branded paper clip. it is certainly present in the box with the iPhone and, most likely, was used to install the SIM; if there is no such paper clip, an unbent paper clip, a sewing needle, an awl, a toothpick or any other elongated object of a suitable diameter.

Important: it is not recommended to use tools with sharp ends (needles, awls, etc.); if you still have to, you should use them very carefully, without making unnecessary efforts. otherwise, there is a high probability of damaging the working elements of the iPhone.

How To Remove/ Insert An iPad SIM Card

With everything you need in your hands, the owner will be able to remove the SIM card from the phone as easily as unlocking an Apple ID. User actions:

  • Find a SIM card slot with a distinctive hole on one of the ends of your iPhone. It is present on the device in any case. you just need to turn it in your hands and take a closer look at the case.
  • Carefully, without making any effort, insert the sting of a paper clip into the groove of the SIM card slot. you can do this by holding the iPhone both vertically and horizontally.

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  • Press lightly with a paper clip inward. so that the slot opens. At this stage, no difficulties should arise; if, despite the efforts of the owner, nothing happens, you should immediately contact the service center. the wizard will deal with the problem as quickly as with a request to reset all settings on the iPhone.
  • Picking up the slot with your fingers (you can use tweezers or small pliers), open it. until the “substrate” for the SIM card completely comes out of the case.
  • Done! The user has successfully retrieved the slot. Now all that remains is to remove the SIM card. it’s no more difficult to do than to set up Touch ID correctly.

Advice: if the SIM gets stuck in the slot during extraction, you should carefully correct its position using a thin needle or wire. At the extraction stage, it makes sense to apply a little more effort. this will not harm either the slot or the SIM card itself.

Usually, the SIM can be separated from the “substrate” by ordinary shaking out; if it does not come out, you should try to press on the back side with your finger (it will not damage the chip) or “glue” the non-working side of the SIM card with tape and pull it towards you. That’s all. by safely pulling out the SIM card from the iPhone, the user can replace it with another one or reinsert it into place.