How to: iPhone SIM Card Removal

Believe it or not, the moment I had my iPhone opened and unlocked a week later, at first I wasn’t sure how to remove the SIM card from the iPhone! It is concealed pretty well near the top of the iPhone and one would not know how to remove the iPhone SIM card unless someone showed you how (or you did some Google’ing). Well, for those new iPhone in Canada owners out there, or for those thinking of driving down to the US to buy one, check out the following to learn how to remove the iPhone SIM card!

How to Remove the iPhone SIM Card

As you can see from this illustration, you will require a paperclip. Just stick the pointed paperclip into the tiny hole near the headphone plugin, and the SIM card try will pop out. Just push the SIM card try back down, and you should feel a slight *click* when you push down. That means your SIM card try is nice and secure.

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Here’s a video of a CNET editor removing his SIM card tray. I don’t have my Canon SD400 digital camera with me to take my own video, so hopefully this one will help illustrate the simple process on how to remove the iPhone SIM card tray! :)

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  • Dusty

    Thanks for this info :)
    I like how u keep posting new tips everyday, it comes in handy.

  • Dusty

    Thanks for this info :)
    I like how u keep posting new tips everyday, it comes in handy.

  • Dusty

    Thanks for this info :)
    I like how u keep posting new tips everyday, it comes in handy.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Thanks for visiting, Dusty! :)

  • iPhone Fan

    Thanks for visiting, Dusty! :)

  • Dusty

    YAAAA! I got my iPhone today, the mail guy just showed up about an hour ago haha :):):)Now im just using this link http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=461 to jailbreak and activate. I will reply when im done. Cya :)

  • Dusty

    YAAAA! I got my iPhone today, the mail guy just showed up about an hour ago haha :):):)Now im just using this link http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=461 to jailbreak and activate. I will reply when im done. Cya :)

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Wow, very exciting! Let us know how it goes!

  • iPhone Fan

    Wow, very exciting! Let us know how it goes!

  • Dusty

    It went good :) You can prob already tell from my newest posts in the other topics lol

  • Dusty

    It went good :) You can prob already tell from my newest posts in the other topics lol

  • ora

    my phone is unlocked and working… sometimes. I am using a 1.1.3 downgraded or whatever to 1.1.2 with a ‘turbosim’ on top of my fido card. problem is it works for a call or two, and then switches to ‘invalid sim’ anyone out there with a solution?

  • ora

    my phone is unlocked and working… sometimes. I am using a 1.1.3 downgraded or whatever to 1.1.2 with a ‘turbosim’ on top of my fido card. problem is it works for a call or two, and then switches to ‘invalid sim’ anyone out there with a solution?

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  • TANYA

    I am using my fido sim card. I can call out // recieve calls // text my iphone from fido website

    BUT CANNOT get text or send. How do I fix this?

    Any ideas anyone

  • http://TEXTMESSAGES TANYA

    I am using my fido sim card. I can call out // recieve calls // text my iphone from fido website

    BUT CANNOT get text or send. How do I fix this?

    Any ideas anyone

  • paul

    Ok people plese…SIM card…now i know how to take it out..but where do i get the SIM card i need?? do i have to ask my provider for it or what?

  • paul

    Ok people plese…SIM card…now i know how to take it out..but where do i get the SIM card i need?? do i have to ask my provider for it or what?

  • paul

    Ok people plese…SIM card…now i know how to take it out..but where do i get the SIM card i need?? do i have to ask my provider for it or what?

  • http://www.wamucardscom.com wamucardscom

    I wouldn’t have known how to get it out either. I don’t have an iPhone yet, but am planning on getting one very soon. I bet this would have drove me completely nuts. I probably would have had to call tech support lol. Thanks for saving me from my embarrassment :)

  • http://www.wamucardscom.com wamucardscom

    I wouldn’t have known how to get it out either. I don’t have an iPhone yet, but am planning on getting one very soon. I bet this would have drove me completely nuts. I probably would have had to call tech support lol. Thanks for saving me from my embarrassment :)

  • Dezmitch

    Thanks Gary – You explained the task like a seasoned teacher. Nice work and thankyou! Des from Oz.

  • confused

    i tried this. it doesn’t work.