Samsung Galaxy S III SIM Card Replacement

Replace the SIM card in your Samsung Galaxy S III.

Use this guide to replace the SIM card.

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Tools

Edit Step 1 Rear Case  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Insert a plastic opening tool or fingernail into the notch in the gap between the rear case and the rest of the phone, located at the top of the device.

Edit Step 1 Rear Case  ¶ 

  • The following four steps can be accomplished without a plastic opening tool. However, it's recommended to use a tool to best avoid breaking any clips along the perimeter of the rear case.

  • Insert a plastic opening tool or fingernail into the notch in the gap between the rear case and the rest of the phone, located at the top of the device.

  • Gently twist the opening tool to disconnect the clips securing the top of the rear case.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

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Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Slide the plastic opening tool left along the top edge and repeat the twisting motion to widen the gap between the rear case and the phone.

Edit Step 3  ¶ 

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Edit Step 3  ¶ 

  • Continue to move the plastic opening tool around the perimeter of the top left corner, gently prying up along the rear case.

Edit Step 4  ¶ 

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Edit Step 4  ¶ 

  • Pry along the top right side, and continue prying down the right side of the rear case.

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

Image 1/2: You may need to peel the case up to separate it from any clips still holding it to the bottom of the phone.

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

  • Lift up and remove the rear case from the phone.

  • You may need to peel the case up to separate it from any clips still holding it to the bottom of the phone.

Edit Step 6 Battery  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Wedge a plastic opening tool into the small notch above the battery.

Edit Step 6 Battery  ¶ 

  • This step can be accomplished without the need of a plastic opening tool. Just use your finger if you want to.

  • Wedge a plastic opening tool into the small notch above the battery.

  • Pry the battery up out of its recess.

Edit Step 7  ¶ 

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Edit Step 7  ¶ 

  • Remove the battery.

Edit Step 8 SIM Card  ¶ 

Image 1/3: After the click, release the card and it will pop out of its slot.

Edit Step 8 SIM Card  ¶ 

  • Using your fingernail, push the SIM card slightly deeper into its slot, until you hear a click.

  • After the click, release the card and it will pop out of its slot.

  • For reassembly, push the SIM card into the slot until it clicks in place.

Edit Step 9  ¶ 

Image 1/3: Grasp and remove the SIM card away from the phone.

Edit Step 9  ¶ 

  • Use your thumb to slide enough of the SIM card out of its slot to grab ahold of it.

  • Grasp and remove the SIM card away from the phone.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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