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Introduction

Use this guide to remove or replace the SIM card in your iPhone 12 Pro Max. This guide is for the physical SIM card only; the embedded SIM (eSIM) is silicon-based and cannot be removed.

  1. Insert a SIM card eject tool or a paperclip into the small hole in the SIM card tray, located on the volume button edge of the iPhone. Press firmly to eject the tray.
    • Insert a SIM card eject tool or a paperclip into the small hole in the SIM card tray, located on the volume button edge of the iPhone.

    • Press firmly to eject the tray.

  2. Remove the SIM card tray from the iPhone. The SIM card will fall out of the tray easily. When reinserting the SIM card, make sure it's in the proper orientation inside the tray.
    • Remove the SIM card tray from the iPhone.

    • The SIM card will fall out of the tray easily.

    • When reinserting the SIM card, make sure it's in the proper orientation inside the tray.

    • A thin rubber gasket around the SIM tray provides water and dust protection. If this gasket is damaged or missing, replace the gasket or the entire SIM tray to protect your iPhone's internal components.

Conclusion

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

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