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Introduction

Use this guide to remove or replace the SIM card.

Parts

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  1. Insert a SIM card eject tool or a paperclip into the small hole in the SIM card tray. Press to eject the tray.
    • Insert a SIM card eject tool or a paperclip into the small hole in the SIM card tray.

    • Press to eject the tray.

    • This may require a significant amount of force.

    Why isn’t this the first step in the process? Seems unnecessarily risky to fumble with popping the SIM in and out when you’ve already opened up the phone.

    Perrin Haley - Reply

    If you don’t have something small enough to open it, you can use the lever when the screen is off.

    Lucas Rowlands -

    I actually removed the simcard as the first step because I didn’t want to risk fumbling with an open phone (as someone previously mentioned)

    twcheng93 - Reply

  2. Remove the SIM card tray assembly from the iPhone.
    • Remove the SIM card tray assembly from the iPhone.

    • When reinserting the SIM card, ensure that it is in the proper orientation relative to the tray.

    After reassembly phone would not detect SIM Card.

    During repair while components were out of phone I used that opportunity to straighten the back case that was bent. While straightening the back case I bent the thin edge of the back case by the SIM Card slot. SIM Card would click into place and seemed to make a good connection but the phone would not detect the SIM Card. After really straightening the back case by the SIM Card slot almost back to cherry the phone would now detect the SIM Card. The tray has to fit really flush with the case.

    johncrowley111 - Reply

    My flashlight has stopped working altogether. It was intermittent for a while. I believe them to be original. When I try to use the flash on my camera app, it flashes weakly but not enough do really help. Any chance the flex went bad or is there a logic board issue? My other two iphones with the same apps and the same updates are not having any problems.

    Jason Stein - Reply

Conclusion

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

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6 Comments

Shouldn't the difficulty level on this one be "easy" rather than "moderate"? After all, you can do this with a paperclip.

Eric - Reply

Vous avez supprimé mon message mais je reviens le mettre à nouveau. C'est vraiment un astuce difficile à deviner . Vous ne cherchez qu'à remplir votre blog , c'est trivial remplacer sa carte sim

Annonce France -

Need to buy a new sim card holder

Richard LaVigne - Reply

Where can I buy a sim card complete holder

Richard LaVigne - Reply

what does “,puk”, mean for a locked sim

Barbara Ann Dorn - Reply

can my iphone puk number be restored without going to the phone store ? how many numbers are in a ( puk)? why did my sim lock up on me ?

Barbara Ann Dorn - Reply

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