Learn how to insert and remove a SIM card from your device. Your cellular service is activated through your SIM card; without it you cannot use cellular features. Note that a SIM card tray removal tool may be needed.
Note: Don't touch the gold contacts on your nano SIM card. That could damage the card. If you're using a new SIM card, you can activate it by contacting your carrier.
Locate the nano SIM card tray on the right side of your device.
Note: You must have a nano SIM card inserted in iPhone to place calls, access the internet, download apps, and share pictures over your carrier's network.
Press the card insertion/removal tool into the nano SIM card tray pinhole and push until the tray releases.
Note: The card insertion/removal tool is included in iPhone's box.
Slide the nano SIM card tray out of its slot.
Note: A nano SIM card may already be inserted in iPhone.
Insert or remove the nano SIM card into or from the tray with the gold contacts facing the back of iPhone.