Inserting and removing the Nano SIM card

Apple iPhone 6S Plus on iOS 15.4.0

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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.

  1. 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.

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  2. Step 1/6

    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.

    The indicator is towards the right.
  3. Step 2/6

    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.

    The indicator is towards the right.
  4. Step 3/6

    Slide the nano SIM card tray out of its slot.

    Note: A nano SIM card may already be inserted in iPhone.

    The indicator is in the center.
  5. Step 4/6

    Insert or remove the nano SIM card into or from the tray with the gold contacts facing the back of iPhone.

    The indicator is towards the right.
  6. Step 5/6

    Push the nano SIM card tray back into iPhone.

    The indicator is towards the right.
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