Inserting and Removing the SIM Card

Samsung Galaxy J3 on Android 7.1.1

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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 SIM card. That could damage the card. If you’re using a new SIM card, you can activate it by contacting your carrier.

    There are no indicators associated with this step.
  2. Step 1/6

    With your device turned off, remove the phone's back cover by lifting from the finger notch.

    The indicator is in the top left.
  3. Step 2/6

    Remove the battery using the finger notch.

    Note: You must have a nano SIM card inserted in your phone to place calls, access the internet, download apps and share pictures over your carrier's network.

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

    Slide the nano SIM card in or out of the slot with the gold contacts facing the front of the phone.

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

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

    Replace the battery, matching the contacts on the battery with the contacts in the battery slot.

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

    Replace the back cover, pressing on each corner to make sure it's secure.

    The indicator is in the top left.
  7. Step 6/6
    Step 6 of 6:

    You've completed the steps!

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