How to Take a SIM Card Out of Your iPhone 12, 12 Pro, or 12 Pro Max

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re looking for a guide on how to insert or remove a SIM card from your iPhone 12, 12 Pro, or 12 Pro Max. Whether you’re a new iPhone user or simply need a refresher, we’ve got you covered.

First, it’s important to ensure you have a nano SIM card, which is what works in modern iPhones. Then, grab your SIM card ejection tool, which should have come with your iPhone. If you can’t find it, a paper clip or earring will work as well.

Next, locate the SIM card tray. On the iPhone 12 Pro, it’s located on the left side below the volume rockers. Using the ejection tool, align it with the little slot on the tray and press down with force to eject the tray. This may take some effort, especially if it’s new.

Once the tray is out, align the SIM card with the tray, making sure the little slot on the SIM card matches up with the slot on the tray. Insert the tray back into the iPhone and press it inwards until it’s flush with the phone.

It’s important to note that it may take a few seconds for your phone to start receiving messages and phone calls after inserting a SIM card. If it still doesn’t work, try restarting your phone.

And that’s it! Now you know how to insert and remove a SIM card from any iPhone that has a SIM card slot. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments below. And if you’re looking to learn more about your iPhone, check out the link in the description for a full playlist of tutorial videos. Thanks for reading!


How do I take my SIM card out without the tool?
Here's how: Remove the back cover, and remove the battery. With your finger pressing against the SIM card, slide it out of the slot. (You may need to gently push the SIM card in with your fingernail if the slot is spring-loaded.)
How do you open a SIM card slot without a PIN?
For those who don't have a SIM tray ejector on hand, the humble paper clip is one of the best alternatives. Just bend one of its ends and you're good to go! But make sure you use a paper clip thin enough to fit into the tray's hole. Apply pressure gently so that the metal doesn't get all mangled.