How to Open the SIM Card on iPhone 4

Written by shawn farner
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Starting with the iPhone 4, Apple made a design change and moved the location of its SIM card slot from the top of the smartphone to the side. In addition, Apple switched to the Micro SIM card format, leaving behind the larger SIM cards used in past iPhone models. While the location of the card and its format have changed, the method used to open the SIM card drawer is largely the same. You can open the SIM card drawer on your iPhone 4 in just a few steps.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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  • Pin or paper clip

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  1. 1

    Bend your paper clip so part of it is straight and pointy. If you have a pin, skip this step.

  2. 2

    Insert your pin or paper clip into the small hole on the right side of the iPhone 4.

  3. 3

    Push the pin or paper clip end into the hole. The SIM card drawer will pop out a tiny bit.

  4. 4

    Pull the SIM card drawer out with your thumb and index finger and remove the card.

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