SIM card: Apple iPhone & iPad on iOS 12

Learn how to insert and remove the SIM card on Apple iOS 12. Check the software version in Software versions & updates. Additional software versions in Related Links below.




Insert or remove SIM

  1. Take a simple paper clip and make it straight.
  2. Use the images below to locate the SIM tray.
  3. Insert the pin into the small hole and push it slightly until the tray pops-out
  4. Insert or remove the SIM card from the tray. If inserting, make sure the notched corner aligns. The SIM card only fits in one way.
  5. Reinsert the SIM tray into the iPhone.


iPhone XR



iPhone X, XS, and XS Max



iPhone 8 and earlier






View SIM number

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings > General > About.
  2. Scroll down to view the ICCID.


Using Dual SIM with an eSIM



Related pages

SIM card: Apple iPhone & iPad on iOS 11