So, you’ve just got yourself a shiny new device, and before you power it up, it’s recommended to insert a new SIM card. Today, we’re going to walk you through the steps of how to put a SIM card in your Apple iPhone 12.
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What Type of SIM Card Does the iPhone Use?
The iPhone uses a nano-SIM card, which is the smallest available SIM card size. The older models, like the first generation 3G and 3Gs, used larger standard SIM cards. The second-generation iPhones (4 and 4s) used micro-SIM cards. But all subsequent models, including the iPhone 12, use the nano-SIM.
Where Can You Get a SIM Card?
To ensure you have the correct size SIM card, it’s best to visit an official center of your mobile operator. They can provide you with a micro-SIM or a nano-SIM, depending on the model of your iPhone. While some people have managed to cut their own SIM cards, it’s not recommended unless you’re confident in your skills.
Which SIM Cards Are Supported?
All the new iPhone models, including the iPhone 12, 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max, support two SIM cards. This includes a physical nano-SIM and an electronic eSIM. In this article, we’ll focus on how to insert the physical SIM card into the SIM tray.
How to Install a New SIM Card in Your iPhone 12
Before you begin, locate the SIM tray and check if there is a SIM eject tool in the box of your iPhone 12. If not, don’t worry, you can use a paper clip or any other thin and long object like a needle as an alternative.
Please keep in mind that there is no need to worry about damaging your phone. Just be careful and follow these steps:
- Insert the SIM eject tool or a paper clip into the small hole on the side of your iPhone. Gently push until the SIM tray pops out.
- Take the SIM card and place it in the SIM tray with the chip facing up.
- Carefully reinsert the SIM tray back into your iPhone. And that’s it! You’ve successfully inserted the SIM card into your iPhone 12.
How to Use Two SIM Cards in Your iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max
While the iPhone doesn’t have a built-in Dual SIM feature, there are ways to use two SIM cards on your iPhone 12. One option is to buy the Chinese version of the iPhone 12, which already has a dual-card cellular data slot. If you have the international version of the device, you can install a Chinese module to enable the dual SIM feature.
You can also purchase a dual SIM card slot that fits the international version of the iPhone 12. There are tutorials available online that show you how to replace the standard module with the Chinese version, allowing your iPhone 12 to recognize two SIM cards.
However, please note that tampering with the internal device of your iPhone may void your warranty. We recommend assessing the risks before attempting any modifications.
Possible Problems with Reading the SIM Card and Solutions
Sometimes, even after successfully inserting the SIM card, you may encounter issues with its functionality. If you’re having trouble activating the SIM, try connecting to the internet wirelessly (Wi-Fi) or using iTunes via a cable. This should activate the card and display the name of the cellular network.
If the screen shows “No network detected” even after these steps, there may be technical problems or the card may have been inserted incorrectly. Double-check the tray position and make sure the SIM card is properly inserted.
How to Remove the SIM Card from Your iPhone
To remove the SIM card from your iPhone, insert the paper clip or SIM eject tool into the eject hole located on the left side of your device. Carefully remove the tray from the frame, take out the SIM card, and then push the tray back in.
That’s it! You’re all set to enjoy your new iPhone 12 with the SIM card properly inserted. If you have any further questions or need assistance, feel free to check out 5 WS for more helpful guides and information.