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Learn how to insert and remove the SIM card on an iPhone running Apple iOS 13. Check the software version in Software versions & updates.

Insert/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 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max


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.

Devices with an eSIM

  • The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR , iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max feature Dual SIM with a nano SIM and an eSIM.
  • Apple iPad Air 2 / mini 3 and newer come with an Apple SIM. Depending on the model, it may be an eSIM.

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