How to Remove Sim Card From iPhone 11

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you looking to remove the SIM card from your iPhone 11? Whether you need to replace your SIM card or switch to a new phone, this tutorial will guide you through the process step by step. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Gather the necessary tools

Before you begin, make sure you have the following tools ready:

  • Apple SIM card removal tool: This is a small pin-like tool that comes with your iPhone. If you don’t have it, you can use a paperclip or any other small and pointed object.
  • Clean cloth: It’s always a good idea to have a clean cloth handy to wipe off any dust or fingerprints from your device.

Step 2: Locate the SIM card tray

The SIM card tray on the iPhone 11 is located on the right side of the device. It is important to note that only iPhone models with dual SIM functionality (such as the iPhone 11) have a SIM card tray. If you have a single SIM model, there won’t be a tray.

Step 3: Power off your iPhone

In order to safely remove the SIM card, it is recommended to power off your iPhone. Press and hold the power button until “slide to power off” appears on the screen, then swipe right to turn off your device.

Step 4: Insert the removal tool

Take your Apple SIM card removal tool (or alternative object) and insert it into the small hole on the side of the device. Apply gentle pressure until you feel some resistance.


If you don’t have the SIM card removal tool, straighten a paperclip or use any other small and pointed object. Just be careful not to apply too much pressure or use anything sharp that could damage your device.

Step 5: Eject the SIM card tray

Gently push the removal tool (or alternative object) further into the hole until the SIM card tray pops out. Slowly pull out the tray from the device.


If you’re having difficulty ejecting the SIM card tray, try wiggling the tool gently while applying slight pressure. Be patient and avoid using excessive force.

Step 6: Remove or replace the SIM card

Once you have the SIM card tray in your hand, carefully remove the SIM card from its slot. If you’re replacing it with a new SIM card, align it with the tray and gently slide it back into place.


Take note of how your current SIM card is positioned before removing it. This will ensure you insert the new one correctly, as some iPhones have dual SIM capabilities and require specific orientations for each slot.

Step 7: Reinsert the SIM card tray

Align the SIM card tray with its slot on your iPhone 11 and gently push it back into place until it clicks securely.

Step 8: Power on your iPhone

You’re almost done! Press and hold the power button again until you see the Apple logo appear on your screen. Once your iPhone finishes booting up, it should recognize your new or reinserted SIM card.


If your iPhone doesn’t detect your new or reinserted SIM card, try restarting your device or contacting your mobile service provider for further assistance.

That’s it! You’ve successfully removed or replaced the SIM card on your iPhone 11.

Remember to store your old SIM card in a safe place, as you may need it in the future. If you ever encounter any difficulties or have additional questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Apple support or visit an authorized service provider.

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