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How do I insert the SIM card into my Samsung Galaxy S5 mini?

Your device uses a SIM card to provide you with access to your wireless service provider’s 4G LTE mobile data network.

Insert the SIM Card

• The SIM card information and its contacts can be easily damaged by scratching or bending, so be careful when handling, inserting, or removing the card.
• Keep all SIM cards out of reach of small children.

  1. Gently pull the cover off the device, using the slot on the side (1). Lift the cover up and away from the device (2).

    Galaxy S5 Mini_Open back cover
  2. Remove your device's battery.

  3. Carefully slide the SIM card into the SIM card slot.

    Galaxy S5 Mini_Insert SIM card

    • Make sure the card’s gold contacts face the device and the angled corner of the card is positioned correctly.
    • If the SIM card is not inserted correctly, the device will not detect it.

  4. Insert the battery into the opening on the back of the device, making sure the contacts align (1). Gently press down to secure the battery (2).

    Galaxy S5 Mini_Insert battery
  5. Replace the back cover.

    Galaxy S5 Mini_Close back cover
  6. Press along the edges of the back cover until you have a secure seal and it clicks into place.

    Galaxy S5 Mini_Snap back cover firmly

    • The cover must be installed properly to maintain water resistance.
    • Make sure all tabs are clicked into place securely.


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