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SIM and MicroSD Cards for Your Phone

SIM cards give you access to your wireless service provider's mobile data network so you can make calls, send messages, and more. MicroSD cards on the other hand allow you to expand the storage on your phone so you have even more space to save your moments.

SIM cards are provided by your carrier or retailer where you purchased the phone, microSD cards are optional and must be purchased separately.

Insert the Nano SIM and MicroSD Card for S7/Note8 or Newer

Be careful not to insert the ejector tool into the microphone hole also located at the top of your phone.

Inserting a Nano SIM and microSD card is really no sweat! Power off you phone and then insert the ejector tool that came with your phone into the hole on the SIM/microSD card tray. Next you will want to push the tray until it pops out. Carefully line up your Nano SIM card with the smaller cutout on the tray, and then place the microSD card on the larger cutout on the same tray. Verify the cards are flush with the tray, and then insert the SIM/microSD tray back into the slot on your phone. Now, power on your phone and you’re good to go!

Remove the Nano SIM and MicroSD Card for S7/Note8 or Newer

To remove the microSD card, you need to unmount it first. From Settings, search for and select Storage. Touch More Options > Storage settings, and then touch Unmount. Now you can power off your phone and remove the Nano SIM and microSD card. Insert the ejector tool into the hole on the SIM/microSD card tray, and then push until the tray pops out. Remove the Nano SIM and microSD card from the tray and then insert the SIM/microSD tray back into the slot. 

Nano SIM Card for S6/Note5

If you have an S6 or Note5, don’t worry we have you covered too. Power off your phone and then insert the ejector tool that came with your phone into the hole on the SIM card tray, and then push until the tray pops out. Carefully line up your Nano SIM card on the tray and verify the card is flush with the tray before carefully sliding it back into the slot on your phone. Power on your phone and you’re golden.

If you want to remove your Nano SIM card just repeat the same steps above.

What About Older Phones?

Older phones also use SIM cards too, but the types of SIM cards they use are different from our latest models.

MicroSD cards are supported by all models below except the Note5 and S6.

  • If you have a Galaxy S II or our original Note phone, your phone uses a Standard SIM card

  • If you have a Galaxy S II, S III, S4, S5, Note II, Note III, or Note4, your phone uses a Micro SIM card

  • If you have an S6, Note5, or newer (looking at your S9), your phone uses a Nano SIM card

If you are not sure which model you have you can always check the User Manual that came with your phone or check with your carrier, they will know exactly which SIM card you need for your phone to work on their network.

When inserting a SIM card and/or microSD card in an older phone, you must remove the battery cover first, and then your battery. This will expose both card slots. Carefully place your cards into their slots and position them so they match the angles of the slots. Replace the battery and the cover and then power on your phone to get started.

When removing a SIM card and/or microSD card in an older phone you must first safely unmount your microSD card by navigating to your Settings > Storage > SD Card > OK, and then you can power off your phone and repeat the steps above to remove both cards.

SIM Card Sizes

Some carriers may provide all 3 SIM cards, be sure to remove the one you need from the pre-scored plastic before inserting into your phone.

  • Standard SIM: The largest SIM size, sometimes called Mini SIM and found in older phones.

  • Micro SIM: A medium sized SIM card, popular in previous models. 

  • Nano SIM: The smallest SIM size and used by most new phones.

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