How to cut down a SIM card
All modern iPhones and iPads now use nano coque iphone x xs SIM cards. Unfortunately, this can be a bit of a problem for anyone switching from an older device, because the nano SIM is much coque iphone 5c friends smaller than the micro SIMs and regular SIM cards used in the coque samsung j3 2017 disney silicone past.
The nano SIM uses the same tech as its coque licorne samsung galaxy j5 larger counterparts, with the only real difference being the amount of plastic that surrounds the chip. While it’s possible for most people coque iphone 7 8 to call their carrier and request a new nano SIM for their new phone, there is a much quicker way: cut the SIM down to a smaller size yourself.
We’ve cut down SIM cards a few times, and coque iphone 5s amitie it’s worked in all but two instances. coque iphone 5 humour Those aren’t actually great odds. And one instance was a bit of a headache because the SIM card could no longer be used at all (not even in the coques personnalisees iphone 5 5s se original phone).
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What you need
To cut your SIM card down to nano SIM size you need the following equipment:
Standard or micro SIM card
Nano SIM card (for measurement)SIM ejector coque iphone 5c silicone fantaisie tool (or paperclip)
Small pair of straight scissors
Once coque iphone 5s gadget you have all these to hand it’s time to get started.
Removing fabriquer coque iphone 5s the nano SIM
Use the SIM card ejector tool (or a straightened paperclip) to open the SIM card slot on your iPhone or iPad.
Inside you might find a stock nano SIM. You’ll need this. If you do not have a nano SIM inside your iPhone, rayures coque iphone 5c you should borrow one from a friend to help you size up your SIM.
Regular SIM vs nano SIM
Here we can see a regular SIM card (right) compared to a nano SIM (left):
It appears much smaller, and coque iphone 5c drapeau the whole of the nano SIM can fit inside of the metal on the regular SIM card. Because of this you might think the SIM cards use different technology. But they don’t: the nano SIM is the same type of SIM card as the regular SIM, it’s just had all the excess trimmed off. Most of that excess is card but some of it is silicon.
Spotting SIM coque iphone xr card guidelines
You may see some reports online that suggest you measure the SIM card with a ruler. This used to work with the old style micro SIM cards, but it doesn’t work when creating a new nano SIM. For this you need to place a nano SIM over the metal of the old SIM and line it up by eye.
Some SIM cards, handily, have guide marks on the metal of the sim. These help you line up the nano SIM on the regular SIM card and provide you with an area to cut out.
How to measure up your SIM card
Place the nano SIM on top of the regular coque iphone 5 photo service SIM with the cut corner on both SIM cards in the top right (as shown in the picture). Use the guide lines to line up the metal of the SIM card in the same central position on your SIM card. Make sure you line up the central metal part of the SIM card and not the surrounding plastic. Different SIM cards have different metal vs card dimensions; you should be looking to line up the central part of the metal on your full sized SIM card.
With the nano SIM lined up against the regular SIM, coque samsung j3 2017 pop corn draw around the nano SIM (and on to the regular SIM) with a sharp pencil. This will create a guideline for you to cut around. Dom’t worry about marking the corner, just pay attention to marking the sides of the nano SIM accurately…