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How to Remove SIM Card From iPhone 13 Without Ejector Tool 

By Novak Bozovic / September 27, 2021

Before you start setting up your iPhone 13, you need to insert your SIM card. That way, your iPhone can register and activate, letting you use all your carrier’s features. However, what if you don’t have access to the SIM card ejector tool that came inside the iPhone 13 packaging? Well, worry not, as we’re here to offer a solution. So, let’s talk about how to remove your SIM card from the iPhone 13 without a SIM ejector tool. 

Note

The following content applies to all iPhone 13 models. However, since a number of previous generations share the same SIM card tray design, what you’ll read below can be used with older iPhones as well. 

How to Remove Your SIM Card From the iPhone 13 Without an Ejector Tool

If you don’t have a SIM ejector tool, you could use a paper clip (we’ve included some other options as well, so check below). Here’s what you need to do. 

1. Find a small or medium-sized paper clip. It should be made of metal. 

2. Now, unfold one side of the paper clip so that it sticks out. 

3. Next, locate the SIM card tray on your iPhone 13 (it’s on the left side/edge). 

4. Push the paper clip into the SIM card ejector hole as far as it can go. 

Tip

When pushing any sharp objects into the SIM card ejector hole, make sure to be very careful and apply just enough force. Sharp objects (such as paper clips) can easily scratch your iPhone's metal parts, which especially applies to your iPhone's metal frame. 

5. At one moment, the SIM card tray will slide out just a bit. 

6. Now, use your fingers to remove the SIM card tray and place your SIM card. 

7. And finally, push the tray back into your iPhone. That’s it!

What Can I Use Instead of a SIM Removal Tool? 

As mentioned just above, you can use any paper clip instead of a SIM removal tool. However, you have more options. So, here’s what else you can use. 

Tip

Want more tips on your brand-new phone? If you do, check our latest iPhone 13-related articles. You’ll find a wide selection of news articles, tutorials, and hands-on guides, letting you explore more about your iPhone. 

That would be all on how to remove your SIM card from the iPhone 13 without a SIM ejector tool. Let us know if you have any comments. And lastly, thanks for reading!



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