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Use this guide to remove or replace the SIM card in your iPhone XS. This guide is for the physical SIM card only; the embedded SIM (eSIM) is silicon-based and cannot be removed.

  1. iPhone XS SIM Card Replacement, SIM Card: step 1, image 1 of 3 iPhone XS SIM Card Replacement, SIM Card: step 1, image 2 of 3 iPhone XS SIM Card Replacement, SIM Card: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Insert a SIM card eject tool or a paperclip into the small hole in the SIM card tray, located near the side button on the edge of the iPhone.

    • Press firmly to eject the tray.

  2. iPhone XS SIM Card Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 iPhone XS SIM Card Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the SIM card tray from the iPhone.

    • The SIM card will fall out of the tray easily.

    • When reinserting the SIM card, ensure that it is in the proper orientation relative to the tray.

    • A thin rubber gasket around the SIM tray provides water and dust protection. If this gasket is damaged or missing, replace the gasket or the entire SIM tray to protect your iPhone's internal components.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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