How to Remove an iPad Micro-SIM Card


The Apple iPad 3G has the ability to connect to the 3G data networks through the use of a micro-SIM card. This feature works much the same way as many cell phones that use a SIM card to connect to data networks. In situations where the iPad is going to be used on another data carrier, it will be necessary to remove the micro-SIM card and install a new one.

Things You'll Need

  • SIM eject tool
  • Turn off the iPad by holding down the "Sleep" button on top until the "Slide To Power Off" slider appears. Slide the slider to the right to power down the iPad.

  • Press the small end of the SIM eject tool into the small hole on the bottom of the SIM card tray to eject the tray. When viewed on portrait mode, with the "Home" button on the bottom, the SIM card tray is on the left side of the iPad, toward the bottom.

  • Remove the iPad's SIM card tray by carefully pulling it away from the device.

  • Remove the micro-SIM card from the tray by pulling it off of the tray.

Tips & Warnings

  • Reverse the steps above to install an iPad micro-SIM card.

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