SIM cards for your Galaxy phone

SIM card in the tray on Galaxy Note 20

SIM cards give you access to your wireless service provider's mobile data network so you can make calls, send messages, and more. They are a vital part of your Galaxy phone - otherwise, you wouldn't be able to do anything! It's important to know how to insert and remove a SIM card just in case you ever need to change it for a new one.

Note:?Available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider, software version, and phone model.?SIM cards are provided by your carrier or retailer where you purchased the phone.

Insert the SIM card for S7/Note8 or newer

Note:?The Galaxy S20 and later, Note20, and Z series contain an eSIM that can be used as a second SIM. The eSIM that is included is not currently supported in the United States.

  1. Power off your phone and then insert the ejector tool that came with your phone into the hole on the SIM card tray.

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

  2. Next, you will want to push the tool until the tray pops out.

  3. Carefully line up your SIM card with the smaller cutout on the tray.

  4. Verify the card is flush with the tray, and then insert the SIM tray back into the slot on your phone.

  5. Now, power on your phone and you’re good to go!

SIM card being inserted into phone

If you have any issues removing or inserting the SIM card tray,?please visit a Samsung walk-in service center or you can schedule a repair service online.

Remove the SIM card

If you ever need take out your SIM card for any reason, just reverse the steps we mentioned earlier.

  1. First, insert the ejector tool into the hole on the SIM card tray, and then push it until the tray pops out.

  2. Remove the SIM card from the tray, and then insert the SIM tray back into the slot.

Galaxy Note 20 sim tray being removed

If you have any issues removing or inserting the SIM card tray,?please visit a Samsung walk-in service center or you can schedule a repair service online.

SIM card sizes

Important: 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.

Learn the differences between SIM card sizes below.

  • 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.

SIM card sizes for a Standard SIM, Micro SIM, and Nano SIM

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