How do you get SIM out of iPhone 4?

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    I have to replace my original SIM with one AT&T mailed me. But how do I? In older phones, it had a SIM eject tool, but iPhone 4 doesn't. My mangled paperclip isn't working too well and I don't have an AT&T store local to me... Any ideas?
     
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    rkmac

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    • strighten out a paper clip
    • a mechanical pencil
    • a piece of wire

    Just a paper clip is your best option. They're really not that hard to find.
     
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    daleski75

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    Strange I got a sim eject tool with mine did you open up all the packaging to double check?

    Failing that you might have to go on a paperclip hunt!.
     
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    Pin.
     
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    rkmac

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    it seems people in the states don't get an ejection tool, while those in the UK get one.
     
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    daleski75

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    Ouch!
     
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    Tom G.

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    Daleski,

    In the UK & elsewhere you received a SIM removal because you need it. In the USA we do not because we have one one carrier, AT&T.
     
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    daleski75

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    Ahhhh strange though as my mate got one with his iphone which is locked to o2.. but yeah that makes sense :)

    Thanks for the info!
     
  9. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have a paperclip!!! But my sim tray isn't budging after 10 minutes of trying.
     
  10. macrumors member

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    On both my 16gb and 32gb models I had a right battle to get the tray out... even with the sim tool us UK'ers got it was just bending!!

    In the end I got a tiny electrical screwdriver (flat head) and as it was easier to grip a bit more force could be used, they finally popped out.

    But yeah, they are SUPER TIGHT on the iPhone 4, maybe as it's a metal tray in a metal case until the 3G & 3GS!?
     
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    I kept my sim tray tool from my last iPhone just to see how well it worked. Don't know about others but it is a very tight fit and doesn't eject all that easy. All I can suggest it to keep trying.
     
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    Use A Pin.
     
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    daleski75

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    There was a fault with the old 3GS where you could actually push in the paperclip too far and bend the part which ejected the sim tray.

    Hope this flaw has not happened to you.
     
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    it does take a bit of force using a paperclip on the first few times opening the micro sim tray... so keep pushing :) (and don't forget to breathe!!) :D
     
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    mavis

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4 (32GB): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A293 Safari/6531.22.7)

    Actually, there's only one carrier in Japan as well (even more militant about SIM locks than AT&T, BTW - our iPads are locked over here!) yet we get SIM removal tools with our iPhones. So your logic doesn't really work out ... ;)
     
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    Warbrain

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    Honestly, I was slightly disappointed that we didn't get the tool in the U.S.
     
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    mavis

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    Funny, I have one but never use it. It's so much easier/convenient to just grab a paperclip ...
     

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