Anyone have 2 sized phones and swap sims?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ricktat, Sep 17, 2017.

  1. ricktat macrumors 65816

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    I am still trying to figure out if I will have issues if I have a 7 and 8 plus and swap sims whenever I feel like using the other phone.

    I like both phones for different reasons and would prefer to have 2.

    I have 2 apple watches so I can pair one to each phone.

    Keep both on my same iCloud account?
    Will I have SMS issues?

    Any other issues I am forgetting?
     
  2. NougatDude Suspended

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    I have so many phones I use lol
     
  3. ricktat thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Will I have any issues if I swap all the time?

    I need to make sure that I don't miss any messages.
     
  4. sdwaltz macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, you won’t have any issues. Just make sure you’re signed into the same Apple ID on both phones and you can switch freely while having your data on both phones.

    Considering doing this myself!
     
  5. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    If you are not careful, you could damage your SIM card, as they are not meant to be swapped out all the time.
     
  6. Retops macrumors regular

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    I swap SIM cards between my 6 and 7+ all the time. Sometimes the larger phone is hard to carry, so I use the smaller one. Never had any problem.
     
  7. TPadden macrumors 6502a

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    Nonsense, guess you shouldn’t let your credit card chip be inserted in more than one reader either??

    The chips in financial cards are the same as those used in subscriber identity modules (SIMs) in mobile phones, programmed differently and embedded in a different piece of PVC.
     
  8. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Changing SIM cards on a daily basis between phones can cause damage if one is not careful. If you want to call rubbish on that, go ahead. Chips embedded in credit cards are a lot more stable than a flimsy, tiny SIM card.
     
  9. GrumpyMom macrumors 604

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    I've switched between my iPhone SE and my iPhone 6S Plus. I had no problems. I haven't really switched since I got the 7 Plus.
     
  10. TPadden macrumors 6502a

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    We agree, put down your coke and get out of the shower before swapping your sim. :rolleyes:
     
  11. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    I didn't say anything absurd like that. If want to post stupid drivel, leave me out of the loop.
     
  12. TPadden macrumors 6502a

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    Sure you did, you said sims “are not meant to be swapped out all the time”. That is exactly what they are designed to do.
     

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