iPhone 4 sim tray does not open.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mickeyp49, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. mickeyp49 macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2010
    I was just trying to compare sizes of the micro sim and regular sim cards sizes but my sim tray wouldn't open. Has anyone else has this problem or if you hadn't tried to open it could you PLEASE try, so I could see if something is wrong with my iPhone 4.
  2. AbSoluTc macrumors 601


    Sep 21, 2008
    It's "stiff". It takes more pressure to eject it when compared to the 3G/3GS.
  3. rmastbro macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2009
    I had a problem opening mine also. I used the SIM tool from my 3GS and had to push really hard to open it.
  4. psywzrd macrumors 68030

    Feb 6, 2008
    Same here - took a ton of pressure to get it to pop open. Good thing you don't have to get in there very often. Kinda bummed that the iphone 4 didn't come with a SIM tool either - looks like you'll need a really small paper clip to fit in that hole.
  5. mouchoir macrumors 6502a

    Apr 29, 2004
    London, UK
    It does (or at least mine does) come with a SIM tool.
    It's in the white envelope with the instructions.
  6. RobNor macrumors 6502

    May 29, 2010
    Yes it's much harder to get out.Mine flew across the room when it finally came out
  7. elephunkman macrumors 65816

    Mar 27, 2010
    That sim card is really small though! I still have the ejector that came with the 3GS.
  8. psywzrd macrumors 68030

    Feb 6, 2008
    Really? I don't see it in mine. Is it so small that I could actually miss it?
  9. psywzrd macrumors 68030

    Feb 6, 2008
    Just verified that I definitely did not get a sim card tool and it doesn't even look like there's a place where there should have been one.

    Can anyone in the US confirm whether or not they got a sim card tool with theirs?
  10. hpnas macrumors member

    Mar 12, 2009
    Pretty sure mine didn't come with one either but I had my 3G one
  11. barroE macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2010
    i think yours didnt come with it, i saw some unboxings on youtube and all of the unboxings from america didnt have the eject tool but i saw an international unboxing and it had it so mabey some do and some dont?
  12. jyj macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2009
    definitely didn't get one with my phone.
  13. psywzrd macrumors 68030

    Feb 6, 2008
    Kinda cheesy that they didn't include them. Wonder why. I have a spare anyway but they're really easy to lose. Maybe they don't want people popping them out and putting t-mobile SIMs in there after unlocking;).
  14. zoman504 macrumors regular

    May 10, 2010
    I'm getting sick of all these absolute type threads. The iPhone 4 sim tray does open, nothings wrong with it (at least in general). I used a paperclip and it slid right out with ease. If you're having a problem, then state yours isn't opening, don't generalize it in the title.
  15. KingMike26 macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2010

    Damn bro chill out, he never said that all iPhones have this problem.
  16. atoksch61 macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2010
    If you are wondering why they made it this way, its becuase when you dropped your iphone 1st gen through 3rd gen after you dropped it many times it would say no sim installed. Tis helps stop that problem yes it will happen but not as often and may not ever happen to you.
  17. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2008
    Fort Collins Colorado
    U.S. iPhones didn't come with the ejector tool for the iPhone 4.
  18. BLOND37 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2008
    i been having the same problem with my 4 and 4s.. i got 4s out - flew across the room.. 4 still wont budge :((( dont wanna break it.. so i dunno.
  19. Brian Homer macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2011
    Just Push

    It's easy once you realise that you push into the hole rather than try to hook it out. If you push it pops out enough to grab it.
  20. BLOND37 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2008

    i was pushing.. i think cuz its never been opened it was stuck
  21. dave006 Contributor


    Jul 3, 2008
    Just West of East
    Not always. My iPhone 4 was very easy but my iPhone 4S was a very unfriendly player.

    It took quite a bit of pressure to get the SIM tray to open the iPhone 4S, lots of steady pressure.

  22. carolwayne903 macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2014
    Sim tray that does not open

    I had to use a paper clip that was thicker than a normal paperclip. It has to fill up the hole in order to make the tray come out.

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