Before starting, make sure you have a SIM removal tool and the new SIM card you wish to insert. It is advisable to power off the handset before removing or inserting a SIM card.
Can I remove my SIM card while my phone is on?
Yes, it is safe to remove or insert into your SIM card when your phone is on. Older phone models may automatically restart the phone after removing/inserting the SIM card, but this will not cause any damage.
What happens if you take your SIM card out while your phone is on?
The SIM card is what connects your phone to the mobile or cellular service provider’s network. Therefore, if the SIM card is removed, the phone will no longer be able to connect to that network. This means no ability to make phone calls or send SMS text messages and also no cellular data either.
Will switching SIM cards mess up my phone?
Nope, it won’t affect anything as long as the new phone is compatible with VZW’s network.
Will I lose my text messages if I remove my SIM card?
Absolutely no, you won’t lose your text messages if you remove your sim card from your phone be it a feature phone, android phone or even the iPhone. This question is similar to if i switch my sim card to a different phone will text messages be on it.
Does switching SIM cards delete pictures?
Your Camera roll will not be deleted if you change sim.
Is it bad to constantly switch SIM cards?
Yes the repeated swapping a SIM between phones can eventually cause damage to the SIM. The damage is because of the contacts receiving pressure and other forces applied to them and can be damaged eventually.
What do I do if my SIM card won’t come out?
Using a cotton swab with a touch of alcohol can really clear grime from the crevasses as well. Use a paper clip or ejection tool to press the eject button and ideally the tray will function again. If this fails, turn the phone upside down so the tray is facing the ground and press the ejection button several times.
How do you remove a SIM card?
- Turn off your phone.
- Find the small hole for the SIM card tray.
- Insert the SIM ejection tool that comes with the phone into the hole and push firmly but gently until the tray pops out.
- Remove the tray and the SIM card on it.
- Carefully re-position the tray in the slot and push it gently back into the phone.