How to Open Sim Card Slot without a SIM tool

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Have you been in a situation where you failed to open a sim card slot on a phone? Well you aren’t the only one who has been in a situation where you had no idea how to open SIM card slot without a SIM tool.

This may seem like an obvious thing to do but it can prove to be quite difficult especially if you have just purchased a new phone and aren’t familiar with its many functions and parts.

Here’s how to open sim card slot in any phone.

There are plenty of tiny objects that can get the job done easily.

How to Open an iPhone SIM Card Without an Ejector Tool
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If you have just purchased a new phone I recommend that you check the phone box in which the phone was delivered.

Some telecom companies such as Apple provide their customers with SIM card removal tools that are packaged together with the phone.

This may however vary based on the country and network provider.

If you have an iPhone I would recommend you use the iPhone SIM card ejector tools that come with the iPhone on the iPhone box.

This will be a much easier way to open the SIM card slot.

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Use these items to open SIM card slot.

It is worth noting that the diameter of the hole used to open a sim card slot is quite tiny.

In as much as there are hundreds of tiny objects you could use to open the sim card slot, you will require a narrow and sturdy object to open sim card slots.

Caution: Please use extreme care when opening the SIM card slot as you might end of piercing your skin or causing damage to your device altogether.

 

How do I open the SIM card slot on my phone?

The following objects have proven very effective when it comes to open sim card slots.

Paper Clip

Safety Pin

Earrings

Staple/Thumbtack

Toothpick

Fishing hook

How to Open Sim Card Slot with a Paper Clip

A paper clip is probably the easiest and most convenient way to open a SIM card slot if you don’t have a SIM removal tool.

It is also one of the most recommended ways on how to open a sim card slot without a SIM tool.

It is probably because of the availability of paper clips. We can all access paper clips with ease around our homes and places of work.

You can start with a small or medium sized paper clip and work your way upwards.

Simply unfold one straight side and make sure that it’s sticking out.

Now head over to the SIM card ejector hole and stick the paper clip into the SIM card ejector hole as far as it will go.

Once the paper clip is in the hole, use your thumb to press firmly until the SIM card slot or tray comes out.

It should protrude out slowly and not just pop out.

For those wondering how to open iPhone SIM card tray with a paper clip, simply follow the steps above and you should be good to go.

 

How to Open SIM Card slot with Safety Pin

Use this tiny object with extreme caution as it may harm you if used carelessly.

Make sure to use the smallest and tiniest safety pin possible since they come in varying sizes.

How to Open SIM Card Slot with Earrings

Yes you read that right. That earring can do more than just decorate your face and enhance your appearance.

To use the earring, simply take off the earring back which is usually sharp and insert the post into the SIM card tray hole.

Also take caution when using the earring since using extreme force could end up damaging your earrings. Most earrings are soft and could easily bend when extreme force is exerted on them.

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How to Open SIM Card Slot with a Staple/Thumbtack

The best tool to open a SIM card tray without a SIM tool may be closer than you think.

A stable is one of those rather ubiquitous objects you will find lying around your office and home, most times on the floor.

They come in all shapes and sizes but one thing for sure is that they all can help you open your SIM card tray.

Simply pick up one of those stables and stick the sharp pints into your SIM card ejector hole as far as it can go.

When the stable is in the hole, use your thumb to press firmly until the SIM card slot/tray comes out.

Using Toothpick to remove SIM Card

It must be pretty obvious to you now that close to any can be used to open SIM card slot provided it’s sharp and pointy.

Most toothpicks are a bit wider than the SIM card ejector holes of some phone types.

The average toothpick for instance, is a little too wide for the iPhone SIM card ejector hole so you might want to first whittle away parts of the toothpick such that it can easily be introduced into your SIM card tray.

You can then carefully stick it into your SIM card ejector hole and press firmly with your thumb until the SIM card slot protrudes out.

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How to Open SIM card Tray with Fishing hook

Should you find yourself on a boat cruise somewhere on the ocean and need to make an emergency SIM swap, look no further than your fishing hook next to you.

Fishing hooks come in varying sizes and shapes but will always get the job done quite well.

This will save you the feeling of helplessness and also keep your mind from being stressed out wondering how to open SIM card slot without SIM tools.

 

How do I open my SD card slot without the tool?

To open your SD card slot without the tool simply choose one of the items we have discussed above such as the toothpick and follow the steps to open your SD card.

I have also been asked many times by many of my clients how to open SIM card slot on Samsung and Huawei.

Please note that the objects discussed above will help you open SIM card slots on literally any phone including the iPhone 6.

 

Conclusion

You have probably realized that any sharp and tiny objects can help you eject the tray from the side of the phone with ease.

Just exercise extreme caution when using these items such that you don’t hurt yourself in the process.

What has your experience been opening your SIM Card slot?

Are you wondering what to do if your SIM card tray wont open?

Let me know in the comments below.

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