Insert SIM Card and Battery on Samsung Galaxy S5

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Method 1

Hi, you're watching VisiHow. Today we are going to show you how to take the battery out of your Samsung Galaxy S5 mini or full size Galaxy S5, it is the same process.

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    Basically, what we are going to do is put our finger in this little slot here on the back and we are just going to pop that open.
    Just apply steady pressure, you don't have to twist or pull too hard. Remember, it is waterproof, So you do want to make sure you are not really flexing it.
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    And there you can see got your battery in the phone and you've got your SIM card here.
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    With the battery.
    There's a little notch. You literally just put your finger in there and pull up and out it comes.
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    Once your battery is out of the phone you have reset it.
    It's turned off. So when you put the battery back in and turn the phone back on, any applications you may have had running that created a problem or weren't functioning properly, you will be able to get those started up again.
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    That is how you take your battery in an out of the Galaxy S5.
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    It is the same process, more or less, for an S4 or an S3.
    Take the cover off, pop the battery out, wait a little bit, pop the battery back in, and then you can restart it.
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    Let's go ahead and get this closed up.
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    Let's turn this back on and make sure that everything is fine.
    There we go. Everything is fine. Working great. So, thanks very much for watching VisiHow have a great day and we will see you in our next video.
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Video: Insert SIM Card and Battery on Samsung Galaxy S5

Method 2

Samsung's most powerful for 2014 has arrived! Samsung Galaxy S5 is packed with one of the most powerful processor, camera and health features. We have all the tutorials, instructions and tips on how to get the most out of your phone on this Category:All About Samsung Galaxy S5

If this is your first switch to a Samsung Galaxy device, you may have known that the battery on your device can be replaced. If you also want to replace or put a SIM card on your device, you need to remove the back cover, then the battery to change your SIM cards. To install a SIM card and a battery on your Galaxy S5, follow these procedures:

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Insert the SIM card and battery on Samsung Galaxy S5

Inserting the battery and SIM card on your Samsung Galaxy S5 is easy. If you want to insert the battery and the SIM card on your Samsung Galaxy S5, follow these procedures:

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    Before starting, make sure that all progress and files on your device may get deleted or corrupted if no proper shutdown is down.
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    Remove Samsung Galaxy S5's back cover by starting to carefully lift from the gap on the upper-left part of your phone's back.
    Carefully run your fingers counter-clockwise until you successfully opened the back cover.
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    • Make sure that you do this step carefully so as not to damage the back cover nor yourself.
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    When the back cover has been completely removed, insert the SIM card into the SIM card slot.
    Make sure that the copper contacts of the SIM card faces downwards so they will touch the phone's SIM card reader's copper contacts.
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    • Samsung Galaxy S5 uses a micro SIM card.
    • If you are using a smaller SIM card (Nano SIM card), you can use a SIM card adapter for Nano SIM to Micro SIM so it would fit into your Samsung Galaxy S5.
    • If you are using a bigger SIM card (Mini SIM), you can refer to the illustration on Image:Cut Mini and Micro SIM.png. Follow the first line that says Mini-SIM (2FF) to MicroSIM (3FF)
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    When you have properly and securely inserted the SIM card, insert the battery to your Galaxy S5.
    Start by connecting the gold-coloured contacts of your battery to the battery contacts of your phone then gently put the battery in place.
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    • Make sure that you use Samsung-approved battery to ensure longevity and battery quality.
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    Put the back cover again.
    Gently put the back cover on your phone and push the all the sidings until the back cover is tightly closed. Make sure that the space for the camera is aligned with the camera so that it will not cover nor damage the camera's glass protector.
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    You have just successfully learned how to insert the SIM card and the battery on your Samsung Galaxy S5.
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Remove the SIM card and battery on Samsung Galaxy S5

If you want to remove your SIM card or your battery, follow these procedures:

  1. 1
    Before starting, make sure that all progress and files on your device may get deleted or corrupted if no proper shutdown is down.
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    Remove Samsung Galaxy S5's back cover by starting to carefully lift from the gap on the upper-left part of your phone's back.
    Carefully run your finger counter-clockwise until you successfully opened the back cover.
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    • Make sure that you do this step carefully so as not to damage the back cover nor yourself.
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    When the back cover has been completely removed, pullout the battery from the small gap on the lower part as indicated below.
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    Press the micro SIM card using your finger then pull it out to completely remove the SIM card.
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    You have just successfully learned how to remove the SIM card and the battery on your Samsung Galaxy S5.
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Tips and tricks

  • Make sure that you use Samsung-approved batteries. Low-quality batteries may drain fast or may explode and damage your phone.
  • Make sure that you use Samsung-approved covers. Using of replacement covers may not perfectly fit to the phone and may cause damage to the clips, camera mount, or the heartbeat monitor.
  • Do not insert a memory card into the micro SIM slot. If this happens, bring the device to the nearest Samsung Service Center. Do not try to remove it yourself so you won't cause damage on your device.
  • Support of the inserted SIM card will depend on your phone's network lock status. If your phone is locked to a certain network or region, then non-supported SIM may not be recognized. If this is the case, you need to ask the help of experienced phone technicians to unlock your Galaxy S5 to other networks.

Questions and Answers

SIM card is showing not provisioned?

Just received new replacement phone in mail as mine was stolen and it is saying that SIM card is not provisioned, what do I need to do

For most phones, you will need to take the SIM card out, call your carrier up, and read the long number on the SIM card. If there is no number, you will have to visit your carrier office with your passport (the passport is applicable only for some countries). The carrier must activate the SIM card manually in the database. Some carriers, for example, Vodafone in UK, can process your SIM card requests online.

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For iPhone devices, you may want to connect to your computer, either through the cable or WiFi and wait. This means that Apple and your carrier servers have not authenticated your phone and SIM card and you are either in a queue or cannot connect to Apple servers.

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It is also possible that the contacts of the SIM card are not touching the ones of the phone well. Try to reinsert the SIM card so that it sits snugly.

I have a local SIM card from my own country. It is too big to fit. Do I have to buy a smaller one?

Do I have to buy an international SIM?

If your SIM card is too big, it's likely not a micro SIM. Go to your carrier's nearest store and get a micro SIM from them. Some carriers charge a small fee for a new SIM card, though, so keep that in mind.

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My SIM card won't go into the slot?

It is as if it is too wide and deep?

The current SIM card sizes are standard, micro, and nano. Your SIM card might be the standard size, which is bigger than the microSD used in Samsung Galaxy S5. To reduce the size, you will have to visit an office of your carrier to get a replacement. You will preserve the phone number, but you will lose any contacts stored on the SIM card. Therefore, if you have any contacts on the SIM card, copy them off it by using your older phone, if you still have it, before visiting the office.

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Replaced my Galaxy S5, and old SIM card says "SIM not provisioned MM#2"?

I was hoping that the SIM card from my old phone (both are Galaxy S5) would hold my contacts data and other data that wasn't saved to the SD card. Am I able to use the old SIM card in the new phone?

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I have a Galaxy S5, just got it from a friend, it has a clean IMEI, maybe 4 months old T-Mobile, when I put my SIM card from my S3 T-Mobile it will not read SIM, when I try to put in mobile network manually it tells me insert SIM to axis mobile networks?

T-Mobile S5 unlocked phone and I am putting my SIM from T-Mobile S3

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I can't get the back cover off so I can install battery and SIM card (the picture in the article is not clear)?

How do I do this? I just got the phone today.

We added a video tutorial to the article. Please scroll up and click the play icon on the video. At 0:30, you are shown how to remove the back cover.

My phone has died (Samsung S4). I use Verizon. Can I put the SIM card into a new phone by myself?

My son has a Samsung phone too. and I want to be able to use the info on the broken phone. Will I lose all the info if I put it into a new one?. I have tried: Battery is dead on my phone, so it will not charge.. I think it was caused by: Bad port for electricity

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With the SIM card does the AT&T symbol face up or down?

When inserting the SIM card does the AT&T symbol face up or down?

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I'm trying to remove the battery?

My phone seems to be frozen and a friend said I should remove the battery. Nervous about breaking it

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Is the place where I try to open the back the same rubber slot where I turn on the phone?

Am I to flick the rubber button where I turn on the phone up and then try to pull the phone apart. I have tried: Tried to pull up the rubber seal where I turn on the phone

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Thanks I am OK now...I have obtain a new simcrd before I proceed further?

I have sorted the initial problem that I had, now I have to visit the Telecom shop and get a new SIM card and see how I go from there.... Thank you very much for your offer but at the moment I am OK.... Also sorry I only noticed you message when I returned to my computer.... . Cheers...

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