Remove SIM Card on iPad

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An iPad is a family of Tablet computers created and marketed by Apple, Inc., which run Apple's iOS. The first ever iPad was released on April 3, 2010. An iPad has many features, like taking photos, shooting videos, playing games and music, and performing internet tasks like emailing and web-browsing. A Tablet is a very delicate device that needs to be handled with care especially when it comes to its parts or devices. In this article we will show you how to remove, re-insert or replace the SIM card of your iPad. Some might be locked to a specific network, especially if you purchased your iPad from a network provider, but if your iPad is not locked in to any network, then you can just as easily change your SIM with another network's, or if you just simply want to change your card number, then here is how you can replace your SIM.

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What is a SIM Card?

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A SIM (subscriber identity module) is a unified circuit which tightly stores the mobile subscriber identity and the connected key used to recognize and validate subscribers on mobile phones. A SIM circuit is rooted into a detachable plastic card. This plastic card is called SIM card and can be moved among dissimilar phones or other devices. A SIM card is comprised of its distinctive serial number, mobile subscriber identity, safety validation and symbolic information, brief data connected to your local network, a directory of the services the user has admission to and two code words: a PIN (personal identification number) and PUK (personal unblocking code).

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Different SIM Card Sizes

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    Full-size SIM.
    This could be used on all USB modems, Apple iPhone 3GS, pocket WiFi modems, cellular phones and many more.
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    Micro size SIM.
    This could be used on Apple iPad, iPhone 4 or 4S, HTC, Sony Xperia, and many more.
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    Nano size SIM.
    This could be used on iPad mini and iPhone 5, 5S or 5C.
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    Your iPad should come with a SIM removal tool, which looks like a hair pin.
    Use this to pin or push the SIM tray to eject. If you are familiar with the CD/DVD emergency eject button on computers, it works the same way. You have to use the removal tool to push the SIM tray.
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    The SIM tray should then be ejected or come out from the iPad.
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    You can take out your SIM from the tray, or if the tray doesn't have a SIM, then you can put your SIM on the tray or replace the SIM.
    Then put the tray back in the iPad carefully and slowly push it in again.
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    You are now able to remove the SIM and replace or reinsert it.
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Recent edits by: Lynn, Adrian Penaflor, Pia Marie Villamante

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