Protect Your SIM Card

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It can be a very uncomfortable situation when you end up damaging your SIM card and it contains a lot of information that you have not yet backed up. For example, it may contain messages from people that you are trying to preserve because either it has a sentimental value or you simply want to refer back to them later on. It could also be that you opted not to save things on your phone and kept everything on your SIM card. Therefore, it is really important that you handle a SIM card with care, especially when it contains very important information.

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Here are some things that you can do in order to protect your SIM card:

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    Do not touch the portion that has the chips
    If you touch that and your hand happened to be wet, having some chemicals, or rough, it may damage the surface of the chips and will lead to the SIM card not functioning properly anymore. Be very careful when holding the SIM card and as much as possible, hold it from the edges instead and not on the flatter surface.
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  2. 2
    Keep the SIM card away from magnets
    The pull of the magnet may impact the microchips negatively, which may lead to loss of data and other important functions. It may also cause some data to get distorted or to become incomplete, in case the entire SIM card did not get destroyed.
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  3. 3
    Store in a proper container, in case you have to keep it outside of the cellphone
    Just like memory cards, SIM cards are best stored in a container when you have to store as compared to just letting it lie around on the table or drawer. Preventing it from rubbing with other materials will help a lot in preserving the life of SIM cards.
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  4. 4
    Avoid putting it under direct heat
    SIM cards are not that sensitive in terms of temperature but it will be common sense to think that too much of any temperature will be risky. Therefore, store it in a place in which sunshine cannot reach it directly.
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    Avoid removing and then reinserting the SIM card over and over again
    At some point, if you keep on dislodging and then putting the SIM card back again, that can cause damage.
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Categories : General Android Mobiles & Tablets | Tech

Recent edits by: VisiHow, Janice and kenny, Kaeybanez

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