How to insert a SIM card in your Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

How to insert a SIM card in your Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
So you just got a brand new iPhone... what do you do first?

Well, plug in your SIM card, of course. It's a simple task, but if you're switching from an old phone, you might not be used to the new nano SIM card format or the SIM tray where you have to insert that SIM card.

First, you'd need to make sure that you have the right size SIM card. 

Since you need the smallest, nano-sized SIM card you can go to a carrier store where customer reps will cut it for you, or you can do it yourself following our simple step-by-step guide here.

Once you have the right size SIM card, you need a SIM ejector tool (a paperclip or a safety pin would do as well). With all those tools at hand, you're ready to get started. Follow the steps below to change or insert a new SIM card in your iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (you use the same technique to insert a SIM card in the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, iPhone SE and earlier iPhones).

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34 Comments

2. tywinlannister

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 24, 2015

IphoneArena.

17. dangchitrung

Posts: 89; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

Fret not! Tomorrow there will be a "featured" article to guide iphone users how to say "Siri", instead of usual "Bhaaaaahh".

29. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

hahahaha!

39. MSi_GS70 unregistered

how to turn phone on :D

43. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

LMFAO xD

3. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

I already bought the iPhone 6s at launch, but thanks for this tutorial, now I can finally use it.

4. izeKK

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Tutorial for monkeys, but it's an iPhone so it may help a lot of Apple customers

25. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

still not helpfull.. they should explain each step more sloowwwly in 30minutes long video,. and if they failed to follow the instruction, they can ask help on apple store, ask them to insert the simcard, and pay $200

5. hafini_27

Posts: 944; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Super slow news day?

40. MSi_GS70 unregistered

Parena stagnating

6. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Do "How to turn on and off your iPhone 6S" and "How to change volume on your iPhone 6S" next.

7. Nopers unregistered

SMH Victor H. This is where leaks, rumours and tech news is posted. Everyone here and their Granny can do this.

8. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3938; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

WHY PA? I don't think anyone who owns a smartphone wouldn't be able to figure out how to insert the sim on their own, also there's the manual lol.

12. dubaiboy78

Posts: 442; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Hey iclonearena, we are waiting for you news on how to charge iclone pls

13. tacarat

Posts: 851; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

1. Buy AppleCare 2. Go to the genius bar 3. ??? 4. Get sent to your carrier No profit

14. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

21. QuasarExod

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 29, 2016

Unexpected this would happen??

27. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

looks like he's frustated because he fail to follow those instructions :D

15. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

This article is very useful, i can't even

22. QuasarExod

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 29, 2016

even what??

30. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

I accidentally the whole phone, is that bad?

16. alumoyo

Posts: 390; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

I've always tried to ignore and dismiss all those comments that accuse phonearena of churning out stories just to keep iphone on the front page - I've TRIED my best to ignore it, but you guys aren't making it easy PA!

18. gaming64

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

When phoneArena goes full retard.

19. AViator

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

wait, what?!

20. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

The phone is almost 2 years old! What's wrong with phone arena?

23. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

CLICKBAIT! PA is getting worse day by day, think end of 2016 PA will only contain Apple news! Now i am pretty sure that PA is paid by Apple to write these kind of articles......it's getting obvious!

24. Modest_Moze

Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 23, 2015

WHY SO MANY STEPS??? I'M STILL CONFUSED.

28. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

instruction unclear, my iPhone 6s turn into S7 edge plus now.. any help?

33. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Apparently you had an upgrade.

31. jas0n

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 01, 2016

what the fcuk is this?? apple has had the nano SIM since the iphone 5. is this for real? phonearena actually published this? wait wait, i have one...so you just got your new galaxy s7. you might be wondering how to plug your headphones in. let me write 4 paragraphs and take a dozen pictures to show you how.

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