TUTO How to turn your SIM card into a micro SIM or nano SIM
[TUTO] How to turn your SIM card into a micro SIM or nano SIM ?
You may have already changed your phone while keeping your old SIM card and ended up with a SIM card that doesn’t fit. SIM card, micro SIM, nano SIM as many different sizes as our smartphones have’do not always accept. It is therefore sometimes necessary to tinker a little to adapt your old SIM card on your new phone.
What is the purpose of the SIM card? ?
The SIM card stands for Subscriber Identity Module, which means that it is the only card that can be used for the user’is a chip that contains a microcontroller and memory. C’It is a little like the chip of the “mini SIM”’a bank card. The SIM card is inserted in smartphones, tablets, connected watches in order to be able to use it’to obtain a telephone connection allowing to phone or to surf on internet.
On the chip of the SIM card are present all the information of the mobile phone’This format does not allow the telephone operator to use it’identification of the card’The dimensions of the Micro SIM card are’mobile device. It is therefore possible to connect to different communication networks such as GSM, UMTS and LTE. On the SIM card are also stored information such as the phonebook of the phone’The SIM card is inserted in smartphones, tablets, connected watches in order to be able to access the subscriber’s various contacts and phone numbers.
The different formats of SIM card ?
There are four main SIM card formats, three of which are commonly used. The dimensions below will be in the same size as the chip’descending order from the largest SIM card to the smallest SIM card.
- The SIM card called “Full Size”, c’This is the credit card format, which resembles the old phone cards used in telephone booths. This format does not require a’The SIM card is no longer used because of its restrictive dimensions:
Length: 85.60 mm, Width: 53.98 mm, Thickness: 0.76 mm.
- The standard SIM card, that the’we find under the name mini SIM, c’is the most commonly used format for mobile devices and its dimensions are :
Length : 25,00 mm, Width : 15,00 mm, Thickness : 0,76 mm.
- The Micro SIM card began to be marketed in the 2000s in Japan. This format is backwards compatible with the SIM card, it is not a problem’that is, when the’you can reuse the Micro SIM on a phone adapted to a mini SIM, using an adapter. The micro SIM was developed to allow the miniaturization of mobile devices. C’It is in 2010 that this format is widely developed by Apple. The dimensions of the Micro SIM card are :
Length: 15.00 mm, Width: 12.00 mm, Thickness: 0.76 mm.
- The latest is the nano SIM which was submitted by Apple to further reduce the size of the devices. The nano SIM card is reduced by 30%, its dimensions are: Length 12.30 mm, Width 8.80 mm, Thickness: 0.67 mm.
Advice before cutting your SIM or micro SIM card
You must be aware of the risks you will take if you make a mistake when cutting your SIM card. The editor of the’The author of this article will not be held responsible for any material damage related to the use of the SIM card’use of the SIM card’article. Because, it is possible that the SIM card is no longer usable, if you attack the microcontroller.
For more security you can find on the internet templates to print that you can cut out. With this template you can draw your cutting plan on your mini SIM card. This will allow you to use the card’have the’The latest is the nano SIM, which was submitted by Apple to further reduce the size of the devices and the orientation of the cut to minimize the risk of damage’error, which will be fatal to your SIM card.
Why adapt yourself a SIM card in micro SIM card?
When the’When you change your cell phone, you may find yourself with a SIM card (known as a mini SIM) that does not fit into your mobile phone’The SIM card is not adapted in its new device. If you want to reduce the size of the SIM card and switch to a micro SIM, there is a solution that you can follow. This solution will allow you not to wait for the change of SIM card, you can do it quickly from home.
And then, when the’When you go to a store at a telephone operator, you often have to wait a long time before seeing a consultant.
The transformation of the SIM card’The most recent is the nano SIM which was submitted by Apple to further reduce the size of the devices, the orientation of the cut to minimize the risk of damage to the SIM card. L’objective is to cut only the plastic part that surrounds the SIM card, you must not touch the chip otherwise you may not be able to use it. You have to be very careful about what you do.
Respect perfectly the dimensions of’a micro SIM card, so that your card fits easily into your phone.
Let’s recall the dimensions of the Micro SIM card so as not to make a mistake’mistake:
- Length: 15.00 m.
- Width: 12.00 mm.
- Thickness: 0.76 mm.
How to transform a SIM card into a nano SIM card ?
The principle of transformation of’a mini SIM card in nano SIM remains the same. On the other hand, the’thickness of the two cards’is not the same. It may be that your mobile is not’does not accept the future nano SIM card cut out by you.
Let’s remember the dimensions of the Nano SIM card so as not to make a mistake’mistake: