If you’re reading this guide you’re probably thinking about using your existing SIM card inside a brand new shiny iPhone SE. If you do in fact have the wrong sized card don’t panic! This handy guide will help you identify and resize your existing SIM card.
Apple’s latest handset announcement, the iPhone SE is made up of some pretty powerful hardware that’s packed into a much smaller and compact exterior than its larger siblings, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S. The slim and minimalistic design does not stop on the surface – even the components have been fitted to take up as little room as possible. The Apple iPhone SE uses a 4FF slot, which is also known as a Nano SIM.
Which type of SIM do I have?
We’ve come a long way since the days of the 2FF (see the image below) though many smartphones still use them. If you’re an owner of a 2FF SIM card it will have a height of 25mm and a width of 15mm. You should be able to notice quite a bit of space above the metal chip. If your SIM card measures 15mm by 12mm it means that you have the 3FF variation, which we like to call a Micro SIM. Now if you already have a SIM card that is 12.3mm tall and 8.8mm wide then you already own the correct size and can go get yourself a nice stylish case.
How to get a nano-SIM card?
You can request a nano SIM card from your mobile network operator or if you want to get one quicker you can cut a larger SIM down to size yourself with a SIM cutter. You can always use a SIM card adaptor to fit the SIM back into a phone that takes a micro SIM or standard SIM, but odds are you won’t need to.