SIM Card - Inserting/Removing - Samsung Galaxy S® III
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SIM Card - Inserting/Removing - Samsung Galaxy S® III

Instructions on inserting/removing your SIM can help with activation issues/errors, browser connection problems, and a blank/frozen screen. Our Troubleshooting Assistant can help you with other device issues if you aren't currently using the tool.

Note Do not attempt to insert or remove the SIM card with the battery still installed in the device. Doing so can harm the SIM card and/or the device.

Insert the SIM Card
Remove the SIM Card

 

Insert the SIM Card

  1. Press and hold the Power button.
    Power button
  2. Select Power off.
  3. Select OK.
  4. Remove the battery cover.
    Note Utilizing the provided slot, carefully lift then detach the cover.
    Remove battery cover
  5. With the gold contacts facing down and the notch located in the upper-left, insert the SIM card as shown.
    Note Press in on the card until it locks into place (figure 3).
    Insert SIM card
  6. Replace the battery cover then press in on the cover to lock it into place.
    Replace battery cover

 

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Remove the SIM Card

  1. Press and hold the Power button.
    Power button
  2. Select Power off.
  3. Select OK.
  4. Remove the battery cover.
    Note Utilizing the provided slot, carefully lift then detach the cover.
    Remove battery cover
  5. Remove the battery.
    Remove the battery
  6. Press in then remove the SIM card as shown.
    Remove SIM card

 

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Last Modified: December 11, 2013
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