Insert SIM Card - Nexus 7

Instructions on inserting/removing your SIM can help with activation issues/errors, browser connection problems, and a blank/frozen screen.

Caution Caution:

  • Don't attempt to insert the SIM card while the device is powered on. Doing so may harm the SIM card and/or the device.
  • Don't modify or alter your SIM card. Refer to these additional 4G SIM card tips and tricks.


  1. Ensure the device is powered off.
  2. Locate the SIM cover on the right hand side of the tablet.
    Note Utilize the insertion and removal tool to open then slide out the SIM card tray.
  3. With the gold contacts facing up, insert the card notched end first into the SIM card slot.
    Note Gently press in to latch card into place and avoid touching the gold contacts as much as possible.
  4. Align the cover and gently press it into place.


Related Topic: Remove the SIM Card