Remove SIM Card - HTC Desire® 526

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 do's and don'ts.


  1. Ensure the device is powered off.
  2. From the USB port (located on the bottom edge) gently lift and remove the battery cover.
    Remove battery cover
  3. From the notch in lower edge of the battery compartment, lift then remove the battery.
    Remove battery
  4. Pull the SIM tray out.
    Pull the SIM tray out
  5. Remove the SIM from the tray.
    Note If applicable, refer to Insert the SIM Card.
    Remove SIM
  6. Insert the battery.
    Note Ensure that the connectors on the battery align with the connectors on the device.
    Insert battery
  7. Align the battery cover then gently press to snap the cover into place.
    Close battery cover