Google Pixel 3a - Remove SIM Card

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 remove 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.
  • Insert or remove the nano SIM card into or from the tray with the gold contacts facing the back of the phone.


  1. Insert the SIM removal tool into the hole in the SIM tray.
    NoteThe SIM tray is located on the upper-left edge of the phone.
    insert sim tool
  2. Press in until the tray ejects.
    remove sim tray from phone
  3. Remove SIM card from the tray.
    Note If applicable, refer to Insert SIM Card.
    Remove sim


Note Check out these interactive demos (Pixel 3a or Pixel 3a XL) for more info.