How to cut your micro SIM card to transform it into a nano SIM?

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The standards of SIM cards evolve at the same time as the design of our smartphones, always thinner. If you've recently changed your phone or are planning to do so, here's how to cut your SIM card so that it's finally the right size. 

Have you just changed your mobile and you realize that your old SIM card no longer fits the new model? Whether you have a miniSIM card (the biggest one) and want to upgrade to a microSIM or nanoSIM, don't panic, you can do it yourself!



Why cut the SIM card you say? It is simply a question of responding to a certain impatience. Some users want to use their new smartphone immediately. If, for example, you received one as a gift at Christmas but you do not have the corresponding SIM card, this can prevent you from waiting for a new card to be sent by the operator. It also saves you the queues in store. Only your dexterity will make the difference here.

Disclaimer : you do this manipulation knowing the risks involved and TechnologiesTips or the editor are not responsible for any problems you may encounter. We give the method but you are responsible for handling. We insist on the fact that this maneuver involves risks for your SIM card.

The different sizes of SIM cards

How to turn a SIM card into a nano-SIM with a pair of scissors

To avoid blind pruning and end up with a gripe of unusable SIM, follow these steps carefully:

  • Download the cutting plan proposed here by the iClarified site
  • Print the plan on A4 sheet in 100%
  • Place your SIM card on the correct diagram (depending on what you want) with double-sided tape
  • Draw the lines with a ruler and a pen
  • Carefully cut out the SIM card following the lines (be careful, this is the most delicate step)
  • Lightly sand the edges with sandpaper

If you follow these steps correctly and are careful, you should be fine. If you have to cut out a small part of the yellow chip, don't worry, that shouldn't stop it from working. For those who on the contrary want to switch from a small model of SIM to a larger one, know that there are adapters.



Adapters to enlarge SIMs

  • Read also: How to easily unlock your Android smartphone

Tell us if you have already done the manipulation such MacGiver and if it has resulted in success or failure. We repeat it one last time, if you have doubts about your accuracy, your equipment or your dexterity, do not!



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