Swap SIM Cards on Your Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge

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Wanna Swap SIM Cards on Your Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge? Here's How

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge
Need to swap SIM the SIM card on your Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge. No worries, it's actually quite easy. Samsung

In a controversial move for fans of the Galaxy S line of smartphones, Samsung decided to get rid of the removable back cover of both the Galaxy S6 and its sleeker brother the S6 Edge. That means no more easily swappable battery and the loss of expandable memory via a replaceable microSD card. The new pair of S6 phones also get rid of the waterproof capability introduced with the Galaxy S5, though the new unibody design certainly looks nice. Time will tell if the shift in focus to style over old-school substance will pay off. In the meantime, Samsung at least kept one useful feature often touted by Android phones, the ability to swap your SIM card. If you’re a jetsetter who values SIM card swapping when going to other countries, here’s a quick step-by-step guide on how to make the switch for either phone.

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Where's the SIM Card on a Samsung Galaxy S6?

Location of SIM Card on Samsung Galaxy S6
Here's how you change the SIM card on your Samsung Galaxy S6. Samsung

For the standard Samsung Galaxy S6, the key in accessing its SIM card is, well, that soda can pop top-looking key that comes with the phone. Otherwise, you can try using a folded-out paper clip if you don’t have the S6 key for some reason. Oh yeah, make sure your phone is powered off. Hey, better to be safe than sorry. Once you’re all set, check out the right-hand edge of the S6. Just beneath the power button, you’ll see the microSD slot, albeit in the closed position. To open it, you’ll need to use that little, itty-bitty tiny hole right next to it. Just take the aforementioned key or paper clip then stick it in there. This will cause the slot top open, giving you access to the SIM tray. If you’ve already got a SIM Card in there, just take it out and place your new card to mimic the position of the one you just took out. If it doesn’t have a SIM card, just note the shape of the tray to figure out how to position your new card. One of the corners should have a diagonal pattern that matches the slant on your card. The only thing you need to make sure is that your SIM card’s gold-colored contact points are facing downward. Line the card up with the tray, push the tray back inside the phone and you’re all set.

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Where's the SIM Card on a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge?

Location of SIM Card on Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Here's how you quickly change the SIM card on your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Samsung

Changing the SIM card on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is pretty much the same process as the Galaxy S6. The only difference is the location of the slot. Once again, you’ll need to the get that key that looks like a soda can ring from the original packaging of your phone (hopefully you kept it.) Otherwise, you can try using a folded-out paper clip, which should work the same way. Once again, make sure your phone is powered off, just to be safe. Once you’re all set, check out the top part of the S6. Due to the edged screen of the S6 Edge, it doesn’t have space for the SIM slot on its sides. Instead, the tray is located on the top left-hand side of the phone (when viewed from the front). Like the S6, you’ll need to use that little, itty-bitty tiny hole right next to it. Just take the aforementioned key or paper clip then stick it in there. This will cause the slot top open, giving you access to the SIM tray. If you’re not sure how to insert your new SIM card, just look at the shape of the tray to figure out the proper orientation for the card. Like the S6, you’ll have one corner with a diagonal pattern that matches the slant on your card. Then make sure that your SIM card’s gold-colored contact points are facing toward the bottom of the tray. Line the card up with the tray, push the tray back inside the phone and you’re good to go.

Looking for more cover or SIM card tutorials? Check out our tips for a bunch of other phones like the Samsung Galaxy S5, LG G Flex 2 plus several other smartphones.