Phone Transfer

How to Transfer SIM Card to New iPhone 14/15

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2023-09-25 / Update for  Transfer

Get the new iPhone 15/14 and wonder how to transfer SIM card to new iPhone? A SIM card is necessary for your network connectivity, and it should be transferred quickly whenever you buy a new phone. In this post, we will share some simple ways regarding putting an old SIM card in a new iPhone.

Part 1: Do I Need to Transfer SIM Card to New iPhone

Yes, you have to transfer the SIM card whenever you buy the new phone so you can make and answer phone calls, etc. Also, you won't be able to connect with a network on your new iPhone if you don't have a SIM in it.

Notice that iPhone does not store any contacts on SIM card, so besides you transfer SIM card to new iPhone, you also need to transfer the contacts, which we will introduce in the below content.

Part 2: How to Transfer SIM Card from iPhone to New iPhone

To transfer SIM card to new iPhone is very easy. Use the SIM ejector tool to take out the SIM tray, take out the card and insert the SIM in the marked position on your new iPhone and wait for a while until the iPhone detects your SIM. (SIM tray on some iPhones is on the left side.)

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This is how you can easily move SIM to new iPhone. Before doing that, easpecially when you transfer SIM from Android to iPhone, don't forget to see the size of your SIM because there are three different sizes available: standard, micro and nano. The iPhone 13 and other new iPhones use nano-sized SIM. You can easily adjust it using a SIM cutter if needed.

Part 3: How to Transfer Phone Number to New iPhone without SIM Card

When it comes to transferring the SIM card, many people care about their phone numbers. Keep in mind that moving the SIM to a new phone doesn't mean moving all the information from the old iPhone. So if you are looking for how to transfer phone number to new iPhone without SIM card, we recommend using Tenorshare iCareFone.

iCareFone can not only transfer contacts, photos, music and other data between iDevices, but also backup and restore your data.

  • Download the latest version of iCareFone on your computer. Now, connect your old iPhone with the PC.

  • Open the iCareFone software and click the "Manage" option.

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  • You will see different file types on your screen, select the "Contacts" option.
  • All your contacts on the old iPhone will be listed there, select them all and click on the "Export" option on the top. Wait for a few seconds to finish the export process.

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  • Now connect your new iPhone and follow the same steps, but click on "Import" option this time.
  • Choose the file you just export, and within a few minutes, your phone number will be transferred to the new devices.

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Part 4: FAQs on SIM Card iPhone

1. Do I Put My SIM Card in the New iPhone Before Transferring Data?

Since the iPhone doesn't store contacts or other data in the SIM card, you are free to transfer data before or after you take out your SIM and insert it into the new iPhone.

2. How to Transfer a SIM Card from Android to iPhone?

You don't need to follow any complicated steps to transfer your SIM card from Android to iPhone. It is the same as what we have said above. But be careful to see if your Android SIM card size is suitable for your iPhone SIM tray or not. If not, go to the Apple store and let the staff help cut it down.

3. How to Move Contacts from SIM Card to iPhone?

If you used an Android phone which supports saving contacts on SIM card, you can easily move these contactss from SIM card to your new iPhone. Put that SIM to your iPhone, and go to Settings > Contacts > Import SIM Contacts.


We know how to transfer SIM card to new iPhone is not a difficult task. Fot the important contacts, you can use Tenorshare iCareFone, a simple yet effective tool to transfer between devices. You can also check our FAQs section, where we have explained more things in detail.

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