Before moving on to the actual action, that is, before going to find out how to insert SIM into Samsung tablet, there is some preliminary information that it is my duty to give you to make sure that everything goes smoothly.
For starters, check that type of SIM is required for your tablet. To find out, take a look at the sales package of the device or the manual contained within it, you should find the information in question reported there. Alternatively, you can try to search the technical data sheet of your tablet on the Net and identify, among the various details provided, those relating to the type of SIM required.
In any case, keep in mind that the most popular SIM formats at the moment, as well as those most used on Samsung-branded terminals, are the Micro-SIM (3FF), which measures 15mm x 12mm x 0.76mm, and the Nano-SIM (4FF), which instead measures 12.3mm × 8.8mm × 0.67mm, but there are also Samsung tablet models that use the Mini-SIM (2FF) 25mm x 15mm x 0.76mm.
If the SIM format in your possession is not compatible with the one required for your tablet, you can do it replace the card from your mobile phone provider. For more details, I invite you to refer to the guidelines on the websites of TIM, Vodafone, Wind, 3 and Iliad.
Alternatively, in case the existing format is larger than necessary, you can hazard a clipping but, I warn you, the practice in question could lead to a malfunction of the card, especially if you accidentally damage the circuits. If, on the other hand, you have a smaller size SIM and you need to use a larger one, you can consider using special ones adapters. For further information, refer to my specific tutorial on how to adapt SIM.
Another thing that I invite you to keep in mind is the fact that in order to use the SIM that you are going to insert in the tablet you will be asked to enter the relative PIN (unless it has not been previously disabled), so I advise you to keep it handy, so that you can type it at the right time. For further information in this regard, you can consult my tutorial focused on how to recover the SIM PIN.
How to insert Samsung Tablet SIM
Having made the necessary clarifications above, let's get to the real heart of the matter and let's find out how to insert the SIM in Samsung tablets. Below, therefore, you will find explained how to proceed for all the models produced by the famous company. Don't worry, this is not a complex operation, quite the opposite!
Insert SIM Tablet Samsung Tab E
Possiedi a Galaxy Tab E with 3G connectivity support? I'll explain immediately what you need to do to be able to insert the SIM in your Samsung tablet. First, if turned on, switch off the device by pressing and continuing to hold down for a few moments on the power button located on the right side (when the tablet is placed frontally vertically, with the Samsung logo oriented correctly) and then selecting theoption for shutdown appear on the display.
Once this is done, locate it slot for SIM insertion located on the left side of the tablet and remove the tablet cover inserting a fingernail into the groove and pulling it outwards. Then grab your SIM, place it in the dedicated compartment, making sure that the gold contacts are facing downwards, and push it towards the whole, exerting a slight pressure, until you hear a “click”.
Next, close the SIM slot by returning it to its original position and slightly pushing it towards the whole. After doing this, light on (or turn on) the tablet to be able to start using it with the SIM in tow. To do this, press and continue to hold the button for a few seconds on and off button present on the device and release it when the display lights up and you see the company logo appear on the screen. Then type the PIN to use the SIM e unlocks your device (if necessary) in order to use it.
Insert Samsung Galaxy View Tablet SIM
If the Samsung tablet you own is a Galaxy View, the method of insertion of the SIM varies considerably with respect to what has been seen in the previous lines. Either way, even then, you must first take care of switch off the device. To do this, if the tablet is on, press and hold the on and off button located at the top left (when the device is positioned frontally horizontally), then select theoption for shutdown appear on the display.
At this point, turn the device on its back side, locate the cover for the SIM and memory card which is located under the support base, on the left side (when the device is positioned horizontally and the support base turns downwards) and slide it to open it, placing your finger on it and moving it down.
Now, insert the SIM into the special compartment (the smaller one, the other is dedicated to the SD card), making sure that the gold contacts of the same are facing downwards, and push it slightly towards the whole. Next, slide the SIM and memory card cover up to close it.
At this point, there is nothing left to do but turn on (or turn on) the tablet by pressing on the appropriate button button for switching on and off and continuing to hold down for a few moments, until the display lights up and the Samsung logo appears. Then type the PIN of the card, unlocks the device (if necessary) and it's done.
Insert SIM tablet Samsung Tab S, Tab A and other models
You own a Samsung tablet that is part of the range Galaxy Tab S, Galaxy Tab A or different model from those I have already told you about in the previous lines (eg Galaxy Tab Pro) and would you like to understand how to insert the SIM in this case? So if it's a device more dated, to begin with, grab it and if it's on switch it off, pressing and continuing to hold for a few seconds on the on and off button located on the right side (when the tablet is placed frontally horizontally) and selecting theoption for shutdown that appears on the display.
Next, move it outward flap covering the compartment for the SIM, also located on the right side of the device, by inserting a fingernail into the appropriate groove and pulling it outwards. Now, grab your card, place it in the special slot, with the gold contacts facing down, and push it gently until you hear a "click", then close the door, bringing it to its original position and pushing it slightly towards the 'entire.
If, on the other hand, your Samsung tablet model is most recent and does not have the door for the SIM but a drawer appropriate, proceed as follows: locate the latter located on the right side of the device (when this is placed vertically on the front), take the clip to remove the SIM drawer from the sales package of the device (or take any paper clip or pin) and insert the end into the appropriate small hole, pushing gently until you hear a "click".
Then take out the SIM drawer and put the card in smaller compartment (the larger one, if present, is for the SD card), making sure that the gold contacts are facing down. Then, reposition the SIM drawer in the compartment provided and push it gently inwards, until you hear a “click” again. Done!
Once the card is inserted into the tablet, you can turn on (or turn it back on) by pressing and continuing to hold down for a few moments on the power button, until the screen lights up and you see the Samsung logo appear, and you can start using your tablet and the card associated with it, after entering the PIN for the SIM and after unlocked the tablet (if necessary).
In case of dubbi or problem
Have you followed all my instructions on how to insert the SIM in the Samsung tablet in detail, but in the course of work did some problem arise that you could not cope with? Do you still have doubts about what to do and would like to receive further clarifications? Under the circumstances, I can not help but invite you to visit the section of the Samsung website dedicated to official community. You can find useful information and tips provided by other users who own a product from the famous company.
If you still can't solve it in this way, contact the assistance service by Samsung. To do this, visit the appropriate section on the Asian group's website, type the exact name of the Samsung tablet model you own in the search field in the center and select the relevant suggestion from those that appear. Later, you can consult the page relating to the reference product.
In the unfortunate event that the situation becomes even more complex, the best advice I can offer you is, undoubtedly, to get in direct contact with the customer care by Samsung, using one of the following channels.
- Via telephone - call the number 800 726 7864 and follow the instructions of the recorded voice.
- By email - send an e-mail message to Samsung by filling out the online form.
- Through chat - go to the Internet page for chat support and fill in the form displayed with the requested information.
- Via Twitter - send a message to the Twitter account @supportosamsung explaining the problems you are having.
- Through service center - go to one of the authorized Samsung service centers and ask for support from the sales staff. To find out where the nearest service center is located, consult the dedicated web page.