Prima di enter the live tutorial, walking to spiegare how to insert SIM in iPad, there is some preliminary information that it is my duty to provide you.
First, you need to know that it is important to verify the type of SIM required for your iPad. To find out the type of SIM you need for your iPad, just take a look at the manual contained in the sales package of the device. Alternatively, you can consult this webpage of the Apple website dedicated to the topic.
In any case, be aware that the SIM formats used on Apple tablets are the Micro-SIM (3FF), which measures 15mm x 12mm x 0.76mm, and the Nano-SIM (4FF), which measures 12.3mm × 8.8mm × 0.67mm.
If the SIM format in your possession is not compatible with the one required for your iPad, you can replace the card in place at a center of your mobile phone operator at a cost that, usually, is around 10 euros: for more information, I suggest you refer to the guidelines on the TIM, Vodafone, Wind, Tre and Iliad.
If the card format you own is larger than required, you can alternatively cope with it by going to crop yourself the "superfluous" parts of the SIM. I warn you, however, that this practice could compromise the proper functioning of the card, in particular if you go to erroneously affect the circuits of the same.
If, on the other hand, you have a smaller size SIM and your iPad supports the use of a larger size card, you can easily solve the problem by using the appropriate adapters. For all the details of the case, I refer you to reading my guide focused exclusively on how to adapt SIM.
How to insert SIM iPad
Having made the necessary clarifications above, let's take action and find out how to insert the SIM in the iPad. Let's start with the "classic" model of the Apple tablet, that is the one defined simply as iPad.
First of all, if your iPad is on, turn it off: to do this, press and continue to hold down the button for a few moments Power (located on the top of the device or on the side, depending on the iPad generation), until the slider for switching off on the display. Then, drag it from left to right to turn off the device.
At this point, take the la metal paper clip which is used to access the SIM slot iPad from the device packaging: it is closed in the white card placed in the center of the box. Therefore, use the paperclip you just recovered to open the slot. You must exert a slight pressure in the hole of the same, until you hear a "click".
If you are wondering how to insert SIM iPad without paper clip, I inform you that, if you no longer have the appropriate support at hand, you can alternatively use one spillo, a open office paper clip, a toothpick or any other thin, pointed object.
If you can't locate the SIM slot on the body of the device, know that on XNUMXst generation iPad is located on the left side at the bottom, up iPad 2, iPad (3th generation) e iPad (4th generation) it is located on the left side at the top, while on iPad (5th generation), iPad (6th generation) e iPad (7th generation) it is located on the lower right side.
Once you have extracted the SIM slot from the iPad, fit your card into it, making it adhere to the shape of the housing, and reinsert the "door" in its place, exerting a slight pressure with your hands. Mission accomplished!
How to insert SIM iPad Air
Possiedi a iPad Air? Then know that the procedure you have to put into practice to insert the SIM into the device is not so dissimilar from the one seen in the previous lines, relating to the basic variant of the Apple tablet. It is also valid for all versions of the model in question, therefore: iPad Air, iPad Air 2 e iPad Air (3rd generation).
What you have to do, before anything else, is to worry about turning off the device: to do this, press and continue to hold down the button for a few moments Power (located at the top), until the appearance of the slider for switching off on the screen. Then drag it from left to right and wait for the iPad display to turn off.
Next, take the metal paper clip attached to the iPad sales package (or use a toothpick, a pin or any other thin and pointed object) and remove theslot dedicated to inserting the SIMby applying a slight pressure in the relevant hole, until you hear a "click". If you can't find the drawer in which to place the SIM, know that on all iPad Air it is located on the right side at the bottom.
After removing the SIM slot from your iPad, put the SIM back in, placing it in the shape of the housing, and reinsert the drawer in its place, pushing it gently with your hands.
How to insert SIM iPad Pro
Are you wondering how to insert a SIM into a iPad Pro? I'll explain immediately how to proceed. The procedure is valid for all iPad Pro models, so: 12,9-inch iPad Pro (1st generation), iPad Pro from 10,5 inches, iPad Pro from 9,7 inches, 12,9-inch iPad Pro (2st generation), 12,9-inch iPad Pro (3st generation) e iPad Pro from 11 inches.
First, turn off the device: to do this, if the iPad Pro model you own has a Home button, press and continue to hold down for a few moments on the Power button (located at the top), until you see the switch appear on the screen Swipe to turn off. If, on the other hand, your iPad Pro supports Face ID, press and hold the key to turn it off Power placed at the top e one of the two volume keys located on the side, until you see the on the display slider for switching off. Then, in both cases, drag the stick displayed on the screen from left to right.
Now, locate it slot dedicated to inserting the SIM. On all iPad Pros it is located on the lower right side. Once located, enter the metal paper clip attached to the sales package of the device (or a toothpick, a pin or any other thin and pointed object) in the small hole, exert a slight pressure and, when you hear a "click", remove the drawer.
Then, place the SIM in the special slot in the drawer you just extracted, then put it back in its housing, pushing it gently with your fingers. The game is done!
How to insert SIM iPad mini
Let's see, now, how to insert the SIM in a iPad mini. The procedure is valid for all Apple tablet models belonging to the family in question, therefore: iPad mini, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4 e iPad mini (5th generation).
That said, first turn off the tablet. To do this, press and continue to hold down the key for a few moments Power (located at the top), until the lever appears on the screen Swipe to turn off. Then drag the latter from left to right and wait for the tablet display to turn off.
Next, locate the drawer to insert the SIM, located on the lower right side. Proceed, therefore, to extract the latter by exerting a slight pressure in the special hole with the clip attached to the sales package of the device (or using a toothpick, a pin or any other thin and pointed object), until you hear a "click".
Then, take out the drawer and place your card in the appropriate template. Finally, place the drawer back in its housing, taking care to push it gently, until it is perfectly locked again. Here it is!
How to enter iPad SIM PIN
After inserting the SIM in the iPad, in order to start surfing the Net using the relative data connection, you need to worry about turn on the device again and enter the PIN card release (if required).
So, grab the iPad, press and keep holding the button for a few moments Power (you can find it on the side or at the top, depending on the model), releasing it when the screen lights up and you see the Apple logo (the bitten apple).
After doing this, the screen will appear on the display within a few moments SIM blocked. So, type the PIN of your card in the appropriate field in the center and tap on the item OK.
Then wait a few seconds, to allow the iPad to connect to the network of the telephone operator of your SIM. You will be able to notice this from the appearance of the "cleats" signal at the top right of the screen and the abbreviation relating to the type of connectivity used (Eg. LTE, in case of 4G network). After that, you can finally start taking advantage of your card's data network on the Apple tablet.
Instead, if at the time of the appearance of the PIN request you pressed on the item Cancel, to unlock the card do this: press the icon of Settings (Quella with the ruota d'ingranaggio) found on the home screen, select the item Cellular data which is located on the left side of the new screen that is shown to you and press on the wording SIM PIN.
You will then see the above screen reappear and you can proceed with entering the PIN, as I have indicated above. For more details about the operations in question, I invite you to refer to my tutorial focused specifically on how to unlock the SIM in the iPad.
If you don't know or don't remember your SIM card PIN, please note that it is a code consisting of four digits che trovi in corrispondenza della dicitura Pin number or PIN on plastic card present in the sales package of the card. If covered by a silver patina, remove it by scratching it off with a dime. For more information,How to insert SIM iPad