Can I swap my Android SIM to an iPhone?

Can I swap my Android SIM to an iPhone?

If you’ve decided that you’d like a change from your Android and move to an iPhone, you will need to make sure that your SIM card is compatible and that you won’t lose your data in the process.

The best place to start is to make sure that your current Android SIM card will work in your new iPhone. If your Android device uses the nano-SIM, the latest form of SIM card, then it will work in the iPhone 5 and later models. If it uses micro-SIM, you will only be able to use an iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s. If it uses the old-fashioned mini-SIM (or “full-size” SIM), you’ll only be able to use an iPhone 3GS or earlier.

The picture below shows the differences in size between the Nano, Micro and regular SIM card.

Regular SIM -> Micro SIM -> Nano SIM

You will also need to make sure that the iPhone is either unlocked or on the same mobile network as your Android device. If the phone is locked to a certain network, then you will not be able to access your services.

If you’re not sure which SIM card your Android device has, please refer to our tables below. Alternatively, if you’d like to find out more about how a SIM card works, you can check out our post.

Phone Manufacturers, Models and SIM Card Types

Samsung

Phone Make/Model SIM Card Type
Samsung Galaxy S3 Micro SIM
Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini Standard SIM
Samsung Galaxy S4 Micro SIM
Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom Micro SIM
Samsung Galaxy S5 Micro SIM
Samsung Galaxy S6 Nano SIM
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Nano SIM
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Nano SIM
Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Nano SIM
Samsung Galaxy S7 Nano SIM
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Nano SIM
Samsung Galaxy S8 Nano SIM
Samsung Galaxy S9 Nano SIM
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Nano SIM
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Nano SIM
Samsung Galaxy Core Prime Micro SIM
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Micro SIM
Samsung Galaxy J1 Micro SIM
Samsung Galaxy J2 Micro SIM
Samsung Galaxy J3 Micro SIM
Samsung Galaxy J7 Micro SIM
Samsung Galaxy Prevail LTE Micro SIM
Samsung Galaxy Centura No SIM
Samsung Galaxy Ace Standard SIM
Samsung Galaxy Victory Mini SIM

 

LG

Phone Make/Model Sim Card Type
LG G Stylo Micro SIM
LG K7 Micro SIM
LG G4 Micro SIM
LG Volt 2 Micro SIM
LG Volt Micro SIM
LG Risio Micro SIM
LG Tribute Micro SIM
LG Cosmos 3 Mini SIM
LG G5 Nano SIM
LG Exalt II NO SIM
LG Tribute 2/Duo Micro SIM
LG G Flex 2 Micro SIM
LG G3 Micro SIM
LG Leon LTE Micro SIM
LG Optimus F3 Micro SIM
LG V10 Nano SIM
LG Lucky NO SIM
LG Sunrise Micro SIM
LG Ultimate 2 NO SIM
LG Power NO SIM
LG Escape 2 Micro SIM
LG Optimus F7 Micro SIM

 

Motorola

Phone Make/Model Sim Card Type
Motorola Moto E Micro SIM
Motorola Moto G Micro SIM
Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen Micro SIM
Motorola Moto G 4G Micro SIM
Motorola Moto X Nano SIM
Motorola Moto X 2nd Gen Nano SIM
Motorola RAZR HD Micro SIM

 

Other popular models

Phone Make/Model Sim Card Type
Google Pixel Nano SIM
Google Pixel 2 Nano SIM
Google Pixel 2 XL Nano SIM
Google Nexus 5 Micro SIM
Google Nexus 6 Nano SIM
Google Nexus 6p Nano SIM
HTC Desire 626s Nano SIM
HTC Desire 650 Nano SIM
HTC Desire 825 Nano SIM
HTC Desire 830 Nano SIM
HTC M9 Nano SIM
Sony Xperia XZ1 Nano SIM
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Nano SIM
Sony Xperia XZ2 Nano SIM
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact Nano SIM
Sony Xperia XZ Nano SIM
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