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How do you place a SIM card in your iPad 4G?

To use a mobile data plan on an Apple iPad 4G, you need a SIM card. But which SIM card is suitable and how to you place it in your iPad? In this article, you can read everything on placing a SIM card in an iPad 4G, also called an iPad Cellular.

Place the SIM card

Place SIM card angled corner

To place the SIM card in your iPad, you use a paperclip or SIM card pin. Insert it in the hole of the SIM card holder on the side of the iPad. Place the SIM card in the cutout of the holder. Mind the angled corner of the cutout. This should be aligned with the angled corner on the SIM card. Put the holder with the card back in it back in the iPad the same way. There is only one way it fits.

Type of SIM card: nano or micro

When you place a SIM card, think about what size SIM card fits in your Apple iPad. Should it be a nano or micro SIM card? Does the card you have now not fit in the SIM card holder of your iPad model? Contact the provider that the SIM card is from. They can make the SIM card smaller or order a new one for you.

Nano SIM card:

  • iPad (5th and 6th generation)
  • iPad Pro
  • iPad Air and newer
  • iPad mini and newer

Micro SIM card:*

  • iPad (3rd and 4th generation)
  • iPad 2
  • iPad

Location SIM card holder

Location SIM card holder on iPad

The SIM card holder isn't located in the same place on every iPad model. Find your Apple iPad model down below and see where the SIM card holder is located.

Bottom right

  • iPad Pro 11 inches
  • iPad Pro 12.9 inches (1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation)
  • iPad Pro 10.5 inches and 9.7 inches
  • iPad (5th and 6th generation)
  • iPad Air (1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation)
  • iPad Mini (1, 2, 3, 4, and 5)

Bottom left

  • iPad (3rd and 4th generation)
  • iPad 2 WiFi + 3G (GSM model)

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