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How to Convert Micro SIM Card to Nano SIM Card

Nowadays, the smartphone market is filled with different type of smartphones. You will find variation in the processor, RAM, storage space, camera, technology and various other features. Some phones are better than others in one thing or other. So, even we can’t know which phone we are going to buy after 3 months. However, the overall technology is improving. It’s moving forward. And, in the forward direction, we can be sure about at least these things that fast variants of the current phone will be coming, new phones with more RAM, slim design will appear.

Looking at the statistics, we can be sure about one more important thing – Nano SIM cards are the future. Mini SIM cards (2FF) have already become obsolete as this SIM card size is only being used by old or very low budget phone. New smartphones which are coming to the market or the good smartphones who are ruling the market from past few years (in every price category) support either Micro SIM cards or Nano SIM Card. And, if you seek for popular smartphone, most of them support only Nano-SIM card.

So, if you’re going to buy a new SIM card from any telecom operator, choose their combi SIM card which comes with Mini SIM & Micro SIM cards support or trio SIM which supports all three type of SIM cards Mini SIM (2FF), Micro SIM (3FF) and Nano SIM (4FF) all in one SIM. If you own a trio SIM you can use it as a Nano SIM or club together the pieces to create Micro SIM or Mini SIM out of it.

However, if you are not looking for buying new SIM card but use your current number (SIM Card) to your new smartphone instead which supports only Nano SIM card then the only option left is to cut Mini or Micro SIM card to Nano SIM Card Size. You need to cut your SIM card very carefully to Nano SIM card size because if any mistake happens and you end up cutting SIM card circuits, it will be dead and you won’t be able to use it anymore on any device. But, no worries we are here to guide you step-by-step on how to cut your Mini or Micro SIM to Nano SIM.

sim card cutting

Before following this article to know how to cut your SIM card to Nano SIM Card, remember once you’ve cut the SIM card there’s no going back. After cutting your SIM Card to Nano-SIM card size, you can’t use it in any other phones having Micro or Mini SIM card slot.

How to Convert Mini/Micro SIM to Nano SIM

While cutting your Regular or Micro SIM Card to Nano SIM card, the size of your SIM card should be accurate to Millimeters (not more and not less) to make it work properly as Nano SIM card. So, it’s risky to cut the SIM Card by just measuring dimensions. To cut your SIM card safely to Nano SIM card, follow these steps to ensure success:

Step 1: Get the SIM Card Cutting Template

The best way to cut SIM card is to do it using SIM cutting template because there is no UNDO in real life. If you make any mistake, there is no going back. So, you need to cut SIM card to the exact Nano SIM Card size and for that, use the standard SIM card cutting template.

convert micro sim to nano sim

Download SIM Card Cutting Template from here which contains template to cut MiniSIM to MicroSIM, MicroSIM to NanoSIM and MicroSIM to NanoSIM. Print this SIM Card Template at 100% scale on a DIN A4 sheet and you will have the perfect SIM Card cutting template with exact sizes to trace for your SIM Card.

Step 2: Trace Cut Lines to your SIM Card

Once you have printed out the template, choose whether you want to cut MiniSIM to MicroSIM, MicroSIM to NanoSIM or MicroSIM to NanoSIM and on the desired section, put your SIM card over the cut lines sketch. Now, trace the cut lines over your SIM card which have been hidden by SIM card.

trace sim card template

Use a permanent marker to trace cut lines over your SIM card and to ensure precision, you can even tape the SIM card above sketch (like above image).

Step 3: Cut The SIM Card

Now, the most careful step comes when you need to cut the SIM card. Once you’ve traced cut lines, pick SIM card from the SIM Card template. Now, take a sharp knife and cut your SIM card to appropriate size slowly.

sim card cutting

Once done, insert your newly created Nano SIM card to the Nano SIM card slot and check it. Your SIM card should be working correctly.

Bonus Tip

Using the above method, you will be able to cut your Regular (Mini) or Micro SIM card to Nano SIM card size perfectly but by this method, you won’t be able to use the Nano SIM to Micro SIM or Regular SIM. However, if you use trio or even SIM card cutters (available on Amazon) it can cut your SIM card to the desired size in such a way that you can club the pieces together to form Micro or Regular SIM card out of it again.

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Saurabh Saha

Pursuing MCA from the University of Delhi, Saurabh Saha is an experienced blogger and internet marketer. Through his popular technology blogs: TechGYD.COM & Sguru.org, he is helping several brands to gain exposure in front of high-quality web visitors.

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