How to insert or remove a SIM card on Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019)

Knowing how to insert or remove a SIM card on your Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) is important to avoid corrupting data or causing SIM card problems. If you’re new to Samsung Galaxy tablets or if you don’t know how to begin removing or inserting a SIM card, this tutorial should help.

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How to insert SIM card on Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019)

Unlike some Samsung Galaxy tablets and phones, the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) does not have a DUAL SIM variant so you can only use one SIM card. Follow these steps to insert a SIM card:

  1. Turn off your Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019). This is important. Inserting a SIM while the device is on may result to corrupted data.
  2. With your phone’s screen facing you, remove the card tray. You can use the insertion/removal tool (or a paperclip) to unlock the tray by inserting it into the provided slot. This small hole should be visible on the left side of your device.  
  3. Insert the SIM card into the tray (gold contacts facing down). The card should fit snugly in the slot. If the metallic contacts are visible to you, or if the card seems to move, you’re not doing it right. Ensure the card fits into place.
  4. Insert SIM card.
  5. Insert the card tray (gold contacts facing down).
  6. Press in on the tray to lock it into place.
  7. That’s it! Turn on your Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) and see if it now detects your SIM card.

How to remove a SIM card on Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019)

Removing the SIM card is just as easy and simple as inserting one. Follow these steps to disconnect your SIM card from your device.

  1. Turn off your Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019). This is important. Removing a SIM while the device is on may result to corrupted data.
  2. With your phone’s screen facing you, remove the card tray. You can use the insertion/removal tool (or a paperclip) to unlock the tray by inserting it into the provided slot. This small hole should be visible on the left of your device.  
  3. Remove the SIM card from the tray. You can lift the card up from the bottom. To assist, use the opening on the opposite side of the tray to dislodge (using a fingernail or similar tool).
  4. Reinsert the card tray.
  5. Press in on the tray to lock it into place.
  6. That’s it!

 


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