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Steps to Resolve iPhone 5 SIM Card Problems

Steps to Resolve iPhone 5 SIM Card Problems

IPhone 5 SIM Card problem is known to be the one when your phone is not detecting any SIM card even though you have inserted it in your phone. Here are workaround tips as well as hardware solution for resolving iPhone 5 SIM Card Problem.


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  • Phone cannot read SIM card.
  • SIM Card Not Inserted / Insert SIM Card error message is displayed even when the SIM Card is inserted in the phone.
  • Limited Service / No Network error message.
  • Signals keep on fluctuating.

Reasons of Problems

  • Sim card might be faulty.
  • Your carrier might have temporarily disconnected the service.
  • Sim card contacts might have become rusty.
  • Sim Socket contacts might be rusty.
  • Improper connection between Sim socket contacts and Sim card contacts.
  • Soldering of SIM socket contacts might be out of order.
  • SIM Controller IC might be faulty.
  • Phone might be water damaged.


  • Remove and Reinsert SIM Card in your iPhone 5.
  • Reset your phone and check.
  • Check with any other good SIM card and check.
  • Clean your Sim card contacts with the help of a pin, in order to take out dirt or dust from it.
  • Ask for technical assistance from your Service Provider.

If the above steps don’t work for you, then move towards its:

Hardware Solution

iphone 5 sim card socket

  • After opening the casing of your iPhone 5, the very first thing that you need to do is to clean the surface of SIM card socket contacts and check, as most of the time the dirt or rust is the only cause of this problem and it is immediately resolved once you clean the contacts of SIM card socket.
  • If the above step fails then re-solder all the pins of SIM socket (total 6 in nos.)
  • If none of them works then change SIM controller IC, it will surely solve your iPhone5 SIM card problem.


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