iPhone 4 SIM cards, using your iPhone abroad and what you can connect to your iPhone 4.

iPhone 4This article contains instructions for using the the iPhone smartphone overseas, different SIM card options and how to connect to a growing collection of Bluetooth speakers. Different SIM cards can all be used in your iPhone, this page highlights how to adapt each SIM card to use in the iPhone 4.This is a list of 6 bluetooth devices that can be connected to the iPhone 4.

Charging the iPhone 4

What charger should I use with an iPhone 4?

If you intend on using the Apple iPhone 4 in America then you simply need to use a USB power adapter such as Type A USB charger. If you are travelling abroad this is dependent on which country you are visiting, as different wall outlets are used in different regions. Please refer to the section on using the iPhone 4 abroad to select where you will be visiting for full details on the right power adapter. [2] [AD]

What type of cable should I use for the Apple iPhone 4?

The iPhone 4 uses a USB to Apple 30 pin cable to recharge, this connects a USB power adapter to the charging port found on the bottom of the phone. The iPhone 4 will be supplied with a 30 Pin cable, you can buy a replacement or spare (as a backup in the car, at work or travelling for example) online by searching for a USB to Apple 30 pin cable[3] [AD]

Can I use my iPhone 4 while recharging?

The iPhone 4 can be used while recharging however charging time may take longer than the normal 2 hours charge time if switched on.

Is it possible to use an iPhone 4 USB power charger to power other devices?

Yes you can power your other cell phones provided that they allow charging with USB.

Where is the charger port located on the iPhone 4?

You can find the charger port on the bottom of the Apple iPhone 4.

iPhone 4 SIM cards

How can I change the SIM card in an iPhone 4?

  1. First turn the power off on your iPhone 4.
  2. Then locate the SIM card slot found on the righthand side of the phone opposite the volume buttons and mute switch.
  3. Press a paperclip, pin or a SIM ejection tool that was supplied with the iPhone 4 into the hole in the SIM card tray.
  4. Pop open the SIM card tray.
  5. You can now insert or replace the SIM card.
  6. Slide the SIM tray firmly back into the iPhone 4.
  7. Switch the power back on the Apple iPhone 4.

What size SIM card should you use for an iPhone 4?

A Micro SIM card is used in an iPhone 4, this is 15mm long x 12mm wide. The iPhone 4 was first device to implement the Micro SIM in 2010. [4]


Where is the SIM card on an iPhone 4?

The SIM card slot can be found on the right side of the phone opposite the volume buttons and mute switch. [5]


Will a Nano SIM card work in the iPhone 4?

You will need to use a Nano to Micro SIM card adapter to insert a Nano SIM card in an iPhone 4. However we recommend purchasing a SIM card adapter kit for around the same cost, these include an assortment of different sized adapters which convert all SIM card sizes for all types of phones making them the most cost effective, future proof and versatile product.  [6] [7] [AD]

Can you use a Micro SIM card in the iPhone 4?

The Apple iPhone 4 is designed to take a Micro SIM without needing a SIM card adapter.

Can I use a regular sized Mini SIM in an iPhone 4?

In order to use a Mini SIM in your iPhone 4 that accepts Micro SIM cards you will need to use a Micro SIM card cutter. As the 25mm x 15mm Mini SIM card needs to sit in a slot designed to accommodate the smaller 15mm x 12mm Micro SIM card this tool can be used to reduce the overall size of the card.

A SIM card cutter tool is designed to easily and precisely convert an older Mini SIM card into a Micro SIM card by simply removing surplus plastic from the chip.

With the low price of buying a cutter online this is the cheapest solution without needing to buy a new SIM card from your service provider.

We recommend buying a Micro SIM card cutting tool which includes free Mini and Nano SIM card adapters as this will enable you to switch between older cellphones which take different SIM card sizes. [8] [AD]

What does a SIM card adapter do?

A SIM card adapter or SIM converter allows you to insert a smaller card into the adapter, the adapter can then be inserted into a slot in any device designed for a larger SIM card. Inserting a smaller SIM into the adapter will increase the size so it can accurately fit to align the contacts on the card to touch the phone pins.

Should you risk using scissors to cut a SIM card to fit the iPhone 4?

Do not attempt to use scissors to cut a SIM card as it risks bending the edges and damaging the copper surface on the card, instead we suggest using a SIM card cutter which is designed specifically for the task.

There is a danger that damaging the copper between the SIM card and phone may result in reduced signal strength leading to dropped calls, unstable data and higher battery drain because of the phone repeatedly scanning for a new signal. This article on why you shouldn’t cut a SIM card with scissors contains more in-depth information.

If you have inaccurately cut your SIM card with scissors and are now encountering problems with the iPhone 4 then you may need to contact your network provider to send a replacement card. Using a card which has been cut with scissors can potentially invalidate the warranty therefore Apple may reserve the right to repair your iPhone 4 caused by damages of inserting a poorly cut SIM card.  [9] [10] [AD]

What can I connect to the iPhone 4

Beats Pill speakers which can connect to the iPhone 4

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with the iPhone 4

Using your iPhone 4 abroad

Select from one of the list of regions below to read instructions on how you can use the iPhone 4 in that country:
Using the iPhone 4 abroad

Using the iPhone 4 in Africa

Using the iPhone 4 in Asia

Using the iPhone 4 in Europe

Using the iPhone 4 in North America

Using the iPhone 4 in Oceania

Using the iPhone 4 in South America

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  1. Apple - official iPhone user guide.
  2. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, under £2
  3. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, costs £5-£10
  4. Wikipedia - SIM card -
  5. Apple - Apple iPhone SIM card support -
  6. Amazon - Nano to Micro SIM card adapter -
  7. Nano Micro Standard Sim Card Adapter Converter Kit - Plug and play SIM card adapter kit contains SIM card adapters to convert a Nano SIM card to Micro SIM, a Nano SIM card to a standard Mini SIM card, a Micro SIM card into Standard Mini SIM card size, sandpaper bar to reduce SIM card depth and SIM tray pin, estimated cost £1-£2
  8. Micro SIM card cutting tool - Used to convert a larger standard Mini SIM card for a phone designed to accept the smaller Micro sized SIM card, £5-£10
  9. Linkedin - article on why you shouldn’t cut a SIM card with scissors -
  10. Multi SIM card cutting tool - A 3 in 1 SIM card cutter allowing you to cut a standard Mini SIM card to micro SIM, a micro SIM card to Nano SIM card and standard SIM card to Nano SIM card, £5-£10