Apple iPhone 5 has been available for purchase is several countries in the world. It comes equipped with iOS 6 and a bunch of advanced features on it. But sadly it utilizes a Nano SIM card to connect to users’ preferred cellular network. It means you need a smaller SIM card than the Micro one inside your iPhone 4s or iPhone 4. For those of you who bought an iPhone 5 you are probably wondering if it is possible to cut the SIM card you have in hand right now to turn it into a Nano SIM card.
p.s: Try this method by yourself and we hold no responsibility if you bricked your SIM card. However, you can also take your existing Mini/Micro SIM card to your cellular provider asking to replace your SIM card with its Nano version.
How To Create A Nano SIM From Mini and Micro SIM
First of all, make sure you have following stuff: Printer with A4 page, Tape, Ruler, Felt Pen, Scissors, and Sandpaper/file.
The first thing you will need to do is print the following PDF file. You will need to ensure that it prints at 100% scale, and that you are printing to an A4-sized page (the image below is just an example of what the PDF looks like).
With your template printed you will need to place your Mini or Micro SIM card on the designated area. For those of you with a Mini SIM place it on the second space, and for those with a Micro SIM place it on the third (last) space. Once you have done this you will need to tape your SIM card to the corresponding template space.
Now grab your ruler and felt pen and mark the lines you will need to cut on your SIM card.
You are now at the point of no return. You will need to begin cutting around the drawn lines. Be extremely careful and take your time.
Finally you will need to take the sandpaper/file and make the edges of your SIM card round, while ensuring you do not damage the contact points of the SIM card by sanding more than needed.
The actual process of transforming your Mini or Micro SIM card into a Nano SIM card for your iPhone 5 is pretty simple, but obviously some people may find the precise cutting too tedious.