iPhone 6 SIM cards, using your iPhone abroad and what you can connect to your iPhone 6.

iPhone 6This 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 6.This is a list of 6 bluetooth devices that can be connected to the iPhone 6.

Charging the iPhone 6

What charger should I use with an iPhone 6?

If you intend on using the Apple iPhone 6 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 countries. Please refer to the section on using the iPhone 6 abroad to select where you will be visiting for full details on the right power adapter.

What type of cable should I use for the Apple iPhone 6?

The iPhone 6 uses a USB to Apple Lightning cable to recharge, this connects a USB power adapter to the charging port found on the bottom of the phone. Apple should supply your iPhone 6 with a Lightning cable, you can buy a replacement or spare (as a backup in the car, at work or travelling) online by searching for a USB to Apple Lightning cable [3].

Can I use my iPhone 6 while recharging?

The iPhone 6 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 6 USB power charger to power another phone?

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

Where is the charger port located on the iPhone 6?

You can find the charger port on the bottom of the Apple iPhone 6.

iPhone 6 SIM cards

Where is the SIM card on my iPhone 6?

The SIM card slot can be found on the righthand side of the phone opposite the volume buttons and mute switch.

How can I change the SIM card in an iPhone 6?

  1. First turn the power off on your iPhone 6.
  2. 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 6 into the small hole in the SIM card tray.
  4. Pop open the SIM card tray.
  5. Insert or replace the SIM card.
  6. Slide the SIM tray firmly back into the iPhone 6.
  7. Switch on the power on the Apple iPhone 6.

What type of SIM card does an iPhone 6 take?

A Nano SIM card [5] is used in an iPhone 6, this is 12.3mm long by 8.8mm wide.

Will a Nano SIM card work in the Apple iPhone 6?

The iPhone 6 can work with a Nano-SIM without requiring an adapter.

Will a Micro SIM card work in the iPhone 6?

In order to use a Micro SIM card in the iPhone 6 that uses a Nano SIM card you will need to use a Nano SIM card cutter [6].

Because the larger 15mm x 12mm card needs to slide into a slot designed to accommodate a smaller 12.3mm x 8.8mm Nano SIM card this tool is designed to reduce the size of the card. The SIM card cutter tool looks similar to a stapler and is designed to easily and precisely convert a larger Micro SIM card into a Nano SIM card by simply cutting the surplus plastic surrounding the chip. With the low price of buying a cutter online this is the most affordable option without needing to request a new SIM from your network provider. It is advisable to buy a Nano SIM card cutting tool [6] which also includes Micro and Mini SIM card adapters as this allows you to switch between older mobile phones which use different SIM types.

Can I use a standard sized Mini SIM in an iPhone 6?

You can use a Mini SIM card with your iPhone 6 by using a Nano SIM card cutter [6] to adapt it into a Nano SIM card.

Similar to modifying a Micro SIM card in the iPhone 6 you can use the same SIM cutting tool to cut the surplus plastic surrounding the chip.

This will reduce the size of the 25mm x 15mm card so that it sits in the area designed to accommodate the smaller 12.3mm x 8.8mm Nano SIM card.

Should you risk using scissors to cut a SIM card to fit the Apple iPhone 6?

Avoid using scissors to cut a SIM card as it risks bending the edges and damaging the copper contacts on the card, instead use a SIM card cutter [8] which is designed specifically for the task.

There is a danger that damaging the contacts 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 network. This article on why you shouldn’t cut a SIM card with scissors [7] contains more in-depth information.

If you have inaccurately cut your SIM card with scissors and are now encountering problems with the iPhone 6 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 6 caused by damages of inserting a poorly modified SIM card.

Beats Pill speakers which can connect to the iPhone 6

Beats Pill
Beats Pill

Beats Pill 2
Beats Pill 2

Beats Pill XL
Beats Pill XL

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with the iPhone 6

Jabra Solemate
Jabra Solemate

Jabra Solemate Max
Jabra Solemate Max

Jabra Solemate Mini
Jabra Solemate Mini

Using your iPhone 6 abroad

Select from one of the following list of regions below to read instructions on how to use the iPhone 6 in that country:
Using the iPhone 6 abroad

Using the iPhone 6 in Africa

Using the iPhone 6 in Asia

Using the iPhone 6 in Europe

Using the iPhone 6 in North America

Using the iPhone 6 in Oceania

Using the iPhone 6 in South America

  1. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide.
  2. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet.
  3. USB to Apple Lightning cable - The Apple Lightning cable is a charging and syncing cable for more recent Apple devices and connects compatible iPhones and iPads to a USB port.
  4. https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201337 - Apple iPhone SIM card support
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subscriber_identity_module - SIM card
  6. Nano SIM card cutting tool - Used to convert an older larger SIM card for a phone designed to accept the smaller Nano sized SIM cards.
  7. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/do-cut-your-sim-card-already-had-get-new-one-dejan-radosavljevik - article on why you shouldn’t cut a SIM card with scissors
  8. 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.