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

iPhone 6 PlusA guide for using the your iPhone smartphone overseas, various SIM card options and how to connect to a growing collection of Bluetooth speakers. Nano, Micro and Mini SIM cards can all be used in your iPhone, this page highlights how to adapt each SIM card to use in your iPhone.This is a list of 6 bluetooth devices which are compatible with the iPhone 6 Plus and links to articles on how to connect them together.

Charging the iPhone 6 Plus

Which charger does an iPhone 6 Plus use?

If you intend on using an iPhone 6 Plus in the US then you only need to use a USB power adapter such as Type A USB charger. If you are travelling abroad this is dependent on which region you wish to charge your iPhone 6 Plus because different wall outlets are used in different countries. Read our section on using the iPhone 6 Plus abroad to select the region you will be visiting for full details on a suitable power charger.

Which type of USB cable do I need for an iPhone 6 Plus?

You will need to use a USB to Apple Lightning cable to power your iPhone 6 Plus, this connects a USB power adapter to the charging port located on the base of the phone. The iPhone 6 Plus will come with a Lightning cable, you can buy a replacement or spare (as a backup at work, in the car or travelling for example) online by looking for a USB to Apple Lightning cable [3].

Is it possible to use my iPhone 6 Plus during charging?

Yes the iPhone 6 Plus can be used whilst it charges. The charging time may take longer than the typical 2 hours charge time if switched on.

Is it possible to use the iPhone 6 Plus charger to power another phone?

You can power other cell phones providing they support USB charging.

Where is the charging port located on an iPhone 6 Plus?

You will find the Lightning connector on the iPhone 6 Plus located on the bottom of the Apple iPhone 6 Plus.

iPhone 6 SIM cards

How do I replace the SIM card in an iPhone 6 Plus?

  1. First turn off the Apple iPhone 6 Plus.
  2. Then locate the SIM card slot found on the righthand side of the iPhone 6 Plus opposite the mute switch and volume buttons.
  3. Press a paperclip, pin or a SIM-ejection tool which was supplied with the iPhone 6 Plus into the small hole in the SIM card tray.
  4. Pop open the SIM card tray.
  5. Insert or swap the SIM card.
  6. Push the SIM tray firmly back into the iPhone 6 Plus.
  7. Switch on the power on your iPhone 6 Plus.

What size of SIM card should you use for the iPhone 6 Plus?

A Nano SIM card [4] is used in the iPhone 6 Plus, this is 12.3mm long by 8.8mm wide.

Where is the SIM card on an iPhone 6 Plus?

The SIM card slot can be found on the righthand side of the iPhone 6 Plus opposite the mute switch and volume buttons.

Can I use a Nano SIM in the iPhone 6 Plus?

The iPhone 6 Plus can accept a Nano-SIM card without needing a SIM card converter.

Can I use a Micro SIM in the iPhone 6 Plus?

To use a Micro SIM in your iPhone 6 Plus that uses a Nano SIM card you will need to use a Nano SIM card cutter [6]. As the 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 used to reduce the overall size of the card.

The SIM card cutter tool looks similar to a stapler and is designed to quickly and precisely convert an older Micro SIM card into a Nano SIM card by simply cutting the surplus plastic away from the chip.

With the low price of buying a cutter online this is the most affordable option without needing to pay for a new SIM card from your network provider or paying to use a high street store service.

We recommend buying a Nano SIM card cutting tool [6] which includes Micro and Mini SIM card adapters as this will allow you to switch between different phones which take different SIM variations.

Can I use a standard Mini SIM in the iPhone 6 Plus?

It is possible to use a Mini SIM with your iPhone 6 Plus by using a Nano SIM card cutter [6] to alter it into a Nano SIM card. Similar to using a Micro card in the iPhone 6 Plus you can use the same SIM card cutting tool to cut the excess plastic away from the chip.

This will reduce the size of the larger 25mm x 15mm Mini SIM card so that it can be slotted into the area designed to accommodate a smaller 12.3mm x 8.8mm Nano SIM card.

Why should you avoid using scissors to cut a SIM card to fit an iPhone 6 Plus?

It is not recommended to attempt to use scissors to cut a SIM card as it risks bending the edges and damaging the copper contacts on the chip, instead we recommend using a SIM card cutter [8] which is designed specifically for the task.

There is a danger that damaging the contacts between the phone and SIM card will result in reduced signal strength on the iPhone 6 Plus 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] from a T-Mobile employee has more information on the subject.

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

Beats Pill speakers which can connect to the iPhone 6 Plus

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 Plus

Jabra Solemate
Jabra Solemate

Jabra Solemate Max
Jabra Solemate Max

Jabra Solemate Mini
Jabra Solemate Mini

Using your iPhone 6 Plus abroad

Choose from this list of regions to discover how you can use the iPhone 6 Plus in that country:
Using the iPhone 6 Plus abroad

Using the iPhone 6 Plus in Africa

Using the iPhone 6 Plus in Asia

Using the iPhone 6 Plus in Europe

Using the iPhone 6 Plus in North America

Using the iPhone 6 Plus in Oceania

Using the iPhone 6 Plus 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://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subscriber_identity_module - SIM card
  5. https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201337 - Apple iPhone SIM card support
  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.