SIM cards for the iPhone 3G, using your iPhone 3G abroad and what you can connect to your iPhone.

iPhone 3GA guide for using the your iPhone 3G smartphone overseas, different 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 the iPhone, this page highlights how to adapt each SIM card to use in the iPhone.Here is a comprehesive list of 6 bluetooth devices which are compatible with the iPhone 3G and links to articles on how to connect them together.

Charging the iPhone 3G

Which charger does the iPhone 3G use?

If you want to use the Apple iPhone 3G in the US then you only need a USB power adapter such as Type A USB charger. If you are travelling abroad this depends on which region you wish to charge your iPhone 3G, as different wall outlets are used in different regions. Please read our section on using the Apple iPhone 3G abroad to select which region you will be visiting for full instructions on the right power adapter for powering your iPhone 3G. [2] [AD]

Which type of power cable should I use for an iPhone 3G?

The iPhone 3G takes a USB to Apple 30 pin cable to charge, this connects a USB power adapter to the dock connector located on the bottom of the phone. Apple will have supplied your iPhone 3G with a 30 Pin cable, you can buy a replacement or spare (for in your car, at work or travelling) from an online retailer by searching for a USB to Apple 30 pin cable[3] [AD]

Can you use an iPhone 3G whilst charging?

The iPhone 3G can be used during the charging process. However the charging time may take longer than the normal 2 hours charge time if switched on.

Can I use an iPhone 3G power charger with another device?

Yes it is possible to power other cell phones as long as they support charging from USB.

Where is the charging port on an iPhone 3G?

You'll find the charger port located on the base of the iPhone 3G.

iPhone 3 SIM cards

Which size is the Apple iPhone 3G SIM card?

The iPhone 3G uses a Mini SIM card which is 25mm long by 15mm wide. [4]

How do I change the SIM card in my Apple iPhone 3G?

  1. First turn off the power the Apple iPhone 3G.
  2. Locate the SIM card slot found on the top of the iPhone 3G inbetween the headphone socket and the power button.
  3. Push a paperclip, pin or the SIM-ejection tool that was supplied with the iPhone 3G in the hole next to the SIM card tray.
  4. Pop open the SIM card tray.
  5. Insert or replace the SIM card.
  6. Push the SIM tray slowly back into the iPhone 3G.
  7. Finally turn on the power on the Apple iPhone 3G.

Where is the SIM card on an iPhone 3G?

The SIM card slot can be located on the top of the iPhone 3G inbetween the headphone jack and the power button. [5]

Will a Nano-SIM card work in an iPhone 3G?

You can use a Nano SIM card in the iPhone 3G simply by using a Nano to Mini SIM card adapter. However we recommend using a SIM card adapter kit for roughly the same price, these include 3 different sized adapters which adapt all SIM card sizes for all phones making them the most cost effective product.  [6] [7] [AD]

Can I use a Micro SIM card in an iPhone 3G?

You will to look for a Micro to Mini SIM card adapter that allows you to use a Micro SIM card into an iPhone 3G. Once again, if you potentially need to use various types of SIM cards in different phones it costs around the same to purchase a SIM card adapter kit; these contain 3 different shaped adapters which allow phones to accept any SIM card sizes.  [7] [8] [AD]

Can you use a standard size Mini SIM in the Apple iPhone 3G?

The iPhone 3G is designed to use a standard sized Mini SIM without needing a converter.

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 phone designed for a larger SIM card. Inserting a smaller SIM into the adapter will increase the size so it can correctly fit to align the contacts on the card to touch the phone pins.

What can I connect to the iPhone 3G

Beats Pill speakers which can connect to the iPhone 3G

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with the iPhone 3G

Using your iPhone 3G abroad

Select from this list of countries to find out how to use the iPhone 3G in that location:
Using the iPhone 3G abroad

Using the iPhone 3G in Africa

Using the iPhone 3G in Asia

Using the iPhone 3G in Europe

Using the iPhone 3G in North America

Using the iPhone 3G in Oceania

Using the iPhone 3G in South America

  1. Apple - official iPhone 3G user guide.
  2. Type A USB power plug adapter - With its two-blade, ungrounded design, the Type A USB power plug adapter offers a straightforward way to convert electrical outlets in countries like the United States and Canada into USB ports for easy device charging..
  3. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music.
  4. Wikipedia - SIM card -
  5. Apple - Apple iPhone SIM card support -
  6. Amazon - Nano to Mini 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.
  8. Amazon - Micro to Mini SIM card adapter -