Is it possible to use an existing 3gs sim card with the new 5s?

2 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    I got fed up waiting for someone to answer this for me.
    In fact the quickest way for me - was to phone Apple and ask the question. The answer is very simple indeed. You cannot use the larger sim card (from an iPhone 3GS) in the new iPhone 5S. The new 5S uses what they call a Nano card. You can however still use the same contract with your carrier (say Orange, Vodafone etc), by calling them and asking them to send you a replacement. They will also send you information on what you need to do.

    • Answered by Henryk M
    • 13-Jan-2014
  • No. The iPhone 3GS uses standard SIM cards, where the iPhone 5s uses nano SIM card technology.

    • Answered by Kyle J from Hollywood
    • 24-May-2014