Nokia Lumia 521 - Remove the SIM and memory card

Got a new SIM or memory card? Learn how to remove the previous card from your phone.

Make sure the phone is switched off.

  1. At the top corner of your phone, put the nail of your index finger in the seam between the screen frame and the back cover. Press the middle of the back cover, and bend the cover to loosen the top hooks. Remove the back cover.

    Do not use any sharp tools, as they may damage the screen.

  2. If the battery is in, lift it out. Lift side of battery closer to bottom edge of phone.
  3. Push the SIM through the opening, then pull it out. With back of phone facing you, card slot is on left edge of battery compartment, second item from top.
  4. To remove the memory card, pull it out from the slot. With back of phone facing you, memory card slot is on left edge of battery compartment, first item from top.
  5. Line up the battery contacts, and replace the battery. Battery contacts are at top right of battery and battery compartment.
  6. Press the bottom corner of the back cover against the bottom corner of your phone. The edge with the keys goes first.
  7. Press the back of the cover until it snaps into place. Don't press the keys while attaching the cover.