Insert a SIM card in your Nexus 5
Before you start using your phone, you may need to insert a micro SIM card. If no card is installed, the message “No SIM card” appears on the phone’s lock screen.
The SIM card tray is located on the right side of the phone below the Power button. The eject button is a small hole just below the tray door.
To install a micro SIM card:
- Insert the SIM ejection tool that comes with the phone (or a thin pin) into the hole.
- Push ﬁrmly but gently until the tray pops out.
- Remove the tray and place the micro SIM card inside it.
- Carefully reposition the tray in the slot and push it gently back into the phone.
Note that the phone may need to be restarted in order to acquire network signal correctly.
If Sprint is your mobile service provider, you may need to provide a MEID identification number to activate your phone. To get the MEID number, remove the last digit of the IMEI number.