Does Your SIM Card Store Apps? (Solved!)

Losing the apps stored on your phone is not a pleasant experience. When you accidentally remove an app, you might also lose its configuration data.

So it’s always better to understand which actions can remove apps installed on your phone.

In this post, we discuss whether your phone’s SIM card stores your apps and whether you will lose your apps when you remove your SIM card.

Does Your SIM Card Store Your Apps?

Your phone’s SIM card doesn’t store your apps. Your apps are stored on the phone’s internal storage. Some phones also allow you to store apps on removable storage, like micro SD cards.

Your SIM card doesn’t also hold any of your app configuration data. So you won’t lose your apps or app settings when you remove your SIM card.

Can You Transfer Apps From One Phone To Another Via A SIM Card?

You can’t transfer apps from one phone to another using a SIM card.

As we’ve said before, SIM cards don’t store your apps or app configuration data.

Therefore, you can’t transfer your apps from one phone to another by simply transferring the SIM card.

You have to use manufacturer-provided tools or special app transfer software to transfer your apps from one phone to another phone.

What Are The Things You Can Transfer From One Phone To Another Using The SIM Card?

Most Android phones allow you to store contacts on the SIM card. A typical SIM card can hold more than a hundred contacts.

So you can transfer your contact list from one phone to another using your SIM card.

However, modern iPhones don’t allow you to save contacts to the SIM card.

Conclusion

Your SIM card doesn’t store your apps or app configuration data. Apps and their configuration are both stored on your phone’s internal storage.

So you can’t transfer your apps from one phone to another using your SIM card. Instead, you have to use app transfer services provided by your phone’s manufacturer or third-party app transfer tools.

References

What Is Stored On A SIM Card?

iPhone Doesn’t Store Contacts On SIM Card