SIM & Battery
Before you can use your phone, you need to install a Micro-SIM card as well as the included battery. If you want to install a Micro-SD card for extra storage, you can also do so at this time.
A subscriber identity module, or SIM, is a portable memory card that contains information needed for your phone to operate on a GSM mobile phone network. In order to use your Blackphone, you will need to install a Micro-SIM provided by your carrier of choice. Please note that cheap, poorly-trimmed Micro-SIM cards may be slightly too small and may not work well in the Blackphone (or any other device). If you use such a card and it is not seated well, trying to poke or prod it out with a paperclip or a similar implement can destroy your SIM slot. Please be sure to use the right size SIM card!
- To insert your Micro-SIM, remove the back cover of the phone. There is a small groove on the bottom left side of the cover that you can use to carefully pull the cover away from the phone.
- Locate the Micro-SIM card slot, which is on the right side (see diagram). Carefully slide the Micro-SIM into the slot in the direction indicated on the phone and in the diagram, with the contacts facing down.
- If you choose to install a Micro-SD card for additional file storage, you can do so at this time. Carefully slide the card into the left slot until it clicks into place.
- When you have finished installing your Micro-SIM (and Micro-SD card if desired), slide the included battery into place and replace the back cover. Make sure that the cover snaps fully back into place.
Reminder: If you want to encrypt your Blackphone’s storage during the setup process, it will need to be plugged in and the battery must be charged to at least 80%. If you want to encrypt your device during this process, we suggest plugging in your phone and letting it charge to at least 80% before you continue.
When you’re ready to move on, click Device Layout.