A SIM ejector tool is very tiny, and it is difficult to keep it safe from losing it or missing it anywhere. How can I keep it safe?
Keep it in the box in the same housing where it was supplied, along with the mini-manual you get, and the receipt.
If you didn't keep the box, put in a small plastic bag (like a coin bag) inside a larger envelope that is not so easy to lose.
Or use masking tape to fix it to piece of card, and put that in an envelope.
Write on the envelope what it contains.
Or – hack – use an opened paper clip instead, if you need to remove the SIM.
In both cases, insert the tool carefully at right-angles – not at a slope – so you don't damage any internal component.
Edit: in reply to those who say a paper clip does not work, the first paper clip I tried is exactly the diameter of the supplied tool, and successfully ejects the SIM cradle. YMMV.
Don't worry about losing it; plenty of every day objects can be used as a sim ejector:
- a safety or sewing pin
- staple (opened)
- drawing pin
- an earring (pin, not clip on type)
- a fine drill bit
If you're really desperate, filing a hair clip down with a nail file etc.. I've had to resort to stripping the wire out of a freezer bag tie and tripling it up/twisting it really tightly before now. It should also be noted that your chosen object will need to fit in the hole and be slightly loose especially if the hole is in the moving part of the door because as you push the tool in, the door will want to slide in the opposite direction; a tight fit will inhibit this and could result in breaking the tool
Most sim ejector tools I've come across are approximately shaped like a sports racket; the hoop section could thus attach to something you typically bring along, like your keys or headphones wire (form a loop in the wire, push it through the racket then back over itself around the outside of the racket, perhaps even the zip pull of your jacket. If you have a shock proof case for your phone it should also easily sit between the case and the phone
Keep it taped to the back of your ID (or another card that you always have with you that doesn't have to be tapped/swiped). This way it will always be in your wallet/purse.
Bonus tip: If you have two sim cards (because maybe you do business in multiple countries), keep your other sim taped like this as well. You'll always have them when you need them.