How to Insert a SIM Card into an Alcatel OneTouch 10.16D Dual Sim Cell Phone – Tutorial


Which SIM Card do I need for my Alcatel OneTouch 10.16D Dual Cell Phone?

Make sure you use the correct size SIM card. Depending on the model of phone, there are three sizes of SIM card that can potentially be used in a phone: Standard SIM, Micro SIM and Nano SIM. The three SIM card types work in exactly the same way from a technical perspective. They just differ in the amount of plastic housing that surrounds the metallic chip. The Combi SIM is a Micro SIM card within a Standard SIM-sized unit, so if you need the smaller size of card you simply break the additional plastic away from around the Micro SIM card. This type of card allows networks to cater for more phone users with a single card. A Trio SIM is a Standard, a Micro and a Nano in one. Most of the pay-as-you-go SIM cards you buy from convenience stores operate under this format as they’re more useful to more users.

The Alcatel OneTouch 10.16D only accepts 2 big standard SIM size cards. You can also use a combi SIM or trio SIM and NOT break away the plastic from around the SIM card. Only remove the Standard SIM from the plastic card.

Sometimes getting a replacement SIM from your mobile network provider could be a hassle. If you already have a smaller SIM or if you find yourself switching phones around a lot, you may need to adapt — with a SIM adapter — any time you need to go bigger. They are used to transform your sim card into a bigger size which is compatible with your phone. These adapters are quite cheap to purchase, however, getting a good quality adapter would mean that it would be able to let you fit your sim tightly. Using one of those thin flimsy plastic SIM adapters (they usually have a hole in the back) or use one that uses tape to hold the SIM in is NOT recommended. Don’t place an empty SIM adapter in your phone, you must use it with the SIM card already inserted. An empty adapter might damage your phone!

Popular SIM card adapters cards include, but are not limited to:

  • Gold Samdi Brand Nano Sim Adapter and Micro Sim Adapter and Nano to Micro Adapter with a Sim Card Folder and a Needle
  • Sadapter Three Adapter Pack – Retail Packaging – Black
  • Noosy Sim Card Adapter Kits with Nano Sim Adapter and Micro Sim Adapter

Insert a SIM Card

1. Turn off the power so that you won’t lose any stored information. If the device is on, press and hold the red power/end-call button for a couple of seconds, untill the phone shuts down.

2. Remove the back cover. Hold the device in one hand and find the small notch that will help you to release the cover. It’s on the the bottom-right corner of the phone. Insert a fingernail into the notch. Lift upwards gently to pop the phone open. Working from the bottom-right corner upwards and then lifting the back cover seems to work well. Be careful not to damage your fingernails when you remove the back cover. Also, be certain not to bend or twist the back cover excessively. Doing so may damage the cover.

3. Remove the battery. Using your nail or finger, lift up the battery via the small notch at the top of the battery compartment and lift the battery out of the phone.

4. Place the first SIM 1 card with the gold contacts facing downwards and slide it into the left housing, marked with SIM 1 with the SIM card’s missing corner on the upper-left.

5. Place and optional second SIM 2 card with the gold contacts facing downwards and slight it into the right housing, marked with SIM 2, with the SIM card’s missing corner on the upper-left.

To remove a SIM card, press it downward a little and slight it out in an upward direction.

6. Reinstall the battery. Turn the battery if necessary. The Alcatel logo and the white arrows should be on top. Align the the plus and minus signs and three contacts with the three prongs on the bottom-right side of the battery slot. The large white arrow should be on top, as shown in the picture below. Slide the battery into the battery housing cavity and press down gently to secure it in place. It should fit easily and exactly.

7. Replace the back cover. The Alcatel OneTouch logo on the back should be on top. Gently press the cover down and around the sides of the phone until it clicks into place.

8. Press and hold the Power button. Doing so will turn your phone back on and the device will automatically search for a network.

9. Check if your SIM card is recognized by the device. After ‘Searching netw…’, the name(s) of your network provider(s) should be visible at the top of the display.

How to Replace a Battery in your LG K10 Smartphone – Tutorial


Make sure you purchase the right battery for your smartphone. Batteries are not compatible between different brands, and often not among phones within the same brand. It’s recommended that you use original LG K10 batteries.

Which battery do I need for my Samsung LG K10 smartphone?
For your LG K10 smartphone you need a a lithium-ion rechargeable battery (sometimes called a Li-ion battery or LIB): Genuine OEM Original LG Li-Ion Battery 2300mAh BL-45A1H.

Replace the Battery

1. Turn off the power so that you won’t lose any stored information. If the device is on, press and hold the Power/Lock Key on the back of the phone until the Phone options menu appears. Tap Power off in the Phone options menu. Tap OK to confirm that you want to turn off the phone.

2. Remove the back cover. Hold the device in one hand and find the small notch that will help you to release the cover. It’s on the the bottom-right corner of the phone. Insert a fingernail into the notch. Lift upwards gently to pop the phone open. Working from the bottom-right corner upwards and then lifting the back cover seems to work well. Be careful not to damage your fingernails when you remove the back cover. Also, be certain not to bend or twist the back cover excessively. Doing so may damage the cover.

Take the old battery out.
3. Using your a nail or finger, lift up the current battery via the small notch at the bottom of the battery compartment and lift the battery out of the phone. The battery ought to pop out smoothly.

Install the new battery
4. Remove the new battery from its package. Be careful to touch only the black plastic on the battery.

5. Turn the new battery if necessary. The LG logo should be on top. Align the plus and minus signs with the four prongs on the upper-left side of the battery slot. Slide the battery into the battery housing cavity and press down gently to secure it in place. It should fit easily and exactly.

6. Replace the back cover. Line up the hole above the LG logo with the rear camera lens and the power button. Gently press the cover down and around the sides of the phone until it clicks into place.

7. Press and hold the Power/Lock Key on the back of the phone for a couple of seconds until the screen turns on and enjoy the new power!

How to Replace an ALCATEL ONETOUCH PIXI 3(4) (4013D) Battery – Tutorial


Make sure you purchase the right battery for your Smartphone. Batteries are not compatible between different brands, and often not among phones within the same brand. It’s recommended that you use original ALCATEL ONETOUCH batteries.

Which battery do I need for my ALCATEL ONETOUCH PIXI 3(4) Cell Phone?
For your ALCATEL ONETOUCH PIXI 3(4) Smartphone you need a a lithium-ion rechargeable battery (sometimes called a Li-ion battery or LIB): Alcatel TLi014A1 Battery, 3.7V 1400mAh.

Replace the Battery

1. Turn off the power so that you won’t lose any stored information. If the device is on, press and hold the power button on the right side of the device and then tap Power off.
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2. Remove the back cover. Hold the device in one hand and find the small notch that will help you to release the cover. It’s on the the bottom-left corner of the phone. Insert a fingernail into the notch. Lift upwards gently to pop the phone open. Working from the bottom-left corner to the bottom-right corner and then lifting the back cover upwards seems to work well. Be careful not to damage your fingernails when you remove the back cover. Also, be certain not to bend or twist the back cover excessively. Doing so may damage the cover.
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3. Take the old battery out. Using your nail or finger, lift up the current battery via the small notch at the top of the battery compartment and lift the battery out of the phone. The battery ought to pop out smoothly.
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4. Install the new battery by aligning the three contacts with the three prongs on the bottom-right side of the battery slot. Use the small white arrow for help. Slide the battery into the battery housing cavity and press down to secure it in place.
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5. Replace the back cover. Line up the two holes above the Pixi logo with the rear camera lens and the flash. Gently press the cover down and around the sides of the phone until it clicks into place.
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