Here’s how to set up an eSIM on your iPhone. Depending on your iOS version, the steps might differ a bit but only need to follow the onscreen instructions. This guide will work on any iPhone that supports eSIM.
An eSIM is an industry-standard digital SIM that allows you to activate a cellular plan from your carrier without having to use a physical SIM. You can install eight or more eSIMs on an iPhone and use two phone numbers at the same time.
Before proceeding with the following steps, please confirm your iPhone model supports eSIM functionality and ensure that your mobile network operator offers eSIM support.
Once confirmed, contact your mobile network operator and request an eSIM activation code. They will provide you with either a QR code, a numerical code, or a download link.
How to set up an eSim on iPhone
Setting up an eSIM on an iPhone involves a series of steps that can be completed within the device settings. Here’s a detailed guide to setting up eSIM on your iPhone:
- On your iPhone’s home screen, tap on the Settings app icon.
- Tap on Cellular or Mobile Data.
- Tap on Convert to eSIM to convert existing physical SIM to eSIM or Add eSIM to add new eSIM.
- If you received a QR code, tap on Scan QR Code and align the code within the frame on your screen to scan it. Alternatively, choose Enter Details Manually to input the activation code manually.
- Follow the on-screen instructions provided by your mobile network operator to proceed with the activation process. This may include confirming your personal details, accepting terms and conditions, or entering additional information.
- Once the activation process is complete, your iPhone will display the newly added eSIM plan details, such as the carrier name and phone number. This confirms that the eSIM has been successfully activated.
- Your previous SIM card is deactivated when the cellular plan on your iPhone activates. Remove the physical SIM and restart your iPhone.
That’s it! You have successfully set up an eSIM on your iPhone. Please note that the steps and options may vary slightly depending on your iPhone model, iOS version, and mobile network operator.
If you encounter any difficulties or have specific questions, it’s recommended to refer to your network operator’s support resources or contact their customer service for further assistance.
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