eSIM technology refers to the mechanism wherein the SIM card of a phone is directly embedded into the phone’s architecture. eSIM, which stands for embedded SIM, is a SIM card which is physically a smaller SIM card than the conventional ones available in the market (micro SIM, nano-SIM, etc.).
Now, this technology is relatively new, and there is a simple activation process to use it. One would require a QR code for the activation of the same or the input of a manual PIN number will also do. The process is very similar to connecting to a Wi-Fi network.
There are many advantages of utilising this technology; best would be the lack of need of a SIM card slot, which saves up significant space for other features to be added. In addition to that, it becomes easier to switch mobile network operators. Finally, inserting SIM cards would no longer be an activity to be taken up by the user, which reduces the risk of damage to the same.
Apple has recently launched a new series of iPhones namely, the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, which comes with the eSIM technology. It is one of the many new features and upgrades added to their new phones.
Apple has provided enough importance to its user’s demand by implementing eSIM technology irrespective of its limited support features that tend to grow in the future.
Esim still got sim but built in or weld into the motherboard, meaning can’t remove easily.
- Not making up enough space.
- Better design by the manufacturer.
- Quickly switch to another carrier. All sum info set by phone.
- Cheap rate if roaming. Can switch to a local carrier when roaming if the local carrier provides support.
It was a dream for iPhone users to use Dual SIM feature on their iPhones and now Apple has made it possible and made a dream come true. You can insert one physical Nano SIM Card in the new iPhone, but if you want to use the second SIM in your iPhone, then you’ll have to use eSIM.
Remember all the telecom operators around the globe doesn’t support eSIM. There is a limited list of telecom operators who provide eSIM facility but yes, of course, it will grow after this eSIM Concept.
Jio and Airtel are the main two carriers who support eSIM. You’ll receive QR Code from telecom operators regarding eSIM. You can even use My Jio app or Airtel app to use the eSIM facility.
After that, you just have to go to the settings section of your iPhone, and you’ll get an option to add eSIM in cellular settings. You can configure your eSIM there either through QR Code or telecom operator App.
This is a very simple process. The incredible thing is that you can replace telecom service providers very quickly in case you don’t like services from your existing company. In compare to physical sim change or MNP (Mobile No. Portability), the eSIM feature will become far easy where you just have to change QR code; there will be no requirement of physical SIM.
How dual SIM works on iPhone?
Usage of the dual SIM facility on your iPhone needs you to follow the below-mentioned steps to activate your cellular plan with a QR code:
- Go to Settings > Cellular.
- Tap Add Cellular Plan.
- Use your iPhone XS, XR or XS Max to scan the QR code that your carrier provided to use eSIM.
It should be remembered that if you are asked to enter a code to activate the eSIM, enter the particular number that your carrier provided. If necessary, you can go to the official store and ask for the guidance.