Apple's iPhone 14 and 14 Plus feature a new eSIM tray that lets users add more than two SIMs. This is a welcome change that will make it easier to switch between services or use a dual-sim solution for travel, but it can also pose some problems.
Thankfully, the process is fairly simple. You can activate a new eSIM on your iPhone 14 using eSIM Carrier Activation, eSIM Quick Transfer, or your carrier's app.
1. Go to Settings
Apple's eSIM is a virtual SIM card that replaces a physical one. It's a great way to switch networks quickly, cut roaming costs and free up space on your device for more apps or battery life.
However, there are a few things you should know before switching to an eSIM on an iPhone 14 T mobile. These tips and tricks can help you save on battery life, beef up security or just make your iPhone easier to use.
Some carriers support eSIM Quick Transfer, which lets you switch from a physical SIM to an eSIM without removing the SIM from your phone. This process is easy and straightforward, but it does require that you have an active eSIM on another phone that has the same Apple ID as your new iPhone 14.
2. Select Cellular
If you're in the United States, you can use an eSIM on your iPhone 14 instead of a physical SIM card. This is a great way to avoid paying for roaming fees, and it's also a good option for travelers who want to keep their data plans active while traveling abroad.
Setting up your eSIM on an iPhone is simple, with on-screen instructions doing most of the work. The only thing you'll need to do is make sure your iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi during the setup process.
Once the cellular set up is complete, you'll see a notification that says "Provider Mobile Data Plan Ready to Be Installed." This means your cellular plan is activated. You can then call your carrier to test the connectivity and make sure you can send and receive calls.
3. Select eSIM
Embedded SIM, or eSIM, is a standard that allows you to activate a cellular plan without a physical SIM card. It works in most countries and can be used on multiple devices.
The eSIM also makes it easier for consumers to explore new cellular providers. Both T-Mobile and Verizon have embraced eSIMs in recent months to make it easier for customers to switch carriers or test out their network.
As with physical SIM cards, eSIMs can be activated by contacting your carrier. You can also scan a QR code to activate your eSIM on your phone or using your carrier’s app.
To activate an eSIM, turn on your iPhone and follow the instructions. Some carriers support eSIM Carrier Activation or eSIM Quick Transfer to set up your eSIM automatically during setup. Other carriers might require you to activate your eSIM through the carrier’s iPhone app or by scanning a QR code.
4. Select Activate
Apple's latest iPhone models support eSIM, which is a physical SIM that can host more than two mobile phone numbers. While some carriers are hesitant to introduce eSIM support, the feature has seen a lot of interest from consumers.
While most newer iPhones will automatically activate their eSIM during setup, the process can vary from carrier to carrier. In some cases, you'll need to scan a QR code from your carrier to activate your eSIM.
However, some postpaid customers have been able to activate their eSIM using a workaround. It may take some luck, but it's a method that's been proven to work.
This is not a permanent solution, so we recommend checking with your carrier before trying it out. If you're unable to activate your eSIM, contact customer service and let them know about the issue.