iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, and later feature Dual SIM with a nano-SIM and an eSIM. An eSIM is a digital SIM that allows you to activate a cellular plan from your carrier without having to use a physical nano-SIM.
What happens if you take out your SIM card and put it in another iPhone?
Answer: A: You can move your sim and use the phone as you use your phone. But the sim does not contain the data stored on your phone, so none of your contacts, apps, accounts etc., will transfer because you put the sim in. Make sure you backup your current phone.
How do I activate my Dual SIM iPhone 12?
To turn on Allow Cellular Data Switching, follow these steps:
- Go to Settings.
- Tap either Cellular or Mobile Data.
- Tap Cellular Data.
- Turn on Allow Cellular Data Switching.
How do I add eSIM to my iPhone 12?
You must contact your carrier to activate service first.
- Go to Settings > Cellular.
- Tap Add Cellular Plan.
- Use your iPhone camera to scan the QR code.
- If you’re asked to enter a confirmation code to activate the eSIM, enter the number provided with the QR code.
Can I just buy a new phone and put my SIM card in it?
If you purchase a replacement phone or upgrade to a new unlocked phone, you can take out the SIM card in your old phone and pop it in the new one. If your old SIM is not compatible (size difference) or you are changing carriers, you will need to purchase a new SIM card.
Can I just buy an iPhone and put my SIM card in it?
Yes, you absolutely can. However, there are a few things to know before you do it: If you intend to use a third-party SIM card, your phone must be unlocked: This won’t be a problem if you purchased your phone directly from Apple as they generally sell them unlocked.
Should I remove SIM card before trading in iPhone?
Whenever you sell, give away or trade in your iPhone, we always recommend that you remove your SIM card and any other accessories.
How do I add eSIM to my iPhone?
Transfer your eSIM between iPhones
On the new iPhone, tap Settings > Cellular > Add Cellular Plan. Choose the eSIM to transfer from the list, then tap Add Cellular Plan. On the current iPhone, tap Transfer. If you get any errors, check out the troubleshooting page.