Activate Dual Sim on iPhone XS

Apple iPhone XS was launched in September 2018. The iPhone is powered by hexacore. It has an internal storage of 64 GB which cannot be expanded. As far as the camera is concerned, it Packs a 12-megapixel primary camera and a 12-megapixel secondary camera on the rear and 7-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

Apple has acknowledged the need for two SIM cards for people who prefer to keep their personal and professional numbers separate without carrying two phones in the pocket. The iPhone XS smartphone has a Dual-Sim (GSM and GSM). It now accepts Nano-sim and eSim. Its connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, Lighting, Active 4G on both the Sim Cards, 3G and 4G.

Apple’s latest iPhone XS supports Dual Sim cards worldwide since they have a primary Nano SIM and secondary eSIM support working with carriers. Apple has also announced that Airtel and Reliance Jio will support eSIM in India. With Dual SIM support, you can use two numbers that can be used on the iPhone XS. One will be your normal SIM card and the other will be a digital SIM card that would allow you to activate a cellular plan from your carrier without having to use a physical Nano-SIM. Talking about eSIM, let me tell you what eSIM means, “e” stands for an embedded SIM. It will not be like the physical SIM, eSIM is built right into the device. It’s a very small chip that lets you validate your identity with a carrier. Once the eSIM is enabled on your iPhone, it will restrict you to use only one cellular data, that is one network at a time.

There are some requirements to Activate Dual-SIM On iPhone XS:

The very first requirement to activate dual SIMs on the new iPhones is iOS 12.1 update. Make sure the phone is updated to iOS 12.1.

Steps to check your iOS version:

Go to Settings> General> About> Version. If the phone is running on a version which is prior to iOS 12.1, then the upgradation is required on your iPhone.

Go to Settings> General> Software Update. Once the phone is updated to iOS 12.1, there are two ways to activate your eSIM on the iPhone XS.

Steps to Activate Dual-SIM on your iPhone XS:

Step 1: Launch the Settings app on your iPhone

Step 2: Tap on Cellular

Step 3: Now, Tap on Add Cellular Plan

Activate Dual Sim on iPhone XS

Step 4: Next, use your iPhone’s Camera to scan the QR code offered by your carrier

Step 5: You will receive a confirmation code from the carrier

Step 6: Enter it to activate the Dual-SIM on your iPhone XS.

Also, there is an option to enter the plan information manually. If you want to do so, tap Enter Details manually at the bottom. Then the instructions need to be followed to complete the process.

Download the carrier app from the App store and then choose a preferred cellular plan from the app to activate your cellular plan.

The eSIM so very useful, being a user of iPhone all I can do is appreciate the Dual-SIM support it has given its users. It has given its users the freedom to chose the preferred carries and move to a new plan with so much more convenience. Apple has indeed provided the ability to offer more flexibility and make the task of switching to a new plan a hassle-free experience for its users.


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