How to add an eSIM to your iPhone with a QR code

Adding an eSIM to an iPhone with a QR code is now possible starting with iPhone XR, XS and future models.  All supported devices.

But I only have one device!

The only difficulty you might have is if you do not have a 2nd devices which can display the QR code.  In this case, simply find any human being with a smart phone, and ask them if they would be nice enough to take a photo of your QR code, so that you can then scan it into your own phone.

Once a QR code is ready for scanning, just open Settings -> Cellular –> Add Cellular Plan and then camera app will open, ready to scan any QR codes it sees.

You’ll need to be on wifi or have an internet connection in order for the eSIM module to make it’s connection to the carrier, but after that, the SIM profile should be loaded and you’re able to connect.

If you’re on a roaming plan where the the roaming SIM may activate if you are in one of the roaming countries, you may want to wait for the right time to load and active your eSIM – usually right before your trip.

Also keep in mind, eSIMs are designed not to easily switch phones, so in most cases, you’ll need to get a new QR code for a new phone.

More questions? Check out our FAQ.


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18 Responses

    1. It is not possible to switch SIM2Fly or any eSIMs without the QR code being reissued. eSIM QR codes are considered one time use. No sharing or transferring possible without getting a new QR. Currently the only way to have a SIM2Flly QR reissued, is physically visiting an AIS shop, and requesting and new QR. We have been providing this service for customers, but it does take a day or two, as it’s a manual process.

  1. Hello, after I purchased the card, the email content does not show the QR code, can I help you re-send the QR code?

    1. Could it be a payment issue? The card processor might be rejecting your card? The processors require all cards be set up with 3D Secure.

      1. Actually not true, I used an American card (none of them have 3D Secure) via Google Pay and worked fine. Processors can still force 3D secure via Google Pay (Suica in Japan is a good example), but this one does not.

  2. Hi I bought the esim card for my mom. Once I receive the email I have forwarded to her. But the QR code doesn’t work. Any tip ?

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