Switching to an eSIM is a convenient way to stay connected without the hassle of physically changing the SIM cards while you are travelling. Follow these simple steps to install and activate your eSIM on an Android phone.

Step-by-Step Guide to Installing an eSIM on Android

1. Check Compatibility

Before proceeding, ensure your Android phone supports eSIM functionality. Most recent models from brands like Google, Samsung, and others are equipped with eSIM capability. Check your device specifications or consult your phone’s manual.

2. Purchase an eSIM Plan

Buy an eSIM plan from ETravelSim. You will receive a QR code via email instantly, which is essential for activating your eSIM.

3. Connect to Wi-Fi

Make sure your phone is connected to a Wi-Fi network. This is necessary to download and activate the eSIM.

4. Open Settings

Navigate to the Settings app on your Android phone and look for connections.


5. Access Connections Settings

  • Go to Network & Internet or Connections (depending on your phone model).
  • Select SIM manager or Mobile Network

6. Add eSIM

  • Tap on Add eSIM

7. Scan the QR Code

  • Your phone’s camera will open. Scan the QR code you received from your eSIM provider.
  • If prompted, confirm the installation by selecting Download or Install.

8. Activate the eSIM

  • Once the QR code is scanned, your eSIM profile will be downloaded and installed.

9. Set Up Your eSIM

  • Return to Mobile Network settings.
  • You should see your new eSIM listed under available networks.
  • Select the eSIM as your preferred data plan or for making calls and sending texts.

Troubleshooting Tips

  • Restart Your Phone: If the eSIM doesn't activate immediately, restart your phone to refresh the settings.
  • Check Network Settings: Ensure that your network settings are correctly configured and that the eSIM is set as the primary network if necessary.
  • Contact Support: If you encounter any issues, contact at support@etravelsim.com or chat by visiting etravelsim.com

Benefits of Using an eSIM

  • Convenience: Easily switch between different carriers without changing physical SIM cards.
  • Flexibility: Ideal for travellers who need multiple numbers or data plans.
  • Eco-Friendly: Reduces the need for plastic SIM cards, contributing to environmental conservation.
  • With these simple steps, you can enjoy the benefits of an eSIM on your Android phone. Stay connected effortlessly and enjoy the convenience of modern mobile technology.