How Can I Configure My Google Pixel for an eSIM?

17 October 2022

configure Google Pixel for eSIM


Five minutes should be plenty to do this.

What is necessary to configure an eSIM on a Google Pixel?

  1. You must have bought an eSIM plan, which you may do right away.

  2. You ought to have gotten a QR code after making the transaction, often known as an activation code.

  3. Internet access

  4. A Google Pixel that works with an eSIM

When should I activate my eSIM before a trip?

Don't configure your eSIM too soon. Each data plan for eSIMs has a set number of days that are tied to it. Start the plan slowly so that it will endure the duration of your trip.

We advise setting up the data plan the day before your trip.

If you are still at home, this could be right before you depart. or when you get to your final destination. You decide how to do this; just keep in mind that WiFi connection is required to finish the setup.

To avoid being rushed, you might wish to set up the eSIM earlier than this. However, keep in mind that you cannot halt the plan once the eSIM is configured, thus the remaining days of validity will begin to run out.

Simply deduct the length of the plan from the final day you'll need it to determine the earliest day you can set up your eSIM.

If you have a 15-day eSIM and require it until July 15th, for instance, you can set it up starting on July 1st, even if you're still at home on that day.

How to configure your Google Pixel for an eSIM

The Google Pixel can be configured in one of two ways:

  • Through a QR code

  • Using an activation code

Install a Google Pixel eSIM with a QR code

Just two minutes should be needed for these four steps:

  1. Activate Advanced Mobile Operators under Settings > Networking & Internet.

  2. Select "More" then "Add operator."

  3. You must choose "Don't have a SIM card" on some devices.

  4. Scan the QR code (the camera on your Pixel will instantly switch on).

  5. Install the eSIM after downloading it.

Install an eSIM with a Google Pixel activation code.

The approach is simple if you have an activation code rather than a QR code. Just carry out the actions outlined above, but rather of scanning the QR code, click "Use Activation Code." Just enter the necessary information now to begin downloading the eSIM.

On your Google Pixel, how to enable an eSIM

Remember to activate the eSIM only after reaching your location.

  1. Select "Settings" > "Network & internet."

  2. Choosing a mobile network

  3. Choose the desired eSIM to utilize.

  4. Click Use SIM at the screen's top.

  5. Activate mobile data

  6. Activate data roaming


In order to cehck the phones that are currenltly supported with eSIM, we created this list of eSIM compatible phones to help you determine whether your smartphone can accept an eSIM.


An easy instalation quide for iOS devices can be found on this guide for eSIM installation on iOS devices.


An easy instalation quide for Android devices can be found on this guide for eSIM installation on Android devices.

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