How to Configure Huawei for an eSIM?

17 October 2022

configure Huawei for eSIM

What is required to configure an eSIM on Huawei?

  1. A Huawei handset that can use an eSIM and is unlocked

  2. An eSIM QR code can be printed out, opened on another device, or stored as a screenshot on your phone.

  3. Connection to WiFi

When should I set up my eSIM for travel?

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.

Instructions for setting up an eSIM on a Huawei device:

  1. To manage your SIM card, go to Settings >Mobile networks.

  2. Choose SIM 2

  3. Select Select eSIM and add it.

  4. Your phone will launch the camera when you select Add plan using QR code.

  5. The QR code, which you should have printed or opened on a different device, should now be scanned. Simply click Select From Gallery to locate a screenshot of the QR code on your phone if it is only present on your phone.

  6. A button labeled "Auto-enable this eSIM" will be visible. If you are not already at your destination and prepared to use the eSIM, do not check this box. If you are not prepared to use the eSIM, deselect the option.

  7. eSIM will be downloaded and installed to your device once you click Add This eSIM.

Step-by-step instructions for activating an eSIM on Huawei

These instructions will help you activate your eSIM whenever you're ready to use it.


  1. Activate SIM 2 by going to Settings >Mobile Networks >SIM management.

  2. Locate and choose the installed eSIM.

  3. Activate the "Enable" button.

  4. From your settings menu, enable Cellular/Mobile Data and Data Roaming.

Turn on mobile/cellular data by going to Settings > Mobile Data. Activate mobile data

Activate Data Roaming by going to Settings > Mobile Data. Turn on data roaming by scrolling to SIM 2.

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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