Is My Phone Unlocked to Install eSIM?

14 October 2022

Only unlocked smartphones can use eSIM. You should make sure your phone is unlocked before making a purchase from our shop.


Is my phone unlocked to install eSIM


What does "unlocked phone" mean?


Calls and connections to mobile data on mobile phones are dependent on a carrier. Your phone can connect to a carrier's network.

If your phone is unlocked, it can connect to any carrier's network.

Your phone can only use the network from one carrier if it is locked, which is a condition of your contract. Therefore, if you insert a new SIM card, your phone won't recognize it.


There are four ways to determine if your phone is unlocked:


From where did you purchase your phone?

  • Your phone is presumably unlocked if you purchased it directly from the manufacturer's store, like Apple or Samsung.

  • To use an eSIM, however, you may not be able to if you purchased the phone through a telecom carrier (such as Orange, AT&T, or Movistar).

Use a different SIM card.

  • Obtaining a SIM card from a friend or member of your family will make it simple to determine whether your phone is unlocked.
  • Your phone is unlocked if you can use this SIM to make calls or send text messages on it.

  • Your phone is locked to your provider and cannot be used with an eSIM if you are unable to make calls or send SMS messages using the new SIM card.


Review your settings (iPhone only)

IOS 14 and later support the following steps:

  • Access the Settings menu.

  • Select "General" by scrolling down.

  • Access the "About" page.

  • Next, scroll down and find for "Network Provider Lock" or "Carrier Lock." If "No SIM limitations" is displayed, your iPhone is unlocked and is capable of accepting an eSIM. If not, the iPhone needs to be connected to a certain carrier.


Consult with your provider

  • The best course of action is to contact your carrier if you are unable to determine whether your phone is unlocked.

  • If your phone is locked to their network or is unlocked, they should be able to tell you.

  • They can also aid in network-restricted phone unlocking.


I have an unlocked phone. Is eSIM an option?

The first thing to check before purchasing an eSIM is whether your phone is unlocked. If it is, wonderful.

However, you must also confirm that your phone supports eSIM.

Only some devices are eSIM compatible.

Using this instructions, you can determine if your device is compatible.

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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