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Risco

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Jul 22, 2010
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So I have an iPhone XS. My iPhone 13 is turning up Friday. What is the process to transfer the eSim to new phone and deactivate on old one?
 

squawk7000

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@dbrose very helpfully posted the procedure in another thread

 
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slyronit

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I am curious if this worked for you. I am thinking of buying a new iPhone in a different country and I cannot get a new eSim for my number until I go back to my native country. Is the process seamless?
 

catean

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I am curious if this worked for you. I am thinking of buying a new iPhone in a different country and I cannot get a new eSim for my number until I go back to my native country. Is the process seamless?
Yes, it's seamless. You can either login in the EE app and download the eSIM directly to the device, or download a QR code on the old device and scan it with the new device.
 

garethpauljones

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Jun 9, 2009
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EE have (temporarily?) removed the ability to buy a new eSIM from their app for security reasons. I went in to a store yesterday and they gave me a new QR code that I used to transfer my plan to a new iPhone. Just bear in mind that it deactivates your plan on your old phone whilst they set up the QR code in store.
 

slyronit

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Is there no way to do it without the operator's app or intervention? Do the methods mentioned in this article not work?
 

slyronit

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That article from Apple is misleading. They should mention that the method only works with some supported carriers.
 
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