iPad Pro How do you switch between internal and external SIM

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  1. ahostmadsen macrumors 6502a

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    Just curious. The 9.7" pro has the internal SIM. As I understand it, it's locked once you choose a carrier. Then you can insert an external SIM to choose another carrier. How do you then choose between the internal and external SIM? Is there a software option to do that? Or, whenever you have the external SIM in place, that is the one always in effect?
     
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I believe the carriers for each SIM card shows up in settings, and you can switch between them.
     
  3. charles4515 macrumors member

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    Why do you think the Embedded SIM is locked once you choose a carrier?
     
  4. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Because Apple says so.
     
  5. charles4515 macrumors member

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    Where? They say if you buy at a carrier store the carrier might lock it. I bought from the Apple Store. Looking for clarification.
     
  6. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203099

    "When you activate a cellular data plan with certain carriers, your Apple SIM might be dedicated to that carrier's network. A dedicated SIM means you can't activate it on another carrier's network. For example, if you activate an AT&T plan on your iPad, your Apple SIM will be dedicated to AT&T's network. Your iPad remains unlocked, so you can buy another Apple SIM or use a standard carrier nano-SIM to change networks."
     
  7. charles4515 macrumors member

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    That is not about the embedded sim. That is about a non embedded Apple SIM card.
     
  8. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Oh that's right. The Apple SIM can't change carriers but the "embedded" one does.

    Silly me.
     

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