iPhone XS Max Transfer Activated e-Sim Service to a new phone?

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macrumors 6502a
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Is it possible to transfer the activated e-sim service from one device to another through an iphone backup? Saw applecare replaced my phone which has esim, will the service get transferred to another phone or do I have to go through the activation process.
 

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macrumors 6502a
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You'll need a new QR code.
A New QR Code for each activated provider. Isn't that a hassle. Every year new phones come out and if we want to upgrade this QR Code for every provider is going to be a deterrent.

Why couldn't apple leave the activation down to the apple id? I guess that isn't then called "secure" ?
 

JPack

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A New QR Code for each activated provider. Isn't that a hassle. Every year new phones come out and if we want to upgrade this QR Code for every provider is going to be a deterrent.

Why couldn't apple leave the activation down to the apple id? I guess that isn't then called "secure" ?
The implementation process is left to the carrier. The carriers will eventually charge for eSIM activations similar to the way they currently charge for SIM cards.
 

melancholy

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I’m left wondering how we transfer our eSIM to another device?

For my carrier, we all use one QR code, so how does it figure out which eSIM belongs to me?
 

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macrumors 6502a
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You'll need a new QR code.
So in short if Genius decides to replace the device with esim the service will have to be reactivated. Surely a good move on apple's part as this is a painful process if you have multiple services tied to your esim
 
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