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Pagemakers

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One of iOS 13’s new and non-demonstrated features was “iMessage on Dual Sim”.

Can any beta tester confirm exactly what this enhancement is please.
 

Pagemakers

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I have a dual sim iPhone and right now iMessage is a total mess if you need to message the same user from either numbers - when roaming abroad for example.
 

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Thanks for that.

I’d like to be able to click on a contact and be prompted which line to use. Currently if they default to your personal line and you’re away roaming for example you may want to use your work line. Currently if you change it to work you have to go back into the contact after the call and change it back to personal. Crazy.
 

felixroqu3

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Thanks for that.

I’d like to be able to click on a contact and be prompted which line to use. Currently if they default to your personal line and you’re away roaming for example you may want to use your work line. Currently if you change it to work you have to go back into the contact after the call and change it back to personal. Crazy.
Hi there. I actually have a question in regards to dual-sim and it seems like you have some knowledge about this. I have an iPhone XS and have T-Mobile. I travel quite a bit and want to figure out how to use the dual-sim function. I guess I want to set my "primary" as T-Mobile, but id like to start using data services from whatever country I'm in so I can get faster data, since T-mobile only offers 2G-3G speeds overseas. How should i go about this? Would setting up my primary number as the "e-sim" and then whenever I'm overseas I'd purchase a local "data only" sim card?
 

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Doesn’t matter which sim you use for which. When you go roaming you just say roam on this sim or that sim. You can have as many e-sims as you like but only 1 active at a time.
 

kenvip88

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Hi there. I actually have a question in regards to dual-sim and it seems like you have some knowledge about this. I have an iPhone XS and have T-Mobile. I travel quite a bit and want to figure out how to use the dual-sim function. I guess I want to set my "primary" as T-Mobile, but id like to start using data services from whatever country I'm in so I can get faster data, since T-mobile only offers 2G-3G speeds overseas. How should i go about this? Would setting up my primary number as the "e-sim" and then whenever I'm overseas I'd purchase a local "data only" sim card?

Settings - Cellular - Choose your data Sim when you're aboard and buy the new data sim
And yes you should change T-Mobile to E-sim, avoid the country you go don't provide e-sim yet
"Primary" or "Secondary" is just the name to make 2 sim different in setting so you can choose which to use data and which to call
 

AppleMango

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Hi guys,

I’ll hop in that thread to ask about iMessage under ios13:

i just updated to iOS13 on an iPhone Xs and I am using dual sim.

Before updating, I started chatting to person1 with phone number1 (sim1). After some time, I changed iMessage to phone number2 (sim2) and continued chatting with person1 and changed back a few times.

Question: I want to open a second chat with my second sim for the same contact. Is there any way how to do that or how to change number for the same contact and stay in the same chat?


I talked to Apple and they said there is no other way than deleting the previous chat.

Many thanks for your help,
AM
 
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