How to Activate And Settings eSIM on iPhone 14 for AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile

iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus officially launched into the global market through the Far Out event on Wednesday (7/9).

Before the launch, fans of Apple products have received a number of leaks of the appearance of the iPhone 14. The leaks include the color of the iPhone 14 which is predicted to be present in green, purple, blue, black, white, and red.

"The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus have very interesting features," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, at the launch.

For connectivity, Apple brought two updates with its iPhone 14 lineup namely the satellite and eSIM versions. The former required Apple to design entirely new hardware and software orders to make sending messages to satellite possible without a bulky antenna.

This service is text-only and will be used primarily for emergency needs, but it can support two-way communication. So, the user will receive a notification when the emergency help he asks for immediately comes to him. The Find My app will also be able to share your location with friends so they can stay tuned.

While the new eSIM feature will be available in the United States. Apple boasts the ability to quickly swap between multiple eSIMs and add provider without visiting one of their offices. The device supports dual eSIM.


What is an eSIM on iPhone?

eSIM is a digital SIM that allows you to activate a cellular plan from a provider without a physical nano-SIM. Learn how to set up an eSIM, transfer a SIM, what to do if you can't set it up, and how to delete an eSIM, if needed.

You can install multiple eSIM profiles on an eSIM-enabled iPhone. If your iPhone is unlocked, you can subscribe to multiple cellular plans.


How to Activate AT&T eSIM on iPhone 14

You can transfer your eSIM if both phones are eSIM compatible. Here's how:

  1. Start at Bring Your own Device. https://www.att.com/buy/byod/
  2. Choose Move my number to a different device.
  3. Select Continue, then sign in if asked.
  4. Follow the prompts to complete your transfer.

While setting up your iPhone over Wi-Fi®, your eSIM might download automatically or you might be prompted to install an AT&T cellular plan. If you have wireless service bars or you can make a call, you're all set.

Still don't have service? Try this:

  1. Connect to Wi-Fi.
  2. Swipe down from the top of your screen to open your notifications.
  3. Choose the AT&T Cellular Plan Ready to be Installed notification
  4. Select Continue.


Set up and activate your Verizon eSIM on iPhone 14 you can follow the instructions here

Set up and activate your T-Mobile eSIM on iPhone 14 you can follow the instructions here


How to set up eSIM

If you purchased an iPhone 13 or iPhone SE (3rd generation) model from an Apple Retail Store or Apple Online Store in the United States, the SIM card was not installed when you received the iPhone. To turn on iPhone, turn it on, connect to a Wi-Fi network, then follow the onscreen instructions.

Or, if you need to set up an eSIM, you can scan a QR code provided by your provider, use your provider's iPhone app, install an assigned plan, enter information manually, or transfer your eSIM from your old iPhone:

  • Scan QR code
  • Open the Camera app and scan the QR code.
  • Tap the Cellular Plan Detected notification that appears.
  • Tap Continue at the bottom of the screen.
  • Tap Add Cellular Plan.

If you are asked to enter a confirmation code to activate the eSIM, enter the number provided by the operator.


Installing the specified cellular plan

With iOS 13 and later, some providers can specify a cellular plan to install. Contact the operator for more information.

  • If the plan is set for you, follow these steps:
  • Tap the Provider Mobile Plan Ready to Install notification when it appears.
  • In the Settings app, tap Provider Cellular Plan Ready to Install.
  • Tap Continue at the bottom of the screen.
  • Make a call on iPhone to check its cellular connectivity. If you are unable to make calls, contact your provider.
  • If the activated plan replaces the plan on the physical SIM, remove your physical SIM.

If you're prompted to do a "Cellular Plan Transfer" when setting up iPhone, learn how to transfer an eSIM.


Using provider apps 

  • Go to the App Store and download the provider app.
  • Use this app to buy a mobile plan.
  • Entering information manually

If needed, you can enter the package information manually. To enter package information manually, follow these steps:

  • Go to Settings.
  • Tap Cellular or Cellular Plan.
  • Tap Add Cellular Plan.
  • Tap Enter Details Manually, at the bottom of the iPhone screen.

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