Google Pixel Watch app has received a useful feature for multiple eSIM profiles but there’s no Dual SIM support

If you have a Google Pixel 3a or a later Pixel phone, you can use two SIMs: one physical SIM card and one eSIM. You can choose which SIM to use for which action, like messaging or calling. This option is called Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS). Google Pixel Watch esim

The Google Pixel Watch has its fair share of flaws, but it’s quickly become a favorite in the market for the best Android smartwatches. If you’re using an eSIM, there’s also a neat trick in the Pixel Watch app to store multiple cellular options even though there’s no Dual SIM support.

Recent updates to the Pixel Watch have unlocked support for storing multiple eSIM profiles. When adding an eSIM to the watch, you’ll be presented with the option to add up multiple eSIM cellular providers, as pictured below. This functionality wasn’t available at launch, but was added in one of the updates that have arrived in the weeks since the watch went on sale in mid-October. One of those updates, presumably the one that unlocked this functionality, went live just last week and did contain some fixes for eSIM setup.

To be clear, this is not proper Dual SIM support, though. While the Apple Watch supports Dual SIM connectivity, the Pixel Watch appears only to make it a bit easier to switch between SIM cards. You’ll still need to open the Pixel Watch app to switch between, or rather re-activate, other SIM plans. There are no on-watch settings for switching between eSIM choices.

This is certainly a shame, as Dual SIM makes it easy to switch between plans on the fly when one network is not quite keeping up. Having to re-activate at the least slows this process down, if not making it almost impossible in some scenarios.

Adding cellular service to the Pixel Watch allows the smartwatch to function more independently of your smartphone. Notifications continue to arrive even outside of Bluetooth range, and you can also download and use apps, or even stream music through supported apps. It’s also a handy function for workouts, as you can track your runs without carrying a phone at all.

You can add an eSIM to the Pixel Watch through the Pixel Watch app under Settings > Mobile Network > Set up a new profile. Of course, you’ll need the LTE variant of the Pixel Watch to do this.

Fix problems with dual SIMs Google Pixel Watch esim

Some combinations of SIM networks don’t work well together. If you see a notification that says “Voice unavailable” or “Voice interruptions,” the networks on your two SIMs are having trouble working together. To get help, contact your mobile carrier.

Important: Pixel 4a (5G) and later phones in dual SIM mode can connect to 5G networks.


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