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Here’s how you can transfer your eSIM from one iPhone to another

Apple recently announced iOS 16, the company’s latest operating system for iPhones at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). The company introduced several new features and improvements, such as Apple Pay Later, lock screen widgets, shared photo library and more. Latest news about  iPhone eSIM transfer function find out below.

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One of the interesting features announced by the iPhone maker is the ability to transfer eSIM from one iPhone to another.


The new feature from Apple allows you to transfer your eSIM using Bluetooth, saving you the hassle of getting a new eSIM when you change your phone.

One of the things that you need to keep in mind is that this will work only if both the devices are running on iOS 16.

  • Open the settings app on your new iPhone.
  • Now, tap on “Set up eSIM”.
  • Then, click on “Transfer from another iPhone”.
  • Now, follow the instructions on your device.

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As shown in the image above, when you tap the ‘Set up eSIM’ option in the iOS 16 Settings app, a new option pops us that lets you transfer an eSIM and its associated phone number from another iPhone via Bluetooth.

Apple notes that to transfer an eSIM from another iPhone, you need to make sure the other iPhone is nearby, unlocked, has Bluetooth turned on and is running iOS 16 or later.

The feature appears to be available in multiple countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom, but it is only possible to complete Bluetooth transfers of eSIMs issued by carriers that support the feature. Given that iOS 16 was only announced a few days ago and is currently in beta, carrier support may be limited right now. 

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