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Can I Always Keep My eSIM

Aug 29,2023 | Tim


The introduction of eSIMs marked a significant shift in mobile technology, allowing users to have a digitally embedded SIM in their device. This article explores the nature of eSIMs, the concept of secondary lines, and guides you through the process of deleting an eSIM.


eSIM Is What?

An eSIM, or embedded SIM, is a digital SIM card integrated into your device's hardware. It's an industry-standard technology that lets you activate a cellular plan from your carrier without having to use a physical SIM. You can install eight or more eSIMs on an iPhone, allowing for a high degree of flexibility and the use of multiple numbers simultaneously.

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Merits of My ESIM Card

  • ESIMs offer enhanced security measures, including built-in encryption and authentication protocols, to safeguard user data and prevent unauthorized access.

  • Embedded directly in the device's hardware, it is integrated and non-removable.

  • Programmable and capable of storing multiple carrier profiles simultaneously.

  • More flexible device designs are possible with the absence of a physical SIM card slot.

  • Without the need for physical cards, remote activation and switching between carriers is now possible.

  • Ecologically friendly with reduced e-waste.

Can I Always Keep My ESIM?

eSIMs are embedded into the device, so they're permanent in that sense. However, from a user standpoint, the eSIM's information or carrier profile can easily be changed or deleted. This means the eSIM itself doesn't permanently tie your device to one carrier or one cellular plan, offering flexibility to switch plans or carriers as needed.

How Can I Uninstall an ESIM?

If you want to delete or change your eSIM, here are general steps that can guide you through the process:

For IPhone

  • Go to the " Settings" .

  • Go to the " Cellular" section.

  • Under Cellular Plans, select the phone number associated with the eSIM you want to remove.

  • Tap on " Remove Cellular Plan".

  • Confirm that you wish to remove the eSIM profile. This action will effectively deactivate your eSIM.

For Google Pixel

  • Tap on your Pixel's Settings.

  • Tap on " Network & Internet".

  • Go to " Mobile networks".

  • Tap on the carrier connected to the eSIM you wish to remove.

  • Tap on " Delete".

  • Confirm action to delete the eSIM profile.

For Samsung:

  • Go to " Settings".

  • Tap on " Connections".

  • Go to " SIM card manager".

  • Tap on " eSIM profiles".

  • Select the eSIM profile which you want to remove.

  • Tap on " Delete", then confirm the deletion.

*1.Please be aware that deleting the eSIM profile will disconnect your device from the cellular plan associated with the eSIM.

*2.If you plan to add or change a line in the future, you'll need to scan a QR code or enter the necessary information provided by your carrier to add a new eSIM profile to the device.

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*3.Before proceeding with any of these steps, please ensure you have a backup of any data you don't want to lose, and remember to update and sync your contacts after removal of the eSIM profile.

*4.Last but not least,lease note the procedures provided above are based on widely available information and actual steps may vary based on your specific device model.

All in all, eSIM technology provides a flexible and convenient mobile connection solution. ESIMs offer the advantage of having secondary lines on the same device. However, this doesn’t make an eSIM permanent in terms of the carrier or the plan you're connected to, hence providing you with the freedom to switch or delete lines as per your needs. As technology continues to evolve, eSIMs are expected to gain more traction due to their host of benefits.

Welcome to ByteSIM , where you can find a convenient and compatible eSIM data plan for your travel around India. Feel free to contact us with any eSIM questions( FAQs). We are available 24/7 to assist you!