3. How to check my phone supports esim and is carrier-unlocked
It’s not difficult to figure out whether your phone is carrier-unlocked and supports eSIM or not, as all are shown in your phone’s settings. While your phone’s unlock status is well indicated through the SIM restriction/Network section, your phone’s eSIM capacity is well displayed via your phone’s IME (International Mobile Equipment Identity).
In the section below, we will guide you to check the unlock status and eSIM-capacity of your iOS and Android phones.
3.1 How to check if my iOS device is eSIM compatible and carrier unlocked?
In order to determine whether your iOS device is carrier unlocked and eSIM compatible or not, you will need to:
- Check its unlock by
- going to Settings> General> About.
- scrolling down to view the “Carrier lock” section.
- It should say “NO SIM restrictions”, which means that the device is unlocked.
- And then check its eSIM capacity by scrolling down to view the “AVAILABLE SIM” (iOS 15 and newer) or “DIGITAL SIM”(older iOS versions) section. It should contain an IMEI under AVAILABLE SIM or DIGITAL SIM, which means that the device is eSIM compatible.
If you have more than one SIM card on your device, you might need to temporarily disable or remove one of them before attempting to download the eSIM, depending on the capabilities of your device.