In this guide, you have a step-by-step walkthrough to take when installing an eSIM on your Windows 11 device.
Installing an eSIM using a QR Code
Before attempting to install the eSIM, there are three main things you will need:
- A strong internet connection - Ideally, you will need to be connected to Wi-fi or have a good 4G signal.
- An eSIM compatible device - If you are unsure, here's a list of compatible devices: List of compatible devices
- The device isn't locked to one Mobile Network - If you are unsure whether or not your device is locked to a certain network, have a look at our article on how to check if your device is "locked/unlocked": Locked/unlocked devices
Open the Windows 11 Settings app by clicking the Start button and selecting the gear icon on the left-hand side of the Start menu.
Click on "Network & internet" in the Settings app.
In the "Network & internet" settings, click on "Cellular" on the left-hand side of the page.
Click the "Add a plan" button under the "Mobile data" section on the right-hand side of the page.
Select "eSIM" as the connection type.
Enter the necessary information for your eSIM, such as the activation code, IMEI number, and other details, depending on the carrier you are using.
Follow the prompts to complete the setup process and activate your eSIM plan.
Once the eSIM is installed and activated, you should be able to use it to connect to the internet and make calls, depending on the capabilities of your device and carrier.