Transferring an eSIM from one iPhone to another just got a lot easier, thanks to iOS 16. As observant user Carson Waldrop notes. He shares his findings on Twitter (via MacRumors).
Waldrop discovers that iOS 16 makes it possible to transfer your iPhone’s eSIM via Bluetooth. Something that makes setting up and activating your new smartphone considerably easier.
eSIM transfer easier thanks to iOS 16
Transferring an eSIM is already possible with iOS 15, although the process behind it is a bit cumbersome. For example, you need to contact your carrier to transfer the virtual SIM card to your new iPhone. Thanks to iOS 16, you are in control yourself. Provided your provider supports this functionality, of course.
In any case, it seems that in iOS 16, when setting up your new iPhone, you have the option to take your eSIM with you. Your smartphone uses Bluetooth for this.
@MacRumors it looks like in iOS 16, you can transfer eSim Cards from one iPhone to another using Bluetooth. This previously wasn’t the case and you had to just get a new esim card from the carrier in question. pic.twitter.com/emWz6F7ObP
— Carson (@carsonwaldrop) June 8, 2022
Keep in mind that the operating system is currently still in beta. The functionality may change or disappear and at the moment it does not work properly.
More functionalities to your iPhone
Transferring the eSIM is one of the many additions that iOS 16 will bring to your iPhone this fall. For example, the new software also ensures that Face ID, the way you unlock your smartphone, also works in landscape mode. Furthermore, Apple is working on a new lock screen for your iPhone, it gives CarPlay a new look and takes Siri to a higher level. In the article below we list all these useful functionalities for you!
iOS 16: These improvements and new features are coming to your iPhone
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