Samsung One UI Lets You Turn a SIM into an eSIM: How to Transfer

Moving from one Android phone to another can be a bit nerve-wracking for some, but it’s usually less complicated if you stick with the same brand. If you use an eSIM (a digital SIM card), the process can be faster, but you have to remove it from your old phone before you can use it on the new one.

Google has been trying to make it easy to move eSIMs from one device to another or switch from a physical SIM to an eSIM. But Samsung, with its One UI 5.1 software, seems to have beaten Google to the punch.

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Mishaal Rahman recently explained how Samsung’s system works on Twitter. It’s a simple guide that lets you move an eSIM from one device to another or change a regular SIM card into an eSIM. But remember, this only works on the latest Samsung phones with One UI 5.1 or newer.

One UI: How to convert a SIM into an eSIM on Samsung Galaxy devices

  1. Open the ‘Settings App’
  2. Go into ‘Connections’
  3. Now select ‘SIM Management’
  4. Tap the settings related to the SIM
  5. Select Convert to eSIM.

Samsung One UI: How to transfer eSIM on other devices

  1. Open the ‘Settings App’
  2. Go into ‘Connections’
  3. Now select ‘SIM Management’
  4. Tap on ‘Add eSIM’
  5. Select Other ways to connect to a mobile network
  6. Select Transfer SIM from another device
  7. unlock the old Samsung smartphone (which must be based on One UI 5.1 and have a screen lock system) and place it near the new one
  8. Select Transfer.

These two methods, currently limited to the latest Samsung devices, could become more common in the coming years, especially if they figure out how to do it between different phone brands.

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