How to install and set-up an eSIM on my iOS device via QR code?


  • Your device needs to be eSIM compatible. (see “What devices support eSIM?“)
  • Your device needs to be network unlocked.
  • Ensure you have a stable connection, preferably WiFi. (You need to download the eSIM properly to your device and a stable internet connection is a must.)

You can follow this video guide to help you through the steps of installing and setting up your eSIMs.

For the step-by-step instructions, please follow the below procedure. 

There are three ways to install an eSIM on your device:

This article will guide you through the QR CODE METHOD. 

If you need to use other methods, please click on the links above to see the steps.


  1. Login to your Airalo account.
  2. Go to My eSIMs.
  3. Look for the eSIM you want to install.
  4. Tap the Details button.
  5. Tap Install eSIM.
  6. Tap the QR Code tab at the top
  7. Scan the QR code. You will need a second device for displaying the QR code.


To scan the QR Code and set up your eSIM, please follow these steps:

  1. On your device, go to Settings
  2. Tap Cellular or Mobile
  3. Tap Add Cellular Plan or Add Mobile Data  PlanAdd Data Plan
  4. Use your printed QR code or another device that displays the QR code to scan your eSIM QR Code 
  5. If prompted, enter the 4-digit confirmation code. You can skip this step if you are not provided with the confirmation code. 
  6. Choose a label or customized label for your eSIM.
  7.  Under the Default Line page, select your eSIM for cellular data only
  8. You should see your new eSIM under your Cellular Data or Mobile Data Plans.


If you are already in the supported country for the eSIM, you can continue to set it up to access mobile data.

  1. On your device, go to Settings>>Cellular or Settings>>Mobile.
  2. Tap on your newly installed eSIM plan.
  3. Toggle TURN ON THIS LINE for your eSIM
  4. Enable Data Roaming
  5. On the same page, tap on CELLULAR DATA NETWORK OR MOBILE DATA NETWORK. Type the APN(access point name) on the field provided on your device if required. You can find the APN details in the eSIM installation details on your Airalo App/Account.
  6. Go back to Settings>>Cellular or Settings>>Mobile.
  7. Select your eSIM for Cellular Data or Mobile Data. Be sure to turn OFF Allow Cellular Data Switching” to avoid charges on your other line.
  8. Go to your eSIM settings and select the supported network.

If you need any assistance, please contact us.

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