After you check your iPhone or iPad is eSIM compatible and network unlocked, you can prepare to install an eSIM. For successful installation and setup of your eSIM, you should have a stable internet connection, preferably WiFi.

With iPhone 13 and later, you can use either two active eSIMs or a physical SIM and an eSIM. Other models may only support one eSIM at a time.

Get Started

Step 1: Open Settings on your iOS device.

Step 2: Tap on Cellular.

Step 3: Tap on Add eSIM.

There are two ways you can install a Textr eSIM on iPhone or iPad. You can choose either QR code eSIM installation or Manual eSIM installation.

QR Code eSIM Installation

Step 1: Print out or display the QR Code on another device.

You can find Textr eSIM QR code when purchasing your plan:

Go to Textr eSIM webpage and click My Data Plans, then click Valid to find your valid plans.

Textr eSIM QR code

Follow the instructions and click QR Code to get the QR Code for eSIM Installation.

Textr eSIM QR code

Step 2: After you get the QR code, scan the QR Code in the Scan QR code page. Wait here for a while, the system will inform you when your eSIM is added to your phone.

Scan QR Code

Manual eSIM Installation

Step 1: Press Enter Details Manually at the bottom of the Scan QR code page

Step 2: Input the SM-DP + Address and the Activation code into the Enter Activation Code page.

Step 3: Wait for a while, the system will inform you when your eSIM is added to your phone.

Manual eSIM Installation

Label Your eSIM as Textr Line 1

Step 1: In the cellular page, tap the eSIM you just activated under the SIMs column.

Step 2: Tap Cellular Plan Label on the top.

Step 3: Label your eSIM as Textr Line 1 (or any other name you prefer).

Rename “Textr Line 1”

For iOS15 or Older Version User

Set up a Default Line for texting, calling, iMessage and Facetime. Please be aware that Textr eSIM does not come with a phone number for texting and calling services.

Choose a Default Line to access cellular data:

  • Select Textr Line 1 if you want to use it now.
  • Select Primary if you want to save Textr eSIM for later. Your data plan will not start until you connect to the local networks.

iOS15 or Older Version

How to Activate Your installed eSIM

Step 1: Toggle on Turn On This Line and Data Roaming for Textr Line 1.

turn on data and line

Step 2: Go to Cellular Data.

Step 3: Choose Textr Line 1 to consume data. It may take up to 10 minutes to connect.

active data

Got questions? Feel free to contact our support team, we are here to help you.