Samsung Lets You Easily Transfer e-SIM With One UI 5.1

Samsung’s most modern flagship smartphones have started supporting eSIM cards. Noticeably, in many countries, the procedure of activating or transferring as eSIM is complicated and lengthy. The method changes with each carrier. Conversely, Google has been testing to improve the eSIM transfer experience so far. However, the brand has not officially made Android’s eSIM transfer feature; meanwhile, the Korean brand Samsung did it with its One UI 5.1. The latest stable version of One UI provides the facility of both eSIM transfer and pSIM to eSIM converter to the users, which is a convenient enough facility. 

Apple, Google, Samsung, and many other smartphone brands were all in the race to simplify activating or converting an eSIM, and yes! Samsung won the race with its One UI 5.1. Per the post on X shared by Mishal Rahman, Samsung has built a brilliant device-to-device eSIM transfer tool that works between Galaxy smartphones and tablets. The brand also published a webpage comprising all the countries and mobile network carriers who all support the feature. 

How To Transfer eSIM Between Galaxy Smartphone To Another 

To transfer an eSIM between a Galaxy smartphone to another Galaxy smartphone, it is recommended the users follow a step-by-step method mentioned below; before following the steps, the users must ensure that their device runs on One UI 5.1 Plus also has a secure look to make this feature work; 

  • Go to Settings of the Galaxy smartphone, where users want to transfer an eSIM, Plus navigation to Connections >> SIM Manager >> Add eSIM. 
  • Click Other ways to connect to a mobile network. 
  • Click on Transfer SIM from another device. 
  • Now, the users have to Unlock an old smartphone and an eSIM one and place it beside the new phone. 
  • Finally, click on Transfer on the new phone. 

On Galaxy Smartphones, How To Convert A Physical SIM To eSIM 

  • Launch the Settings app on your phone.
  • Go to Connections > SIM Manager.
  • Click on the name of your physical SIM card 
  • Then tap on Convert to eSIM.
  • On the pop-up menu, click on Convert to eSIM.

List Of Galaxy Smartphones Which Support Device-to-device eSIM Transfer 

Currently, the smartphones that support device-to-device eSIM transfer include the Galaxy S20 or even newer Galaxy S series models, Galaxy Foldables, and the Galaxy Note 20 series. The complete list is mentioned below;

Galaxy S series

  • Galaxy S23 
  • Galaxy S23+ 
  • Galaxy S23 Ultra 
  • Galaxy S22 
  • Galaxy S22+ 
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra 
  • Galaxy S21 
  • Galaxy S21+ 
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra 
  • Galaxy S20 
  • Galaxy S20+ 
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra 

Galaxy Note Series

  • Galaxy Note 20
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 

Galaxy Foldable:

  • Galaxy Z Fold 5 
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5 
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3 
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3 
  • Galaxy Z Flip 4 
  • Galaxy Z Fold 4 
  • Galaxy Z Fold 2 
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G 
  • Galaxy Fold 
  • Galaxy Fold 5G 
  • Galaxy Z Flip

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Aakash Gour

Aakash is the main editor of RM Update and coordinator of the news area. If it is important and urgent, Aakash has written about it. He is an expert in the Android and Google ecosystem. He has been writing about mobile phones and technology in RM Update since 2019, a time in which he has been debugging his analyses and especially product photography.

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