It is important to note that this feature is currently only compatible with T-Mobile eSIMs in the US.
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eSIM has allowed users to switch carriers without the need for a physical SIM card. However, transferring eSIM between devices has been a complicated process and varied by carrier. Google addressed this challenge by launching an eSIM transfer tool last year, and Samsung incorporated it in One UI 5.1. The Samsung tool only worked between Galaxy devices, but everything has changed with the One UI 6.1 update.
The news is that Samsung has expanded the compatibility of its eSIM transfer tool to work with other non-Samsung Android smartphones. This enhancement has been implemented with the latest version of One UI, specifically on the Galaxy S24, S24+, and S24 Ultra devices.
eSIM transfer in One UI 6.1 works with non-Samsung devices
Google previously announced that Deutsche Telekom, the parent company of T-Mobile, would be the first carrier to support the Android eSIM transfer tool. More carriers worldwide are likely to join this initiative, allowing eSIM transfer between Android smartphones from various brands. Samsung, which previously used its own method, seems to have adopted Google’s eSIM transfer mechanism.
This represents a significant step toward standardizing and simplifying eSIM transfer on Android devices. With the compatibility of Google’s eSIM transfer tool on new Android devices, the transfer process between devices from different brands is expected to be facilitated, although carrier network compatibility will remain a key factor. The community hopes that future collaborations between Apple and Google could bring eSIM transfer to an inter-platform level, benefiting both iOS/iPadOS and Android users.
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