Holiday eSIM makes it a breeze to transfer your eSIMs from one phone to another. Whether you are transferring an eSIM from an Android an iOS or vice versa, the process is easy and can have you swapping eSIMs like a pro within minutes.

Follow this guide to get up to speed on transferring eSIMs between devices the easy way without contacting your carrier or taking your phone to a shop. The process may seem daunting but trust us, it only takes a couple of minutes.

How to install eSIM on Android and iOS?

If you're looking for a hassle-free and user-friendly eSIM activation experience, Holiday eSIMs has got you covered. With Holiday eSIM, you can easily install and activate your eSIM in less than a minute, thanks to its simple and convenient activation process.

To get started, simply choose the eSIM that best fits your needs from our store. Once you've made your selection, we'll send a QR code to your registered email. This QR code is all you need to activate your eSIM on your device. We'll also include step-by-step instructions in the email to guide you through the activation process.

For Android devices, open Settings, navigate to "Use a different network", select "Scan QR code" and scan the code that you received in your email. 

For Apple devices, open Settings, select "Add cellular plan", use the camera when prompted, and scan the QR code.

The problem with eSIM transfer

Switching between your eSIMs sometimes may require third-party assistance and may need you to install official apps belonging to your carrier – a hassle that may take up your phone’s resources. Moreover, this is against the whole spirit of eSIM technology itself as the entire point of eSIMs is about giving you freedom and flexibility and freeing you up from the carrier’s control.

With Holiday eSIM, you do not need to deal with any intrusive apps or third-party help, as the process is straightforward and easy. All the methods described below work are expected to easily work on Holiday eSIM prepaid plans.

How to transfer eSIM from one Android phone to another

Transferring eSIMs between Android devices is super easy. When you activate the eSIM on your new Android device with the same phone number, the eSIM on your previous device will be automatically deactivated from that phone number. Just install the eSIM on the new device and you’re good to go! 

However, if this method fails to work, try to deactivate your eSIM on your older device first before activating it on the newer one.

It's important to note that not all Android devices support eSIM, and the process of activating eSIM may vary slightly depending on the manufacturer.

If the above steps do not work out for you, please contact your manufacturer.

Meanwhile, Google recently announced a new feature for Android that will allow users to transfer their mobile plans to a new device using an eSIM. This feature is designed to make the process of transferring mobile plans easier and more secure for users. 

It is expected that this new feature will streamline the process of switching to a new device and ensure that users can quickly and securely transfer their mobile plan without having to go through the hassle of contacting their carrier. This could also be particularly useful for individuals who frequently switch between devices or need to transfer their mobile plan for other reasons, such as upgrading their phone or replacing a lost or stolen device.

How to transfer eSIM from Android to iPhone

If you are choosing Holiday eSIM, transferring your eSIM from Android to iPhone is exactly the same as when you transfer between Android phones. Simply scan the same QR code on your new device and your old eSIM will be deactivated.

However, if you need to transfer your data between devices, you should install the Move to iOS app from the Google Play store to make your life much easier. The app is designed to help you transfer all of your important data from your Android device to your new iPhone.

The best part about the Move to iOS app is that it's incredibly easy to use. All you need to do is make sure that your Android device and your iPhone are both connected to a Wi-Fi network. Once you've done that, simply download the Move to iOS app onto your Android device and follow the on-screen instructions.

When you first open the app, you'll be asked for permission to access your location and your contacts, calendars, and messages. This is necessary so that the app can transfer all of your important data from your Android device to your iPhone.

Once you've granted the app the necessary permissions, you'll see a screen that shows a "move data from Android" option and a ten-digit or six-digit code. Simply tap on the "move data from Android" option and enter the code on your Android device. The app will then begin transferring all of your data to your new iPhone.

The Move to iOS app is designed to be incredibly user-friendly, even for those who are not particularly tech-savvy. 

How to transfer eSIM from one iPhone to another

Transferring your eSIM from one iPhone to another is a simple and straightforward process. In fact, even if you've been using a traditional SIM card on your old phone, you can still convert it into an eSIM and use the same number on your new device.

One of the easiest ways to transfer your eSIM is by using the Quick Transfer feature. The best part? Both your old and new iPhones just need to be running iOS 16 for this feature to work. This means that you don't need to be an expert in tech to make this transfer happen - just make sure both devices are updated to the latest software and you're good to go!

The Quick Transfer feature is designed to use a secure and encrypted protocol to transfer all of your eSIM data from your old iPhone to your new one. This ensures that all of your sensitive information is kept safe during the transfer process. And don't worry about losing any important data along the way - the Quick Transfer feature will make sure that everything is seamlessly transferred to your new device.

Check out our blog post on the eSIM transfer on the iPhone for more detailed information and step-by-step instructions. Whether you're a tech novice or an experienced user, we're confident that you'll find the transfer process to be easy and stress-free. 

Additionally, if any of the above methods still do not work for you, feel free to get in touch with us at +44 03300101391.