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How to Use eSIM from a Different Carrier on Galaxy Watch 5/Pro

In this guide, we will show you the steps to use an eSIM from a different carrier on your Galaxy Watch 5/Pro. The South Korean giant has recently rolled out the fifth titration of its smartwatch. And as was expected, both its normal and Pro managed to encapsulate the attention of the masses. Moroever, setting it up is quite easy as well, unless you want to take a slightly different route.

In this regard, a couple of users have voiced their query that they want to use an eSIM from a different carrier [than what is present on their device] on your Galaxy Watch 5/Pro. So it is relay possible? Well, yes it is and in this guide, we will show you how this task could be carried out. So without any further delay, let’s get started.

How to Use an eSIM from a Different Carrier on Galaxy Watch 5/Pro

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  1. Get the eSIM QR Code from your carrier whose eSIM you want to set up on your watch.
  2. Then launch the Galaxy Wearable app on your device.
  3. Now tap on the hamburger menu at the top left and select About Galaxy Wearable.
  4. Then tap on the Galaxy Wearable keyword 5 times and it will open a hidden menu.
  6. From your watch, go to Watch Settings > Mobile Networks > Add Mobile Plan.
  7. You should now see an option to add an eSIM via a QR code.
  8. So scan the QR code and proceed with the on-screen steps to add your eSIM.
  9. Once the eSIM is added, pick up your watch and go to Settings > Connections.
  10. Then go to Mobile Networks > Mobile Plans and just enable the toggle.

These were the steps to use an eSIM from a different carrier on your Galaxy Watch 5/pro. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.

  • Albert Tan

    After installing the esim to the watch, the sms on the watch is now from the phone mobile no or the watch no.



  • I mamanged to activate it, basically eSIM needs to be new as it is one time use. Many thanks.

  • Hello,
    Thank you for your article.
    After scanning the QR Code then receive prompt to provide a code with some $ signs and waiting maybe 1 second and then goes straight to “Finding more about your plan” and then receive error code -6

    Do you have any solution for it?

  • benbenk87

    I was able to successfully get this to work with a KeepGo eSIM (orion). It took a couple attempts to properly load the QR for the eSIM through the glitchy app test mode, but it eventually worked perfectly. The trick was having the camera aimed at the QR code before starting. I only had about 1 second to get it to scan the code. If not, you’ll get error codes upon activating. Don’t forget to double check the APN settings if they don’t come through automatically.