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Swap an active eSIM or SIM card between devices

Find out how to move your number to another device with your eSIM or SIM card.


AT&T Wireless eSIM

Want to switch your eSIM to another device? You can transfer your eSIM if both are compatible. Here’s how:

  1. Connect both devices to Wi-Fi®.
  2. Go to Bring your own device.
  3. Choose Move my number to a different device.
  4. Select Continue. Sign in, if asked.
  5. Follow the prompts to complete your transfer.

FYI: You’ll need to provide a one-time PIN to complete this transfer.

Swap active physical SIM cards

Before you switch SIM cards

FYI: You’ll need a 5G SIM card for a 5G device to work on the 5G network.  

AT&T WirelessSM SIM card

  1. Turn off your device.
  2. Remove the old SIM card.
  3. Insert the new one.
  4. Turn on your device.

Want help inserting your SIM card? Go to our device tutorials and choose the option for your device.

AT&T Prepaid® SIM card

Follow these steps before you turn off your device.

  1. Go to
  2. Select My Device and then Update Device. Don't know your IMEI? Enter *#06# on your phone's keypad to get it.
  3. Enter the SIM card number and then select Continue.

Can't find your SIM card number? Review this SIM card image

Get help with SIM card swap issues

iPhone® doesn’t show AT&T in the status bar

Connect your device to iTunes®. Still not working?

Data services don’t work after SIM swap

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