Jio is one of the largest telecom operators in India. It offers various plans for prepaid and postpaid users. You can easily obtain Jio SIM and activate your number to start using its services. Jio not only provides physical SIM cards, but also eSIM or embedded user identity module functions for smart phones that support it. eSIM allows smartphone manufacturers to save device space so that they can add other useful features. It also makes any task that requires the removal of the physical SIM card obsolete because the operator can make changes remotely.

As of now, only Apple, Samsung, Google and Motorola have Jio’s eSIM function. Activating an eSIM card involves several steps because it is not as straightforward as activating physical SIM card. The steps vary between manufacturers, so we have put together a step-by-step guide on how to activate Jio eSIM with any of the four manufacturers. First, you must visit the nearest Jio store, Reliance Digital or Jio retailer to request a new SIM card.

How to activate Jio eSIM on iPhone models

Jio eSIM function currently only supports iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE (2020), iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro to the maximum . Make sure you are using iOS 12.1 or higher to use eSIM.

  1. Go to set up And click General. Then click about You should see an EID number and an IMEI number. Write these down.

  2. now, SMS Followed by identification number with IMEI number arrive 199 From device with an active Jio SIM.

  3. You will receive 19-digit eSIM number and eSIM profile configuration details. You should also receive a notification to configure the profile on your device. If you have not received the notification, don’t worry.

  4. Next, SMS communication Followed by 19-digit eSIM Count to 199.

  5. After about two hours, you should get an update regarding eSIM processing. Short message ‘1‘To 183 to confirm.

  6. Then, you should receive an automated call requesting your 19-digit eSIM number. After that, confirmation message for successfully activating the eSIM service will be sent to you via SMS.

  7. Your existing physical SIM card will stop working and you need to configure your eSIM card.

  8. If you receive notification to configure a profile on your device, click it and select Install data plan.

  9. On the next screen showing the installation data plan, click continue.

  10. If you have not received the notification, please go to set up You should see Preparing to install the Jio data plan. click it.

  11. On the next screen showing the installation data plan, click continue.

  12. Your Jio eSIM should now be activated.

If you don’t see the “Prepare to install Jio Data Plan” option in the settings, please go to Mobile data And click Add data plan. You should see Jio option here, click on it.A pop-up window will show Add data plan Option, click it.When finished, click continue And your Jio eSIM should be activated.

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How to activate Jio eSIM on Samsung phones

Compatible Samsung phones include Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Z Fold, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy S21 5G, Galaxy S21+ 5G, Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Extremist.

  1. Go to set up > About phone You should see the IMEI number here.Tap status information Obtain the EID number.
  2. now, SMS Followed by identification number with IMEI number arrive 199 From device with an active Jio SIM.
  3. In addition to the 19-digit eSIM number and eSIM profile configuration details, you will also receive 32-digit activation code. Carry.
  4. Follow steps 3 to 7 mentioned above.
  5. To configure your Jio eSIM, go to set up And click connect. Now click SIM card manager.
  6. Tap Add mobile plan Under eSIM card and tap Scan operator QR code.
  7. On the next screen, click Enter code instead And enter LPA: 1$smdprd.jio.com$ activation code The “Activationcode” after the “$” symbol will be the 32-bit activation code you received via SMS.
  8. Tap connect, Wait for the process to complete and your Jio eSIM should be activated.

How to activate Jio eSIM on Google phone

Currently, only Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 4a support the Jio eSIM function in India.

  1. Go to set up > About phone You should see the IMEI number here.Tap SIM card status Obtain the EID number.
  2. Follow steps 2 to 4 mentioned above.
  3. Go to set up > Network and internet > mobile network And click Download the SIM card instead.
  4. On the next screen, click Next. Tap need help On the “Scan QR Code from the Internet” screen and select Manual input On the next screen.
  5. Enter the activation code like this- LPA: 1$smdprd.jio.com$ activation code The “activation code” after the “$” symbol will be the 32-bit activation code you received via SMS.Click on continue.
  6. On the next screen, click Enable And wait for the process to complete.
  7. Click now complete And your Jio eSIM should now be activated.
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How to activate Jio eSIM on Motorola phones

As of now, only Motorola Razr (2019) and Motorola Razr 5G are compatible with Jio eSIM.

  1. Go to set up > About phone You should see the IMEI number here.Tap SIM card status Obtain the EID number.
  2. Follow steps 2 to 3 mentioned above.
  3. For Motorola Razr 5G users, please go to set up > Network and internet > mobile network And click Next.
  4. For Motorola Razr (2019), after selecting mobile network, Tap advanced > Choose operator > Add operator And click Next.
  5. Tap need help On the “Scan QR Code from the Internet” screen and select Manual input On the next screen.
  6. Enter the activation code like this- LPA: 1$smdprd.jio.com$ activation code The “Activationcode” after the “$” symbol will be the 32-bit activation code you received via SMS.Tap continue.
  7. On the next screen, click Enable And wait for the process to complete.
  8. Click now complete And your Jio eSIM should now be activated.

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