Activate Etisalat sim

Do you need to activate your Etisalat eSIM? If you travel a lot and are new to UAE or live in the state of the UAE, you will need a UAE-based number. A lot of people living in the UAE prefer Etisalat over other telecommunication services. It is easy to use because a lot of services they provide to their customers are free of cost, and that’s why people choose Etisalat because it is convenient for them to use these sims. In today’s article, we will talk about how to activate the Etisalat sim? So, let’s start.

How to activate Etisalat sim?

If you want to have an Etisalat eSIM in UAE, you can easily buy a sim from any Etisalat outlet. You can get it activated online via app, and then you need to follow some instructions, which will activate your sim.

1.- Get the needed QR code

Before activating the SIM card, you will need a QR code. There’s how to get one.

  1. Go to your Etisalat outlet that offers eSIM services
  2. Now, register the eSIM service on your device
  • If you need to register a new phone number:, the QR code can be obtained from your operator when registering a new phone number.
  • If you already have a phone number, the QR code can be generated using the My Etisalat UAE application.
  1. Finally, you need to scan the generated QR code from the device on which you want to activate it.
  2. Go to the next section to find out how to activate the SIM card on your device. The listed steps may differ for different smartphone models and brands.

Please, consider you will need to generate a new one every time you switch your phone. It is important you don’t share it due to security reasons

2.- Activate the Etisalat eSIM

Now is the time to activate your SIM on your phone, and the process will vary a little depending on some factors.

SIM Activation for a new mobile number

iPhone (iOS 12.1 or above)
  1. Scan the QR code you already got
  2. Then, go to Settings
  3. Now tap on Cellular
  4. Select “Add Cellular Plan”. The camera will be launched
  5. Scan the QR code
  6. Your eSIM will be ready
  1. Scan the QR code you already got
  2. Then, go to Settings
  3. Now tap on “SIM card manager”
  4. Tap on “eSIM”
  5. Now, launch the camera by adding “Mobile Plan”
  6. Scan the provided QR code
  7. Your eSIM will be ready

SIM Activation for an existing mobile number

  1. Insert your SIM in your device (the physical one)
  2. Connect to the internet on any Etisalat outlet
  3. You need to download the My Etisalat app on your mobile phone
  4. Now log in to your Etisalat app
  5. Now click on “activate your eSIM”
  6. Once you select these options, your sim gets deactivated (you will not need it)
  7. Now, you will see your QR code
  8. Scann this code from another device