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Question: Apple Watch Series 3 - Change SIM on iPhone

Hi community,


I have an Apple Watch Series 3 and I own multiple SIM cards for different countries. From time to time I need to change the SIM card on my iPhone. My question now is: Is it possible to change the SIM on my iPhone and keep the Apple Watch activated with the other provider? Not all providers support the Apple Watch eSIM and I don't want to pay for it on multiple providers.



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Alex

WATCH SERIES 3 (GPS + CELL) ALUM 42MM, watchOS 4.1

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According to Apple Support this happens:

When you change the SIM card of your iPhone to a different provider the Apple Watch will no longer work with the previously setup carrier. Your Apple Watch and your iPhone need to have the same cellular provider at all times.

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Nov 14, 2017 5:47 AM in response to Alex-SFD In response to Alex-SFD

Hi


I suggest that you check with your carrier.


Keep in mind that the functions that are available on your Apple Watch when it is away from your iPhone depend on various factors including:



Features and requirements that apply under various circumstances are detailed here, including within the footnotes:


How to use your Apple Watch without your iPhone nearby - Apple Support

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Nov 14, 2017 5:47 AM in response to Alex-SFD In response to Alex-SFD

Hi


I suggest that you check with your carrier.


Keep in mind that the functions that are available on your Apple Watch when it is away from your iPhone depend on various factors including:



Features and requirements that apply under various circumstances are detailed here, including within the footnotes:


How to use your Apple Watch without your iPhone nearby - Apple Support

Nov 14, 2017 5:47 AM

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Nov 14, 2017 5:42 AM in response to Jonathan UK In response to Jonathan UK

Yes I understand this, but it does not really answer my question.


The scenario is: I have a T-Mobile (Germany) SIM in my phone and its setup with the eSIM of my Apple Watch. Now I would like to change the SIM on my iPhone (just for a few days) and keep the eSIM installed on my Apple Watch.


Do you think thats possible ? It does not really depend on the carrier here

Nov 14, 2017 5:42 AM

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Nov 14, 2017 6:19 AM in response to Jonathan UK In response to Jonathan UK

According to Apple Support this happens:

When you change the SIM card of your iPhone to a different provider the Apple Watch will no longer work with the previously setup carrier. Your Apple Watch and your iPhone need to have the same cellular provider at all times.

Nov 14, 2017 6:19 AM

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Question: Apple Watch Series 3 - Change SIM on iPhone