How To Check eSIM ICCID On iPhone & iPad?

  • by MicroEsim

The ICCID (Integrated Circuit Card Identifier) is a unique identification number assigned to the SIM card or eSIM. This serial number typically consists of 18-20 digits and starts with "89". You can find the eSIM ICCID in the email MicroEsim sent you with the eSIM QR code when you purchased a data plan. If you need to check it on an iPhone/iPad, here’s how:

Tip: Before you start, ensure the target eSIM (cellular plan) is turned on. It doesn't have to be set to "Cellular Data" or "Default Voice Line." Just enable "Open this line". No internet connection is required as you will not be accessing or retrieving any data from the internet.

Check ICCID on iPhone/iPad

Check iPhone/iPad eSIM ICCID

1) Go to Settings > General > About.

2) Scroll down to find the "ICCID" under Device information.

You can also choose the guide for your iPhone model from here.

FAQs about ICCID on iOS Devices

Q1: What is the ICCID?

The ICCID (Integrated Circuit Card Identifier) is essentially the SIM card number. It is a unique identifier for your eSIM/SIM card, includes details such as the SIM card issuer, country code, and unique serial number. This number is crucial for network operations and identifying your mobile service on the network.

Q2: How to find the ICCID number on a physical SIM card?

The ICCID number is typically printed on the physical SIM card itself. It can usually be found on either the front or the back of the card and is a 19 to 20-digit number that uniquely identifies the SIM card.

Q3: Why is there no ICCID displayed on your iPhone?

If your iPhone doesn't show the ICCID number, it could be due to several reasons:

  • eSIM Not Activated: Ensure that your eSIM is properly activated.
  • Software Issues: Restart your iPhone to resolve any temporary software glitches.
  • Outdated Software: Make sure your device's software is up to date.
  • Carrier Settings: Check if carrier settings need updating.
  • eSIM Profile Issues: There might be issues with the eSIM profile itself, requiring carrier assistance.

Q4: Is the ICCID the same as the IMEI number?

No, the ICCID and IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) numbers are different. The ICCID identifies the SIM card, while the IMEI identifies the mobile device itself.

Q5: Can I use my ICCID to activate an eSIM?

Yes, you can use your ICCID to activate an eSIM, though this often depends on your carrier. There are typically more convenient methods for installing and activating an eSIM, such as scanning a QR code provided by your carrier or using activate code for manual activation. However, having the ICCID can be useful for troubleshooting and ensuring proper activation if needed.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our support team, and MicroEsim will be happy to help you!


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