The popularity of eSIM is continuously growing, with popular carriers now offering eSIM support for a wide range of devices. However, Google Fi was one of the carriers not offering eSIM support for Samsung smartphones. Thankfully, it is now available.
Multiple recent flagship Samsung smartphones are compatible with eSIM and various carriers enable the eSIM on Galaxy devices. But Google Fi was lagging behind as it was only allowing eSIM support for Pixel devices and no others.
Finally, Google Fi has now released eSIM support for a bunch of flagship Samsung Galaxy smartphones. The service has recently updated its eSIM support page and added clearance for Galaxy devices.
The list of Samsung phones that are now compatible with Google Fi’s eSIM includes (via XDA Developers):
- Galaxy S23 series
- Galaxy Z Flip4
- Galaxy Z Fold4
- Galaxy S22 series
- Galaxy Z Flip3
- Galaxy S21 series
- Galaxy S20 series
- Galaxy Note 20 series
How to setup:
Google Fi subscribers with these Galaxy smartphones can set up an eSIM on their devices in a few simple steps. First of all, users need to download and open the Google Fi app.
Now sign in with the Google account you used to sign up for Google Fi. Tap the Continue option when asked to activate Google Fi. If you’re transferring a number, enter the number and account information for your current carrier.
This procedure is working for various Galaxy S22 and Galaxy Fold 4 customers, as per the reports on Reddit. However, it is worth noticing that the option to activate an eSIM will not immediately appear if you already have the Google Fi app on your phone.
If this is the case for you, uninstall the Google Fi app and add eSIM by scanning the QR code. A prompt will appear to install Google Fi, install and open it. Finally, “Activate” the eSIM and it’s done!