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How to install mobile data for iPad using eSIM
That you’re here tells us you know a little about eSIM, but for those in need of a refresher, eSIM is a clever – albeit tiny – piece of technology which allows you to get instant connectivity anywhere in the world and, for the purposes of this article, data for iPad.
Getting mobile connectivity for iPad set up via eSIM is nice and simple—and we’re here to walk you through the process:
First, check your iPad is compatible
You can get iPad data with eSIM on any of these models:
- iPad 10.2-inch
- iPad Pro 11-inch
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch
- iPad mini (5th generation)
- iPad Air (3rd generation)
If you’re unsure which iPad model you have, you can check it here.
Next, activate a data plan for iPad
Step one: To set up a first-time eSIM data plan for iPad, go to Settings > Mobile Data. Or, if you’re adding another plan, go to Settings > Mobile Data > Add Data Plan.
Step two: Select ‘Truphone’ as your carrier.
Your Truphone plan will work seamlessly alongside your existing phone plan, there’s no commitment required.
Step three: Browse our list of mobile data plans for iPad and select the one that works best for you. With Truphone, you can also get 100MB to try for free.
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