T-Mobile QR Code (What Is It, How It Works + More)

Do you have T-Mobile and are wondering what the T-Mobile QR Code is and how it works? Are you interested in learning more about this particular topic?

Well, I have been researching and have a lot of information to share with you about the T-Mobile QR Code, so keep reading to learn all about it!

What Is T-Mobile’s QR Code in 2024?

The T-Mobile QR Code allows you to download an eSIM to your device, which is needed for some devices where an eSIM is used instead of a physical SIM. In addition, it’s easy to activate your new phone on a line by going to the T-Mobile website and entering the required information for the QR code to appear in 2024.

Are you interested in learning other details about a T-Mobile QR Code or have other questions you want to be answered? If so, don’t stop reading because I have more details to share below!

How Do I Get an eSIM QR Code From T-Mobile?

It’s simple to get an eSIM QR Code from T-Mobile for your new device if you follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to your T-Mobile account online
  2. Go into your account and choose which line you want to activate
  3. Select “Change SIM”
  4. Enter the EID of your device
  5. The screen will show the QR Code
  6. Scan the QR code to activate your device

In addition, some T-Mobile devices that you purchase may come with a QR Code that you’ll need to scan with your camera to download your eSIM profile to your device.

How Do I Download a T-Mobile QR Code for an iPhone 13 Pro?

How Do I Download a T-Mobile QR Code for an iPhone 13 Pro?

If you have an iPhone 13 Pro and want to download the eSIM using a QR Code to set up your device, just follow our guide below:

  1. Contact T-Mobile to set up your plan
  2. Provide the EID of your device to the T-Mobile customer service representative
  3. If the auto-discovery notification isn’t working, then the QR Code will be emailed to you
  4. Go to your home screen
  5. Select “Settings”
  6. Select “Cellular”
  7. Select “Add Cellular Plan”
  8. Scan the QR Code that was emailed to you
  9. Select “Add Cellular Plan”
  10. Choose “Continue”
  11. Pick “Secondary” if the eSIM will be your secondary SIM or “Primary”
  12. Select “Continue”
  13. Choose “Secondary” or “Primary” again
  14. Select “Continue”
  15. Choose “Primary” or Secondary” a third time
  16. Select “Continue”
  17. You can opt to “Allow Cellular Data Switching” if eSIM is secondary
  18. Select “Done”
  19. Return to the Home screen

Why Doesn’t the T-Mobile QR Code Scan?

If you’re having trouble with your T-Mobile QR Code not scanning correctly, then there are several steps you can take to try to fix the issue, including:

  • Center the QR Code on your camera app
  • Step away from the QR Code a bit to see if it will read it
  • Get closer to the QR Code in some situations as you may be too far away
  • Add more light to the area or move into an area where there is sufficient light for the camera to read the QR Code
  • If on an iOS device, ensure QR Code is enabled through the “Settings” and then choose “Camera” to turn on QR Code
  • You may need to clean your phone lens so that it’s not smudged which can interfere with it reading a QR Code correctly
  • Tap and hold the camera screen if on Android to pull up Google Lens which may activate the QR code
  • Download and install Google Lens and try the QR Code within the Google Lens app
  • Download and install a third-party QR Code reader app if you can’t get Google Lens to work or the camera app won’t pick up the QR Code

Can You Activate an eSIM Without a QR Code?

If you can’t get the T-Mobile QR Code to work on your iPhone, or you don’t have access to it, you can enter your eSim information manually by going into “Settings” and then “Cellular Data.”

Additionally, you will need to select “Add Cellular” and then “Enter Information Manually” to begin the process without the QR Code.

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A T-Mobile QR Code is needed to activate certain devices on the T-Mobile network that have an eSIM instead of a regular physical SIM card.

Also, it works in the same way as a physical SIM card and the QR Code is required to download the information and profile onto the eSIM. However, not all devices come with an eSIM.

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Cara Suppa

Cara Suppa has been freelance writing for over a decade and holds a BA in English and an MS in Integrated Marketing Communications. Outside of work, she is an avid cook, gardener, and discount shopper.

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