When the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 was released two years ago, it didn’t support a whole lot of SIM features. Now, reports state that the smartphone is finally getting the eSIM functionality in the US.
According to XDA Developers, this new function arrives as a part of the June 2022 security update for the unlocked as well as carrier models of the Z Fold 2. While the unlocked models get firmware build F916U1UEU2HVF4, the carrier models get firmware version F916USQU2HVF1.
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To get the eSIM feature, Galaxy Z Fold 2 users in the US can download the eSIM profile after installing the update. Additionally, the update also brings support for Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS), which allows you to place or receive phone on one SIM while the other remains on standby.
Samsung has also commenced seeding the July 2022 Android security patches to the Galaxy Z Fold 2 smartphones in the US. The updates bear the build number F916USQS2HVF3 for carrier models and F916U1UES2HVF6 for unlocked models. Since the June and July updates were released within a period of less than a week from each other, your Z Fold 2 unit will likely get the July version.
Once you download the latest update, you can get started by heading over to Settings > Connections > SIM Card manager. Under eSIM, you will find an Add mobile plan button. You will be able to find detailed instructions to register your eSIM on your carrier’s website.