At last, Google has added the dual eSIM functionality to Pixel 7 devices through the Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2 update.
As noted by a user on Reddit and later confirmed by experts, the Pixel 7 handset gained this support to let users run two eSIMs simultaneously. Interested users can update their devices to try this feature, which is available on compatible handsets.
Dual eSIM Functionality
One of the most interesting features that Google talked about for its flagship phones – Pixel 7 series – is the dual eSIM functionality. As we wait for this support to arrive, the OEM has silently enabled this function through the Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2 update for Pixel 7 phones.
Though the update was launched earlier this month, it’s possible that Google may have enabled this through a back-end switch later sometime. This was spotted by a Reddit user who saw both his eSIM profiles were simultaneously active.
Dual eSIM support seems to now be working for some Pixel 7 users! One user reports that the feature "just started working" for them on Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2. Is this working for any other Pixel 7 users? https://t.co/fjJNdRuUDO
— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) January 20, 2023
This was later corroborated by Esper’s Mishaal Rahman, who shared a screenshot of the same confirming the functionality. Interested users should update their device to Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2 update to see this feature.
Eligible devices for this update are Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6 series, or Pixel 7 series devices. Once you have them, enroll in the Android beta program and download the QPR2 Beta 2 update over the air from settings.
Make sure you back up your device before installing and restarting the device, as this process may wipe out the current data on the system. Also, be aware that you may encounter certain bugs (since the beta stage), which could hamper your overall experience.
Regular Pixel smartphones are expected to get this feature sometime in March this year with the next Pixel Feature Drop.