Apple® iPhone® - Dual SIM with an eSIM - Change Line Before Calling a Number

Caution Notes:

  • These steps below apply to the following devices:
    • iPhone XS / XS Max
    • iPhone XR
  • To select which cellular plan is used when manually dialing a number, view the info below.


  1. From the Home screen, tap the Phone icon Phone icon.
  2. Tap Keypad (bottom of screen).
  3. Enter a 10-digit mobile number.
  4. Tap the current cellular plan (e.g., Primary, Secondary, etc.).
    Note This option is only available when both the physical SIM card and eSIM are activated.
    Set Preferred Line
  5. Tap the desired cellular plan (e.g., Primary Line, Secondary Line, etc.).
    Select cellular plan
  6. To place a call, tap the Call icon Call icon.


Note For additional info, check out this Apple article.