How do I activate an iPhone with eSIM if I don’t have access to a Wi-Fi network?

Important: Please allow 5 minutes before trying to activate your eSIM.

If you have an eSIM-only iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Pro model and you don’t have a Wi-Fi
network, Apple has a new solution to activate your eSIM. During the Set Up process, you can
choose to continue without Wi-Fi. This allows you to set up your new eSIM without Wi-Fi —at
no cost to you.

For older iPhone models, Wi-Fi is strongly recommended. Please consider utilizing free Wi-Fi access from a local library or coffee shop. Once your eSIM is set up, you will be able to use your device without Wi-Fi going forward.