A few days ago, Samsung released the Galaxy S22 series that consists of three smartphones, namely the Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra.

The South Korean manufacturer has made significant upgrades to design and hardware. All devices in the series are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 or the Exynos 2200 chipsets.


The Galaxy S22 runs on One UI 4.1 based on Android 12 out of the box. But some early adopters who have the phone recently complained that they were getting a pink strip of pixels on the screen.

Having said that, many were excited to use the Samsung Galaxy S22 on Google Fi since according to Google the phone was already compatible with the network.

But many are now reporting that the Galaxy S22 lacks the support for the Google Fi e-SIM. Some say they also see the eSIM slot in settings but the Fi app still complains that they do not have a physical card.

It is interesting to note that iPhone 13 users have to manually set up the Google Fi e-SIM whereas support for Samsung devices was added in the past via software updates.


Upgrading from Pixel 3a to Samsung Galaxy S22+ – Is eSIM Supported?
I am upgrading from a Pixel 3a to a Samsung Galaxy S22+. The Pixel 3a is using the eSIM to connect to Fi services and I do not have a physical SIM installed. Will the new S22+ be compatible with eSIM on Fi or will I need to order a physical SIM?

S22 Ultra eSIM NOT working with Fi
The phone compatibility page on the Fi website claims that the eSIM of the S22 series is compatible with Fi. However, I couldn’t get it to work on my S22U. If anyone can get the eSIM to work with Fi, please post!

It is still unclear at the moment if Fi or Samsung is to blame. Fortunately, a Google Fi mod on Reddit said that e-SIM support for Samsung Galaxy S22 will soon be added in a future Android update.

eSIM will work in a future OS update, but it doesn’t currently work for Fi.

We hope Google Fi updates its compatibility page until then since many are confused and have ordered the phone because it is already compatible with the network. If you have the phone, you can try asking Google for a free Fi SIM from this link.

As always, we will be keeping tabs on the matter and update this space as and when we come across new information so make sure you stay tuned to PiunikaWeb.

In the meantime, make sure you check out our Samsung Galaxy S22 series update and bug tracker to see similar issues affecting users.

Note: We have more such stories in our dedicated Samsung Section so be sure to follow them as well.

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Anurag Chawake
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My fascination with technology and computers goes back to the days of Windows XP. Since then, I have been tinkering with OS, mobile phones, and other things. When I am not working on anything, you will find me enjoying video games on some Discord server.

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