Use Google Fi on tablets & data-only SIMs

After you sign up for Google Fi and activate your phone, you can use your mobile data on tablets and other compatible devices with a data-only SIM.

If you have a Flexible plan or Unlimited Plus plan, you can use a data-only SIM card. If you have the Simply Unlimited plan, you can’t add a data-only SIM card.

How data-only SIMs work

  • Cost: Cost depends on your Google Fi billing plan. Learn more about Google Fi plans. If you want to find out how much your data-only SIM uses, check your data usage.
  • Tethering: Tethering from a device with a data-only SIM isn’t supported.
  • Coverage: Data-only SIMs provide coverage in 200+ countries and regions. Check our coverage map. You may notice some coverage differences from your main Fi phone. Coverage can also vary by device.
  • Number of data-only SIMs: You can add up to 4 data-only SIMs. You can also use the same data-only SIM with multiple devices.

Add another device

To add a device, first check for compatibility. Then order a data-only SIM, activate it, and set it up on your tablet or other device.

1. Check compatible devices & SIM cards

Compatible tablets

These tablets work with Google Fi:

  • Android tablets with 7.0 or higher and LTE bands 2 and 4 (US versions)
  • iPads with iOS 14 or higher and LTE bands 2 and 4 (US versions)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tabs S2 or newer (US versions)
  • Nexus 9 LTE (US versions)
  • Sony Xperia Z4 (US version)

Some devices need a nano SIM to micro SIM adapter. For more information, go to "About SIM adapters."

Other devices

Data-only SIMs may work with devices that aren’t on our list. To use a data-only SIM, devices must be unlocked and work with T-Mobile (GSM radio). You can order a data-only SIM and test it out. However, we can’t always activate or troubleshoot these other devices.

Tip: If you set up a data-only SIM with a phone, you can access data, but you can't make calls and texts across the mobile network.

2. Find out if you need a SIM card adapter

About SIM adapters

For Google Fi, you use a nano SIM card. If your device has a different-sized SIM tray, you may need a SIM adapter. You can purchase an adapter online or at many electronic retailers.

Find out what SIM card your device uses

To find the SIM card size for your device, go to the manufacturer’s website. If your device uses a micro SIM, you should buy a nano SIM to micro SIM adapter.

These devices don't need an adapter:

  • Pixel 2 and up (all versions)
  • Pixel Model G-2PW4100 (North American version)
  • Pixel XL Model G-2PW2100 (North American version)
  • Android One Moto X4 (all versions)
  • iPad Air 2 - Model A1567
  • iPad mini 4 - Model A1550
  • iPad Pro 2015 - Model A1652
  • LG G7 ThinQ (unlocked North American versions sold by retailers)
  • LG V35 ThinQ (unlocked North American versions sold by retailers)
  • Moto G 5G (2022, 2023, and 2024) (unlocked North American versions sold by retailers)
  • Moto G6 (unlocked North American versions sold by retailers)
  • Moto G7 (unlocked North American versions sold by retailers)
  • Moto G Play (unlocked North American versions sold by retailers)
  • Moto G Power (2020, 2021, and 2022) (unlocked North American versions sold by retailers)
  • Moto G Stylus (unlocked North American versions sold by retailers)
  • Moto G Stylus 5G (2022, 2023) (unlocked North American versions sold by retailers)
  • Motorola Razr+
  • Motorola One 5G Ace (unlocked North American versions sold by retailers)
  • Nexus 5X Model LGH790 (North American version)
  • Nexus 6P Model H1511 (North American version)
  • Nexus 6 Model XT1103 (North American version)
  • Nexus 9 0P82300 (US LTE)
  • Samsung Galaxy A03s (unlocked North American versions sold by retailers)
  • Samsung Galaxy A13 5G (unlocked North American versions sold by retailers)
  • Samsung Galaxy A14 5G (unlocked North American versions sold by retailers)
  • Samsung Galaxy A15 5G (unlocked North American versions sold by retailers)
  • Samsung Galaxy A32 5G (unlocked North American versions sold by retailers)
  • Samsung Galaxy A35 5G (unlocked North American versions sold by retailers)
  • Samsung Galaxy A53 5G (unlocked North American versions sold by retailers)
  • Samsung Galaxy A71 5G (unlocked North American versions sold by retailers)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G and Note20 Ultra 5G (unlocked North American versions sold by retailers)
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 5G, S20+ 5G, and S20 Ultra 5G (unlocked North American versions sold by retailers)
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 5G, S21+ 5G, and S21 Ultra 5G (unlocked North American versions sold by retailers)
  • Samsung Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra (unlocked North American versions sold by retailers)
  • Samsung Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra (unlocked North American versions sold by retailers)
  • Samsung Galaxy S24, S24+, and S24 Ultra (unlocked North American versions sold by retailers)
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
3. Order your data-only SIM
  1. Go to your Google Fi account page.
  2. Select Manage Plan and then Add data-only SIM.
  3. Follow the on-screen steps.

View a tutorial on how to order a data-only SIM

4. Set up your device

Have your SIM card and compatible device ready.

1. Activate your data-only SIM

  1. Open fi.google.com/data.
  2. Enter the code found on the packaging of your SIM card.

2. Insert your SIM card

3. Set up your device

For Android devices:

Tip: These instructions are based on Nexus tablets running Android 7.0 and above. Steps may vary for your particular device.

On your device, open the Settings app.

  1. Tap Network & internet.
  2. Tap Mobile network and then Advanced and then Access Point Names.
  3. At the top of your screen, tap More More and then Name.
  4. Enter "Google Fi."
  5. Tap APN
  6. Enter "h2g2."
  7. Go back to the previous page.
  8. From the list, select Google Fi.
  9. If the SIM setup is successful, you can find “Fi Network,” "Google Fi," or "T-Mobile" at the top of your screen.

For iPhone and iPad devices:

Tip: Steps may vary for your particular device. With Google Fi, you need iOS 14 or higher.

  1. On your device, open the Settings app.
  2. Tap Cellular and then Cellular Data Network.
  3. For Cellular Data APN, enter "h2g2."

After your SIM setup is successful, you can find "Google Fi" or "T-Mobile” at the top of your device's home screen.

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