29 April 2019
Google Pixel 3 smartphones have finally received one of the most requested features which is Dual SIM Dual Standby support. It has been made available with recently released Android Q beta 2 which also brings features like notifications and multi-tasking Bubbles.
This new change was not mentioned in the official announcement post and was spotted by a user during the regular usage. This new support means Pixel 3 users can now use their physical SIM and eSIM at the same time. It was not possible earlier as Google allowed users to make use of only one SIM at one time while keeping the other one disabled.
The Dual SIM Dual Standby setting on the Pixel 3 can be enabled or disabled from system settings. A user needs to tap the Settings icon followed by Network and Internet. Next step is to visit Mobile Internet setting and add a new network. Once all these steps have been followed correctly, the device will ask for the confirmation to enable DSDS. It will make the phone restart and voila, you can use both SIM cards simultaneously.
Even though the DSDS functionality is currently available only on Android Q beta, it should become available on the stable version as well. It further means that Pixel 4 lineup should have the setting out of the box.