What to do when your iPhone is not Connecting to a Cellular Network

There are times when you may look at your phone or iPad and see ‘No Service’ or ‘Searching’, indicating that you are not connected to the network and thus not able access your cellular data. If your iPhone is not connecting to the cellular network take a look at the troubleshooting guide below for fixes that may help you get it back up and running. In this guide we gonna show you how to fix iphone connection problems. Do you have iphone connection problems? Have you any iphone wifi problems? You can’t connect to a network when using your iphone? So no problem, just read this tutorial and you will learn how to fix that!

iPhone Connection Problems

  1. Try turning the cellular data off, and then back on. To do this go to SETTINGS, tap GENERAL, then toggle CELLULAR off then back on.
  2. Sometimes restarting your phone helps. Press down on the on/off button until the slider appears to turn your phone off. Then, turn it back on by holding down the on/off button until the Apple logo appears.
  3. Sometimes certain cell phone cases can obstruct cellular signals. Try removing the case to see if reception improves.
  4. You might need to update the phone’s software. This can be done by navigating to the GENERAL SETTINGS screen. You should see a notification that is there is a software update available. You can also look to see if there is a carrier update in the same location.
  5. Make sure that your carrier is selected. Go to SETTINGS, then CARRIERS. Now, turn off the option that allows the phone to automatically select a carrier and then manually select your carrier. Note that not all cell phones have this option.


Iphone connection error

What To Do If Your iPhone Won’t Connect To The Cellular Network

None of these Work for you? Try these:

  • Make sure that you are not in Airplane Mode
  • Reset your network settings by selecting RESET NETWORK SETTINGS on the GENERAL SETTINGS screen. Be aware, however, that this will erase all WiFi information such as usernames and passwords that you have stored on your phone.
  • Reset all of your settings by selecting RESET ALL on the GENERAL SETTINGS screen. This fix does not erase any data, it simply resets your phone to the default settings.
  • Remove and reinsert the SIM card
  • Contact your service provider to make sure there is not a service issue or tower outage.
  • Disable LTE by going to the CELLULAR DATA OPTIONS on the SETTINGS screen. Then, turn LTE back on once you’ve reestablished a network connection.

If you are traveling to another country, turn on your DATA ROAMING. Be aware though that doing so usually has a fee and extra charges associated with it.


David Avino

David Avino

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