Apple iPhone is a reliable device in terms of performance. However, that doesn’t mean that everything works perfectly on your iPhone. Things sometimes go wrong and don’t go your way. A lot of iPhone owners have reported that their iPhone models fail to connect to cellular phone networks, preventing them from making calls and receiving text messages.
If you are among those users who have been affected by the issue, don’t freak out because we have some handy tricks that help you deal with the issue. In fact, there are a lot of reasons why your iPhone is not connecting to cellular phone networks, ranging from issues with your SIM card to older carrier settings updates.
To help you fix the issue, we have compiled a list of four handy tips. Before trying to do anything, make sure that you now have the latest iOS version on your iPhone. If you are not sure, head to Settings > General > About.
How to fix an iPhone that won’t connect to a cellular phone network
Re-insert your SIM Card
If your iPhone suddenly stops connecting to your carrier’s cellular network, there is a good chance that you are now having issues with your SIM card. To deal with the issue, you simply need to remove the SIM card tray from your iPhone, get the SIM out, re-insert it back into the Sim tray, and push it back.
Once you are done, turn your iPhone back on and everything should work fine. If your iPhone still says No Sim, make sure that you read on to find out more.
Turn on Airplane mode and turn it off
If the problem still persists, try turning Airplane mode on and then turning it off. The process is pretty simple, and if you need help, check out the steps below.
Step one: First off, you need to access the Control Center on your iPhone. To do this, simply swipe up from the bottom of the screen
Step two: Next up, you simply tap on the airplane icon to turn it on. Wait a few seconds and hit the icon again to disable it
Step three: Wait a few seconds and check if the problem is solved. If nothing works, read on.
Restart your iPhone
A restart may help you fix some minor problems on your iPhone, ranging from app crashes to unresponsive iPhone. In this case, restarting your iPhone may solve the problem. Here is how.
Step one: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until you see the slider screen
Step two: Drag the slider to turn off your iPhone. After that, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button again to turn your iPhone back on.
Make sure that you install the latest carrier settings update
If nothing works, there is a good chance that your carrier has changed settings for how your iPhone connects to their cellular network. In this case, you need to install your carrier’s latest settings update to get the issue fixed.
Step one: First off, you need to launch the Settings app from your home screen. Once you are in, scroll down a little bit and tap on General to proceed
Step two: Select About and check for an update.
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