iPhones sometimes have some pretty basic problems. For example, some iPhones just keep searching for network, and in the end they don’t find any service. This could happen where there is excellent network coverage. There are a lot of things that could cause iPhone network problems. For example, there could be a malfunctioning cellphone radio that cannot find the correct frequency channels. Your SIM card could be damaged, too.
Whatever the cause of your iPhone network problems, there’s a solution you can try. However, there’s no singular trick to fix all network issues; you have to try as many of them as you can to see which one does the trick. Here are some things you can try when your iPhone has network issues:
RESTART YOUR IPHONE
This solution really works for almost any problem. Your phone could be having network issues because of some software conflicts, and as a result your phone lost stable connection to the nearest cellular base station. That’s just one reason; there could be a lot more. To restart your phone, hold the power button until the slider comes up, slide it to turn your phone off, then hold the power button till the phone comes back on. If this does not work, try the next step.
REMOVE AND INSERT THE SIM CARD
If your iPhone took a fall recently, it might be that the SIM card has been displaced. In this case, you need to take out the SIM card and put it back. Now, you need to be extra careful when dealing with the SIM card. When you reinsert the SIM card and turn on the phone, check the signal bar again. if it still doesn’t’ show any sign of picking up a signal, move on to the next step.
TURN ON AIRPLANE MODE, THEN TURN IT OFF
This is the same as restarting the cellular connection on your smartphone. Go to the Control Center and locate Airplane Mode, marked with a tiny airplane. Tap on it once to activate Airplane Mode. Now, instead of network signal to show, you will see a little airplane. Tap it once again to turn it off.
RESET NETWORK SETTINGS
- Go to Settings > General > Reset.
- Tap on Reset Network Settings and confirm. This will erase your current network settings.
CARRIER SETTINGS UPDATE
If an update to the carrier settings is available, update your iPhone to the latest settings to resolve the iPhone network problems. You will need a stable internet connection, or iTunes and a data cable if you want to use your computer instead. Open Settings > General > About, then check if there a carrier update available. Click on Update if there’s any available. When it is done, restart your device.
If none of the above options work, then you might need to take your iPhone to an Apple Service Center.