Some iPhone’s keeps on searching for network and ends with no service though there is excellent network coverage in that area.
There could be different reasons behind this issue like
- Couldn’t find frequency channels.
- Damaged SIM card.
- Software issues
How to fix iPhone searching for network issue:
Below listed are some of the ways to get rid of iPhone searching for signal error:
Solution 1: Restart iPhone
Restarting the iPhone would overcome the error and bring iPhone back to normal. To restart your iPhone
- Hold and slide down the power button.
- Wait for few seconds.
- Turn on the iPhone
After restarting if you see network dots on the screen, it could be the software problem. Contact Apple store to resolve the software issue.
SEE ALSO: Fix “Unable to Join Network” iPhone error
Solution 2: Reinsert the SIM card
Removing and reinserting your SIM card to your iPhone may fix the problem. If your iPhone has fallen down, SIM card could be misplaced inside.
- Open the tray using the paper clip or SIM eject tool.
- Take out the SIM card.
- Make sure SIM is not scratched or damaged.
- Place the SIM card again and close the tray.
If SIM card is damaged, contact your carrier for replacement.
Solution 3: Turn ON and OFF the Airplane mode
Toggling the Airplane mode ON and OFF would restart the cellular connection and search for the network again.
- Go to Settings -> General -> Airplane mode.
- Turn it ON.
- Wait for one minute.
- Turn it OFF.
Solution 4: Check the cellular data
Make sure cellular data is turned ON.
Go to Settings -> Cellular -> Cellular Data.
If you are travelling abroad make sure Data Roaming is switched ON.
Go to Settings -> Cellular -> Data Roaming.
Solution 5: Reset network settings
Try to reset the network settings to resolve to search for the signal issue.
- Go to Settings -> General -> Reset.
- Click on Reset network settings.
- This will clean up current network settings in your iPhone
Solution 6: Update carrier settings
If there is any carrier settings update available, update your iPhone to the latest settings via iTunes. This would resolve searching for network problem.
- Go to Settings -> General.
- Click on About to find whether there is carrier settings update available.
- After completing carrier settings update, reboot your iPhone.
Solution 7: Reset iPhone via iTunes
- Open iTunes.
- Connect USB cable to the computer alone.
- Power off your iPhone.
- Press Home button and hold it.
- Connect the USB cable to your iPhone.
- Once iTunes logo is visible on your iPhone, release the Home button.
- Initiate a recovery via iTunes.
Solution 8: Change the date settings
Resetting the date and time might help in resolving the network issue. Do the following steps:
- Go to Settings -> General -> Date & Time.
- Swipe ‘set automatically’ to left.
- Manually set the correct date and time.
- Swipe ‘Set automatically’ to right.
- Go to Settings-> General -> Reset.
- Restart the iPhone and check whether network issue is resolved.
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