Why is my iPhone always searching for Service (Network)


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

  1. Hold and slide down the power button.
  2. Wait for few seconds.
  3. 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.

  1. Open the tray using the paper clip or SIM eject tool.
  2. Take out the SIM card.
  3. Make sure SIM is not scratched or damaged.
  4. Place the SIM card again and close the tray.

If SIM card is damaged, contact your carrier for replacement.
reinsert sim
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.

  1. Go to Settings -> General -> Airplane mode.
  2. Turn it ON.
  3. Wait for one minute.
  4. 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.

  1. Go to Settings -> General -> Reset.
  2. Click on Reset network settings.
  3. 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.

  1. Go to Settings -> General.
  2. Click on About to find whether there is carrier settings update available.
  3. After completing carrier settings update, reboot your iPhone.

Solution 7: Reset iPhone via iTunes

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. Connect USB cable to the computer alone.
  3. Power off your iPhone.
  4. Press Home button and hold it.
  5. Connect the USB cable to your iPhone.
  6. Once iTunes logo is visible on your iPhone, release the Home button.
  7. 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:

  1. Go to Settings -> General -> Date & Time.
  2. Swipe ‘set automatically’ to left.
  3. Manually set the correct date and time.
  4. Swipe ‘Set automatically’ to right.
  5. Go to Settings-> General -> Reset.
  6. Restart the iPhone and check whether network issue is resolved. set time automatically iPhone

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