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10 Solutions to Fix iPhone No Service Issue

Mar 21, 2023 • Filed to: Mobile Repair Solutions • Proven solutions


“No Service” message appears on the iPhone screen thus we are not able to operate our phone. In such a critical situation all the basic functioning becomes out of reach including calls or messages. Sometimes iPhone No Service issue or iPhone 7 network problem causes the battery to die more frequently making it worse. There are many reasons behind the occurrence of no service on iPhone such as:

  1. SIM card is damaged
  2. Poor network coverage
  3. Software errors, such as iPhone error 4013
  4. SIM card is not placed properly
  5. iOS upgrading causes the error

Therefore, in the below-mentioned article, we try to resolve the issue in a simplified manner.

Solution 1: Software update

You should make sure that your device is up-to-date, for that keeps an eye on a regular check on the updates for your software. Updating iOS is quite simple and for that, there are a few simple steps.

In this June, Apple has officially released the beta versions of iOS 16. You can check everything about iOS 16 and the most common iOS 16 Beta problems and solutions here.

A. For the wireless update

  • >Go to Settings
  • >Select General option
  • >Click on software update (If any available)
  • >Click on Download
  • >Install the update

iphone software update

B. Update using iTunes

  • >Connect your device to the computer
  • >Open the iTunes
  • >Select your Device (iPhone)
  • >Select Summary
  • >Click on ‘Check for Update’

update iphone in itunes

Updating Software is an important step as it keeps a check over all the unwanted bugs (that many times causes an error in the device), helps in security check, and improves the performance of the device.

Further reading: How to Download and Install the New iOS 16 Beta Software

Solution 2: Check your carrier service details and update

If updating software does not resolve the issue, then check your carrier service provider as there might be chances that the service has been deactivated due to some unknown error from their ends like some fraudulent activity or late payment. In such a situation giving a simple call to your service provider will resolve your problem in a few minutes.

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After that, check for the carrier settings updates from time to time, as there can be some pending updates to your carrier service. To check Carrier Settings Update, just go to Settings > General > About. If there are any updates available, click on Update

carrier settings update

Solution 3: Check your cellular data settings

Keep an eye on all the cellular data settings to make sure that no error is caused due to this. Some of the important steps that you need to check for are as follows:

a. First of all, make sure the device is under the network coverage area

b. Then check whether the cellular data is set ON or not. To check cellular data status, visit Settings>Cellular>Cellular Data

check cellular data

c. If you are traveling then make sure that data roaming is set ON. Go to Settings>Cellular>Data Roaming to enable the service.

enable data roaming

d. To turn off Automatic network/carrier selection, go to Settings>carriers>Turn off Auto carrier selection

Since the continuous change in the network operator sometimes causes an error or iPhone no service issue. Check this post to check how to solve iPhone cellular data, not working issues.

iphone network selection

Solution 4: Switch Airplane mode on/off

Airplane mode is just not for keeping the phone on silent mode during flight; well you can use this tool for other purposes also. Such as, if your iPhone says no service or shows network issues stopping you from basic functioning then, you can apply this simple step to refresh the network. Just turn on the Airplane mode for a few seconds and then turn it off.

  • >Go to settings
  • >Select Airplane Mode
  • >Switch ‘ON’ the Airplane mode
  • >Keep it ‘ON’ for about 60 Seconds or one minute
  • >Then turn off the Airplane mode

turn on airplane mode

You can also turn on and turn off Airplane mode on iPhone Control Panel.

  • >At the bottom of the Home screen of the Device
  • >Swipe the screen to open the control center
  • >At the top left corner Airplane sign will appear
  • >Click it ON for 60 seconds then turn it off

Solution 5: Re-insert the SIM card

If iPhone no service issue is caused due to improper adjustment of the SIM card, then you can manage the SIM by following the below-mentioned steps one by one.

    • >Open tray with the help of a paper clip or SIM ejector
    • >Take out SIM card

take out iphone SIM

  • >Check whether there is any damage sign if no such sign appears
  • >Put the SIM card back and close the tray
  • >Then check if it will work

Note: In case you noticed any damage, wear, or tear sign over the SIM then you need to contact the service provider to replace the SIM with another one.

Solution 6: Removing unnecessary accessories

Many times we equip our iPhone with so many accessories such as the outer case cover. It might not withstand the dimension of the phone. So, you can try to remove such accessories to make your device free and resolve no service issues.

remove iphone case

Solution 7: Changing Voice and data settings

Sometimes changing the voice and data settings may help to solve the issue of network error or no service message. As there might be the chances that nearby area is out of the coverage of a particular voice or data signal. For that the required steps are as follows:

  • >Go to settings
  • >Select Cellular
  • >Select Cellular Data Option
  • >Select Voice and Data
  • >Switch 4G to 3G or 3G to 4G
  • >Then go back to the home screen to check for the network availability

voice and data

Solution 8: Reset All Settings

Reset All Settings is also one of the options that will refresh the phone data, and the most important thing about it is that doing so will not lose any of the phone data. Go to Settings >General >Click on Reset >Reset all settings >Enter Passcode (If it asks for) >confirm it

reset all settings

Solution 9: Check date and time setting

You must make sure that the settings for your date and time are up-to-date, as your device system depends upon the recent and updated information such as date and time. For that follow the below-mentioned structure:

  • >Go to settings
  • >Click on General
  • >Select Date and Time
  • >Click on Set Automatically

date and time settings

Solution 10: Resetting the Network Setting

Last but not the least, in the end, you can try resetting the network. Go to Settings >General >Reset >Reset Network Settings.

reset network settings

Before you start resetting the Network, make sure to back up the data, otherwise after resetting you have to re-enter the Network details like your Wi-Fi password or other details manually. A reset of network settings will remove the details of the network and its password of Wi-Fi, cellular data, APN, or VPS setting.

Note: In case none of the above-mentioned methods assist you, then, need not get panicked, you can visit the Apple support page or schedule a Genius Bar appointment for further help.

iPhone has become one of the most important parts of our life, and most of the time remain engaged with it. Any issue with it is quite frustrating; therefore in this article, our main focus was to resolve the issue in an easy and effective way so that you can have a flawless experience with it. And in the future, you do not face any iPhone 6/7/11/12/13 network problem.

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