‘No Service’ on iPhone? Try These Quick Hacks
No matter how advanced and intuitive iPhone models are, network connectivity can be a problem in some. Like, a small share of iPhone 7 devices might show ‘No Service’ in the status bar, despite having cellular service. Though the affected units were mainly made between 2016 and 2018, this problem can crop up on any iPhone model.
Apple says that the issue is because of a malfunctioning component in your iPhone’s logic board. If your device shows any symptoms, there is some good news—Apple will repair it free of charge (valid for affected iPhone 7 devices for 4 years after the first retail sale of the unit).
Symptoms to Watch Out For
Users reported that they didn’t face any issues with calls and service when they first bought their iPhone 7 models. However, they would lose service in a few days, with the phone displaying that it was either searching for service or had no service.
The first step to understand your problem is confirming whether or not it’s a network issue. To determine coverage, check the signal bars that represent network strength in an area. If your iPhone doesn’t display them in one location but shows full strength in another, then your location probably has poor network coverage.
Go to an open area and see if the situation improves. To spot the bug, you could also compare your device’s signal strength with another iPhone 7 using the same carrier. If the second device shows all bars, then it’s definitely a hardware defect. Get your iPhone 7 repaired by experts to bring it back to life.
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The reason behind this bug could be a software or hardware issue. If you think it’s the former, and didn’t try Apple’s repair program, here are some quick fixes to resolve the issue:
Check for iOS Updates
New updates come with strong security patches that fix bugs or vulnerabilities. To check for any pending updates you could install, go to Settings > General > Software Updates > Check for Updates.
The best practise is to keep Automatic Updates always On.
Restart the iPhone
This is a good way to clear your iPhone’s memory and eliminate any bug that is creating issues in the network section. To restart, press and hold the side or top button until the slider appears on the screen. Drag it to turn off your device. To restart, hold the side or top button until the Apple logo reappears. You can also restart your iPhone 7 by going to Settings > General > Shut Down and turn it on the back again.
Reinsert the SIM card
Removing and reinserting the SIM card could fix network issues. Remember to turn off the phone before doing this! You can also put in another SIM to determine whether the problem is the card, the carrier, or the phone.
Toggle Airplane mode
Turning your iPhone’s Airplane mode on and off again could help it pick up carrier signals.
Reset network settings
This troubleshooting step can solve network-related problems of smartphones—but it should ideally be your final option. Why? That is because it will delete all of your saved Wi-Fi passwords, VPN and APN settings, and even cellular details.
If none of these tricks work, consult your nearest iPhone service centre to get to the root of the problem today.
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