One of the problems that you may have with your iPhone 5 is when the device is continually searching for service. Even if you are in the area where the cell coverage is excellent, you simply cannot get the service. There are several possibilities, most of them very simple. Try them out, and you will hopefully solve the problem successfully. We will share with you 5 ways to fix iPhone 5 constantly searching for service. For many iPhone 5 users, these solutions were very helpful, and the problem with service is gone.
Before you start with the solutions listed below, make sure that Cellular data is turned on. Go to Settings > Cellular.
5 ways to fix iPhone 5 constantly searching for service
Solution No.1: Toggle Airplane mode
For many users, this simple step solved the problem. Go to Settings, and enable Airplane mode. Wait a bit, and then turn it off.
Solution No.2: Restart your device
Hold the sleep/wake button, and when you see the slider, swipe on it with your finger in order to turn it off. Once you do that, again – hold the sleep/wake button, to turn the device on again.
Solution No.3: Reinsert your SIM card
Remove the SIM card and put it back again. Hopefully, service issues will be gone. If you notice that your SIM card is damaged, make sure to replace it by visiting your carrier.
Solution No.4: Reset network settings
No matter how great the iPhone 5 is, bugs are completely normal. If you have an issue with the service, reset network settings may help. Follow these steps:
- Go to Settings
- Tap on General
- Tap on Reset
- Now, tap on Reset network settings
- This action will reset your current settings.
Solution No.5: Carrier Settings Update
Check if there are any carrier settings update available. You can do it with the iTunes software (connect your device to a computer), but the simplest solution is to do it with Wi-Fi if you can connect. Click on Settings, then choose General, and tap on About. If there are any available updates, a pop-up message will appear on the screen. Tap Update.
If these 5 ways to fix iPhone 5 constantly searching for service don’t work for you, try the solutions listed below and if those don’t solve it, the best you can do is to contact your carrier.
To update iOS, connect your device to a power source and a Wi-Fi network. Go to Settings > General > Software update and tap Download and Install.
Reset all settings
This option will reset the iPhone’s settings to factory defaults, but you don’t have to worry about your data as your data won’t be deleted. Go to Settings > General > Reset and tap Reset all settings.