The iPhone 7 is one of the best smartphones launched in 2017. In terms of design, this model looks like the iPhone 6, but it brings many improvements and new features and that’s why many fans decided to grab it right away. While most of the users have an outstanding experience, others complain about some bugs and problems. One of the issues that bother many is that the iPhone can’t connect to a cellular network after turning off the Airplane mode. It shows there is no service. This can be quite annoying as you can’t send texts, place calls, and use cellular data. We are going to share several solutions so that you can fix iPhone 7 no service after turning off Airplane mode.

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Ways to fix iPhone 7 no service after turning off Airplane mode

iPhone 7 no service after turning off Airplane mode

 

Solution No.1: Toggle Airplane mode and Cellular data

Let’s start with simplest workarounds. First, go to Settings, turn the Airplane mode, leave it on for a minute and turn it back off. No changes? Again, go to Settings, tap Cellular, turn off Cellular data, wait for a couple of seconds and enable it again.

 

Solution No.2: Data roaming

If you are traveling abroad, you need to enable “Data roaming” option. So, in case you noticed iPhone 7 no service after turning off Airplane mode, go to Settings > Cellular and turn Data roaming on. The problem should be fixed.

 

Solution No.3: Restart your iPhone

Every smartphone can get a little confused sometimes, and iPhones are no exception. Press and hold the sleep/wake button and once the slider appears, drag it to turn the phone off. Once your iPhone 7 is off, press and hold the sleep/wake button to turn it back on.

 

Solution No.4: SIM card

Sometimes, the SIM card can be the culprit. No service issue may occur if the card is damaged or dirty. Turn the phone off and then take out the SIM card using the SIM-eject tool or a paper clip. If the card is damaged, contact your carrier and replace the card.

 

Solution No.5: Carrier settings update

Updating carrier settings is pretty simple. Here is what you need to do:

  • Navigate to Settings
  • Tap General
  • Next, tap About
  • If the update is available, a pop-up message will show up
  • Tap Update Now.

 

Solution No.6: Update iOS

Upgrading your iPhone to the latest version of iOS is something you should do whenever the new version becomes available. Every new version of iOS comes with various improvements in performance and security, and it also fixes the bugs. Follow the steps below:

  • Go to Settings
  • Next, tap General
  • Tap Software Update
  • Tap Download and Install.

 

Solution No.7: Reset network settings

When experiencing issues such as no service, problems with Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, you can fix it by resetting the network settings. Keep in mind that you will have to re-add Wi-Fi passwords and pair your iPhone 7 with Bluetooth device afterward. Here is what to do:

  • Go to Settings
  • Next, tap General
  • Tap Reset
  • Now tap Reset network settings
  • Enter your passcode
  • Tap Reset network settings to confirm your action

 

These are the solutions that fixed the problem for many users. If you tried them all, but you still see no service, contact your carrier.

 

2 COMMENTS

  1. I have an iPhone 6. Same problem!! Went to Australia for 5 weeks, kept phone in airplane mode and wifi Only. Came back to Canada and poof! No service! I’ve talked to 5 different people at Apple including a senior advisor in NYC and all of them say I have to buy a new phone! This is a hardware issue!! Why do I have to pay!? I’ve been a loyal customer since 3G came out. I plan on buying the 8 when it comes out and don’t want to pay for a phone now. I can’t believe a 750 BILLION dollar company can’t render this issue!!? Any tips, ideas or suggestions!?

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