How to reset your data service on your Apple iPhone

On the Apple iPhone, like on any other smartphone, there may be connectivity issues. How to react in this case? Follow the leader.

You’re scrolling through your Twitter feed, getting lost in the twists and turns of TikTok, when suddenly your iPhone stop receiving data. Such disconnection from the network happens from time to time. You must therefore know how to handle these situations, restart the service to continue doing what you were doing.

Let’s get rid of something that can happen by accident: you might have put your phone on Airplane mode or turned off data. Swipe down from the top right corner of your screen to bring up Control Center and make sure Airplane mode is off and Cellular data mode is on. If you want to restart your smartphone, press and hold the side button and the Volume Down key until you see the Power screen. Swipe to turn off. Wait 10-15 seconds and press and hold the side button to restart.

You can force restart if needed. The process is a bit longer and varies somewhat between iPhones. If you have a recent iPhone (with Face ID), press and hold the Volume Up button and quickly press the Volume Down button. Then keep pressing the side button until the screen turns off and the Apple logo appears.

You can also try to reset network settings directly. Unlike the full reset, this only resets the network settings.

Go to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone > Reset > Reset Network Settings. Enter your code and confirm. Your iPhone will then reset the network settings as they were when it left the factory.

Removing and reinserting the SIM card

Removing the SIM card from your iPhone for a while can also sometimes help restart service. Use the SIM tool that comes with the phone and press it into the small hole on the side of the device. Take out the SIM card, wait a moment and put it back.

If nothing helps, take the device to your operator or to the Apple Store

If you’ve tried everything on your end and you’re still having connectivity issues, contact your operator’s customer service to see if there’s any problem on their end. Also consider the possibility of ordering another SIM. If your iPhone is physically damaged, or there is any problem with the antenna, you will need to contact someone at the Apple Store.

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