Here’s how you can fix iOS 13 No Service issue after upgrade

Several iPhone users got their hands on the iOS 13 version yesterday. As was expected, the upgrade to iOS 13 wasn’t smooth for all, and many reported different kinds of issues. One such issue is “No Service.” There are, however, a few tricks that can help you to fix the iOS 13 no service issue. Even if you have not yet installed the iOS 13, then knowing these tricks is important as these could help you to quickly fix the issue and enjoy the features that come with iOS 13.

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If your iPhone says “No Service” at the top of the screen, it means you can’t make calls, use cellular data or send texts. It basically renders your iPhone useless. Usually, the no service issue is related to carrier-side problems. However, when you have just installed a major update, there are good chances that the update has something to do with the issue. Moreover, the no service issue is a common error after a major OS upgrade. So, there is nothing to worry about as you can easily fix the iOS 13 no service issue.

Before we proceed to the fix, you should check a few things to make sure that the issue is not because of these. The first thing you should check is your location. Check if you are in a remote location or in a place somewhere new where you haven’t used the iPhone before. If you have used the phone in this location before, then you can go to the troubleshooting tricks. If not, move to a location that has better coverage.

The next thing that you should check is the cellular settings. In the settings, check if the carrier name is correct, and that the cellular and data options have the right settings. If the settings are okay, or even after correcting the settings the “No Service” issue still persists then you should try the following tricks to fix the iOS 13 no service issue.

How to fix iOS 13 no service issue

Restart your device – this is one of the most effective troubleshooting tricks, and can be used to fix many minor bugs. All you have to do is restart the device. Once the device is back up, check if the issue is fixed or not.

Toggle Airplane Mode on and off – this is a common trouble shooting trick to fix minor network issues. All you have to do is enable the Airplane Mode on and disable it again. Now, check if the issue is resolved or not. If not, then try the next trick.

Check your SIM card – here you should remove the SIM card to check for any damage, such as scratches. Also, wipe the SIM before putting it back in. You can also try by putting the SIM card in another device just to check if the card is working or not. If the SIM is not working on the other device as well, then contact your carrier to get the issue resolved. If it is working on another device, then try it back in your device and check now to see if the no service issue is fixed or not.

Reset Network Settings – if the above trick does not solve your problem, then this trick should. Resetting the network settings will restore the network settings to default, including WiFi passwords. To do this, go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings and then confirm. Also, restart the device after the resetting is done. Once the device is back up, check if the issue is fixed or not.

Restore your device – this must be your last option and you must only opt for this if the above options don’t work. Restoring your device will wipe everything saved on your device, including contacts. Also, before enabling this option, you must take an iCloud or iTunes backup. To restore your device go to Settings > General > Reset. Next, click on Erase all Content and Settings. You may be prompted to enter your passcode to confirm restoring the device. The device will restart after the process is complete. You will now have to set up the device from scratch like you did when you first bought the device.

If restoring the device also doesn’t fix the iOS 13 no service issue, then your only option is to contact Apple support or visit an Apple Store or an Apple authorized service provider. It is also possible that Apple may roll out the fix for the no service issue with the iOS 13.1, which will arrive Tuesday next week. Along with the bug fixes, the iOS 13.1 will allow you to share your ETA with friends and family via Apple Maps.



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Aman Jain
Aman is MBA (Finance) with an experience on both Marketing and Finance side. He has worked as a Risk Analyst for AIR Worldwide, and is currently leading VeRa FinServ, a Financial Research firm. Favorite pastimes include watching science fiction movies, reviewing tech gadgets, playing PC games and cricket. - Email him at amanjain@valuewalk.com