Ways to Fix Cellular Update Failed on iPhone

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Ways to Fix Cellular Update Failed on iPhone

iPhone updates its software to keep everything running seamlessly but it doesn’t mean every update is free of flaws. You may get cellular update failed on iPhone after an update. Don’t need to worry there are some very easy solutions that you can try to fix this issue. We got a detailed guide for you on why you’re getting this error and how can you fix it.

Why does iPhone showing cellular update failed?

When you get a cellular update failed error, it means you’ll be unable to send texts, calls and even your cellular data won’t work. You will see a “no service” sign instead of your sim card signals. It usually happens when your iOS update didn’t complete properly. You can go through our suggested solutions one by one to get your cellular working.

How to Fix Cellular Update Failed on iPhone

Restart your iPhone

If the above fix didn’t solve your problem, we recommend you restart your iPhone. Your phone might be going through a small software glitch, restarting it will fix cellular update failure.

If you have an iPhone without the face ID, press and hold the power button until you see a slide to power off the sign and swipe that option from the left to right to turn off your phone.

If you have iPhone with the face ID, press and hold the side button and volume down button simultaneously until you see the slide to power off sign. Swipe the power icon from left to right to turn off your iPhone.

Check Airplane mode

First and foremost, the thing to do when your cellular data not working is to check whether your phone is on airplane mode or not. Sometimes we accidentally put our phone on airplane mode and start panicking for no reason.

1.      Go to settings. Find the Airplane mode under the Account Settings section.

2.      Tap on the toggle to turn it on or off.

Furthermore, if your phone isn’t on airplane mode, turn the feature on and off again and see if it gets the data working again. Turning airplane mode on and off might sound like a silly solution but it works for a lot of iPhone users.

Check iPhone Airplane mode

Check the Sim card

Sometimes sim cards fall out of place so checking sim card position should always be one of the first solutions when your cellular data isn’t working.

1.      Get a sim ejector pin and use it to poke the hole to eject your sim. You can use anything like a toothpick or needle pin if you don’t specifically have a sim ejector pin.

2.      Once the tray pops out, pull your sim card out and reinsert it.

3.      Clean the port a little bit.

4.      If reinserting doesn’t work, put some other sim on your mobile to figure out whether the problem is with the phone or the sim card.

Update Your iOS Version

Apple releases updates from time to time to improve the user experience. In between major updates, apple releases minor updates for new features and bug fixes. It is better to keep your device updated to avoid bugs like cellular update failure.

1.      Go to the phone’s settings. Tap General.

2.      Go to Software Update and check for IOS update.

3.      If you see any update available, tap on install and download.

Leave your phone for a few minutes your phone will automatically update itself. After a successful update, check your cellular data if it has started working again or not.

Check for iOS update

Turn Off Wi-Fi Calling and Voice LTE

Some users have said that they got their cellular data working by turning off their Wi-Fi calling and voice LTE. Here are steps to do:

1.  Go to the Settings App. Tap on Mobile data/Cellular.

2.  Then go to Wi-Fi Calling and turn the toggle off in front of Wi-Fi Calling.

3.  Now go back to Cellular Data options.

4.  Enable LTE and select Data Only to disable Voice LTE.

This is not a permanent solution, doing this will limit your iPhone’s functions. Also, only a few phones have Wi-Fi calling and Voice LTE functions. It’s still worth trying if you have these options on your phone.

How to turn off Wi-Fi calling and voice LTE

Turn Cellular Data On and Off

One more quick fix that you can try to fix cellular data issues is to turn cellular data on and off. It might not sound like a good solution but it has worked for many users.

1.      Go to your iPhone’s settings and click on Mobile Data.

2.      Turn the toggle off to turn off your mobile data. Wait for a few seconds and turn the toggle back on.

Check you go your signals back or not. You can check by sending a text or calling someone. If you’re still unable to do these tasks, move on to the next fix.

Check Your Carrier for Updates

Carrier update is released by iPhone to make carrier’s cellular network to improve connectivity. iPhone doesn’t release the carrier updates as often but it’s good to check for these frequently.

1.      Open Settings and go to About. Check for carrier settings updates.

2.      Pop-up will appear on the screen in case an update is available. Tap on Update, if you find any updates.

In case you don’t find an updated move on to the next steps.

Check your carrier for updates

Reset Network Settings

If none of the solutions work for you, we suggest you reset your network settings. It will erase all the Cellular, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi settings of your phone. You can get rid of system bugs by erasing these settings.

1.      Go to your phone’s Settings and tap General.

2.      Go to Transfer or Reset iPhone > Reset > Reset Network Settings.

3.      Tap on Reset Network Settings to confirm your reset.

Once done, turn on your cellular data and check if it works.

Reset network settings

If this guide solved your cellular data not working on iPhone, let us know in the comment section below. If you are facing any other iPhone-related errors, you can find their solutions on awsmtips.

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