Cellular data not working on your iPhone? Here is the fix

Back in 2007, Apple first debuted its iPhone after months of anticipation and rumors. The original iPhone was one of the best-selling smartphones with more than 8 million units shipped in the first quarter of 2007. However, the first iPhone was still something users could not lay their hands on due to its staggering price tag.

In 2010, the Cupertino firm unveiled the iPhone 4 that succeeded the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 4 was a fan-favorite model, featuring a brand new all-glass design and innovative features. Last year, Apple re-adopted the glass body on its iPhone lineup in an attempt to attract more users. The iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X were a huge success on the market with millions of units sold every quarter.

This year, the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR take the best bits of their predecessors while adding a slew of new things to the series. However, Apple is seeing slow iPhone sales on the market, which forces Apple to resume production of older iPhone models. In reality, Apple is cutting down the price of older iPhone models in an attempt to boost its sales performance. Apple iPhone has its own issues that may ruin your experience. Indeed, the Cupertino firm has been working on fixing issues and errors on its smartphones since release. There have been reports of iPhone issues like connectivity problems, crashes, or touchscreen not working.

In this guide, we will show you how to fix cellular data not working problem on your iPhone. Before we dive in, make sure you now have the latest iOS software update on your iPhone. Apple has begun rolling out iOS 12.1.2 update to its devices after months of beta testing. The new update includes fixes for eSim activation issue and system improvements.

  1. Make sure you have enabled cellular data

If cellular data is not working on your iPhone, the first thing you need to do is to check if you have cellular data enabled on your device. In reality, a lot of iPhone owners have disabled mobile data on their iPhone by accident, so it’s time to turn it back on. To do this, swipe down from the right to open Control Center on your device, then check if you have enabled mobile data or not. If not, turn it on to see if the problem is fixed. If nothing changes, then make sure you have turned off Airplane mode.

For some background, enabling Airplane mode switches off all the wireless communications on your device, so it’s a good idea to turn it off. To do this, trigger Control Center on your iPhone and turn it off.

  1. Hard reset your iPhone

If the problem still persists, then perform a hard reset on your iPhone. Keep in mind that a hard reset helps you fix some major iPhone problems like app crashes, screen not working, or connectivity issues. However, the method used to hard reset an iPhone X or later is slightly different from past iPhone models.

To do this, press the Volume Up button then the Volume Down button and press the Side button. Keep both buttons pressed until you see the Apple logo on your iPhone and release them. When your device finishes booting up, then enable cellular data on your iPhone and check if the problem is fixed.

  1. Reset network settings

If nothing is fixed, then the next solution is to reset network settings. Keep in mind that following this method, all the current network settings will be reset to their factory default, meaning that you need to set up the whole thing from scratch.

To do this, open the Settings app on your iPhone, then select General and Hit Reset. Now just simply tap on Reset Network Settings and confirm your action. The process may take several minutes. Once done, reboot your iPhone and then check if the problem is dealt with.

  1. Restore and set up as new

If none of the above solutions works for you, then the last hope for success is to restore your device and set it up as new. We recommend you back up your device in case something goes wrong . To do this, connect your iPhone to your Mac or PC and open iTunes (make sure you now have the latest version of iTunes on your computer). After that, select your iPhone when it shows up in iTunes and then select Summary. Now select the Restore button and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.

If you are dealing with cellular data not working issue on your iPhone, then make sure you follow our steps above. If nothing works, then bring your device to a local Apple store to get support.

If you stumble upon any issues during the process, let us know in the comments below.

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