What To Do If Your Phone Shows No Signal
No signal or no connectivity is a big problem for cell phone.
Users want to be able to use the most basic function of a cell phone,
– making calls
– sending texts
Whenever they want to. While certain areas have connectivity problems, which we can hardly do anything about, some phones begin showing no signal even though the network is available.
This is a problem which is related to the phone and we cannot blame the network in this case.
Some of our readers, especially Samsungusers have often complained of no signal problems on their phones.
They try to make a call and find out that there is no signal at all or they get a pop-up box that says ‘Not registered on network’.
These problems can be dealt with when they are very rare and do not last long, but if this happens very frequently, it can become extremely annoying for the users.
While this is one of the most common errors you may notice when dealing with no signal on Android, other errors include ‘Error while searching the network’, ‘Your SIM card does not allow connection for this network’ and ‘Search network automatically’. or “emergency calls only”
Solution 1: Restart Your Device
The best and most helpful solution for this problem is to restart the device.
Once you restart the device, it refreshes the system and the device looks for network all over again.
It is usually helpful, albeit the problem may be fixed only temporarily and it may reoccur at a later time.
For people who do not face this problem very often, a restart can be a quick and easy solution.
Solution 2: Toggle Airplane Mode
Many readers found this to be a helpful solution and it helps in solving the problem quickly.
To toggle the Airplane mode, pull down the notifications shade of your phone and look for the icon of Airplane mode.
Tap on the icon to switch the mode on. Wait for 30 seconds and tap on the icon again to switch the mode off.
Once your phone comes out of the Airplane mode, it will try and search for the networks again.
Solution 3: Check The SIM Card
Sometimes, when the SIM card is not inserted properly.
You may find a problem of no signal or an error showing up on your screen. To resolve this problem, power off your phone and remove the SIM card.
Now reinsert the card and make sure that it is inserted properly.
If it feels that the SIM card is moving within the metal bracket then there is a possibility that the movement causes the connection to be lost and you get a no signal problem.
If you find the SIM to be moving a lot, take the phone to the manufacturer to check if something can be done and if the phone is under warranty, if a replacement can be arranged.
You can also try and use a piece of paper on top of the SIM to hold it securely in its place.
What To Do If I you are Using Custom ROM And you Get This Error?
The no signal error has been noted on some devices with custom ROMs.
In a case like this, it is advisable to return to the original ROM and check if the problem is solved.
Then you will know that the ROM is not suitable for your device.
The original ROM can be installed using the recovery screen.
The process will delete all data and remove apps from your device so make sure that you create a backup for all important data that you do not wish to lose.
You can find the ROM you need by taking the help of your device’s model number which is in the About Device section in the Settings menu.
Once you have the model number, download the stock ROM for the device ensuring that you choose the right ROM.
The ROM will be in the form of the .zip file. Make sure you do not extract the file.
Also, download the GApps for the ROM that you are downloading.
You can save these to your internal storage or to the SD card.
After downloading the ROM and GApps, switch off your device.
Now press and hold the Power and Volume Down buttons together till you see the recovery options on your screen.
You will see a lot of options, and you must choose the first one which is Install.
Choose from the next prompts which will ask you to locate the file on your device.
Once the file is located, choose the option at the bottom of the screen to Confirm Flash.
The stock ROM will be flashed to your device.
Once the process is complete, you must delete the cache and choose to wipe the data and reset your device.
This is one of the ways in which you can install the stock ROM for your device.
There are other ways of doing this and you can choose a different way of doing it depending on how comfortable you are with installing ROMs to your device.