Fix Cellular Network Unavailable Error on Android Phone

Although the cellular network unavailable error is mostly reported on Samsung Galaxy models, this error can appear on any Android phone. Below are some methods to fix cellular network unavailable error on your Android phone.

Fix Cellular Network Unavailable Error on Android Phone

It is difficult to pinpoint a single or common reason behind the Cellular network unavailable error in Android phones. So, below we provide a series of methods that other users have successfully used to fix this error on their Android phones.

Turn Airplane mode ON/OFF

It is quite possible that Airplane mode or Airplane mode was turned on accidentally on your Android phone or you turned on Airplane mode while traveling and forgot to do it.

Even if Airplane mode is not enabled on your Android phone, turning Airplane mode on and off can fix cellular network unavailable issue on Android phones.

1. open that settings App on your Android phone.

2. On the settings screen, tap Flight mode Option located under the Connections heading.

Airplane mode option on Android Phone

3. Activate on the Airplane mode screen Flight mode by moving the switch to ON Position (see picture below)Activate Airplane mode on Android phone

4. Next disable Flight mode by moving the switch to OUT Position.

Disable Airplane Mode on Android Phone

As mentioned above, simply turning Airplane mode on and off fixed the no mobile network error for many users who reported that updates and network notifications suddenly appeared after following the procedure above.

Disable data roaming

Just like Airplane mode, the data roaming option can also be turned on accidentally, or you might have turned on data roaming on your Android phone and forgot to do it.

1. open that settings App on your Android phone.

2. On the settings screen, tap cellular networks.

Mobile Networks option on Android Phone

3. On the next screen, uncheck the option for data roaming by moving the switch to OUT position (see image below).

Disable data roaming on Android phone

Automatically connect to the mobile network

This solution has worked for a number of users who are seeing the cellular network unavailable error message on their Android phone.

1. open that settings App on your Android phone.

2. On the settings screen, tap cellular networks Option is under Connections heading (see image below).

Mobile Networks option on Android Phone

3. On the Cellular networks screen, tap network operator.

Carrier option on Android phone

4. On the next screen, tap Select Automatic Option for your Android phone to automatically select your preferred network.

Auto select preferred network option on Android phone

In case this doesn’t work, you need to try other methods as mentioned below.

Update firmware

Samsung or your Android phone manufacturer may have released a firmware update and your device is not updated to the latest firmware version.

1. open that settings App on your Android phone.

2. On the Settings screen, scroll down to the bottom of the screen and tap About the device.

Via the device option on the Android phone

3. On the About Device screen, tap software update.

Software update option on Android Phone

4. On the next screen, tap Update now Option to let your device check for software updates.

Manually check for software updates on the Android phone

5. Install software updates if software updates are available.

Remove battery and SIM card

The issue of cellular network unavailable error message on your Android phone can be caused by the SIM card not being inserted properly or your Android phone cannot read the SIM card.

1. perfomance OUT your android phone and remove the SIM card and battery.

2. Wait patiently for about 5 minutes and then reinsert the battery and the SIM card into your Android phone.

3. Switch ON your Android phone.

This method has also been reported by users to be very useful in fixing mobile network unavailable error on their Android phones.

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