Despite the fact that iOS 14 is considered one of the most stable iterations of Apple’s mobile OS, from time to time users find problems in it too. Either the slowdown of the new iPhones to the level of the old ones, or a serious drop in autonomy regardless of the model, or something else. Moreover, in recent years, the problems have become, perhaps, even more than there were immediately after the update was released, and even emergency patches designed to fix certain flaws have a negative impact on the operation of the updated iPhone.
After the release of iOS 14.7.1, some users began to complain that the iPhone lost the network and no longer finds it. According to reviews, the problem is specific to only a few iPhone models: iPhone 6s, iPhone 8, and iPhone 11. What exactly this is connected with is difficult to say, given that these are devices of different years of release and different hardware content.
Why iPhone can’t see the network
The network problem on the iPhone is rather annoying, as it limits users in two scenarios of using their devices at once. First, they cannot call anyone, and no one else can reach them. And, secondly, they do not have free access to the Internet and are now dependent on connecting to wireless access points, which, whatever one may say, are not everywhere.
According to affected users, restarting the iPhone, removing the SIM card, replacing it with another, or resetting the network settings, which usually helped in such situations, or resetting the iPhone itself to factory settings , does not help fix the problem . This indicates that the problem may actually go deeper than we all think.
iPhone cannot find the network. What to do
Despite the fact that Apple has not yet responded to the problem, it has a separate page on its website dedicated to network problems. Here’s what the company recommends if your iPhone goes offline :
- Disable and re-enable cellular data;
- Reboot your device;
- Check for operator settings updates;
- Take out the SIM card and insert it again;
- Reset network settings;
- Refresh your iPhone or iPad;
- Contact your service provider.
Users who are experiencing a problem with their cellular data report that they have tried all of these tips, but none of them helped them. But the worst of all is not even this, but the fact that Apple has already prohibited rollback to iOS 14.7, on which there were no such problems, and users cannot return to the previous build, because the only signed version of the OS now is iOS 14.7.1.
In fact, it is these bugs and flaws that reveal the problem of iOS updates. While Apple is clearly not trying to harm its users, it should give them little wiggle room by continuing to sign old builds for a while, rather than blocking them as soon as a new version is released. Sometimes it leads to this kind of trouble.