There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to use a phone in an area you know has cellular signal or a strong data connection only for it not to work. You know that feeling when webpages are slow to load, Facebook won’t refresh, and messages keep feeling to send; pure frustration. Thankfully, there are some easy steps to boost poor signal strength or slow data connection on iPhone.
1. Toggle Airplane mode
Toggling your phone’s connection is the quickest and easiest way to try and fix your signal woes. Open Control Center — iPhone X-series users can swipe down from the top-right corner, older iPhone models swipe up from the bottom of the screen — and tap the Airplane Mode icon. It will turn orange when it’s enabled. Again, wait up to a minute before turning it off.
2. Restart your phone
Our phones are miniature computers, and just like computers, sometimes you can fix issues by restarting them. If your iPhone has a home button you can hold in the sleep/wake button until the power slider is displayed. Drag the slider to the right. Once the device is turned off, press and hold the sleep/wake button until you see the Apple logo.
iPhone X-series users will need to press and hold the side button along with either the volume up or down button at the same time. Eventually the same power slider will show up; slide it to the right to turn off your phone. After the phone is powered off, hold in the side button until you see the Apple logo.
3. Reset network settings
Sometimes all you need is a clean slate to fix an annoying issue. Refreshing your phone’s network settings is another tip that Apple suggests trying.
But be forewarned, resetting your network settings will also reset any saved Wi-Fi passwords, VPN connections and any custom APN settings for those on carriers that require additional setup.
If you’re good with that, go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. Confirm your selection and your phone will restart. Just remember to reconnect your phone to your home and work Wi-Fi networks.
4. Remove your SIM
Another troubleshooting step to try is to remove and then place your SIM card back in your phone with the phone turned on. You’ll need a SIM card tool — usually included in your phone’s box — or an unfolded paperclip to get the SIM tray out of your phone.
Remove the SIM card, check to see if it’s damaged and in the SIM tray correctly, then put it back in your phone.
eSIM: For iPhone XS , XS Max or XR users who are using an eSIM — that is, the embedded electronic SIM in your phone — there’s nothing for you to remove. The best you can do is restart your phone.
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