WHAT IS CELLULAR DATA?
Cellular data provides access to the internet when you are not connected to wifi. Apps and Services use cellular connections when wifi isn’t available. Cellular data uses the same network that allows you to make phone calls. Cellular data is available as long as you are within your carrier’s data coverage. Users cannot receive email, web pages, videos, app downloads, or software updates if cellular data is turned off. So, any activity you do on your iPhone will use cellular data if you are not connected to any wifi network.
HOW TO FIX CELLULAR DATA NOT WORKING ON YOUR IPHONE?
CHECK CELLULAR SETTINGS
Manually toggling off/on cellular data is the quickest method to fix the cellular data not working on your iPhone. This will help you to fix any underlying issue causing problems in turning on the cellular data on your device. Later you can verify if the connectivity is restored by opening any webpage in your web browser.
ENABLE AND DISABLE AIRPLANE MODE
The cellular radio on your iPhone disables when the airplane mode is turned on which creates an issue in using the cellular service. Tap the airplane icon on your device after waiting for about 10 seconds tap the same button again to disable it. This will disconnect and reconnect the wireless option which will improve the cellular connectivity on your device.
RESTART YOUR IPHONE
Simply turning off your iPhone and turning it back on can fix the problem. Sometimes temporary issues can prevent cellular data from working on your device.
GET THE LATEST CARRIER SETTING
To update cellular network settings, the network carriers provide push notifications to mobile devices. These settings can be installed through push notifications or links received through SMS on your iPhone which can fix the cellular data issue.
RESET NETWORK SETTINGS
When cellular data fails to work on your iPhone, this is an extremely important solution to follow. After you reset network settings, all your wifi, cellular, Bluetooth, and VPN settings are restored to factory defaults. So it will be like connecting to your iPhone cellular network for the very first time.
CONNECT YOUR WIRELESS CARRIER
There may be a problem or error on the part of your wireless carrier because of some maintenance going on their part. The only way to contact your carrier’s customer support is by contacting them via call, chat, or by going to their official store.
TURN OFF VPN
VPN apps are known for slowing down cellular and wireless internet connections on mobile devices. It can completely disrupt your device’s access to the internet.
UPDATE YOUR IPHONE
Cellular data may not work due to a bug if you are using an outdated version of IOS on your iPhone. So it is important to download the latest version of IOS on your device.
There are quite few things you can do before taking your device to service. And there are a lot of situations when cellular data outing maybe caused by bad network, an outage, or some physical damage to your device and these issues can easily be solved with simple turning off and on of various phone settings. Sometimes toggling on and off your iphone’s airplane mode, or getting a software update can solve the issue.