How to set up Internet on iPhone?
Sim cards of most mobile operators are sold with a connected mobile Internet: the user just needs to install the card in his iPhone, and access to the network will immediately be available to him. However, it is still necessary to know how to configure the Internet on an iPhone manually, otherwise, in the event of a system failure and the removal of network settings, the user will be left without access to a significant number of functions, neither checking mail nor downloading applications from the AppStore will be available to him.
How to turn on mobile internet on iPhone?
First of all, you need to clarify whether data transfer is activated in the iPhone settings. To do this, go to the Cellular section in the Settings menu.
Then check the two sliders for Cellular Data and Enable 3G. Both must be in active position.
If the Cellular data toggle switch is not turned on, the iPhone will be able to access the Internet only if it is present in the Wi-Fi distribution area. Turning on 3G is also strongly recommended, otherwise the smartphone will use the EDGE standard. The maximum download speed that can be achieved when connected to EDGE is 474 Kb / s, but you should count on 50 Kb / s. Needless to say, this is too slow internet?
To find out which standard the data transfer is going through, it is very easy to just look at the top of the screen. Operator name can have one of two icons: 3G or E.
The second is evidence of data transfer via EDGE. Therefore, the letter E terrifies all lovers of fast Internet surfing.
If there is neither 3G nor E in front of the provider’s name, then the mobile Internet is not available. There are two possible reasons for the lack of a network: either the Cellular data slider in the settings is turned off, or the coverage is very weak.
After you check the toggle switches, you need to clarify whether the mobile connection settings are entered correctly. This is done like this:
Step 1. In the same Cellular section, scroll down, find the Cellular data transmission subsection and go to it.
Step 2. Pay attention to the Cellular data block. 3 fields must be filled in here: APN, username, password.
The following parameter values are valid for leading operators:
Lack of funds in the personal account
Note! The simplest and most common problem among all users.
The fact is that if the subscriber does not have funds in the current account, then the operator blocks the opportunity to make a call, use the Network and send messages. In such cases, the wireless icon may be active but not connected. The solution is only one recharge. You can do this without a commission on the operator’s website. To do this, you need to enter your bank card details.
Note! It is widely believed that the cellular connection to the Internet may disappear due to the past update of the iOS operating system. It is erroneous, since the new version has no effect on data transfer.
If the lack of communication has occurred due to a system failure, then in 50% of cases of loss of connection to wireless networks, a simple reboot helps to fix the problem. In all iPhones, it is performed in the same way by simultaneously pressing the two Home and Shutdown buttons.
You can also perform a full factory reset. In this case, you need to take the following steps:
- Reset network settings.
Important! The user’s personal information, such as audio and messages, will remain the same. You just need to re-configure the cellular network settings.
Internet access service is not connected
This reason often forces users to endlessly change settings. But everything is much simpler. The fact is that by default, all telecom operators present on the domestic market have a connection to the Internet. The absence of a connected service can only occur due to the fact that the subscriber independently and accidentally disconnected it in his personal account or through the hotline. You can reconnect the service as follows:
- Call the operator and ask to return everything as it was;
- Contact the operator’s service center;
- Do it in your personal account on the official website of cellular communication.
Reasons for no connection
Civilization and the development of technology have taught people to enjoy all the benefits. Any violation can cause concern and inconvenience. The same applies to the lack of a mobile connection to the Internet. Having got used to the possibility at any time to find out the required information or to communicate with friends through social networks, it becomes frustrating if the gadget stops catching the Network. But don’t panic, you can try to identify and fix the problem yourself.
This is because mobile Internet connectivity problems are easier to spot than other connection methods. It is enough just to know the main indicators that indicate a malfunction:
- A situation when the mobile Internet functions intermittently or does not work at all, while 3G or LTE indicators are active;
- There is no possibility of connecting to a wireless network;
- Unable to enable tethering on the device.
Note! The most common problem with the mobile Internet is the lack of data transfer, but the connection icon is active. This can be the cause of a small glitch, as well as more serious problems.
To solve, it is usually enough to restart the gadget. In addition, you can try activating Airplane mode and after a few seconds turn it off. If none of the options helped, you need to look for the reason for the lack of connection in the network settings.
Often the phone can stop receiving and transmitting data due to problems with the operator. In this case, they are much more difficult to identify than technical problems with the phone.
If all the necessary settings have been checked, but there is no Internet connection, then you need to dig deeper.
Features of connecting and setting up mobile Internet for different operators
Most often, when connecting, the subscriber has already activated one of the tariffs for mobile communication with the Internet. Packages are different: for several hundred megabytes or a couple of gigabytes up to unlimited. The user can choose the most favorable tariff himself. If the active package is no longer satisfactory, then it can be replaced with a more advanced one. This can be done in your personal account on the operator’s website or by calling technical support.
For switching to another tariff, a certain amount can be withdrawn, plus you will have to immediately pay for using the tariff for a month. After that, you will have to replenish your personal account every month on a certain date.
Enabling Mobile Networking on iPhone
Most often, there are no problems with mobile access, it is quite easy to connect due to the fact that SIM cards are sold with all ready-made settings. You just need to install it on your phone and enjoy all the privileges of accessing the Internet from the gadget. However, it happens that the ability to transfer data over the cellular network disappears.
You can customize everything yourself. In addition, the operator can block access due to lack of money in the account or exceeding the traffic limit.
Note! The most common loss of communication with the Network occurs due to a system failure.
You can diagnose and fix the failure yourself without any problems. If this cannot be done, then it is recommended to take the iPhone to a service center.
Step-by-step instructions on how to connect the Internet and make all the settings on the device from Apple:
The first step is to make sure that the data transfer on the Network is activated. You can see it in the phone settings. To check, you need to do the following: Cellular Settings.
- After that, you need to check the activity of the two icons Enable 3G and Cellular data. They should glow green. If both or one of them is gray, then the service is inactive.
- If the Cellular data switch is inactive, then it is possible to connect only via a wireless Wi-Fi network. It is also advisable to activate the point about enabling 3G, otherwise the iPhone will receive and transmit data only according to the outdated EDGE standard. It has a very low speed (up to 470 Kbps), which clearly does not suit the user.
Important! Connection of the fourth generation standard is carried out in the same way, only you need to choose a connection to LTE or 4G instead of 3G.
It should also be noted that the inclusion of data transmission services according to the third or fourth generation standards is not a guarantee of constant work with them. The fact is that if the connection quality is low, the device will automatically switch to a lower format. For example, from 4G to 3G or from 3G to 2G, that is, outdated EDGE. Getting information about the current technology is very simple: you just need to see which icon in the upper left corner is active. There will be one of the following:
- Lte. In this case, the user can be calm and confident that the device operates at maximum speed in the fourth generation connection format;
- 3g. This means that the device has downgraded the standard due to poor connection quality;
- E. Such a letter may shock some fans of fast mobile Internet, because the phone went to the lowest standard and works at the lowest speed;
- If none of the indicated indicators are lit, then there is simply no connection to the Network.
Note! The last point may indicate a lack of connection due to technical problems with the operator or subscriber. In addition, the cellular data switch may be inactive.
How to protect yourself from a problem?
You can check the serial number of your device on the Apple website. If the check says “This serial number corresponds to the product that was replaced” or the check displays information about another device that does not match your model, color or memory size, your iPhone may be prone to an activation error. If you own a refurbished iPhone, it is highly discouraged to erase device content or restore software on it via iTunes.
Ios 11 Activation Issue on Refurbished Phones
Most often, iPhone activation error occurs with owners of refurbished phones. At the same time, here we are not talking about officially restored iPhones, which are produced under the control of Apple, but about Chinese handicraft devices. As a rule, such phones inside resemble a “Frankenstein’s monster”, assembled from different parts. Very often, of the original components on such iPhones, only the processor board remains, and it may contain replaced components. Why on such phones most often there is a problem with device activation error?
The problem stems from the fact that in iOS 11 Apple changed the rules for the device activation system. When activated, the components are polled and technical information (UDID, Serial No, IMEI, MAC-Address, etc.) is compared with numbers in the official Apple databases. If, for some reason (and for not officially restored devices, there are about a dozen reasons) the information does not match, the device will not be activated.
Why iPhone activation fails?
There are three main reasons why the iPhone does not activate and displays a message about activation failure:
Iphone activation failed. What to do? [UPDATED. There is a solution!]
Failure to activate iPhone on iOS 11. Is a problem that many users of “Apple” phones are facing lately. It manifests itself in the inability to activate the iPhone after resetting content and settings or reinstalling iOS. When activating the phone via Wi-Fi, the user sees the message “iPhone activation failed. Your iPhone could not be activated because it could not contact the activation server.” When I try to activate via iTunes, I get an error message with the number 0xE8000013 or 4016 on my computer, or the message “iPhone could not be activated because we could not get activation information from it”.
Iphone hardware issues
Activation may fail due to hardware issues with the iPhone. So, for example, if the phone has problems with identifying the SIM card (constant search for the network, regardless of whether the SIM card is inserted or not), the iPhone will not activate. The solution to the problem if the phone does not activate, in such cases can be determined after diagnostics at the service center.
Problems on Apple activation servers
The most harmless option that may be associated with the fact that at a particular moment in time Apple’s activation server is really not available, as indicated in the error message. Check the status of Apple’s web services on a special page and if the iOS Device Activation service is unavailable, the solution in this case may be patience and an attempt to activate a little later.