Fix iPhone Cellular Data Problems by Resetting Network Settings
I love my iPhone but it’s had it’s share of quirks, and one of them is the seemingly random inability to access the cellular data network. I don’t know if this is an AT&T problem or an iPhone problem, but it’s really annoying to not be able to use 3G service when I need to. I went looking for a solution for the problem and came across a pretty simple and straightforward fix after digging around for a while, and it’s extremely easy to do and also resolves many wi-fi problems and other networking issues on the iPhone as well.
What you’ll want to do to resolve your cellular data problems is reset the iPhone Network Settings, it only takes a few seconds:
- Open Settings then go to “General” followed by “Reset”
- Tap on “Reset Network Settings” and confirm the reset by tapping the giant red button
Most cellular data and networking issues with the iPhone (or 3G/LTE iPads) will now be resolved. Though it’s not necessary, rebooting the iPhone can be helpful in some cases. You can do that just by turning it on and off again through the power button.
This process has the side effect of ditching all passwords to wireless routers and access points, meaning you will have to reenter them when you find those networks again. You may want to make note of any particular crazy wifi keys before doing this.
Anyway, this solution worked for me and anytime there are persistent network issues it seems to resolve them. If you’re having problems with your iPhone cellular data connection or any networking oddities, try resetting the network settings yourself, it might just work.