If you own an Android Smartphone, you probably know that your mobile network can become unavailable at the most inconvenient of times. There are a number of reasons why this can happen, but most of the times, the issue is not that complex and can be solved immediately by following the simple steps detailed below.
If you get a “Mobile Network Not Available” message, the problem might be caused by a signal that is weak or totally missing within your area, by the exhaustion or misplacement of your SIM card, or if you forgot the Airplane mode setting switched on. What you can do:/
Turn off ‘airplane mode’
Find the “flight mode” option under “settings” or “more settings”, depending on the device, and click “off”.
It may be that your battery is overheated or otherwise damaged, so changing it can help you fix the problem. Power off your smartphone, remove the battery, and insert a brand new one; once you power the phone back on, you should not see the same error message.
Alternatively, you can try powering off the device to remove both its battery and its SIM card, wait for a couple of minutes and put them back in. Then power on the phone and check whether it works properly or not.
If your phone is a blackberry, it can sometimes overlook a runtime setting which in turn causes the network unavailable error. In such a case, you should install a battery saver or a battery long-live application for Android. After accessing the app, turn off the mobile network and click to enable the battery saver. Next turn back on the mobile network, and finally uninstall the battery saver.
Find your phone network automatically
Navigate through the settings of your Android phone, go to “mobile networks” under your “wireless and network” settings, click “network operators”, and select “automatically”.
Test your radio signal
If you still cannot fix the problem your radio signal might be broadcasted incorrectly. Open a testing menu by dialing *#*#4636#*#*. Once the menu becomes visible, select “phone information”, and run the ping test. Next, select GSM Auto (PRL) from the drop down list, and finally “turn off radio”, then restart.
Update your phone’s software
If you still get the mobile network not available message, try updating your phone’s software. Try accessing the ‘about device’ section in settings, then select ‘software update’ and ‘check for update’.
Do a factory reset
An alternative to the update is to do a factory reset: go again to your settings menu, click ‘backup and reset’ and select ‘factory data reset’. Note that performing a factory reset will delete all programs and applications that you have on your mobile phone, so resort to this method only as a last step to solve any issues with your Android.
Keep in mind that some Androids are more prone than others to problems like this, and the issue seems to occur more frequently with wireless devices.