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iPhone Can’t Receive Calls Or Text, Here’s The Real Fix

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If you can’t make or receive calls on your iPhone, follow the steps below to fix it. However, before any troubleshooting, you should check if you have service in the statue bar.

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Check your iPhone settings

1. You should turn on Airplane mode and then turn it off again. You can do that by going to Settings and turn on Airplane Mode, wait five seconds, then turn it off.
2. Check your Do Not Disturb Settings: Go to settings > Do Not Disturb and make sure it’s off.
3. Check for any blocked phone numbers: You can do that by going to Settings > Phone > Call Blocking & Identification.
4. Check if Call Forwarding is turned on. To access this, go to Settings > Phone > Call Forwarding and make sure it’s off.

Update Your Software

If your iPhone is not updated to the latest iOS version, you should update it. To do that, check for the for a carrier settings update. Go to Settings > General > About. If there is an update available, you will see it pending. Just tap to update it.

Remove and reinsert your SIM card

If your iPhone has a Sim card inserted, you should remove and insert it back.

Contact your carrier

Who knows, the problem might be from your Carrier, so you should put a call to your Carrier and let them know that you can not receive calls on your iPhone. Before contacting your carrier, make sure that…

  • Your account is set up to use your iPhone.
  • Your account doesn’t have a billing-related block.
  • Your calls don’t have errors on the carrier system.
  • And also there aren’t any localized service outages.

Check your network settings

1. Reset your network settings: You can do that by going to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. This will erase all current saved settings, including Wi-Fi passwords, preferred networks, and even VPN settings.
2. You should try to make calls or receive calls in another location. You can change the location and then ask a friend to call your line.
Switch to a different network band: You can do that by going to Settings > Cellular > Cellular Data Options > Enable LTE and turn off Enable LTE, 4G, or 3G

If you can’t still receive calls on your iPhone, then you should reset your iPhone as a new device. Resetting your iPhone should be able to fix it. However, if it still can’t fix it, then you should contact Apple support for further assistance.

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James T.

James, a distinguished alumnus of MIT, where he specialized in Computer Science and Communications Technology, has an impressive academic foundation that underpins his expertise. With over a decade in the industry, he deciphers complex technology into easy how-tos. Known for his keen insights, James is dedicated to helping readers navigate the rapidly evolving digital landscape.

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