Fix Cellular Data on iPad Not working after iPadOS 17 Update

🗓️ October 6, 2022 By ✍️ Jaysukh patel

Often it happens when we try to connect the iPad with Cellular data, we end up with disappointments because cellular data couldn’t get activated on iPad. But there is no need to panic; these are the temporary errors which can be easily overtaken by a few tricks.

We know cellular data is beneficial when you are out of Wi-Fi range since with the Cellular data you can enjoy the internet services without any trouble in the iPad. First of all, you must remove the SIM card and clean it out and then insert it on iPad and check if the cellular data on the iPad is working or not.

Solution Cellular Data doesn’t Activate on iPads

video guide why cellular data not working on iPadOS

Solution 1: Toggle Off/On the Cellular Data

Didn’t try this quick trick to fix Cellular data doesn’t activate on? Then before preferring weird troubleshoots, try this. Turning Off/On cellular data might restore the function of cellular data.

  • Step #1: Visit the “Settings” app.
  • Step #2: Locate “Cellular”.
  • Step #3: Toggle Off the cellular data.
  • Step #4: Force close the “Settings” app.
  • Step #5: After few seconds follow the same steps and enable the Cellular data.
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Else from the Control Center you can perform this trick, tap on Cellular Data and if you see the icon is Green that indicates the Cellular data is enabled and if you find the icon is Gray then the Cellular data is disabled.

Toggle is on but no internet access or low speed, Settings->Cellular->Cellular Data options->Voice & Data->LTE, VoLTE Off and On

Solution 2: Enable/Disable Airplane Mode

Moving further to the next troubleshooting which is best known for fixing network related issues. When you perform this solution, iPad will be disconnected from all the wireless connections and gives a fresh start to the iPad by eliminating the glitches.

  • Step #1: Go to the “Settings” app.
  • Step #2: Tap “Airplane Mode”.
  • Step #3: Turn On Airplane Mode.
turn on airplane mode on iphone
  • Step #4: Next, restart the iPad.
  • Step #5: Again open “Settings” app and select “Airplane Mode” to disable it.

Solution 3: Update Carrier Settings and iPad

Cellular Data couldn’t get activated iPad, can also be possible because of the carrier. Sometimes, the carrier is under maintenance, and that time we might face difficulties while using Cellular Data in iPad. Alternatively they have released the update of carrier settings for iPadOS users, but still, you haven’t updated in iPad. Don’t wait for more, let’s start updating the Carrier Settings and iPad. To make sure iPad is not culprit kindle check for updates too.

How to update carrier settings in iPad,

  • Step #1: Open “Settings” app.
  • Step #2: Select “General”.
  • Step #3: Tap “About”.
  • Step #4: If any pending update is available, the pop-up will ask you to update carrier settings.
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How to update iPad

  • Step #1: Go to the “Settings” app.
  • Step #2: Tap “General”.
  • Step #3: Scroll down and select “Software Update”.
check for software update on iphone

Solution 4: Reset Network Settings

Airplane mode is used to fix small glitches related to wireless networks, whereas Reset Network Settings is preferable when you fail to fix. Cellular data couldn’t get activated after trying this much tips.

  • Step #1: Go to the “Settings” app.
  • Step #2: Open “General”.
  • Step #3: Scroll down to the bottom and tap “Reset”.
  • Step #4: Select “Reset Network Settings”.
  • Step #5: If asked, enter the passcode and wait until the process gets completed.
reset network settings on iphone

Once the iPad reboots try using Cellular data.

Solution 5: Restore iPad [this solution work 100%]

Our last but not least potential solution is to restore the iPad to its factory settings. Once you restore the iPad, all your contacts, videos, songs, wireless connections, applications, etc., data will be wiped out from your iPad. Hence it is advisable to take a backup before your restore iPad to factory settings.

  • Step #1: Launch “Settings” app.
  • Step #2: Tap “General”.
  • Step #3: Tap “Reset” and select “Erase All Contents and Settings”.
  • Step #4: Confirm the factory reset by entering a passcode.

In case of your phone still can’t turn on cellular or mobile data then please request to your SIM carrier company and ask them regarding your data plan.

Jaysukh patel
Jaysukh patel

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howoiSolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [Or]

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