Why Cellular Data doesn’t Activate on iPhone 12Pro/Max/Mini, 11 (Pro Max) iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR? Fixed Guide Here

Last Updated on Nov 20, 2020

Often it happens when we try to connect the iPhone with Cellular data, we end up with disappointments because cellular data couldn’t get activated in iPhone. 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 iPhone. First of all, you must remove the SIM card and clean it out and then insert in the iPhone and check if the cellular data on the iPhone is working or not.

Solution Cellular Data doesn’t Activate on iPhone 11 (Pro Max) XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR

video guide why cellular data not working on iOS

Solution 1: Toggle Off/On the Cellular Data

Didn’t try this quick trick to fix Cellular data doesn’t activate on iPhone XS Max/XS/XR? 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.

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 in iPhone. When you perform this solution, the iPhone will be disconnected from all the wireless connections and gives a fresh start to the iPhone 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 iPhone.
  • Step #5: Again open “Settings” app and select “Airplane Mode” to disable it.

Solution 3: Update Carrier Settings and iPhone

Cellular Data couldn’t get activated in iPhone XS Max/XS/XR, 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 iPhone. Alternatively they have released the update of carrier settings for iPhone users, but still, you haven’t updated in iPhone. Don’t wait for more, let’s start updating the Carrier Settings and iPhone. To make sure iPhone is not culprit kindle check for the updates in iPhone too.

How to update carrier settings in iPhone,

  • 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.

How to update iPhone

  • 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 failed to fix. Cellular data couldn’t get activated in iPhone XS Max/XS/XR 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 iPhone reboots try using Cellular data in iPhone.

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

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

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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: jaysukh.pharma@gmail.com [Or] admin@howtoisolve.com

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