Not Registered on Network Issue on Android phone [Solved]

Many Android users have been reporting that they have been getting the Not Registered on Network issue, especially Samsung users, when they try to make a call or send a text message. There are many reasons why you could be getting this error. However, the very first thing you should verify is that the issue is not a carrier issue. You can confirm this by asking a friend/family who is using the same carrier. If it is a carrier outage, you better wait out as nothing from your end can fix a carrier outage issue.

If it’s not a carrier issue, then try restarting your device once. This simple restart would mostly fix the issue for you. You can also try turning off the Wi-Fi and connecting back after waiting for 30 seconds. If the issue is still present, then try physically removing your SIM card and inserting it back once.

Hopefully, your issue would be resolved just by following the above-detailed basic troubleshooting tricks. If it is still not resolved, then please try out the solutions listed below in this article one by one. We are sure you won’t leave disappointed!

Solution 1: Verify Whether the Correct Network Modes are Selected for the SIM Card(s)

Step 1: Launch the Settings application first. For that, pull down the notifications panel and click on the gear icon at the top left part of the screen.


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Step 2: Now on the Settings screen, click on the option named Connections.


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Step 3: On the Connections screen, click on the Mobile networks option next.


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Step 4: As next, make sure the correct network mode is selected for the SIM card in your device. If there are 2 SIM cards, check for both.


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Step 5: If the network mode is incorrect, you can click on the network mode option to choose a different one. For example, if you are in a low network coverage area, you can choose a network mode that is more suitable for such an area, that is 3G or 2G.


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Once the network mode is correctly set, check if your issue is resolved or not.

Solution 2: Verify Preferred SIM Cards

Step 1: Launch the Settings application once again.


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Step 2: On the Settings screen, click on the Connections option.


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Step 3: Now on the Connections screen, click on the option SIM card manager.


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Step 4: As next, under the Preferred SIM card section, verify whether the correct SIM cards are selected for the respective functionalities like Calls, Messages, and Mobile data.


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Solution 3: Select Network Automatically

Step 1: This time also, click on the Settings application icon to launch the Settings.


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Step 2: Once again, hit the Connections option.


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Step 3: Now under the Connections screen, click on the option named Mobile networks.


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Step 4: From the Mobile networks options, click on the one that says Network operators.


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Step 5: On the screen that follows, one SIM card will be chosen by default. For that SIM card, make sure the toggle button corresponding to the option Select automatically is turned ON. Similarly, click on the other SIM card, if you have 2 SIM cards in your device, at the bottom and make sure for that SIM also, the Select automatically toggle button is turned ON.


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Solution 4: Reset Network Settings

If your issue is still not resolved even after trying out all the listed solutions, let’s now try resetting your network settings.

Step 1: For this solution also, the Settings application needs to be launched first.


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Step 2: Scroll down and click on the General management option. Alternatively, you can click on the Search icon at the top and search for the keywords Reset network settings. This will take you straight to Step 4, skipping Step 3.


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Step 3: Now on the General management screen, click on the Reset option at the bottom.


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Step 4: As next, click on the Reset network settings option.


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Step 5: On the screen that follows, click on the Reset settings button. Remember, this action will reset all your network settings including the Wi-Fi settings, Mobile data settings, and Bluetooth settings. You can choose the SIM card for which you want the mobile data network settings to be reset using the dropdown menu marked in green.


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Step 6: You might be asked to confirm your device credentials to go ahead with the reset operation. After giving the credentials, you will be taken to the Reset network settings screen, where you have to click on the Reset button one last time to confirm the reset operation. That’s it.

Once the network settings are reset, try restarting your phone once and check if the issue is resolved or not.


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Solution 5: Check for Android Software Updates

Step 1: Once again, launch the Settings application, to begin with.


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Step 2: On the Settings screen, click on the Software update option.


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Step 3: As next, click on the Download and install option as shown below.


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Step 4: Finally on the Update your phone screen, if there are any pending software updates to be downloaded and installed, you will have the Download button available at the bottom of the screen. Click on it to proceed with the Download.

Once the updates are downloaded, you will be prompted to restart the device. The downloaded updates will be installed after the restart. Once the device boots back to life, check if your issue is resolved or not.


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Please tell us in the comments section which method fixed the issue for you.

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