Not Registered On Network

Trying to call someone and you keep getting an error saying “Not registered on Network”? Losing all your connectivity options with your carrier can be a bit frustrating and annoying. Does receiving the error “Not registered on Network” means that your sim card isn’t registered? Or is it something else altogether? Let’s unwind it and discover what may be the cause of you receiving this error and what at all can be done to resolve it.

Not Registered On Network

The Reason Why You are Getting the Error “Not Registered on Network”

There can be tons of reasons for the error to occur. One such reason may be that the software is out-of-date and your device is running on an older version. “Not registered on Network” is a standard problem with an Android device.

How to Fix the “Not registered on Network” Error

Not Registered On Network

Remove your Sim Card

The first step you can perform is to try troubleshooting your Sim Card. You need to make sure that your Sim Card is inserted correctly. If it is inserted correctly, make sure to check whether your Sim Card is damaged?

A damaged card won’t be read accurately and your carrier provider won’t be able to provide you with the network service. And the same goes with the Sim Card not inserted correctly. This can be the main cause of you receiving the “Not registered on Network” error.

For this part of the solution, you need to eject the Sim Card. Clean it and insert it again correctly. This solution has worked in the past numerous times and might work for you as well.

Software Update

Your device not being up-to-date can also be one of the reasons that you are receiving this error. To update your system, follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Go to the Settings of your device.

Step 2: Navigate to the System settings and click on the System Updates option.

Step 3: If an update is available, download and install the latest version of Android. 

Now, check if you still receive the “Not registered on Network” error.

Manually Select a Carrier

Sometimes you need to manually configure the network settings to match the Sim Card you are using. This can be done on a device that is carrier unlocked. To do so, follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Go to the Settings.

Step 2: Click on SIM & Network settings.

Step 3: Tap on Connections.

Step 4: Select the carrier which matches the mobile carrier you are trying to use.

If this solution doesn’t work for you, try the next solution.

Disable All Network Connections

You may have to force your device to reconnect to the carrier by turning off all the network carriers on your device and then turning them back on. To do the same, follow the simple steps mentioned below on your Android device:

Step 1: From your home screen, swipe down.

Step 2: Click on the icon labelled as ‘Airplane Mode’. This feature will disable all the network connections.

Step 3: After 30 to 60 seconds, tap the ‘Airplane Mode’ icon again to enable the Network connections. 

Use a Different SIM Card

There might be some issue with the SIM Card you are using. I would suggest you change your SIM Card to know whether the issue is with your SIM Card or the Device. You simply need to turn off your device and eject the SIM Card. Then, clean the plate and insert a new SIM Card. If the new SIM Card you inserted works, then the problem is with your SIM Card. If not, your device may be damaged.

Check your Subscription with the Mobile Carrier

Make sure that you have a valid mobile data subscription with your data provider associated with your Sim Card. For this, you might have to visit a nearby carrier provider store or contact them online. They can help you out troubleshooting it or might provide you with a new SIM Card.

I hope the above-mentioned solution worked to fix the “Not registered on Network” error and now you can communicate with your favourite people. Now, you won’t come across the “Not registered on Network” error again. Thanks for reading! I hope you found it helpful.

Experiencing difficulties with your Device, check out our “How To” page on how to resolve some of these issues.


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