Not registered to the network, no signal, insert SIM card, weak signal, are just few SIM card-related weak signal or lost network issue that people face on a day-to-day basis. In this extract, we have prescribed a way to get rid of Gigaset weak signal or lost network issue and we have listed methods to resolve both software or hardware issues that could be the probable cause of the issue you are facing. Read along to know more.
- Verify if there are any intermittent issues
- Restart the phone
- Toggle flight mode
- Alter ‘Network Selection’ mode
- Set ‘Preferred Networks’ on your phone
- Check if the antenna is blocked
- Wipe off cache memory
- Restore the phone
- What to do if any hardware-related component is damaged?
- Install boosters
- Get help from the service center
Verify if there are any intermittent issues
The first thing to do after you realize that there is no signal or the network is weak for an unusual duration, approach the service provider for help. You can ask someone using the same carrier’s services to verify the issue and check with the service provider.
Restart the phone
Most of the time, the weak signal or lost network issue is merely just a bug or minor software glitch that occurred when you are doing or not doing something on a phone. Just press the power button for a few seconds and select the option ‘power off’ and it’s done, as simple as that.
Toggle flight mode
Most of the network-related issues get resolved with a simple airplane or flight mode feature on your phone. It would take a few seconds but it can fix the issue the majority of times. For this, you need to slide down the notification panel and look for the flight mode icon. Tap on it to enable it and this way, you have disconnected the phone from any and every incoming and outgoing network. Now, you need to wait for a few seconds and then, tap on it again to undo it and this must resolve the error. If it didn’t, check out for other methods mentioned below.
Alter ‘Network Selection’ mode
There are basically two network selection modes i.e either the phone will automatically search and register on a network or the phone needs manual input to do the same. Automatic mode is selected by default if you are in your home network but when you are moving and especially between two cities or other places, the network might fluctuate and might not be available. Here, the automatic mode isn’t as proficient as manual mode since in the latter, you are actually searching for the available network and register on your network or a partnered service such as Dolphin SIM card users can use CellOne or BSNL in India when out of their home network. You’ll find all these options in Settings >> Networks >> Network Selection Mode.
Set ‘Preferred Networks’ on your phone
As known, 2G is widely available and penetrates every corner of the country but the 3G isn’t too adequately available while 4G penetration is comparatively even lower. When you register on a network while in the home network, you are actually signed up for the bands your phone is capable of such as 4G phones will check out for networks in 4G, 3G, and even 2G spectrum. Depending upon the preferred network you set, the phone will either look for 4G only, or it will search for 3G or 2G whichever is available or you can prompt the phone to register for any network available i.e. 4G/3G/2G.
Open Settings on your device and check out the SIM or Networks section and check for the option called ‘Preferred Networks’. Check for lower bands if the higher bands network isn’t available and this must give you a broader spectrum of network availability.
Check if the antenna is blocked
This is a common situation where the user is holding the phone inappropriately such that the antenna is either blocked fully or partially. It could also be the phone cover or case that you are using which is actually blocking out the antenna’s ability to perform network reception and that is what commonly known as ‘Antenna Gate’ problem. Visit Google to search for the location of the antenna on your phone and try to hold the phone differently to verify if it is causing any improvements or not.
Wipe off cache memory
Cache memory actually has both beneficial and adverse impact on the phone. It speeds up the retrieval process but it also slows down the phone when too much cache files are stored and especially when it gets corrupted which is quite often. No doubt that experts recommend users to wipe off all types of cache files every other day to get rid of any errors that may be caused.
The cache files are stored at three different locations. The first location is Settings >> Storage >> Cache Memory where you can navigate and delete the cache files right away. Next location is in the Settings app where you need to click on Apps >> Downloaded and check out each app individually and clear the cache and data which is represented with individual buttons.
Finally, the third method revolves around clearing the cache partition which you can find within the recovery mode. You can check out the next method to know how to boot into the recovery mode and once you are in, you need to select ‘wipe cache partition >> yes’ to clear the said files and it’s done.
Restore the phone
Restoring the phone might resolve the majority of the issues on your phone and that is why you’ll find it everywhere. Now, you need to restore the phone hard reset via recovery mode which can be accessed through a specific procedure that we have elaborated below.
- Turn off the phone.
- Press the power button and volume up buttons together and hold it still until the phone doesn’t light up.
- Once the screen displays an Android logo on the screen, release the keys.
- When in this mode, you need the volume rockers to move around the options and use the power button to select or confirm something.
- You need to select ‘wipe data/factory reset’.
- Select ‘yes — delete all user data’ and that must be the end of it.
There could be millions of things that could go wrong with a smartphone and damaged hardware components are included too. Network reception isn’t a standalone technology that only the network antenna handles but there are several other components that go become faulty. You need to be cautious before finding out the faulty hardware component but it is always better to report the issue to a service center to resolve it.
Boosters or network extenders or whatever you may call it, these devices are extremely helpful in areas that face weak signal since these devices boost the signal thereby strengthening it and giving you uninterrupted access to the network coverage. Though it includes paying its price, it is extremely helpful although its effectiveness depends upon various factors like which part of which country you live and which carrier you are utilizing, etc.
Get help from the service center
Do not strain the system trying to do some trick you find on the internet to fix the Gigaset weak signal or lost network issue because if you can’t get it fixed using these or any other methods, the fault is probably something else that you can’t understand and over-stressing on it can cause physical damage to the phone and thus, avoid it and instead you can report the issue to a nearby authorized service center to get a resolution.