Does your Galaxy S10 experience an Emergency Calls Only bug or No Service issue? If your answer is affirmative, don’t worry, because these errors are not always a signal that something is wrong with your device’s hardware. In most of the cases, both Emergency Calls Only bug and No Service issue appear due to a software-related glitch, a firmware error, or a conflict caused by a third-party app.
Accordingly, you can fix Emergency Calls Only bug or No Service issue on Galaxy S10, S10E and S10 Plus using one of the methods that I will present in the following sections.
First, you have to know that in the majority of situations, an Emergency Calls Only or No Service issues appear due to a faulty SIM card. To check out if the SIM is the culprit for these errors you can remover the SIM card from your Galaxy S10 smartphone and mount it into another phone. If it works, then the problem might be due to software- or firmware-related bug on Galaxy S10.
How to fix EMERGENCY CALLS ONLY Bug and No Service Issue on Galaxy S10
Restart your smartphone
Sometimes, the Emergency Calls Only bug pops up when your Galaxy S10 loses the signal of the cell tower, something that’s mostly happening when you’re traveling. In the majority of the cases, the smartphone automatically reconnects to the GSM network, but on some occasions, the No Service issue hangs on, requiring you to reboot your smartphone.
To force restart your device press and hold Power + Volume Down keys for about 10 seconds. Once the Maintenance Reboot Mode appears on screen, select Normal Boot. Allow the smartphone to restart and check if the bug is gone.
Remount the SIM card
In some cases, the SIM card might be incorrectly installed or, due to a hit your smartphone took, the SIM could’ve slightly moved off the SIM-reader pins. So, you can fix Emergency Calls Only bug and No Service issue on Galaxy S10 by merely removing the SIM card and remount it back in the phone.
If this did not solve the problems, then move on to the next solution.
Enable and disable Airplane mode
While the Emergency Calls Only and No Service issues are not common to Galaxy S10 smartphones, some of the users who are affected by them reported that toggling Airplane mode on and off fixes these bugs. Here’s how to enable Airplane mode:
- Pull down the notification bar
- Search for the Airplane icon and tap on it to turn on the mode
- Wait for a few seconds and press on it again to turn it off
Reset network settings
Usually, signal issues on Galaxy S10 are fixable with a simple network settings reset. When you reset network settings, you are bringing them to their defaults which means that any wrong setting we’ll be reversed.
Follow the next steps to reset network settings on Galaxy S10, S10E, and S10 Plus:
- Go to Settings -> General Management -> Reset
- In the Reset menu, tap on Reset Network Settings
- Tap again on Reset Settings to confirm the task
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Wipe cache partition
To open and run the apps quicker, Android OS stores some temporary files on the so-called wipe cache partition. On some occasions, that partition could become corrupted, something which would cause various bugs and conflicts. To fix Emergency Calls Only bug and No Service issue, you might have to wipe cache partition on Galaxy S10, S10E, and S10 Plus. Here’s how to do that:
- Shut down your smartphone
- Press and hold both the Volume Up and Bixby buttons for a couple of seconds
- Press and hold the Power key without releasing the first two
- Once the Android logo pops up, release all the keys
- When the Android Recovery Menu opens up, navigate to Wipe Cache Partition and select it with the Power button
- Confirm the selection
- Once the Wipe Cache Partition finishes, reboot the system
Note that performing a wipe cache partition operation is not leading to a loss in personal files stored on your Galaxy S10 device so that you can do it safely.
Perform a master reset on your Galaxy S10
Many times, a factory reset operation fixes any bugs related to software, third-party apps, or firmware-related issues. Perform a master reset on your Galaxy S10 by following the next steps:
- Turn off your device
- Press and hold the Volume Up button and the Bixby button for a few seconds, and then press and hold the Power key, but do not release the first ones
- When the Android logo pops up on display, release the buttons to enable the Android System Recovery menu
- By using the Volume buttons to go up and down on the list, select “Wipe data/ Factory reset,” and choose an option with the Power key
- Confirm the choice until Android starts restarting
- Once the operating system boots up, the “Reboot System Now” message should appear
- Select the option to restart your smartphone
Hopefully, the methods presented above helped you fix Emergency Calls Only bug and No Service issue on Galaxy S10. If not, these errors might appear due to a faulty SIM reader, so you might need professional assistance to fix that.