Fix: Nothing Phone 1 No SIM Card Detected / Sim Not Working

Nothing has launched its first phone in the Smartphone Market. The Nothing Phone (1) was in hype for a much longer time, and users were also waiting for it. Many users have registered on the pre-waiting list to buy this phone. The Nothing Phone (1) comes with many features and unique designs. So, talking about the design, it has a transparent back with a notification light, giving it an aesthetic look. The Snapdragon 778+ 5G processor powers the Nothing Phone (1).

Having mid-range or higher-end phones does not guarantee that the devices will not fall victim to any issues. Many devices have faced issues in the past, and one of the most common problems is the no sim card detected error. Whether the Nothing Phone 1 is not detecting a sim card or throwing errors like No Service or No signal detected, we’ve listed some fixes to eliminate those issues.

In most cases, the sim card-related errors like No Sim Card Detected, No Service, etc., can be easily fixed. But, sometimes, the problem occurs when the sim card is damaged or there’s some network issue in your area. In any case, applying the fixes we have listed below is worth applying.

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Nothing Phone 1 Device Overview

The Nothing Phone 1 features a 6.55 inches panel with a 120 Hz refresh rate. It is an FHD+ panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9. The screen has a peak brightness of 1200 nits. Under the hood, we get the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ processor built on a 6nm manufacturing process. It is an octa-core processor with one Cortex-A78 core clocked at 2.5 GHz, three Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.4 GHz, and four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz. For handling graphics-intensive tasks, we have the Adreno 642L. The smartphone comes with Android 12 out of the box with Nothing OS skin running on top.

In optics, we get a dual camera setup at the rear and a single selfie camera at the front. The dual rear camera setup consists of a 50 MP primary sensor paired with an f/1.9 lens and a 50 MP ultrawide sensor paired with an f/2.2 lens. The selfie camera at the front is a 16 MP primary sensor paired with an f/2.5 lens. The rear camera system can capture 4K videos at 30 fps, while the front camera is limited to 1080p video recording.

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The smartphone comes with three storage options: 128GB internal storage + 8GB RAM, 256GB internal storage + 8GB RAM, and 256GB internal storage + 12GB RAM. We do not get a MicroSD slot for storage expansion. In terms of communications, we get Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C 2.0. And for sensors, we get an under-display optical fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, proximity, gyro, and compass. Powering it all is a 4500 mAh battery that can be topped up quickly using a 33W power adapter. The company claims that the phone goes from 0 to 100 in 70 min. The smartphone is available in two color options: White and Black.

Here’s what to do if your Nothing Phone 1 is not detecting SIM card

Fix 1: Turn Airplane Mode on and off

Whenever you face any sim card or network-related issues, you should turn on the Airplane Mode and then turn it off. This method does the trick most of the time. This method disconnects your device from the wireless system until the option is not turned on.

To turn on the Airplane Mode, Navigate to Settings >  > Airplane Mode and tap on the toggle next to the Airplane Mode. Alternatively, you can turn on the feature from Quick Settings.

Fix 2: Perform a soft reset

Soft reset (also called Force restart) is more effective than performing a normal reboot. The No Sim Card Detection Error on your Nothing Phone 1 could result from a system glitch. Performing a soft reset ends all the running processes, including those responsible for system glitches, which can fix all the sim card or network problems.

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To perform a soft reset on your Nothing Phone 1, press and hold the power button and volume down (-) button for a few seconds. Release your fingers from the buttons once the Nothing logo appears on the screen. Let the device reboot, and check if the sim card issue persists.

Fix 3: Remove and re-insert the sim card

Your phone can throw errors such as No Sim Card Detected when the sim card is damaged or misplaced in the sim tray. To rule out this possibility, open the sim tray and check if the sim card is placed as it should be. Also, check for any damage on the card. If you found any damage on the sim card, replace it by going to the respective carrier’s store. Otherwise, move on to the following method.

Fix 4: Reset network settings

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Some changes in the network settings might have caused the device to be unable to detect a sim card. Thankfully, Nothing offers an easy way to reset all the changes. By resettings network settings, you will lose access to Wi-Fi passwords, paired devices, etc.

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To reset network settings on your Nothing Phone 1, go to Settings > General management > Reset > Reset network settings > Tap on Reset settings.

Fix 5: Factory reset

If none of the methods has worked for you, we are left with the factory reset option. This method often works with software-related issues, including the No Sim Card Detected issue on your Nothing Phone 1.

By performing a factory reset on your phone, you will lose access to all your data. Therefore, take a complete backup of your phone before using this method. To factory reset your Nothing Phone 1, navigate to Settings > Reset > Factory Data Reset. After that, the device will take a couple of minutes to complete the process. Ensure that the device has at least 50% battery, as the process can sometimes take longer than usual.

We believe that one of the methods would have helped you fix the issue on your Nothing Phone 1. In the comments below, let us know which method did the trick for you.

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