Fix: Samsung S21 FE 5G Call Dropping or Not Getting Connected Issue

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G was launched globally with triple rear cameras and a 120Hz AMOLED display. It also comes with up to 8GB of RAM and a maximum of 256GB of onboard storage. While the device sounds impressive to the masses, it has also become a problem for some people as they face regular call drop and call connection issues on the Samsung S21 FE 5G.

The Galaxy S21 FE 5G users were also reportedly facing issues like device stuck on the lock screen, inconsistent camera HDR, and GPS-related issues. The latest list is the call dropping issue, where the calls are automatically cut off in a couple of minutes. Some users have reported that the call does not even last for a minute, while for some users, the call is not connecting to the other party.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

In this guide, we listed below some workarounds that could help you fix the issues like call dropping, call not connecting, and mobile data not working on your Samsung S21 FE 5G.

Before taking you to the possible fixes, it is important to mention that some users fixed the issue by installing the April update. At the same time, it did not work out for many people. It is worth installing the April update to check if the issues have been fixed. Let’s now look at possible workarounds for solving the call dropping and mobile data issue.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G Device Overview:

The newly launched Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G features a 6.4-inch AMOLED panel with a high refresh rate of 120 Hz. It is an FHD+ panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9. Under the hood, we have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G built on a 5nm manufacturing process. It is an octa-core processor with one Kryo 680 core clocked at 2.84 GHz, three Kryo 680 cores clocked at 2.42 GHz, and four Kryo 680 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz. Additionally, we have Exynos 2100 built on a 5 nm manufacturing process instead of the Snapdragon chipset in some specific regions. It is an octa-core processor with one Cortex-X1 core clocked at 2.9 GHz, three Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.8 GHz, and four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2.22 GHz.

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Coming to the optics, we get a triple camera setup at the rear and a single camera at the front. The triple camera setup consists of a 12 MP primary sensor paired with an f/1.8 lens, an 8 MP telephoto sensor paired with an f/2.4 lens, and a 12 MP ultrawide sensor paired with an f/2.2 lens. At the front, we get a 32MP sensor paired with an f/2.2 lens. The front and rear camera setup can capture 4K videos.

There are three storage variants available for this smartphone: 128GB + 6GB RAM, 128GB + 8GB RAM, and 256GB + 8GB. In terms of communications, we get Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC and USB Type-C. And for sensors, we have an under-display optical fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass. Powering it all is a 4500 mAh battery that can be topped up quickly using the 25W adapter included in the box. The company claims the battery goes from 0 to 50% in 30 minutes. This smartphone is available in four color options: White, Graphite, Lavender, and Olive.

Possible ways to fix call dropping/call not connecting/mobile data issue on Galaxy S21 FE 5G

Fix-1: Switch Sim Slot

Switching the sim to another slot often does the trick when the device faces call-dropping issues. For some users, it worked. So, pull out the sim from slot 1, insert it into slot 2, and check if the issue persists. Some users managed to fix the call dropping, but the mobile data issue was still there.

Fix-2: Wi-Fi Calling

If your device is not getting a strong signal, it will likely face call dropping and mobile data-related issues. In such cases, you should use Wi-Fi calling to route your calls via the Wi-Fi network. The device’s dependency on the carrier network signal is reduced by doing this.

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To enable Wi-Fi calling, follow some simple steps mentioned below:

  • Open the Phone app
  • Tap on the three-dot menu button located on the upper right side
  • Tap on Settings
  • Enable the toggle next to the Wi-Fi Calling
  • Accept terms and conditions

Fix-3: Switch Network

If you face the call dropping or call connecting issue on a 4G/5G network, consider switching to a 2G/3G. It could fix those issues. You can consider switching back to 4G/5G for accessing the internet.

To switch the network type, navigate to Settings > Mobile networks > Network mode [Sim 1/Sim 2] > Select 3G/2G (auto connect)

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Fix-4: Clear Device Cache

Clearing the cache does the trick most of the time when facing software-related issues. It could also tackle issues like call dropping, inability to use mobile data, or call not connecting.

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Follow these steps to clear the cache on your Samsung S21 FE 5G.

  • Turn off your Samsung Galaxy phone.
  • Press and hold the power button and simultaneously volume up the (+) key. Your device will boot to recovery mode.
  • Use the volume buttons to select Wipe cache partition.
  • Press the power button.
  • Once the cached data has been wiped, you will see a Reboot System Now option.
  • Select the option and hit the power button to reboot your phone.

Let us know which method did the trick for you. If none of them could fix the issue on your Galaxy S21 FE 5G, wait for Samsung to release a fix for this.

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