Fix: Samsung S22, S22 Plus and S22 Ultra Emergency Calls Only

Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Ultra phablet leads the company’s flagship smartphone range, but there is more to the Android manufacturer’s offering than that one model. Also included is the Samsung Galaxy S22, a more modestly sized and priced smartphone with a flagship chip, an impressive screen, and triple cameras.

Samsung Galaxy S22 is one of three flagship models offered by the company. Still, it is the tiniest and features triple rear cameras as opposed to Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra’s quads.

But, unfortunately, from the last Android patch update, the Samsung S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra users are getting the emergency calls only error message when they try to call anyone they want. That’s why the GDT team decided to bring up a guide to help you resolve this problem. So, let’s check out the fixes for that:

Fix: Samsung S22, S22 Plus and S22 Ultra Emergency Calls Only

Why is my Samsung Galaxy S22 saying emergency calls only?

There is a probability that the SIM card on your Android phone isn’t properly installed, which could cause you to be unable to make calls. You may receive an “Emergency Calls Only” error if you are experiencing a problem reading data from your card. You can remove the SIM card and reinstall if the problem persists.

How To Fix Samsung S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra Emergency Calls Only

So, if you are getting frustrated because your Samsung S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra are showing an emergency calls-only issue, then you must perform the fixes mentioned below:

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Fix 1: Run SIM Card Test

If the SIM is not properly registered on the network and the signal strength isn’t verified, it’s possible that it’s not working correctly. Consequently, in this step, we will run a SIM card test to determine if the SIM card is the problem. The steps below will guide you through that process.

  1. Launch the phone dialer after unlocking your device.
  2. The dialer needs to be entered with the following code.
  3. After booting into testing mode, select “Phone Information” from the menu.
  4. You will need to scroll down until you see the “Turn off Radio” option.
  5. You may need to repeat this step a few times to ensure that the command went through and the radio was turned off.
  6. Select the “Set Preferred Network Type” option to open the dropdown menu.
  7. Choose “LTE/GSM/CDMA (Auto)” from the dropdown list.
  8. Once you have done this, click the “Turn on Radio” button to reactivate your radio.
  9. You may need to repeat these steps if the issue persists.

Fix 2: Change the network mode to GSM Only

It is feasible to connect an Android device to its carrier by changing its network mode to GSM only if its carrier’s signal is not working, as 2G signals are much stronger and have more penetration power than 3G and 4G signals. With Android phones, weak signals can also cause the Failed to Send SMS error.

  1. Navigate to Settings.
  2. Navigate to the device’s network settings.
  3. Select Mobile networks.
  4. Tap on Network mode.
  5. Select GSM only, regardless of how the device is configured.

Fix 3: Soft Restart

There may be times when the phone cannot register the SIM card installed inside the mobile phone because of some glitch. To remove the glitch, it is always a good idea to restart the computer. To do so:

  1. Once the reboot menu appears, press and hold the power button.
  2. Click on “Restart” when the menu appears.
  3. Once the restart is complete, check if the problem persists.

Fix 4: Reinsert SIM Card

There may have been some slight displacement of the SIM card inside the SIM tray in some cases. To resolve this problem, turn your device off from the reboot menu and remove the SIM card. If you want to remove any residue or dust particles, blow air into the SIM Tray slot after removing the SIM card from the SIM Tray to remove any residue or dust particles. You should then check to see if fixing the problem involves placing the SIM card correctly on the SIM Tray.

Fix 5: Toggle Airplane Mode

Sometimes, the SIM card inside the phone might be bugged for some reason, preventing it from registering properly on the mobile network. Thus, we are going to toggle airplane mode in this step to restart the process and get the SIM to function normally. Here are the steps you need to follow.

  1. Initially, go to the home screen of your device after unlocking it.
  2. You can put the device in Airplane mode by dragging down the notifications panel and clicking the “Airplane Mode” icon.
  3. For at least 30 seconds after putting the device in airplane mode, let it stay there.
  4. The phone should register on the network once you turn off airplane mode, but if the error message persists, consider turning off airplane mode.

Fix 6: Prevent Fixed Dialing

Some phones display this error due to Fixed Dialing being enabled, which is caused by the Fixed Dialing feature. To disable this feature, we will disable our mobile phone in this step. It will be necessary to reconfigure it from our settings in order to accomplish this. In order to do so:

  1. You can access the notifications panel by unlocking your device and dragging it down.
  2. Select “Call” from the “Settings” menu.
  3. Go to the calling settings and click “Additional Settings” or “More.”
  4. To disable Fixed Dialing Numbers, click on the Fixed Dialing Numbers option and select “Disable FDN.”
  5. Check if the error message persists after disabling Fixed Dialing Numbers on your mobile device.

Fix 7: Perform Factory Reset

A faulty app or configuration on your device may interfere with the SIM card’s functionality. If your mobile phone’s software is bugged, it can be repaired by performing a full Factory Reset. This will resolve any issues. Following the steps below will guide you through this process. Back up any data you might need beforehand.

  1. When your device is unlocked, drag down the notifications panel.
  2. To access the Phone settings, click on the “Settings” cog.
  3. You can access the “System” option by scrolling down in the Phone settings.
  4. Click “Factory Reset” from the next screen after selecting “Reset.”
  5. To reset your password, enter your PIN and password.
  6. If the issue persists after the reset, check to see if it has been resolved.

Fix 8: Verify IMEI

If you have a software flash on your phone or for another reason, your IMEI number may have changed. In addition, SIM card providers utilize the IMEI number to propagate network services on the cell phone, which the manufacturer assigns. It is possible for a SIM card only to allow emergency calls if the number has been replaced or incorrectly configured. Follow these steps to find out:

  1. You can launch your phone’s dialer after unlocking it.
  2. Type in “*#06#” and hit the dial button on your device to obtain the IMEI number.
  3. Look for the IMEI number in the device and compare it with that on the box.
  4. It shouldn’t be due to an IMEI mismatch if the numbers match.
  5. It is recommended that if the numbers don’t match, your device’s IMEI has been changed, and the phone won’t function with a SIM card anymore. If the numbers don’t match, it means the phone’s IMEI has been changed, so you will get this error.

Fix 9: Reset Network Settings

If you changed the network settings manually or they were automatically changed by the phone, it is possible that they were misconfigured, leading to this issue. Hence, in this step, we will reset the network settings back to the default ones in an effort to fix the problem. To accomplish this:

  1. You need to unlock your device and drag the notification panel down.
  2. Using the “Settings” cog, you can open the phone’s settings.
  3. Select “System Settings” from the phone’s settings by scrolling down.
  4. Select “Reset Network Settings” in the system settings by clicking the “Reset” button.
  5. You will be prompted to confirm any prompts that appear on your screen, and the network settings will be reset.
  6. Try to fix the SIM card issue by doing so.

Fix 10: Clear Cache Partition

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Every application caches some data to decrease load times and provide a more optimized user experience. It is possible for this cached data to become corrupt, and this can interfere with system functionality. Thus, we will reboot our phones to clear the cache partition in this step. For that:

  1. You can reboot your device by unlocking it while holding the power button.
  2. Select the power off option from the reboot options.
  3. Be sure to wait until the device is fully powered off before continuing.
  4. In order to power up your device, hold down both Volume Down and Power buttons simultaneously.
  5. You need to keep the Volume Down button pressed until you see the bootloader screen on the screen.
  6. When you arrive at the bootloader screen, use your volume buttons to go through the menus until you find “Wipe Cache Partition.”
  7. When the highlighted option is selected, press the “Power” button and wait for the phone to start.
  8. The reboot option will appear once the cache partition has been wiped. Press the power button to select it.
  9. Once the cache partition has been wiped, see if the issue still persists.

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So, that’s how to fix the Samsung S22, S22 Plus, S22 Ultra emergency calls only issue. We hope that this guide has helped you. Meanwhile, in case you need more info, comment below and let us know. 

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