iPhone 12 mini Cellular Data Not Working? Fix

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iPhone 12 mini cellular data not working

When your iPhone 12 mini Cellular Data is not working, there are several ways you can try to fix it.

If you find your iPhone 12 mini mobile data not working, the quickest fixes include restarting your iPhone , turning Airplane Mode on and off, and checking your coverage area.

When you’re in a remote area, it makes sense that your iPhone’s service would be a little unreliable. However, if you’re in a densely populated area or a big metropolis, seeing the dreaded “No Service” notification on the top of your iPhone’s screen can be perplexing at best and downright frustrating at worst.

If you find yourself with no service on your iPhone 12 mini and are unsure how to fix it, there are a few things you can try all on your own before having to head to your nearest Genius Bar for help from Apple themselves.

See also: iPhone 12 Pro Cellular Data Not Working? Fix

iPhone 12 mini cellular data not working? Fix

Here are a few troubleshooting tips you can try if Cellular data is not working on iPhone 12 mini:

Check your coverage area

If you find your iPhone 12 mini Cellular Data not working, you need to make sure that you’re in an area where your iPhone’s service provider has cell towers to provide you coverage. If you’re certain that you are, you can try toggling your data on and off by following these steps:

Step 1: From your iPhone 12 mini home screen, tap the Settings app.

Step 2: Locate and tap Mobile Data and toggle it on and off by tapping the green lever bar. When the bar is green, mobile data is enabled; when it’s gray, it’s not. Sometimes turning this option on and off could be enough to fix iPhone 12 mini mobile data not working issue.

Note that if you’re traveling internationally, you’ll need to enable international roaming by tapping Mobile Data Options in the Mobile Data section, and ensure that it reads Roaming On.

Disable VPN

One of the most common reasons that seem to cause iPhone 12 mini Cellular data issues is VPN. If you have enabled it via the Settings app or a VPN app, then try to disable VPN to see if it resolves the issue. You can disable VPN via the Settings app and navigate to the VPN settings to disable the Status toggle from Connected to Not Connected. If you are not able to disable it, then launch the VPN app to disable VPN temporarily to figure out if it resolves the Cellular data problem on your iPhone 12 mini.

See also: iPhone 12 No Service? Fix it Here

Check that your carrier settings are up to date

Carrier settings contain important data about your selected network that allow you to make calls, check voicemails, and use data. Ensuring that these settings are up to date is important, especially if your iPhone 12 mini cellular data is not working.

Step 1: Connect to a cell phone or WiFi network of your choice.

Step 2: To check that your carrier settings are up to date, open the Settings menu on your iPhone’s home screen.

Step 3: In the Settings menu, tap General and then About. Should an update be available, you’ll be able to see it on this screen. Note that iPhones generally prompt you when new carrier settings become available, but it never hurts to check manually just to be sure.

Restart your iPhone

Sometimes simply turning your iPhone 12 mini off and on is enough to restore service. The reasoning behind this isn’t totally understood, but hey, that’s technology. We don’t necessarily need to know how it works.

Turn Airplane Mode on and off

Toggle your iPhone 12 mini Airplane Mode on and off by swiping down from top right of your home screen to Bring up the Control Center and tapping on the Airplane Mode icon, which is represented by a plane inside a circle.

When the icon is yellow, Airplane Mode is enabled; when it’s grayed out, it’s disabled.

Take the SIM card out and put it back in

Pretty self-explanatory. By removing the SIM card and then putting it back in, your phone may be able to reconnect with your service provider to restore service on your phone so that you can make calls and use data again (as well as anything else you use your phone’s mobile network for).

Removing the SIM card momentarily also gives you a chance to see if there’s any damage. If there is, you should contact your carrier for a new one. You should also ensure that the inserted SIM card works with your iPhone , especially if you transferred it from another device.

Update your iPhones iOS

Ensure your iPhone 12 mini iOS is up to date. You can check which version you’re currently running by tapping the Settings app on your iPhone , then pressing on General and Software Update.

Should a new version be available, you’ll see a notification in the form of a number within a red circle.

Reset network Settings

No luck? Then next, you can reset your iPhone’s network settings for a fresh start.

In the Settings app, go to “General,” then scroll down to “Reset.”

Under that tab, tap “Reset Network Settings” and then enter your iPhone’s passcode to confirm the reset. Your phone will restart, but you won’t lose any data or apps.

Force Restart your iPhone

simply follow these steps to force restart your iPhone:

Step 1: Quickly press and release the volume up button.

Step 2: Quickly press and release the volume down button.

Step 3: Press and hold down on the side button for about ten seconds. The iPhone will force restart.
Check to see if Cellular data is working. If not, try the next solution.

Reset your iPhone

Simply follow these steps to reset your iPhone to factory default:

Step 1: Start the settings app on your iPhone

Step 2: Tap General

Step 3: Scroll down and tap on reset

Step 4: Now, select “Erase all content and settings” and follow the onscreen prompts to reset your iPhone.

Contact your carrier network or Apple Support

Contact your carrier to ensure that the network isn’t experiencing outages, that your account is in good standing and your service operational, and that your iPhone isn’t blocked from sending or receiving data.

If you find Mobile Data not working on iPhone 12 mini after performing the above steps, reach out to Apple Support for further help.

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