What to Do When You Lose Your iPhone Signal
This is something we hear all of the time at iKURE. Whether it’s customers coming in off of the street, or our own technicians, seeing the words “No Service” or “Searching” prominently displayed on your iPhone can be very scary. Having serviced thousands of iPhones on Long Island, I was able to come up with a quick solution to restoring signal strength/service.
I discovered this method while working on iPhone 4 and 4S. You see, whenever we replace the screen on an iPhone 4/4S, the entire phone needs to be taken apart and battery disconnected; thus removing power from the motherboard itself disabling any chance of the antennas receiving signal. Sometimes, after putting the iPhones back together I would notice the phone searching for signal for an unusually long time than normal…sometimes the signal would not return on its own at all.
That’s when I had to put logic to work. There is an old setting in all iPhones called, “Airplane Mode”…and you’ve guessed it. It’s the little icon shaped like an Airplane and can be found in the “Settings” app, as well as in Control Center (swipe from bottom to top to access from the lock screen or home screen). Airplane Mode shuts off all iPhone signal antennas, disabling any methods of data based communication. It gets its name from its origin of use, safe traveling on aircraft without interfering with air traffic towers…passengers who still wish to gain access to the information on their phone instead of turning it off completely adore this option.
So, if you are having problems “Searching” for signal, or your iPhone is displaying “No Service”…try turning ON Airplane Mode for a few seconds, and then turn it OFF. This will cause the iPhone Antennas to kick back on and try reconnecting. Sometimes the signal processor freezes up and just needs a boost.
If you have a hard time trying this procedure, feel free to call one of our locations and a technician will be glad to walk you through. With 2 locations in Hewlett and Oceanside, iKURE is dedicated to the needs of Long Island iPhone repair clientele, someone is always available to take your call.