How to Fix Mobile Network Not Available Error on Android Smartphones?

Do you encounter Mobile Network Not Available Error frequently on your android devices? I personally encountered this error on my Samsung Galaxy devices and other smartphones. Sometimes it took a lot of time for the device to come in a normal state. In this article, I will list out possible reasons and solutions to solve the problem. This erroneous behavior is due to many reasons. Let’s check out each solution and solve our problem.

How to fix mobile network not available error

Check the below solutions one by one, the problem can be solved by one or the other.

Methods to Fix Mobile network Not Available error :


Check out if Air Plane mode is turned ON, if yes turn it off. Airplane mode turns off all mobile networks and wireless networks.


Sometimes Sim card may be displaced or sim slot may not work. Try with other sims on the device to check for the sim slot.

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Place your sim card on other phone and check whether the sim card is working or not.


Once you cross your state and move into another state, cellular networks change. Check out and make sure Data Roaming option is checked


Try out below steps one by one and see if the problem is solved.

Solution 1:

Sometimes this may be due to bad signal reception on your device. Setting the mobile network to automatic solves the problem most of the time.

Go to Settings<Wireless and networks<Mobile Networks<Network operators < Select Automatically

If not solved, Select Manually and search for the network carrier and select it.

Sometimes while the device in roaming state, networks like Tata DoCoMo gets signal from other leased Airtel, Idea or Vodafone towers through their bandwidth. So make sure to try out every network available in the manual menu. Most of the times it will be solved.

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Solution 2:

Sometimes battery may be overheated due to excessive usage, this may result in that error. Remove the battery, keep it aside for a while, then put it back and turn on the phone.

If possible try with another battery, that may checks out. If the problem is solved the mobile network error is due to a damaged battery.

Most of the phones nowadays don’t come with a removable battery, if that’s the case let the phone cool down for a while and then restart.

Solution 3:

Fault in radio signal broadcasting also results in the same error. Check out the below steps to solve the issue

  • Dial *#*#4636#*#* in the dialer
  • Testing Menu appears
  • Click phone/device information
  • Run ping test
  • Select GSM Auto (PRL) from the drop-down list
  • Click Turn off radio
  • Restart

Solution 4:

Check out if there a pending Android update on your device.

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Settings<About device<Software update<Check for update

Solution 5:

If the above solutions don’t work out, finally head to Factory Reset. Factory data reset deletes all the data and apps on the device. Make sure to back up your data before heading to reset.

Settings<Backup and Reset<Factory Data Reset


  • Power off your device
  • Hold down Volume up + power button + home button to enter into recovery mode.
  • Enter recovery mode and select Factory reset using volume down key.
  • Select ” Delete all user data” and confirm it.
  • The phone gets restarted and run as a new device

Other Useful Tips

  • Search for APN details of your network carrier in google and modify apn settings according to the carrier and state of service.

That’s all Folks! Please try out every option to get the problem solved. If not solved, please feel free to comment your problem in the section below. Share the article to help out your friends and others.


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