Late in June, Apple started rolling out the iOS 14.7.1 update. However, the update brought along some issues related to this portion. While update was expected to address an Apple Watch bug it bringing connectivity issues to users devices after upgrade.
On Apple social media platform and forums like Reddit many users posted screenshots showing that their iPhones display “No Service” message after the iOS update.
Unfortunately, there is nothing that would work for all users. Say, some users have tried restarting their devices and resetting their network settings. But this doesn’t work for all. Others have changed their SIM cards. But this is not a solution as well.
We should note that we are not dealing with an issue specific to any individual iPhone model. Say, it may appear on devices ranging from the old good iPhone 7 to the newer devices like the iPhone 11.
What’s more annoying, this iOS update didn’t bring many bug fixes or many new features. Instead, it disables the iOS cellular network. Indeed, iOS 14.7.1 was exactly that type of small update.
We are sure Apple is aware of the problem. But it hasn’t issued a statement yet. The Cupertino company does have a support document on the matter. The latter details a list of steps to take when one encounters a “No Service” message.
So at the moment, this could be the best option. Say, if users are in an area that typically has good reception, the company advises to check for and install a carrier settings update.
- Make sure that your device is connected to a Wi-Fi or cellular network.
- Tap Settings > General > About. If an update is available, you’ll see an option to update your carrier settings.
- To see the version of carrier settings on your device, tap Settings > General > About and look next to Carrier
- Apple also recommends taking out your SIM card and putting it back in.
However, if nothing works for you, Apple recommends users reset their network settings. Just go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. Note that this also resets Wi-Fi passwords. Thus, once done, you will have to re-enter credentials for the WiFi networks.