How to Fix Not Registered on Network in Android Phone

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Everyday users are getting many weird errors in their android phone. Network related problems are common among them. This article contains some instructions to fix not registered on network error in android phone especially in samsung galaxy smartphones.

Basically, This problem occurs more in Samsung Galaxy phones. But, Any Android users may have to encounter this error. This not registered on network error occurs when users try to call or dial any USSD code. Users of Airtel, T-Mobile, AT&T, Airtel, Rogers, Virgin, Vodafone etc. have been encountering it around the world. Personally, I have encountered this problem in Samsung Galaxy c5 pro with Banglalink (A popular mobile operator in Bangladesh) after resetting the phone.

Fix Not Registered on Network in Samsung Galaxy

Possible Reasons Behind Not Registered on Network Error:

This error can be a result of internal software problem. It also can be a result of SIM card error. Unsupported cellular technology can be another reason. If a smartphone is made for specific country’s cellular network, it may not work in over seas countries. In that case, Users may experience errors like not registered on network or any thing similar. In my case, The smartphone was imported from UAE and I encountered this error with a single operator in Bangladesh. Other operators like Grameenphone, Airtel, Robi were quite OK with it. This error also occurs when the smartphone is reported as lost or stolen and the IMEI is blacklisted by the previous career. This problem also appears when there is very weak network signal in your room or home. However, There may be some other reasons behind it. But, You will get troubleshooting tips in this article.

How to Fix Not Registered on Network Error in Android:

When you want to troubleshoot this type or errors, you must do it wisely. Here are some troubleshooting methods that can help you to get rid of not registered on network problem.

1. Restart:

This is the first thing to fix general network related problems in android phone. So, You should restart your android phone to see if it helps. If not, Follow next methods.

2. Select Network Manually:

This is another cool solution. Selecting network manually can sometimes help to resolve not registered on network error. Here are the steps to do it:

  • At first, Go to Settings > Connections > Mobile Networks > Network Operators.
  • Now, Choose Search networks. It will scan for available networks and show you a list.
  • After that, Select the appropriate network.

It should work. If not, follow other methods from below.

3. Check for Software Update:

There may be a pending critical software update for your smartphone. Sometimes, an Outdated framework can cause this type of problem. So, You should check for latest software update and install it in order to get rid of this not registered on network issue. To do it, follow these things:

  • At first, Navigate to Settings > Software Update. For some smartphones, you may have to go to Settings > About > Software Updates.
  • Your phone should automatically check for the latest update. If there is any, approve to install it.

4. Tweak Network Mode:

Sometimes, This trick may help. You may select 3G only or 2G/3G auto or 4G only to see which one resolves the problem. For example, If there is an issue with 4G network, choosing 3G only may fix not registered on network problem. To do it, follow these:

  • At first, Go to Settings > Connections > Mobile Networks > Network Mode.
  • Now,  Choose between the network preferences and check which one solves the problem.

5. Re-Insert Battery and SIM:

It is another cool way to troubleshoot this problem. Some phones have the unremovable battery. In that case, You only may re-insert SIM card. However, You will have to follow special procedures to do it.

  • At first, Turn off your phone by pressing + holding on the power button.
  • After that, Remove battery and sim card.
  • Then, Wait for 2/3 minutes and re-insert battery and SIM.
  • Now, Turn on your phone and see if it helps to fix not registered on network problem or not.

6. Try Another SIM Card:

If none of the above methods work, it is possible that there is an internal damage in your SIM card or the cellular network band is not supported properly by your smartphone. So, I recommend you to insert another SIM card of another network operator and see if it works. If you don’t face the same problem with another network, you may do two things. Replace your old SIM card with a new one of the same operator to see if it helps or not. Or you may change your network operator.

Two Other Alternative Troubleshooting Steps:

Some people say adding APN (Access point name) manually can resolve this problem. So You can do it. You may go to Settings > Connections > Mobile Networks > APN. There you will find the option for adding new APN.

Another solution is rooting your Samsung galaxy mobile. But, Remember you will lose support from Samsung if you root. So, Think before rooting your galaxy s7, s8 or note smartphone. However, If you root it, try to reset EFS folder. However, Before doing it, You should have a backup of this folder. It may fix not registered on network error.

I believe you may have any cool solution that works like a charm. In that case, You are more than welcome to share that with us.