The ‘not registered on network’ error on Samsung Galaxy is when you attempt to dial out or try sending an SMS message. Your Service Provider is not informed of your IMEI code and you obtain the ‘not registered on a network’ notification. Here are some simple solutions on how to fix Samsung Galaxy ‘not registered on network’.
Why the ‘not registered on the network’ occurs?
This may be because the phone’s firmware or OS is not updated and the phone is running an older version which might be faulted.
However, this error is very common on Android OS only and is mostly affecting users of Vodafone, T-Mobile, Airtel, Rogers, AT&T, and Virgin, on either rooted smartphones or not.
How to fix Samsung Galaxy ‘not registered on network’ error
1st Method – Software Update
- Connect your device to a WiFi network;
- Insert your SIM card into your Android phone and start the device;
- Go to ‘Settings’;
- Go to the bottom of the menu or wherever the ‘Software Update’ is located on your device;
- Check for new firmware or software update and install them if any is found;
2nd Method – Hard Reset
- Shut down the handset by pressing and holding both the Power Button and the Home Button;
- Once the phone is off, wait 2 minutes and then remove the accumulator and the SIM card;
- Quickly tap on both Power Button and Home Button for 10 times;
- Hold Power Button and Home Button pressed for 1-3 minutes;
- Insert your SIM card and the battery;
- Start your Samsung Galaxy;
- If your device allows it, then, while the phone is running, remove the SIM card (skip this step if your Samsung Galaxy requires to remove the accumulator in order to access the SIM card tray);
- When a notification that reads ‘Please, restart your phone!’ pops-up, do as it asks;
- Your device should restarts errorless;
Usually, these methods work flawlessly to solve the ‘not registered on network’ error on Samsung Galaxy but if that’s not the case for you, then you might be experiencing a more serious issue such as a faulty SIM card or a faulty SIM reader. You can try another SIM card and if it works, then the problem might be with your regular SIM but if not, then you might think to visit a repair service center.
Jackson Bey was born and raised in Lethbridge Alberta but moved east when he was 22. Apart from running his own consulting firm. Jackson spends his time canoeing the many lakes of Ontario. As a financial journalist Jackson has published stories for CBC Business Online, as well as Buzz Feed and Motherboard. As a contributor to Billionaire 365, Jackson mostly covers markets and trade.