5 Ways to Fix “Mobile Network Not Available” Error in Android Smartphones [How To]

If you are wondering why is my mobile network not available, let us tell you that there could be several reasons including but not limited to nulled or an invalid IMEI#, poor network coverage, issues with your carrier or other technical issues with your phone. Though we have seen many users reporting the Mobile Network Error on their Huawei, Lenovo, Xiaomi, and Sony smartphones, Samsung stays at the top. There are hundreds of complains from the users of Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, S5, Note 3 and other Galaxy models.

Well, it is not a matter which mobile handset you are using as the fixes are common for all type of Android smartphones. So if you’re facing the Mobile Network Not Available error, just try out the fixes mentioned below.

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1. Select Mobile Network Manually

If you have not tried it already, go for it without giving a second thought. We have seen many users in past who fixed their Mobile Network not available error just by selecting the mobile network manually. If you are not aware how to select the network manually, check out the steps below.

1. Head to your Android Phone’s Settings.

2. Select the Wireless and Networks option.

3. Under the Wireless and Networks Setting, Select Mobile Networks and then tap on Network Operators. The phone will start searching for the available networks.

4. After the completion of the search, select your Network operator such as Vodafone, Airtel, Idea, etc.

That’s it, your network error should be fixed now. In any case, if this solution didn’t work for your smartphone, try out the next method.

2. Remove Battery and SIM

If the Mobile Network problem is not fixed yet, we suggest you Power Off your smartphone and remove the Battery and SIM for few minutes.

Now after a few minutes, insert the SIM and battery again. Power on your handset and see if this fixes your problem.

Still not solved? Keep reading….!!!

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3. Fix Radio Signal 

There is an alternative method to resolve a problem with the radio signal which is not broadcasted correctly.

1. You need to dial *#*#4636#*#* in the Dialer.


2. You will get a prompt with a testing menu.

3. Select the phone / device information option.

4. Run ping test.

5. Drop down the list and Choose the GSM Auto (PRL).

6. Click on Turn off the radio.

7. Restart your smartphone to end the process.

Probably, the above method will solve the Mobile Network problem, but if not, we have more ways to try out. Check out below-

4. Update Firmware

Since there is no specific reason behind the “Mobile Network Not Available” error, we need to try all the possible fixes. In most of the cases, above three methods fixes the network error easily, however, if you could not fix it yet, we suggest you to update your smartphone’s firmware.

1. Go to settings and then tap on “About Device”.

3. Choose the Software Update option.

4. Start the firmware update if a new update is available for your device.

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5. Factory Reset

If none of the above method worked for you, we suggest you to try out the robust solution which is Factory reset for any Android smartphone. We are mentioning it as the last solution as it involves the deletion of your data. But if “Mobile Network Not Available” still popping up on your screen, this is the best and fastest method to fix the problem. Before you reset your smartphone, it is suggested to take a backup of your important files as the data stored in phone’s memory will be wiped out.

Follow the steps below to reset your Android smartphone to factory settings.

1. Open the Settings on your android phone.

2. choose “More settings”.

3. Set your mobile settings to backup and reset.

4. Set the Factory Data reset.


1. First, you should Turn off your device.

2. Now, hold down the Home, Power, and volume Up button all together for a few seconds until Android logo appears on your screen.

3. Highlight the options from the volume down button with a confirmation with the Power key.

4. Similarly, highlight the factory reset option and confirm it by the Power button.

5. Now, select the ‘Delete all user data’ and confirm it in a similar way.

6. Wait for ‘Reboot system now’ option.

7. Select ‘Reboot system now’.

8. After the phone restarts, you need to set it up from scratch again.

We are quite sure that at least one the above methods will surely help you to resolve your problems with the mobile network in Android devices. In case, you are still struggling with the Mobile Network not available error, do let us know the details in comments below and we will help you out. Stay tuned.