Are you seeing an SOS warning on your iPhone’s status bar?
The SOS warning could be due to a major outage from your cellular carrier, which means your device isn’t connected to the network.
It’s important to understand what this is, and how you can fix it to ensure uninterrupted service.
Read on to learn more about why this problem may have occurred and how you can get back online!
Major Network Outage
This week, T-Mobile experienced a major network outage due to a fiber interruption from a third party. AT&T and Verizon were also affected but not as severely as T-Mobile.
The company’s President of Technology, Neville Ray, announced that the network was now operating at near-normal levels with significant improvements in availability.
This disruption caused an SOS warning for iPhone users.
Why Do I See “SOS” on My iPhone Status Bar?
When an iPhone experiences a network outage, you may see an “SOS” icon in the status bar.
This warning is different from emergency SOS, which automatically calls emergency services on your behalf.
The “SOS” icon means that your device isn’t connected to a cellular network but still allows for emergency calls only.
Currently, this warning feature is available in Australia, Canada, and the United States.
What to Do If You See SOS on Your iPhone
If you are confident that the SOS warning is invalid and you should have network connectivity instead, here are a few steps to take.
1) Restart your cellular data connection: Settings > Cellular or Mobile Data > Turn it off and back on again.
2) Restart your cellular line: Settings > Cellular and check to see if your cellular line is turned on. If your cellular line is off, turn it back on. Then check to see if you have service.
3) Update your Carrier Settings: Settings > General > About. You’ll see an option to update your carrier settings if an update is available.
4) If none of these steps fix your problem, reach out to your carrier’s customer support.
If you’re seeing the “SOS” warning on your iPhone, don’t panic! It’s likely due to a network outage from your cellular carrier.
However, if you’re still experiencing network problems after trying out these troubleshooting steps, it may be time to contact your carrier directly for help. Which I know may be difficult when you don’t have a cellular connection. You’ll have to borrow a phone that does have a connection.
I know how frustrating this can be, and we hope these steps have helped you get back online. Thank you for reading!
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