When you don't have access to Wi-Fi, cellular data, also called mobile data in many countries, is your window to the internet.
However, you might see Could Not Activate Cellular Data Network as an alert. Other times, the top status bar may only show No Service or Searching. In all these situations, cellular data won't work.
If internet via 3G, 4G, LTE, or 5G is not working on your iPhone or cellular iPad, follow these solutions to fix the issue.
Speedtest maps are now available in the iPhone app. Now you can visualize your carrier's 5G service coverage, view network coverage and more.
If you live in the middle of nowhere, then buying a cellular signal booster might be in the back of your mind. In many cases, these can improve your cellular reception by using a larger antenna to capture a distant signal and rebroadcasting it closer your iPhone. However, it’s important to get one that’s compatible with the cellular bands your carrier uses.
When attempting to measure your iPhone’s wireless signal strength, be it cellular or Wi-Fi, you will often see dBm (decibel milliwatts) used for the unit of measure for your received signal strength.
Whenever you’re curious about certain statistics involving your iPhone, be it battery health, current internet speed, or your current Wi-Fi network, much of this information can be found in the Settings app.
You need internet on your Apple Watch to use Siri, make FaceTime calls, and more. If you're unsure whether your Apple Watch has Wi-Fi, cellular, or internet connectivity or not, this tutorial has got you covered. It will show you the different ways your Apple Watch can access the web and what its tiny network connectivity icons mean.
Visible, a budget-friendly subsidiary of Verizon Wireless, is now offering a limited free trial period for iPhone users who have access to eSIM (electronic SIM) capabilities.
Picking a cellular provider for your phone can be a daunting choice. Although coverage from one carrier might be great for you in one location, that won’t necessarily be the same for someone in a different location.
After jailbreaking an iPhone or iPad for the first time, it can be daunting to find the best jailbreak tweaks for upgrading its capabilities beyond the bounds of Apple’s stock configurations. At iDownloadBlog, we know this, and that’s why we try to make tweak discovery easier for our readers.
Cellular versions of Apple's sixth-generation iPad mini don't support mmWave, a faster 5G protocol that's predominately used in the United States, at all. As for the new iPhone 13, it still restricts mmWave 5G support to the US just like its predecessor, the iPhone 12 family.
Around three months ago, I shared my user experience with Visible as a second carrier for my iPhone. Visible, which operates on the Verizon Wireless network, offers outstanding network coverage for as little as $25 per month with unlimited 4G LTE & 5G data, talk, and text, and with unlimited tethering included!
Just this past week, however, Visible did something I never saw coming. They added support for cellular-capable Apple Watches. And much like Visible’s hyper-affordable cellular plan, enjoying cellular connectivity with Visible is just as affordable.
Apple's been working on its own cellular model technology for years now, but the first iPhone model with an Apple-designed 5G modem shouldn't be expected before 2023 at the earliest.