How to Solve Network Problems in Android?

You are on a deserted land at quite a distant location from the main town or you are travelling via train or flight, the conditions are the real pre-cursor for the network problem in your Android phones. Mobile phones, specifically Android for this article has always been banging around this problem of unavailability of proper Network at many places.

Why do you not get proper network connection?

The reasons are innumerable with no end to the list, but quite a few of them are enlisted here in points below:

  • SIM card is too outdated may be still 2G instead of being 3G or 4G.
  • The location has got no tower in the vicinity.
  • The radio signals are getting attenuated due to nasty climatic conditions.
  • You are holding the phone in an incorrect way.
  • In case you are inside a room or an enclosed arena with no doors or windows opened, network cannot be available for your Phones service.

Well, the reasons as described at times really create a mess, but with recent rise in the graph of the same problem around the globe, researchers have concluded that network unavailability problems are not always because of random or personal errors. The reason could be technical and can be resolved by making some changed within the phone.

Thus this article would demonstrate you few of those methods and tricks to resolve your network issue.

Method #1: Turning On the Data Roaming Option

When you are unable to connect to your Internet while traveling on train or flight, this method would definitely help you to get a proper network connection. Follow the steps given below to resolve your issue:

Step 1. Turn on your Android phone and go to the “Settings”.

Step 2. Select “Wireless and Network” tab.

Step 3. Tap on “Mobile Networks” option.

Step 4. Now; choose the “Data Roaming” option.

This will help you find you the best possible network while you are traveling even in the most deserted locations.

Method #2: Selecting Network Operators

This method is applicable when you are trying to call by your Android phone and “NOT REGISTERED ON NETWORK” notification is appearing.  The reason for this error may be the null or invalid IMEI number of your device. Yet if the problem is not because of your invalid IMEI, just follow the steps below:

Step 1. Go to the “Settings” of your Android phone.

Step 2. Under the “Settings” tab, select “Wireless and network” option.

Step 3. Under the “Wireless and network” section, choose “Mobile Networks”.

Step 4. Once you have done this much, tap on “Network Operators”.

Step 5. A list of many network operators name will be displayed in the following window.

Step 6. Scroll down the list and select you Network operator such as Airtel, Idea, etc.

Lo!, your problem will be solved in few minutes, but if the problem is still persisting or you have already tried out this method, switch over to the next method mentioned below.

Method #3: Switch from 3G to 2G Mode

This method employs the trick that actually the 3G network is propagated over a higher frequency band than the 2G network which is propagated over a lower frequency range. The higher frequency allocation for 3G network degrades the network availability. The directions are given below to enhance your network connectivity:

Step 1. Go to “Settings” and open “Wireless and Network” option.

Step 2. Tap on “Mobile Networks” option.

Step 3. Select your “Network mode” to choose your network mode 3G or 2G.

Step 4. Now; choose GSM (2G only) or you can choose WCDMA/GSM (3G/2G Auto) by removing first WCDMA (3G only) mode.

NOTE: WCDMA only mode is used to attract 3G networks while GSM only mode is used to attract 2G networks.

Method #4: Dial *#*#4636#*#* from your Android phone dialer

This method is quite simple, all that you have to do is to dial certain characters to make your job simple from your Android Smartphone.

Step 1. Open the dialer on your Android phone and dial *#*#4636#*#*.

Step 2. On doing this, you will be prompted with a testing menu.

Step 3. Choose the phone/device information option.

Step 4. Once you are done with all these trades, run “ping”.

Step 5. From the drop down list select GSM Auto (PRL).

Step 6.Now; tap on “Turn off the radio”.

Step 7.After all these steps; restart your Smartphone to finish the process.

So if you have successfully done this method, and it would hopefully help you resolve your problem in no time.


Since in the recent past, mankind has become so much of an integrated civilization, connections with each other for all day long is necessary. And for such uninterrupted connection, the network signal of your Android device need to be flawless or else it would create mess around the work place, home, etc.

Follow the instructions mentioned above step by step and if the problem is still persisting, you better take out your device’s battery and SIM card. Wait for few minutes and reinsert them again. This simple trick proves very useful when all the prolific tricks and methods fail to get your network back.

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