Mobile Data Not Working On iPhone In iOS 16.1? (Fix?)

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Posted in Errors and Issues by Patricia on November 5, 2022

Mobile Data not working iOS 16.1

Mobile data not working on iPhone after iOS 16.1 update? Cellular data stops working when you’re moving out of WiFi range? Device isn’t able to switch to carrier data and loses Internet connectivity until you reboot? You’re not alone!

Mobile Data Not Working iOS 16?

This issues has been reported by Scott:

“My iPhone 13mini drops mobile data and I need to reboot the phone. This typically happens if I have been on wifi then move out of range. Mobile data is not kicking in until I reboot.”

We couldn’t replicate the issue and did not find any other similar reports, excepting the Cellular Issue Detected error that we’ve covered during the iOS 16 beta stages.

Are you experiencing the same problem as Scott? Share it in the comments section of this article please. Do mention your iPhone model and software version. We’re reporting this issue to Apple as soon as we have the confirmation that this isn’t just an isolated case.

How To Fix Mobile Data Stops Working

Apparently you have to reboot your iPhone to get back the cellular data connectivity!

We recommend you to perform the force restart combo for the quickest results:
Briefly click and release Volume Up, followed by Volume Down and press & hold the Side Button until the Apple logo is displayed on the screen!

Fact: Unfortunately, this is a temporary solution, because the mobile data will stop working again as soon as the above trigger is met, getting out of WiFi range.

Extra Fix For iOS 16 Mobile Data Issues

You can also try disabling 5G connectivity and see if it helps:
mobile data 4g setting

  • 1. Open Settings and tap on Mobile Data.
  • 2. Go for Mobile Data Options -> Voice & Data.
  • 3. Select 4G instead of 5G On or 5G Auto.

Have you managed to fix Cellular data stops working on iPhone in iOS 16? Do you have a better solution or other problems to report? Share your feedback in the comments.

Related: For more iOS 16.1 problems and available workarounds please check our extended review over here.

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