iPhone Tricks > Errors and Issues
Posted in Errors and Issues by Patricia on September 19, 2023
Cellular bars not showing on iPhone after iOS 17 update? WiFi signal is also missing from the status bar? Only time and battery are displayed when viewing the Home Screen? You’re not the only one affected! This is a glitch!
Cellular Bars Not Showing On iPhone?
This issue has been reported by Elias (iOS 17.0):
“Cellular signal is missing from the status bar when browsing the home screen for me too!”
We couldn’t replicate the problem but have found similar complaints on Reddit:
“Cellular Data Bars and WiFi not appearing while on the Home Screen.”
WiFi Signal Missing Too?
Apparently, both cellular and WiFi bars fail to display in the status bar next to the battery icon, when iOS 17 is displaying the Home Screen. Are you experiencing the same? Share it in the comments!
How To Fix Cellular Bars And WiFi Signal Not Appearing
According to info provided by affected users, you can do the following to fix this visual glitch:
1. Switch Screen
For a quick fix open an app, bring up the Control Center or the Lock Screen!
The idea is to switch away from the Home Screen. This should bring back the carrier bars and WiFi signal in the status bar!
2. Reboot iPhone
If you performed the above tip, this visual glitch might reappear once you return to the Home Screen.
The next step requires you to reboot your iPhone. This will bring back the bars and should work as a permanent fix, or at least a longer lasting one.
Tip: Use the force restart combo!
Have you managed to fix carrier and WiFi bars not showing on iPhone? Do you have a bette solution or a similar problem to report? Share your feedback in the comments!
Related: More iOS 17 issues and available workarounds are listed here!