How to Fix “SOS Only” on an iPhone

If your iPhone is displaying “SOS Only” instead of connecting to your carrier’s network, it means that your device is not able to establish a cellular connection. Here are some steps you can try to fix this issue:

  1. Check your network coverage: Make sure that you are within your carrier’s network coverage area. If you are in an area with poor coverage or no coverage, you may see “SOS Only” on your iPhone.
  2. Restart your iPhone: Try restarting your iPhone by holding down the power button until the “Slide to power off” option appears. Slide the bar to turn off your iPhone, then hold down the power button again to turn it back on.
  3. Reset your network settings: Resetting your network settings can help fix issues with your cellular connection. To do this, go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. This will erase all saved Wi-Fi passwords, so you will need to reconnect to Wi-Fi networks after the reset.
  4. Update your iPhone’s software: Make sure that your iPhone is running the latest version of iOS. To check for updates, go to Settings > General > Software Update.
  5. Check your SIM card: Make sure that your SIM card is properly inserted into your iPhone and that it is not damaged. Try removing the SIM card and reinserting it, or try using a different SIM card if you have one.
  6. Contact your carrier: If none of the above steps work, you may need to contact your carrier to check for any issues with your account or network coverage in your area.

If you continue to see “SOS Only” on your iPhone after trying these steps, it may be a hardware issue and you should contact Apple Support or visit an Apple Store for further assistance.