Is your Airtel SIM failed to connect to the network? Is your Airtel SIM not working properly on your recently changed device? Are you having some kind of connection errors while activating the SIM card on your smartphone?
This guide will help you to figure out the errors and will help you in guiding with the proper way to set up your connection in a few seconds.
As we know that, Airtel & JIO are the two popular big giants in the Indian telecom sector as of now and most of the subscribers are now using these two networks.
Therefore in few cases, the user failed to access & establish the proper network connections, due to many reasons.
So, in this topic, we have focused the Airtel users regarding their Airtel SIM not working problem with some proven appropriate solutions which we think might be helpful for them.
If you are one of them who is facing some sort of network issues on your Airtel SIM, you can definitely follow this guide to find out the right setup process, that will help you to set up your connection properly without any further hustle.
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Possible Reasons for Which Your Airtel SIM not Working Properly:
Well, there are many reasons for which the user is not able to get any network signals, and we have compiled the most possible common mistakes for you below; do check out these things thoroughly for the right guidance.
Inactive SIM Card:
Make sure that your Airtel SIM card is active & running, sometimes while having multiple SIM cards with us, we often forget to recharge the SIM card for extended validity.
In this way if you do not have any active plans currently, you might have no signals, what you can do next is, just visit any nearest store and check that if your connection is still active or not.
If the SIM card you are having is no more valid, you can opt for a new valid SIM card from there.
Low or no Network Coverage:
Have you tried to connect in a region/area where there are no active signals present? just cross-check it with another similar device having the same Airtel connection for better confirmation.
If they’re having good signal strength then proceed to the next step and if other people in your area are also having the same issues for a long time, it’s time to change the operator or you can change the living area, in this case, the alternative one is quite difficult.
Disable Flight Mode:
Have you accidentally clicked on the flight mode button? just have a look, if it is active. While flight mode is activated on a device, you will get no network signals.
Just click over the icon again to disable it, and wait for some time to check the signal strength again.
Are you having a handset that is working perfectly? most of the time we have never focused on the device we have, just confirm that your current handset is working fine or not having any technical issues in signal receiving.
The best way to check that is to insert some other operator’s SIM card (except the Airtel one you have) to your handset or vice versa to check if you are getting proper signals with other networks either.
If you failed with this step and still having no signals with any of the SIM cards, what you can do is to visit the nearest mobile phone service center for a repair, or you can alternatively try any other handsets if you have.
If you have now got the network signals, but still not able to establish the data connection on your device, then proceed with the next steps further.
Improper Network Configurations:
(This step is a little bit technical, so please follow carefully and to add more details, we have also explained bit by bit in the next section of the article to cover it up fully.)
If you’re using the Airtel SIM card on your device for the first time, then it may ask you for some configuration settings to work properly. Just save the configuration settings you have recently received and move ahead.
Please keep in mind that, these configuration settings are different for all handsets.
That means if you again put the same SIM inside a new handset in the future, you have to reconfigure the settings again on that device as well.
If you’re using a smartphone, then make sure that you are network search is set to automatic instead of manual mode. This way the device will automatically look for the available network signals nearby, and register itself with the valid one.
Don’t want to indulge yourself, with these technical things? just reset the network settings to ease your job.
Go to Settings > Backup & Reset > Network Settings Reset > Reset settings.
Also figure out that, the network mode is set to the recommended mode(4G/3G) whichever is applicable in your case.
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Steps to follow to properly set up the Airtel SIM card:
Now, you have checked all the possible causes and now ready to set up your connection along with a working SIM card & working handset as well.
Now what you have to do is, follow all the below steps carefully to establish your connection so that you can get all the high-speed network benefits on your device.
Step 1: Open your device SIM card tray, and insert the already working & valid Airtel SIM into the slot, if you are going to use the SIM card to access a high-speed data connection, then you must insert the SIM in slot 1(if you have a dual SIM phone). Make sure you are inserting the SIM card in the right manner.
Step 2: Now put the SIM card tray back inside the slot, and turn on your device(if it is already turned on from the beginning, just restart the device). Now wait for a few seconds while the device is starting up, and ready to use.
Step 3: Move to an open area where there is a chance of good signal strength, and wait for a few seconds with patience.
Step 4: If there are still no signal issues there, try searching with the manual network search mode and wait for the available list of the networks, whenever you find the Airtel or IND Airtel in the list, click on it, the device will start to register itself automatically.
Go to Settings > Network & Internet > Mobile Network > Automatically Select Network (toggle it off for the manual network mode).
Step 5: Update the phone software, if your device has outdated firmware still being used, consider updating the firmware along with the latest security patch for the best results always.
Go to Settings > System > System updates. (update the firmware by connecting your device to the nearest Wi-Fi hotspot).
Step 6: Now install the received settings from the network to configure your mobile data connection, just save the settings and proceed further.
Step 7: From the network settings menu select the 4G mode, if you’re using a 4G enabled handset.
Step 8: Enable the data roaming slider from the Network > Mobile Network > Data Roaming for uninterrupted data connectivity (this step is not mandatory, but you can follow this if you find it effective.)
For now, if you’re still not able to get any signals from the nearest Airtel tower, you can contact the customer care portal for the exact solution and know your device status easily.
You can contact the below numbers from any other mobile operators(non Airtel) easily.
Airtel Customer Care Numbers (for non-Airtel Users):
For Prepaid & Postpaid Users
|Circle||Contact No. (for Prepaid Users)||Contact No. (for Postpaid Users)|
|J & K||9906099060||9906012345|
|TN / Chennai||9894198941||9894012345|
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We have covered some of the majorly known issues and their solutions, to find out a way for your problem which we think will definitely help you.
If still there is any issues, you can visit the nearest service center for a go through process and you may find an appropriate solution there also.
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