iPhone Network Lost Error: Your Selected Cellular… (Fix!)
Are you getting the
Network Losterror showing up on iPhone screen every few minutes? The popup informs that “Your selected cellular network for ‘(null)’ is no longer available”? The options are to ‘Dismiss’ or open ‘Settings’?
iPhone Network Lost Error
This issue has been reported by Smush on our iOS 15.2 review page:
“Getting network lost popup! Your selected cellular network is no longer available…”
Apparently, this is a carrier problem and not one cause by iOS 15. We’ve found similar reports on Reddit. It affects the new iPhone 13 models as well as older iPhones.
How To Fix Network Lost iPhone Error
This popup seems to get triggered most frequently when the users changes location, especially when traveling from an urban area with good cellular coverage, to a remote location.
If the iPhone is not allowed to change networks automatically it might fail to stay connected and display the
Network Lost error!
- Open Settings and tap on Cellular (Mobile Data).
- Go For Network Selection.
- Turn On Automatic.
Fact: This will allow your iPhone to auto search and connect to the carrier network based on the SIM card that’s inserted on the device or registered virtually!
Does this help? Have you managed to get rid of the Network Lost popup error? Do you have a better solution? Use the comments section and share your feedback.
Related: How to fix unable to join network WiFi error in iOS 15.
This does not work because the new O/S does not have Network Selection as an option anymore.
What iOS version are you running? I am on the current iOS 15.4.1 and Network selection is still available. It might be a country restricted setting though. What country are you from?
I think this may be from having accepted a network update in a country that the government installs this option to have your cell regularly try to connect to a secret cell tower named ‘null’ so that your phone data is routed over their false flagged towers.
From the text, I can deduct that “null” refers to the name of the device that’s trying to connect to the cellular network, and not the name of the tower.
Setting network selection to automatic doesn’t fix the issue … any other suggestions? I was already on automatic, getting the popup continues with it switched on/off and if any specific networks are selected
Thanks for the feedback Daniel. You might have to change your SIM card in this case. Are you using an old physical SIM?
I already leave the network settings in automatic, I use a virtual number and this pop up doesn’t stop appearing almost all the time! iOS 15.6 iPhone 13 Pro Max
Thanks for reporting Cleber. Are you getting this pop up only since updating to iOS 15.6, or you got it in previous versions too?
I have the same problem with my I phone 13 pro max :@ it’s since I updated iOS