Problems getting SIM card to work on your iPhone 14 Pro? You are not alone! When SIM card is not working on your iPhone 14 Pro, you’ll not be able to receive calls, texts or use cellular data. In this article, I’ll explain why Sim card is not working on your iPhone 14 Pro and show you how to fix the problem for good!
Apple’s switch to an eSIM-only iPhone 14 only applies to iPhone models sold in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico). This means it’s business as usual for folks elsewhere in the world.
Why is SIM card not working on iPhone 14 Pro?
The iPhone 14 Pro not detecting sim card problem usually occurs when the SIM card is not inserted properly. It is the most common reason for the iPhone 14 Pro no Sim card installed error, but it is not the only reason why your device show this error. No SIM card installed can mean problems with your iPhone software too. There is a chance that the SIM card is inserted correctly, but your iPhone is not reading it because of software corruption. No sim card installed iPhone 14 Pro error could also point towards your Device’s inability to check for a network. This article explains how you can fix this error for good!
Note that this error will only affect iPhone 14 models that use a physical SIM cards.
How to fix SIM Card not working on iPhone 14 Pro
If your iPhone 14 Pro is displaying the No Sim, follow the steps below to fix the issue. Note: Information on this article apply to iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max that have SIM card slot.
1. Toggle Airplane mode
If your iPhone 14 Pro doesn’t recognize SIM card, it might actually be a software issue with your phone that’s easily remedied with a few simple troubleshooting tricks that don’t involve opening the SIM tray and touching the SIM card at all. For example, some SIM card errors can be remedied simply by switching your iPhone into Airplane mode and then back again.
Go to Settings and turn on Airplane Mode. Wait a few seconds. Then turn off again.
2. Restart your iPhone
Another way to clear out a temporary glitch is to turn your iPhone off, wait about a minute and then turn it back on again. Hold the side and the volume up (or down) buttons until you see the power off slider and then drag the slider. Then wait for about one minute and press and hold the side button until the the Apple logo appears.
3. Remove and reinstall the SIM card
If you still see an error message or otherwise can’t complete a call, you might need to reseat your SIM card. To do that, find the SIM card removal tool that came with your iPhone — you can also use a pin or very thin paperclip and insert into the hole near the SIM card try until the tray pops out. Make sure the SIM card is seated properly in its tray and then reinsert it carefully.
4. Carefully clean the SIM card
If simply reseating the SIM card didn’t do the trick, your phone might benefit from ensuring the card is clean and the contacts are clear. Remove the SIM card from your iPhone, carefully extract it from the tray and then use a microfiber cloth to wipe away any dust, dirt, or debris. A can of compressed air can help blast away any grime, but don’t get the SIM card wet — always use a dry cloth.
5. Try the SIM card in another device
If you’ve restarted the iPhone and the card has been cleaned and reseated, it’s entirely possible there’s something wrong with the SIM card. The easiest way to find out? Install the SIM card in another device and see if it works there. You’ll need to test it in an unlocked device, or a device that works with the same cellular carrier as the SIM card you’re testing. If the SIM card works, it’s probably an issue with your iPhone 14 Pro rather than the SIM card.
If that’s not an option, you can try the opposite test: Put another device’s SIM card in your iPhone 14 Pro and see if the problem persists. If it works, then the SIM card is to blame, not your phone.
6. Update iOS
If you are still experiencing problem, check to see if there’s an update to the iOS, the operating system that runs on the iPhone. You’ll want to connect to a Wi-Fi network, or a computer, and have a decent amount of battery life before you do this. Go to Settings > General > Software update. Install any available updates and see if that solves the problem.
7. Check for an iPhone Carrier settings update
If your iPhone 14 Pro is still not recognising sim card, it’s possible that your phone’s carrier settings might be to blame, especially if your cellular provider has recently updated its configuration and the changes update automatically on your phone for some reason. Navigate to Settings > General > About. If there is an update, a popup alert will appear. If there is an update, tap download and install.
8. Reset your network settings
If you are still experiencing an invalid SIM card error on your iPhone 14 Pro, it could be due to a software glitch within your phone’s network settings. This includes WiFi, Bluetooth, cellular data, and any VPN you might have. The easiest way to resolve this is by resetting your network settings. Please note: this action will delete any WiFi passwords you have saved, so be sure to note down any important passwords for later use. Go to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone > Reset > Reset Network Settings.
9. Contact your carrier
If the SIM doesn’t activate, it’s time to make a call (from another device!) to your carrier. Explain to them the error message and the steps you’ve taken so far.
Here are the customer support numbers of the major US providers:
Verizon Wireless: 800-922-0204
AT&T: 611 from an AT&T phone or 800-331-0500
T-Mobile: 611 from a T-Mobile phone or 1-877-746-0909 from another phone
U.S. Cellular: 611 from a U.S. Cellular phone or 1-888-944-9400 from another phone
10. Contact Apple support
If your iPhone 14 Pro still doesn’t detect your SIM card, you have a problem that you can’t fix. Contact Apple Support for help.
Hopefully the above steps solved your iPhone 14 Pro SIM card problems. Did you manage to solve the SIM Card not working problem on your iPhone 14 Pro? Drop a comment and let us know which fix worked for you.