Apple is reportedly looking into the iPhone 7 “No Service” bug and may some come out with a fix. This bug is said to affect both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and is reportedly causing the handset to lose cellular service after Airplane Mode is turned off. The Airplane Mode feature is not necessarily be used on an airplane. It’s a quick and easy way to turn off all cellular connections and there are countless instances in everyday life where the feature might come in handy. However, losing cellular service completely after turning it back on is not good at all.
Macrumors reports that Apple has advised its authorized service providers to instruct customers to restart their iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus units which are facing this issue. If the No Service bug doesn’t go away on its own after that, the remedy is to remove the insert the SIM card back into the device.
One of the scribe’s readers who was facing this very issue took his iPhone 7 to an Apple Store where it was replaced with a new one by a Genius Bar employee who had apparently seen the exact same issue on additional iPhone 7 units as well.
It remains to be seen though how long it will take Apple to publicly release a fix for this bug.