iPhone 4S - Can't Connect To Carrier - No Option In Settings

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Oliver G, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. Oliver G macrumors regular

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    #1
    For the past hour my iPhone 4S running iOS 6 has been trying to find a network. It is just staying on "Searching..." I am in my house which almost always has four bar Optus 3G reception.

    I have now realized that the "Carrier" option in Settings is gone/missing. I have tried restarting the whole phone, resetting the network settings and taking out the SIM and re inserting it. All with no luck.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

    stridemat

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    #2
    I had this problem and ended up restoring as a new phone. It works now, but you may end up loosing your data stored in your back up.
     
  3. Oliver G thread starter macrumors regular

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    #3
    How can I lose stuff in my back up? Once I restore it, i just use a back up file.
     
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    stridemat

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    You can try that but when I restored the same problem came back.

    Try with the restore first and report back.
     

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