iPhone 4 not receiving texts or incoming calls; fix

Several users have reported that  iPhone 4 suddenly stopped receiving text messages and incoming calls.

Possible solutions for this issue:

Settings>General>Network and turn off 3G; then turn back on 3G

Reset the iPhone: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time for at least ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears.

Comments

  1. abdul says

    i tried the above mentioned method , but it didnt work ,,

    here in my case , the iphone 4 is factory unlocked , never jail breaked
    running on ios 5.0.1

    the problem is , the sginals of the nwtwork are shown ,, on the home screen

    but when someone dail me , the caller can listen the bells ringing , bt no tone on my side and when i call someone it rings bell to the the other side ,

    appreciate if someone can help me out ,,

    please post replies to hardyboyz_ar@hotmail.com

  2. Ian says

    I started having this same problem this week. After trying a number of things…resetting my network settings, completely restoring my phone as a brand new device….turning off 3G and turning it back worked instantly. I recieved like 40 text message from people who have been texting me allll week and I didn’t know it. I had lost business because people were leaving me VM and thought I was blowig them off…when I wasn’t even recieving them. I don’t know whether to say a big F U to Apple or AT&T, but I’m glad this seems to have fixed it for now. Thank you!

  3. Elizabeth Burns says

    I have had no signal on iPhone 4 since 23rd February but the problem seems to be with Vodafone who have been extremely unhelpful. I have tried all your suggestions in case it was the phone. Thanks but still no luck

  4. sarah says

    I tried the above reset thing but i’m still not getting any messages through. My phone calls come through but i just can get the messages. It’s like it has its on days and its off days. I some times get them and then other days i dont. Its very anoying!

  5. mike says

    I am having the same problem. I am with Rogers and they werent able to help me.
    I am wondering if it is the ios5.1 update. Please help…I already have an Itouch…I dont need two of them…I need a phone. Please someone help!!!

    Thanks,
    Mike

  6. anne says

    my mom is having the same problem too we tried everything but they all didnt work. she cant receive and text messages, and she cant receive any phone calls at all.

  7. paul says

    i tried the above mentioned method , but it didnt work on my iphone

    for my case , the iphone 4 is factory unlocked , jail breaked
    running on ios 5.0.9

    the problem is : when someone call me , the caller can listen the bells ringing , bt no tone on my side and when i call someone it rings bell to the the other side …

    appreciate if someone can help me out… please

  8. cezmosuela says

    my phone is not receiving any calls or messages from my contacts, what is the solution to this>/

  9. Kevin says

    I had a “this phone is not recieveng incoming calls” message after 3 rings to my new i4s.
    called provider and dial#022# and it’s all good

  10. says

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  11. Pradeep says

    Incomimg calls and messages suddenly stopped on my Iphone 4S since today morning. I switched it OFF and ON number of times but it did not work. Disabling 3G did the trick and it started working. Now all incoming calls and messages are being receved properly. Thanks.

  12. Susan says

    After spending a whole day trying to fix this problem with my service provider, Vodacom network and speaking to many call centre agents who couldn’t resolve it,I have just switched the 3G off and on and it worked! Thank you so much for the advice.

  13. Gemma says

    Can anyone help – I’ve tried turning off 3G and back on but I still can not receive calls or texts. Can anyone advise what to do? Please help. It is going straight to voicemail when it calls, and I have updated etc.

  14. Gemma says

    Can anyone help????? I’ve tried turning off 3G and back on but I still can not receive calls or texts. Can anyone advise what to do? Please help. It is going straight to voicemail when it calls, and I have updated etc. Thanks guys.

  15. Eric says

    This worked for me, but I had to do it twice.

    Turn off 3G, reset iPhone.
    Turn on 3G, Turn of 3G and reset iPhone again.

    Then all is working OK.

  16. Kweeks says

    I took outer box off mine and works. Weird. Tried everything else. Guess was interfering with antenna.

  17. says

    I have a iPad and a wireless printer which i
    hooked up to my wireless internet. However, when I searched
    for printers to print to on my iPad it came up with none.
    How can I get my iPad to recognize and pick up my wireless printers signal?.
    . Thanks!.

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