In India big chunk of people use cellular networks to use the internet and to turn it on there is Mobile data feature or option that users can use to turn on/ off the Mobile data.
But, many times it becomes very difficult to turn on mobile data due to many situation-dependent problems.
If you are having trouble getting mobile data to work on your Redmi or Poco device, it might be because of any number of possible reasons that are either software or hardware-related.
Below we have explained several potential fixes that can help you get connected again in no time at all.
Reasons Behind the Data Connection Suddenly Stopped Working
Mobile networks are, by their very nature, imperfect. This means that radio waves don’t always travel in a straight line, and there can be signal interference.
When your data connection fails, it could be for any number of reasons:
- The signal is weak due to network congestion or interference from other devices.
- You are away from cell towers.
- You may have moved outside your service provider’s coverage area.
Or maybe something else is going on that you haven’t considered yet.
How to Fix Mobile Data Not Working on Redmi
Here we are going to help you figure out what might be causing your mobile data problems so you can get back online quickly. Following are some fixes you should do.
1. Restart Your Phone
Before checking your data settings, try a restart. Often times just turning your phone off for a minute or two and then turning it back on again can solve small issues.
If you have a Redmi, you can do that quickly by holding down your power button and tapping restart. This will often fix minor problems with no steps required on your end.
2. Toggle Airplane Mode
Did you know that Airplane Mode turns off mobile data, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth when enabled? Some users reported that toggling Airplane Mode on their Redmi devices fixed mobile data issues.
If it works for you, consider keeping Airplane Mode turned on all day to fix random drops in your Internet connection.
To enable it, go to Settings of Redmi phone -> Wireless & networks -> Mobile networks -> Airplane mode and turn it on (left pane). You can also toggle it off by tapping on its name.
Do note that if you have a SIM card installed, disabling airplane mode will automatically reconnect to your carrier’s network.
3. Update MIUI Version
Updating the MIUI version can also fix mobile data not working in Redmi. MIUI is an Android-based operating system for smartphones, developed by Xiaomi with Google Android open-source code.
These instructions will show you how to install new ROM on your Redmi smartphone in order to fix problems such as no network connection or internet access, cellular signal issues, and other errors related to connectivity.
4. How to Update MIUI Version:
There are two ways for users to download the latest Android firmware on their phones. One way is to go through OTA updates which you can get by following the steps:
- Select Settings.
- Go to About phone.
- Select System update.
- Wait for the search to finish.
- If your phone is up to date, a popup will say “No updates available”, in this case, don’t follow the next solution.
- If your phone is not up to date, follow the instructions on the screen to update your phone.
But if there is no OTA update available for your phone, then you can always flash it manually. However, flashing a ROM/firmware manually requires more knowledge about Android and should only be done by advanced users who know what they’re doing.
If something goes wrong during the flashing process, we won’t be held responsible for anything that happens as a result of following our instructions.
5. Check Internet Settings
To make sure that your mobile data is working properly, you will want to ensure that it is connected properly. To do so, open up Settings and select Data Usage.
From there, toggle Mobile Data off and then back on again. This will force your device to reconnect with your carrier’s network.
6. Reset Network Settings
If you can’t get a cellular connection, try resetting your phone’s network settings. To do so, head over to Settings -> General -> Backup and Reset -> Reset Network settings.
Make sure you don’t do a Factory reset otherwise you have lost all your important data. After doing it, wait for about 10 minutes and then check if everything is working fine with cellular data enabled now.
7. Change SIM Card
Sometimes, if you insert a new SIM card into your phone and notice that mobile data is not working, it’s because you might have inserted it wrong.
If you see an invalid SIM message or an exclamation mark in a triangle inside a red circle at boot-up, then try switching out your SIM card and inserting it correctly. You may also need to restart your phone after changing your SIM card.
8. Seek help
This can happen for a number of reasons, all of which are fixable with a little help. In fact, you should seek help with Redmi customer care for mobile data not working first because they can not only tell you how to fix it but also give some advice about how and why it’s happening.
By trying the above steps, you will be able to fix the issue of mobile data on the Redmi/ Mi / Poco smartphone. If none of them work then seek help with your device customer care.