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Samsung Galaxy S23 Not Registered on Network – How to Fix

Learn how to fix 'Not registered on network' error on your Samsung Galaxy S23
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Are you experiencing a ‘Not Registered on Network’ error on your Samsung Galaxy S23? This can be a frustrating problem, as it can prevent you from making calls or sending texts.

But this is a software-based issue and like any other problems we have discussed before, this can be easily fixed by applying the fixes we have given in this article.

Note: Solutions in this guide will work on any Samsung Galaxy S23 model (S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra models.)

Editor’s note: We created these instructions using a Samsung Galaxy S23 running Android 13. Depending on your device’s software version, some steps and menu positions may look slightly different.

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What is ‘Not Registered on Network’ Error?

Simply put, the ‘Not registered on network’ error occurs when your device isn’t able to connect to a cellular network. In this case, you won’t be able to use your phone for communication or access any online services. 

A broken or faulty SIM card is one of the most common causes of the ‘Not Registered on Network’ error. If the SIM card is not properly inserted, is damaged, or is not activated by the network, the device will not be able to connect. 

However, there are other reasons behind this error, these are:

  1. Poor network coverage.
  2. Cached data.
  3. System glitches.
  4. Network setting issues.

Whatever the cause is, the below fixes will be able to resolve and get rid of the “not registered on network” error. Let’s start by re-inserting the SIM card.

Fix 01: Re-insert the SIM card

Sim card and sim tray

The best way to fix common SIM card problems is by re-inserting the SIM card.

  1. Turn off your Samsung Galaxy S23 and remove the SIM card tray. 
  2. Take out the SIM card from the tray and check if it is damaged or dirty. 
  3. Clean the SIM card with a soft cloth and re-insert it into the tray. 
  4. Place the tray back into the slot carefully and turn on your Samsung Galaxy S23. 

Once you have re-inserted the SIM card in your Samsung Galaxy S23, you need to go to ‘Settings’ and check the network settings

Make sure that your network operator settings are correct. If the settings are correct, then your problem is now fixed.

Fix 02: Check the Network Coverage in Your Area

If the issue is still not resolved, you need to look into the network coverage in your area because it is possible that your Galaxy S23 is not connected to the network due to poor signal strength. 

To check the signal strength, access the Settings on your phone, then do as follows:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Scroll down and tap on About.
  3. Tap on Status information.
Status information
  1. Then, select SIM card status.
Sim card status
  1. Check the Signal strength and make sure it is below 85dbm.
Signal strength

This should provide you with an indication of the signal strength in your area. If the signal strength is low, this is why your Samsung Galaxy S23 is not registered on the network.

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In this case, since the network coverage in your area is too poor, you may need to switch service providers in order to access a better network.

But if the network coverage in your area is fine, it is likely that an issue with the SIM card is causing the issue. To address this, you need to clear the SIM Toolkit app cache, which is explained below.

Fix 03: Clear SIM Toolkit App Cache

The SIM toolkit is responsible for registering SIM cards on networks.

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Clearing the SIM Toolkit app cache will resolve any issues your device may be experiencing with the cached data. This is an easy fix that you can perform yourself by following the instructions below.

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on Apps.
  3. Tap on SIM toolkit.
Sim toolkit
  1. Go to Storage.
  2. Tap on Clear cache.
Sim toolkit clear cache

After clearing the cache, restart your phone and check to see if the Not Registered on Network error has been fixed.

Fix 04: Try Selecting Network Mode Manually

The Samsung Galaxy S23 has a network mode selection option that allows you to choose which type of network you want your device to access. 

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Depending on your location, you may need to change the network mode of your device to 5G/GSM/WCDMA/LTE/GSM/WCDMA/LTE or GSM only. So that your device can connect to a network mode that has the most coverage

Fix 05: Reset Network Settings

Resetting your network settings will reset all the network configurations back to default values. Therefore, if you’re still having trouble connecting to a network, resetting the network settings is the way to go. 

Even if you haven’t configured or changed network settings, you need to try this as a lot of users have reported this fix has worked for them.

To reset network settings on your Galaxy S23, follow the steps below:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap on General management.
  3. Then, tap on Reset.
Reset option samsung
  1. Tap on Reset network settings.
Reset network settings
  1. Confirm.

Fix 06: Contact Your Network Provider

Your network provider can help you figure out what’s wrong and provide assistance in fixing the “not registered on network” error.

Always have all the necessary information ready when you contact your network provider, as this will make the process easier and smoother. 

Fix 07: Take Your Device to a Samsung Repair Center

If you are still unable to solve this, it could be a hardware issue of your Galaxy S23 that prevent from the SIM card registering on a network.

To check this, take your device to a Samsung repair centre. The technicians there will be able to diagnose and may be able to repair the device on the spot. When taking your device to a repair centre, always remember to go to a Samsung-authorized repair centre.

Wrapping Up

That is it! We hope this guide helped you to fix the “not registered on network” error on your Samsung Galaxy S23. So which solution worked for you? Don’t forget to leave a feedback before you leave!

Also, if you have any questions regarding this article, feel free to comment below. We will be happy to help!

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Danu

The founder of Backtodefault.com and the tech nerd of the team. He is specialized in Android/iOS development and web development.