iPhone 5 / Verizon 4G – No Bars / 3g No Service Fix


You’ve got a iPhone 5 that reports that it has 4g LTE service but 0 bars and, if you turn off LTE, it reports  No Service under 3g.



The fix, turn off all roaming . Settings > Cellular > Cellular Data Options > Roaming – Turn off all settings here.

Posted by Chad Dotson

A small town Computer Scientist / Software Engineer. Chad enjoys writing Python and JavaScript as well as tinkering with his Raspberry Pi and Arduino. When not programming, he enjoys Photography (especially lightning) and Sci-Fi.


Thanks, Dude. You solved something the verizon techs couldn’t. : /

I experienced the same issue today and Verizon people couldn’t help me. I followed the above instructions and it worked. Thanks a bunch

Thanks not sure how my voice roaming was turned on but it’s off now and everything is normal! I thought I was going to have to buy another phone, thanks for this info! It worked for me!

Thanks, Chad! On point with diagnosis in the small town!

Oh my goodness, thank you so much! You solved my huge issue…so easily!! I am so thankful!

You are my hero! I thought I was going to have to buy a new phone. What a relief!!

Fixed! Awesome. This was driving me crazy. The iPhone is an iPhone 5.

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