I have a 2yr-old pristine iPhone 5s...very gently used.
I am on DAY-3 of “Searching” - NO NETWORK-
PHONE NUMBER: Unknown
Wi-Fi is my saving grace;
At least I can troubleshoot...
(Exhausting!) & call thru FB!
My supposed faulty SIM card found a tower instantly, once installed into else’s phone (great phone kiosk fellow)-so, it’s NOT my SIM after all!
The word seems to be that the IOS UPDATE -11 is the culprit;
Geared to later iPhones than my 5s...?
I have tried most of the “fixes” listed everywhere—-multiple times, except for “hard reset & full recovery” (wipe)...
- I cannot risk losing my “GarageBand compositions”...(so much work!) Makes me nervous...and iTunes is not easy for me to understand.
*I am not techy at all, but apparently- it may have been possible to roll back to IOS-10 safely, had I archived that back-up pre-11 update???
Anyway...here I am hoping for a miracle! There must be a way to write my phone number to this freaking SIM CARD...I am intrigued by the guy who installed it in his old phone first...& eventually got to select his carrier in the problem phone...
I will read that again as I have my old iPhone 4 (locked/no service) - but it powers up. I don’t know...
Any new 2018 “Fix Discoveries” for this headache, would be awesome!!! Thanks!