How to manually change network carrier on iPhone – Keepgo

How to manually change network carrier on iPhone

When you take a trip to another country, your iPhone automatically adopts a mobile phone network from your visiting place. Experienced travelers already know which service has the fastest network or the best features, so they can manually connect to the preferred network in their destination country. Hence, you might not be traveling, but you want to use the best carrier available in your region. It’s when the possibility to manually change the carrier on your smartphone comes in handy.

To manually change network carrier on your iPhone, take the following steps: 

  • Go to Settings > Mobile Data > Mobile Network. 
  • By default, Automatic is selected. Turn off the Automatic option.
  • You will see a list of available carriers below the screen. Select one carrier from the list and test the network speed. You can then select the carrier with the highest network speed for your area.

Once you select a network, iPhone will only use that network.


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Using Keepgo data plans, you can also manually choose networks on your device:

  • Press Settings;
  • Select Mobile Data
  • Choose Mobile Network;
  • To select the network manually, press the indicator next to Automatic until the function is deactivated;
  • You will see a list of the network operators available. Click on the required network.

If the network is unavailable or Keepgo has no roaming agreement with the network carrier, “No service” will appear on the iPhone screen and you won’t be able to make or receive calls or visual voicemail, or connect to the Internet via cellular network.

Set Network Settings to Automatic when you are back home.

Top illustration by Storyset

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