How To Fix The Huawei Mate 20 Lite Mobile Network Not Available Issue

The #Huawei #Mate20Lite is a mid-range Android smartphone model released last September 2018. It has a good build quality which is made of an Aluminum frame with a 6.3 inch IPS LCD screen having a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. It uses a dual rear camera system and a dual selfie camera system at the front. Under the hood is a Hisilicon Kirin 710 octa core processor which is paired with 6GB of RAM. Although this is a solid performing device there are instances when certain issues can occur which we will be addressing today. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the Huawei Mate 20 Lite mobile network not available issue,

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How To Fix The Huawei Mate 20 Lite Mobile Network Not Available Issue

Always make it a point to make sure that the phone is running on the latest software version before doing any troubleshooting steps on the device. If an update is available then I suggest that you download and install it first. It is important that you should check for carrier related software updates as this will usually address carrier related connectivity bugs.

Verify that your area has a good network signal

There are certain places where your carrier will not have any network signal at all. When you are in this area your phone will usually get the mobile network not available error. To verify if this is a coverage related issue you can check if other devices under the same network are also having the same problem in your immediate vicinity.

In case you are in an area that has excellent network coverage but your phone is not getting any signal at all then there’s a possibility that the problem is caused by a network outage. You should contact your carrier to verify if there is an outage and if there is none then proceed with the additional troubleshooting steps listed below.

Perform a soft reset

Your phone will usually store the most commonly used data to make it perform better. This data can sometimes get corrupted which can cause this issue which is why you will need to do a soft reset as it will remove this data from the device. This step will also reset your phone connection to the network which usually fixed this kind of problem. What you will want to do is to restart the phone .

  • Press and hold the Power and Volume down key for up to 45 seconds.
  • Wait as the device restarts.

Check if the Huawei Mate 20 Lite mobile network not available issue still occurs.

Check your SIM card

It’s possible  that the problem is caused by an issue with the SIM card. If this is a SIM card related problem then this can be fixed by turning off the phone and removing the SIM card. Wait for a few minutes before reinserting the SIM card back then turn on the phone. Check if the issue still occurs.

You should also try using a different SIM card in your phone to eliminate the possibility of the problem being caused by a defective SIM card.

Verify the roaming status of the phone

You should make sure that the roaming status of the phone is off if you are in your home country. This applies to travelers who have just  returned from a different country and still have the roaming status of the device activated. 

  • Select Settings.
  • Select Wireless & networks.
  • Select Mobile network.
  • Turn Data roaming off.

Check if the Huawei Mate 20 Lite mobile network not available issue still occurs.

Make sure Airplane Mode is off

The airplane mode is a phone setting that is turned on when you are in an airplane. When this is activated your phone will not receive or transmit any wireless signals so that it will not interfere with any of the aircraft electronic equipment. If you are getting the Huawei Mate 20 Lite mobile network not available issue then you should make sure that airplane mode is off or you can try toggling this switch if it is already in the off position.

Change your phone network mode

Make sure that your phone is using the correct network mode that matches the one your carrier is using. For most GSM carriers you will need your phone to be set to 4G or LTE.

  • Tap Settings
  • Tap Wireless & Networks
  • Tap Mobile Network
  • Tap Preferred Network Type
  • Make sure that the preferred network type is set to 4G/3G/2G auto
  • Press the home icon to end the session.

Check if the  Huawei Mate 20 Lite mobile network not available issue still occurs.

Start the phone in Safe Mode

Sometimes an app you downloaded from the Google Play Store will cause issues on the phone when it is installed. This can be due to bugs in the app or compatibility issues between the app and your phone. To check if an app you downloaded is causing the problem you will have to start the phone in Safe Mode as only the pre-installed apps are allowed to run in this mode.

  • Power off the phone by holding down the power button for a few seconds.
  • Press and hold the power button and release it when you see the Huawei logo on screen.
  • After releasing the Power key, immediately press and hold the Volume down key.
  • Keep holding the Volume key till the phone completely boots up.
  • Once the phone boots up,  “Safe mode” should appear on the bottom of the screen

In case the issue does not occur in this mode then it is most likely caused by an app you installed. Find out what app this is and uninstall it.

Wipe the cache partition of the phone

There are cases when the cached data stored in the dedicated partition of the phone can become corrupted. When this happens this will usually cause certain issues to occur on the phone. To eliminate the possibility that this is what’s causing the problem you will have to wipe the cache partition of the phone from the recovery mode.

  • Turn off your phone.
  • Press and hold the Volume UP button along with Power button on your  device simultaneously for a few seconds
  • The phone will enter the stock recovery mode
  • Use volume buttons to highlight ‘wipe cache partition’ and use power key to select it
  • Reboot the system once the process is completed

Check if the  Huawei Mate 20 Lite  mobile network not available issue still occurs.

Perform a factory reset

In case the above steps fails to fix the problem then the best way to deal with this right now is to perform a factory reset. Make sure to backup your phone data before doing the reset.

  • Turn off your phone.
  • Press and hold the Volume UP button along with Power button on your  device simultaneously for a few seconds
  • The phone will enter the stock recovery mode
  • Use volume buttons to highlight  select wipe cache/factory reset and use power key to select it
  • Reboot the system once the process is completed

If the issue still persists even after performing the steps listed above then this might already be caused by a faulty hardware component. The best thing to do right now is to bring the phone to a service center and have it checked.

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