If you’re struggling with the “SIM not supported” error in iOS 16 on your new iPhone, then we’ve got good news as Apple has explained how you can fix it.
The bug is reported by some iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Plus, and iPhone 14 Pro Max users, all of whom are using Apple’s iOS 16 software. Users report seeing a message warning them that their SIM card is not supported and then their device freezes, rendering it unusable for a while.
According MacRumors (opens in a new tab)Apple recommends waiting a few minutes to see if the message goes away and your iPhone unlocks. If it doesn’t, I recommend that you don’t try to restore your device and go to an Apple Store or service provider for help instead.
Apple has clarified that this is a software issue rather than a hardware issue, so it shouldn’t be long before it can roll out a fix via an iOS update.
Fix your iPhone sooner rather than later
The iPhone 14 range has experienced a lot of issues since its launch.
Almost immediately, users began complaining about the cameras shaking when used with third-party apps, resulting in blurry images and videos. Fortunately, a fix for this issue was released fairly quickly, but it wasn’t long after that that iPhone 14 Pro owners started reporting issues themselves. Their iPhones were rebooting on their own and randomly while using MagSafe charging, and some Verizon customers had issues with 5G connectivity.
In most cases, your phone will be repaired or replaced at an Apple Store. Most phones will be under warranty in the first few weeks and months after purchase, so be sure to check for any issues right away – if you wait and problems persist, you may have to pay the bill for a repair you may have gotten for free.
Alternatively, if you’re fed up with iPhone glitches, you can try returning your smartphone and getting another device from our picks for the best phone of 2022.