If the Mint Mobile not registered on network prompt is bugging you, don’t fret – you’re not alone!
Mint Mobile is infamous for messages and prompts just like this, and in this guide, we’ll be going over the reasons why this is happening, as well as the complete list of steps on what you need to do to fix it.
If you’re getting “Mint Mobile not registered on network” prompt, first toggle the airplane mode ON/OFF. Then, power cycle your device and perform a reset of the network setting. If these don’t work modify the APN settings of Mint.
In fixing this particular dilemma, it is important that we understand the usual causes of why this is happening first.
This way, we’ll be able to get to the resolution precisely and accurately.
There are a ton of reasons as to why your Mint Mobile device is saying “not registered” to the network. As a matter of fact, these vary, and can even happen simultaneously.
But among these many reasons, the most common that we were able to wrap our heads around include:
- Damaged SIM card
- Displaced SIM card
- Incorrect APN and/or Carrier Info settings
- Outdated device software
- Temporary network malfunction
Users have reported these to be the most common culprits of the not registered on network Mint Mobile message they’re seeing on their devices.
And now that we’re aware of this, let us go through the steps on how you can fix and resolve it indefinitely.
When we told you we’ll be approaching this comprehensively, we meant it.
That’s why we will be discussing it completely and comprehensively every step of the way!
Whether you have an iPhone or an Android device, you can consider this as your all-in-one guide in fixing the not registered on network problem.
In fixing this problem, the first step is to toggle airplane mode on/off. Doing this refreshes the network because it temporarily turns the device’s network off.
To do this, you just need to use the Quick Access menu (by scrolling down from the top part of your screen) and tapping the airplane icon.
Alternatively, you can also go to Settings > Connections > Airplane Mode.
Once that’s done, the next step is to perform a power cycle of your device. And to power cycle it, follow these steps:
- Initiate the shutdown process by pressing and holding power.
- Then, wait for the slider that says power off.
- After that, toggle the slider to power your device off.
QUICK NOTE: For some devices, turning it off will require you to press and hold the power button along with the volume down button.
Leave it turned off for one (1) to two (2) minutes, and then turn it back on again.
Before you initiate the bootup process, it is important to remove and reinsert the SIM card to see if there are any physical inconsistencies with it.
- Take the SIM card tray out using a hairpin or a SIM card pin.
- Then, take the SIM card out.
- Examine for any dents and scratches.
- Place it back in again.
In doing so, make sure that the position of the SIM card is correct.
Refrain from misaligning it with the chip reader because it can tamper with your device’s ability to connect to the network.
QUICK NOTE: There’s usually a guide/shape along with the SIM card tray that you can follow. When this is done, turn your phone back on again.
When it’s back on, check if your device’s operating system or firmware is up to date.
There are situations where an outdated firmware or OS causes the network not to function properly, so, be sure that it’s on the latest version.
For iPhones, you can check this by going into Settings > General > Software Update. If your device is on the latest version, you’ll see it here.
For Android devices, on the other hand, you can do it by going into Settings > Software Update. Your device will tell you whether the current system you are on is updated or not.
When you’re done, the next step is to clear out the current network settings you are on.
For both iPhones and Android devices, the reset network settings button is usually in the path:
Settings > General/General Management > Reset > Reset Network Settings.
From there, you simply have to enter your passcode or PIN to finalize the changes.
Then last, but most definitely not least is to update your device’s APN settings.
Unlike the previous steps, the process for doing so will be different in an Android from an iPhone, and vice versa.
Worry not, because we’ll give you the correct steps in doing both!
On your Android phone, go to Settings > Connections > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names.
From there, go to the top-right part of the page and click on Add.
Then, enter the following details:
- Name: Mint
- APN: Wholesale
- APN Roaming Protocol IPv4
- MMSC: http://wholesale.mmsmvno.com/mms/wapenc
- APN Protocol: IPv4/IPv6
- MNC: 260
- MCC: 310
- Multimedia Message Port: 8080
- APN Type: default,supl,mms,ia
Once done, choose Save and make sure that this newly made APN is selected.
For iPhones, if your Operating System (OS) is iOS 13 or higher, Mint’s APN settings should automatically be pre-installed.
But if you want to do it manually just to make sure, set these APN settings by going into Settings > Cellular > Cellular Data Options. Input the following information in their respective fields:
- APN: wholesale
- MMSC: http://wholesale.mmsmvno.com/mms/wapenc
- MMS Max Message Size: 1048576
- MMS UA Prof URL: http://apple.com/mms/uaprof.rdf
After saving and updating these changes, reboot or restart your device to allow the system to regenerate and refresh on its own!
After completing this 6-step process, you should now be able to use your Mint Mobile device without any headache! The “not registered on network Mint Mobile” error should now be gone!
When you’ve done the process and you are still getting the same error, the next best thing you want to do is try using a different SIM card to check if it will register.
If it does, the problem is with the SIM card.
However, if the problem persists, the issue could be with the SIM card reader of your device already.
You can also try using the SIM card on a different phone, and if it’s giving you the same problem, you can confirm that the issue is with the SIM card, not on how it’s set up or programmed.
Thus, to get rid of “Mint Mobile not registered on the network” prompt, toggle airplane mode first. Then, perform a power cycle of your device.
Before turning it on, though, remove and reinsert the SIM card and make sure it’s positioned properly. Then lastly, update your phone’s software and APN settings.
The Mint Mobile not registered on network prompt could be one of the worst and most annoying messages that could pop up and see on your cell, but with this guide handy, you’ll no longer have to worry about that!
Kevin has over five years of experience working in various Tech startups and providing Technical solutions. He has contributed to many Tech publications and websites.