A couple of years ago, it seems that some iPhone 7 users were affected by a bug that resulted in their handsets showing that they had “No Service”. This was an issue seems to have been caused by disabling Airplane mode, after which the phone loses cellular connectivity completely and the only way to get it back is by restarting the device.

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Now fast forward about a year and a half later, Apple has announced that they will be repairing affected devices for free (via MacRumors). According to Apple, “Apple has determined that a small percentage of iPhone 7 devices may show “No Service” in the status bar (even if cellular coverage is available), due to a component that has failed on the main logic board.”

“These affected units were manufactured between September 2016 and February 2018 and sold in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macao, and the U.S. If your device exhibits the symptom described above, Apple will repair your device, free of charge. Your iPhone will be examined prior to any service to verify that it is eligible for this program. This program only applies to iPhone 7.”

The model numbers affected include A1660, A1780, and A1779, which as Apple mentions above seems to affect units sold in the US, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Macao. You can check for the model number on the back of your iPhone towards the bottom part of the device. If you have one of the affected models, then you can send your device in for a free repair.

Filed in Apple >Cellphones. Read more about iPhone and Iphone 7.

Display
4.7"
  • 1334x750
  • IPS LCD
  • 326 PPI
Camera
12 MP
  • f/1.8 Aperture
  • OIS
Battery
1960 mAh
    System
    2GB RAM
    • A10
    • None
    Price
    ~$490 - Amazon
    Weight
    138 g
    Launched in
    2016-09-01
    Storage (GB)
    • 32
    • 128
    • 256
    iPhone 7 Review
    Score: 9/10
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