If you are struggling with iOS 16 ‘SIM not supported’ bug on your new iPhone, then there is good news as Apple has explained how you can fix it.
The bug is being reported by some users of iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Plus, and iPhone 14 Pro Max, all of which are running Apple’s iOS 16 software. Users report seeing a message warning that their SIM is not supported and after that the device freezes making it unusable for a while.
According to MacRumors (opens in new tab), Apple recommends that you wait a few minutes to see if the message disappears and the iPhone unfreezes. If it does not, it is recommended that you do not attempt to restore your device and instead go to an Apple Store or your service provider for assistance.
Apple explained that this is a software issue and not a hardware issue, so it shouldn’t be long before it can release a fix via an iOS update.
Fix Your iPhone Sooner or Later
The iPhone 14 lineup has experienced its fair share of problems since launch.
Almost immediately, users started complaining about the cameras shaking when used with third-party apps, resulting in blurry images and videos. Fortunately, it released a fix for this issue quickly, but not long after that, iPhone 14 Pro owners started reporting issues. Their iPhones restarted by themselves and randomly while using MagSafe charging, and some Verizon customers were having 5G connectivity issues.
In most cases, you will be able to have your phone repaired or replaced at an Apple Store. Most phones will be under warranty for the first few weeks and months after purchase, so be sure to check for any issues right away – if you wait and the issues persist, you might have to pay a bill for a repair you could have had for free.
Alternatively, if you’ve had enough of the iPhone bugs, you can try returning the smartphone and getting a different device from our picks for the best phone of 2022.