Apple® iPhone® - Manually Select Roaming Carrier

Note Notes:

  • Your iPhone is designed to work domestically and internationally.
  • If you're roaming and your iPhone displays 'No Service,' you can manually select a carrier; for more info on domestic and international carriers, visit this support page.
  • The steps below apply to the following models:
    • iPhone X / XS / XS Max / XR
    • iPhone 8 / 8 Plus
    • iPhone 7 / 7 Plus
    • iPhone SE
    • iPhone 6 / 6 Plus / 6s / 6s Plus
    • iPhone 5 / 5c / 5s
    • iPhone 4s


  1. From a Home screen, navigate Settings Settings icon > CellularCellular Network
    Note Steps may vary depending on iOS version, device model and your location.
  2. Tap the Automatic switch to turn off Switch off icon.
  3. Once available networks appear, tap the desired carrier (e.g., Verizon, Vodafone, etc.).
    Note Allow up to 2 minutes for carrier listing.
  4. Look for signal bars Signal bars icon or a carrier name on the display to indicate that you have connected to the network.


Note For additional info, check out these Apple support pages: