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Troubleshoot issues related to data connectivity on your device for the Essential Phone

This article helps you troubleshoot data connectivity issues on your Essential PH-1

You may have data connectivity issues if you're unable to:

  • Connect to the Internet
  • Browse websites
  • Send or receive multimedia messages
  • Load Internet content within applications
  • Send or receive email

These steps help identify and resolve the underlying cause. After completing each step, test to see if the issue is fixed. If not, continue to the next step.

    1.   Verify mobile data is enabled.

    1. From the home screen, swipe down the Status bar.
    2. Tap the Settings icon.
    3. Tap Data usage.
    4. If needed, tap to enable Cellular data.

    2.   Update the data profile.

    1. From the home screen, swipe down the Status bar.
    2. Tap the Settings icon.
    3. Tap More.
    4. Scroll to and tap About phone.
    5. Tap OMADM updates.
    6. Tap Update profile.
    7. Wait for update to complete, then tap OK.

    3.   Perform a soft reset.

A soft reset reconnects your Essential PH-1 to the Sprint network.

    1. Turn off the phone by pressing the Power key, then tap Power off.
    2. Wait for 10 seconds.
    3. Turn the phone back on.

    4.   Do you know if other Sprint customers are experiencing the same problem in the same location?

    1. If yes or you don't know: Please contact Sprint Customer Care for help.
    2. If no: Please find the nearest Sprint Repair center and schedule an appointment so a Sprint technician can further diagnose the issue.

    5.   Temporary solution: Connect to a Wi-Fi network.

You can connect to a Wi-Fi network as a temporary solution.

Note: Most Wi-Fi networks have a range of less than 100 feet indoors and up to 300 feet outdoors. Objects between the router and your Essential PH-1 may decrease the signal strength.

Connecting to a Wi-Fi network may also improve battery life.

Note: To optimize device performance, be sure your Essential PH-1 is running the most recent device software. Check for software updates.

If you're still having issues, please contact Sprint Customer Care for more help.

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