Nobody appreciates dealing with call problems, on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or any other smartphone. Yes, you use it for all kinds of smart things all day long, but, through it all, you still need it to perfectly handle a simple, basic function like the one of making and receiving calls. And as unpleasant as this issue might be, it is something you cannot ignore. Wait until you see our suggestions from below and the causes associated with it and you’ll understand why we say this.
Long story short, let us get you to these troubleshooting tips and see if you can put an end to all these sooner rather than later. Hopefully, it won’t come to the part where you need to take it into service or have it replaced.
So, if your calls drop after a few minutes, it can be a network issue. But if you are having problems from the very beginning, consider the following:
- Maybe you don’t have enough signal in that area – the signal bars on your iPhone’s display will be more than revelatory in this direction. Take a look at it and, if you don’t like what you see, try to move into another area where the cell phone service is better received from the nearby wireless tower. If the signal problem persists everywhere you go, learn how to reboot your iPhone 8 / iPhone 8 Plus because this could indicate a problem with the device, not with the network signal itself.
- Maybe you don’t have the call function active – this is when the Airplane Mode has been enabled by mistake. To rule out this possibility of having your wireless connections off, go to Settings and check the Airplane Mode toggle. It must be set to Off.
- Maybe you’re in an area affected by an outage – just like with the signal problem, you either move to a different area or you wait until the problem is fixed by the operators. For what it’s worth, you’ll be happy to hear that this is actually one of the most frequent causes why iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus users are not able to make or to receive calls. It’s either any of the entire above or our final assumption…
- Maybe you have your account blocked – for some right reasons that you’re currently unaware of or just by mistake, your account could be blocked. Contact your wireless carrier – Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T or whatever and confront them. If your account is flagged in any way, it can be checked in their system. If you do have a problem – like forgetting to pay your most recent bill – you will be able to do what you’re asked and regain access to the service. If they have made a mistake, they should be able to fix it even faster.
Aside from everything that we shared with you, these problems with the calls on iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus might require a specialized investigation. With or without warranty, you cannot and you should not postpone getting to the bottom of the problem.