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Why Won’t My Phone Call Out?

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Have you ever encountered a situation where your phone won’t let you make a phone call out? 📵 It can be really frustrating 😞 when you need to call someone urgently. 

Basically, your mobile phone might not be able to make or receive calls if certain settings are enabled, your software isn’t up-to-date, or your network is down.

In this blog, we will cover almost all the reasons why you can’t make a phone call out and also provide you with ways to fix it.

Let’s get started. 🚀

🔑KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Your phone won’t let you call out for several reasons such as poor signal, software glitches, SIM card issues, call setting issues, and hardware issues.
  • It can be easily fixed in simple steps by restarting the phone, reinserting the SIM card, and changing call and network settings.

Reasons Why Your Phone Stops Making or Receiving Calls 

When your phone stops making or receiving calls, there could be several reasons, such as SIM card issues, network or signal issues, device-specific issues, and many other issues. Fortunately, it is easy to solve these problems.

Here are some reasons why your phone stops making and receiving calls and ways to fix them.

Reason No. 1: Poor Signal

Poor signal strength is one of the reasons that stops making and receiving calls. If you are in an area where network coverage📡 is limited you may face problems in making and receiving calls.

Also, when you are surrounded by big buildings or hills⛰️, the network won’t work due to unreachable network problems, so your phone won’t let you call out or receive calls.

restart your phone

Ways to fix it:

  • Check your phone’s signal strength.
  • Change your location, such as near windows
  • Check network outages in your place
  • Restart your phone
  • If that doesn’t work, contact your mobile service provider.

Reason No. 2: Turning Airplane Mode On

Another reason for not letting you make and receive calls is turning on airplane mode✈️ in your device. Sometimes, you accidentally turn on airplane mode on your phone, which disables all wireless connections. As a result, you won’t be able to make and receive calls.

turn of airplane mode off

Ways to fix it:

  • Go to the phone’s  Settings menu or swipe your screen down for a quick setting option.
  • Then tap WiFi and Network.
  • Search for the option Airplane mode.
  • If it is turned on,  turn it off, and now your phone will let you make and receive calls.
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Reason No. 3: Turning on Do Not Disturb Mode

You won’t be able to make and receive calls if you have enabled the Do Not Disturb mode ⛔ on your device. It temporarily stops all incoming calls on your phone until you turn it off. Hence, turning on the Do Not Disturb mode is important to start making and receiving calls on your device.

turn of do not disturb mode

Ways to fix it:

  • Go to the phone’s Settings menu or swipe your screen down for a quick setting option.
  • Then tap the Notification 
  • Search for  Do Not Disturb.
  • If it is turned, tap on it to turn it off

Reason No. 4: SIM Card Issues

Another reason for connection problem is a damaged or improperly inserted SIM card. If you insert the SIM card improperly or it is damaged, it can stop making and receiving calls on your phone.

reinsert sim card

Ways to fix it:

  • Remove the SIM card, check it, and reinsert it properly. 
  • If it still doesn’t work, check your SIM card condition and buy a new one from the SIM card provider if it appears damaged.

Reason No. 5: Network Setting Issue

Incorrect network settings📶 can prevent calls. Different places support different networks, such as 4G, 3G, and 2G. If your phone isn’t letting you make calls, try switching network types.

choose preferred network type

Ways to fix it:

  • Go to the phone Settings.
  • Click the Network and Internet.
  • Tap a preferred network type.
  • Choose 4G, 3G, or 2G.

Reason No. 6: Enabling Call Forwarding Settings

Sometimes, your phone won’t let you make or receive calls because of the call forwarding settings. The call forwarding setting forwards all your incoming calls to another number. As a result, you won’t receive any calls.

turn off call forwarding

Way to fix it:

  • Go to the Settings app on your phone.
  • Search for the Call forwarding options.
  • You’ll likely see options like “Always Forward,” “Forward when busy,” “Forward when unanswered,” and “Forward when unreachable.” Tap on each one that is active and select the option to disable or turn it off.
  • Once you’ve disabled call forwarding for each option, exit the settings. Your changes should be saved automatically.
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Reason No. 7: Software Glitches or Bugs

Software issues⚠️ within your phone’s system or applications can sometimes affect call functionality and create difficulties in call-making and receiving on the phone.

These software issues arise due to outdated software, conflicts between applications, and bugs in the software. Restarting your phone can refresh your phone system and fix any temporary glitches. If not, here are ways to fix it.

update your phone with the latest version

Way to fix it:

  • First, go to the phone Setting⚙️.
  • Tap on the About phone option.
  • Tap on the software version.
  • Update your phone with the latest version.

Reason No. 8: Call Barring Settings

Call-barring features in the phone also prevent you from making and receiving calls. It prevents unwanted activity on your smartphone by blocking🚫 unwanted incoming and outgoing calls. Hence, it is essential to disable/turn off call-barring settings to fix the phone call-out issue. 

turn off call barring

Ways to fix it:

  • Go to the Settings app on your phone.
  • Search for the Call barring options.
  • You’ll likely see options like “All outgoing calls, All incoming calls, international calls, etc. Tap on each one that is active and select the option to disable or turn it off.
  •  After turning off call barring, exit the settings. Your changes should be saved automatically.

Reason No. 9: Unpaid Phone Bills

Unpaid phone bills are another reason why you can’t make outgoing calls📞. If you are using a calling card, SIM card, or VoIP service, make sure you have sufficient balance to make outgoing calls.

check your balance

Ways to fix it:

Open an app and log into your account, then check✔️ your balance. If there is sufficient balance, there may be another reason.

📚 Also Read: Why Does My Phone Keep Dropping Calls? Issues & How To Fix

Conclusion 

There are several reasons why your phone won’t let you make outgoing calls. The reasons may be a poor signal, software glitches, network settings, call settings, and many others.

However, these issues can be fixed easily within a few steps. It can be resolved by just restarting your phone, changing simple call and network settings, and checking signal strength.

Different issues have different ways to fix them. By understanding the potential reasons, you can solve the problem of your phone not letting you make outcalls.

FAQ

Why is my phone not allowing me to make calls?

Your phone is not allowing you to make calls due to the following reasons:

  • Unpaid phone bills 
  • Airplane mode is turned on
  • Hardware or software issues
  • Network issues 
  • Weak signal

Why are all my outgoing calls failing?

All your outgoing calls are failing because of the following reasons:

  • Software issues
  • Network issues
  • Call settings
  • Device specific issues
  • Service disruption

Why is my call not outgoing?

Your call is not outgoing due to weak network coverage, insufficient balance, and incorrect dialing format. It also happens if you have turn on airplane and call-barring features on your phone. Check your phone’s balance and call settings and place your call again.

Why can’t I call out on my iphone?

You can’t call out on your iphone if there are certain settings turned on, if your software isn’t up to date, or if your network is down.

Why is my phone not allowing me to make calls iphone?

Your phone is not allowing you to make calls for an iphone because of several reasons, such as setting conflicts, network issues, SIM card settings, etc.

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Dinesh Silwal Co-Founder KrispCall

Dinesh Silwal

Dinesh Silwal is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of KrispCall. For the past few years, he has been advancing and innovating in the cloud telephony industry, using AI to enhance and improve telephony solutions, and driving KrispCall to the forefront of the field.

Dinesh Silwal

Dinesh Silwal

Dinesh Silwal is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of KrispCall. For the past few years, he has been advancing and innovating in the cloud telephony industry, using AI to enhance and improve telephony solutions, and driving KrispCall to the forefront of the field.

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