So you’re out at a party, dancing all night long. You’re tired, so as soon as you get home you set your phone down on your nightstand and hop into bed. But then, as soon as you hit the pillow you hear that dreaded chime… your phone’s going to ring in a few seconds, so you grab it and check the messages. There’s a missed call from your boyfriend, and a string of texts from your best friend, but other than that the only thing on your home screen is a notification about a new restaurant in town. You sigh and hit “answer”, then walk out of your bedroom, down the hall and into the kitchen where you can check your phone in peace. Except, that’s not what happens. Instead, you’re sucked into a virtual Verizon ring, and stuck in a virtual trap. That’s because your phone is always trying to connect to Verizon’s network, even when you’re not around any cell towers. This article will explain how you can keep your smart phone from being stuck in a Verizon ring, so that it stops ringing in the middle of the night, or at parties.
What is a Verizon Ring?
A Verizon ring is when you have your phone connected to a Verizon tower, which means it’s always trying to connect to the network. Your phone then sends out signals, in the form of that annoying chime, every few seconds until you answer it.
How to Keep Your Smartphone from Being Stuck in a Verizon Ring
If you’re a Verizon customer, your phone is constantly trying to connect to Verizon’s network. The company created this system so that they can charge you for data when you use it. But having your phone constantly trying to connect can be a real pain in the butt if you live where there are no cell towers. Here are few ways you can keep your phone from being stuck in a Verizon ring:
1) Turn off “Auto-connect”
2) Uninstall the app or service that causes the problem
3) Make sure your device is not using Verizon as its default connection
4) Reset your mobile network settings
How to Prevent Your Smartphone from Being Stuck in a Verizon Ring
The first thing to try if your phone is getting stuck in its ring is to turn off your Wi-Fi. If you have a Samsung Galaxy S4, for example, go into the settings and turn off Wi-Fi. This will prevent the phone from trying to connect to any wireless networks it can find. Next, disable the Verizon app on your smartphone. This will prevent you from getting sucked into a virtual Verizon ring when you’re not actually using Verizon’s network.
This may sound like a lot of steps, but it’s worth it because they are simple steps that will drastically reduce the chances of you being stuck in a Verizon ring. Find some time at night where you don’t have any pressing work to do and simply disable your Wi-Fi and disable Verizon so that your phone doesn’t ring in the middle of the night or at parties!
How to Remove a Verizon Ring
Your phone is always trying to connect to Verizon’s network, so if you have a Verizon ring on your home screen it might be because your phone is trying to find a signal. If this happens when you’re not around the tower that your phone has established a connection with, then you’ll just get stuck in the loop of buzzes and rings.
To remove the ring from your phone, open the settings app and click on “wireless & networks.” Look under “cellular networks” for “network mode,” and make sure that it says “auto-connect.” You can check if this option is set by scrolling all the way down through the options for network modes. If auto-connect isn’t set, then click on “choose network” and choose “CDMA only,” or “CDMA preferred.”
How to Avoid Stuck Smartphones
The first and most important step in avoiding your phone from being stuck in a Verizon ring is to turn off the automatic network switch. You can do this by heading into your settings menu, or going to the network settings on your phone itself. If you have an iPhone, it’s located under Settings > General > Cellular Data Network > Automatic Network Switch. There will be a toggle next to the option that says “On” or “Off”. Turn it to Off, so that your phone doesn’t automatically connect to Verizon when the signal drops out of your home wireless network.
Wrapping Up: Stuck Smartphones and the Best Way to Avoid Them
So, your phone is always ringing in the middle of the night and you don’t know what to do about it. There are many ways to fix this issue:
1. Try turning off your phone’s ringers, but if that doesn’t work you’ll have to turn them back on.
2. Install a kill switch app, which will shut down your phone when it moves outside of Wi-Fi range or when you’re too far away from a Wi-Fi signal.
3. Adjust your data usage settings and only use Wi-Fi while you’re at home or near a hotspot.