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Question: iPhone 7 stuck on Searching and Flashing Apple Icon

My iPhone 7 continues to say Searching where my data spot should be in the top left corner of my phone. I've looked up how to get rid of that and it involves powering off the phone. I can't even power off my phone because when I do, the apple icon will continue to flash, go to a black screen and then flash the icon again. Over and over and over. I've taken the SIM card out and it my phone won't even notify me that there is no SIM card. I've reset my network settings as well and that didn't help. At this point im clueless on what to do. HELP?

iPhone 7, iOS 11.2.6

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Mar 11, 2018 1:57 PM in response to jay052305 In response to jay052305

Hi jay052305,

I understand that your iPhone says "searching", but during your troubleshooting you ran into an issue with the iPhone not starting up completely. I'm happy to provide some help for this issue.

If your iPhone is still having issues starting up, check out the troubleshooting in the article below:

If your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch won't turn on or is frozen - Apple Support

Once your iPhone starts up again, follow each of the troubleshooting steps in the article below for your "searching" issue:

If you see No Service or Searching on your iPhone or iPad - Apple Support

Thanks for using the Apple Support Communities. Cheers!

Mar 11, 2018 1:57 PM

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