Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  

    Default "Searching for service" - turning off cell phone part of S4

    I spent the weekend in the mountains of Colorado going in and out of coverage areas. My S4 was constantly beeping as it was "searching for service". I did click on an option not to notify me of this - it stopped the audible alarm but there would be silence when searching for service that interrupted my music player. That was almost as annoying.
    So I thought I would just put it in airplane mode, but that didn't work either.
    An option to turn off the phone part would be nice, but I couldn't figure out how to do that. Any ideas? Thanks.
  2. #2  

    Default Re: "Searching for service" - turning off cell phone part of S4

    Airplane Mode should definitely turn off the cell radio, as well as the wifi and mobile data. You typically can turn wifi back on while on Airplane Mode. But it doesn't make sense that the phone would keep searching for service on Airplane Mode. I wonder if you have an app installed that's constantly trying to wake up the phone to access the internet, but as far as I know, if Airplane Mode is on, it shouldn't give you that alert.
  3. Thread Author  Thread Author    #3  

    Default Re: "Searching for service" - turning off cell phone part of S4

    Thanks B.Diddy. I'll try airplane mode again.
    If my S4 keeps it up, I'll turn it off and listen to my wife's iPhone.
  4. #4  

    Default Re: "Searching for service" - turning off cell phone part of S4

    Did a quick search on this, and just want to make sure--you're not referring to Blocking Mode instead of Airplane Mode, are you?

  5. Thread Author  Thread Author    #5  

    Default Re: "Searching for service" - turning off cell phone part of S4

    No. I'm on Verizon - they disabled the blocking mode option for some reason. It sure would be nice to have that.
  6. #6  

    Default Re: "Searching for service" - turning off cell phone part of S4

    sorry for digging up an old thread but this just started on my s4

    "My S4 was constantly beeping as it was "searching for service". I did click on an option not to notify me of this"

    can you tell me where this option to turn this off is.
  7. Thread Author  Thread Author    #7  

    Default Re: "Searching for service" - turning off cell phone part of S4

    Hey Robert. It's been a while since this happened but I recall a window popped up within seconds of it going in and out of service with the option to silence the notification.

Similar Threads

  1. Samsung Galaxy s4 with Straight talk
    By killsburydouboy in forum Samsung Galaxy S4
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 02-22-2014, 08:15 AM
  2. When buying a new phone does colour matter to you
    By realisticgirl in forum General Help and How To
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-16-2013, 12:54 PM
  3. Replies: 15
    Last Post: 08-13-2013, 02:04 PM
  4. Can not make calls from cloned GT-19300 phone please help
    By pocrel in forum General Help and How To
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-12-2013, 11:29 AM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-12-2013, 11:11 AM

Posting Permissions

B