Similar to this question, but slightly different/worse: Restart data connection when stalled?

Every so often – usually every day – I'll lose data connectivity (the icon in the status bar goes grey). Sometimes I can restore it simply by toggling the data connection on and off, but more often this doesn't work and nothing short of a reboot will actually restore it.

I can live with having to enable/disable it every now and then, but having to reboot my phone is a real inconvenience (especially as it's encrypted and requires a password to boot).

Is this a hardware, software, or network issue, and is there anything I can do to fix it? I'm running stock 4.1.2 on a Nexus S.

  • It might be a carrier problem, or just a connection issue. Try toggling airplane mode on/off to see if that fixes the problem. This will cause your phone to disconnect from your mobile network and then reconnect and start a new session. If you don't get a good answer here you should probably just report it to your carrier and have them look at it. – John May 5 '13 at 3:03

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