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What Does It Mean When Your iPhone Beeps 3 Times Then Hangs Up? (Surprising Truth!)

Have you ever tried making a call, only to see that your iPhone beeps 3 times then hangs up?

This usually happens because your calls are being dropped.

We certainly know how frustrating this issue can be!

So, to address this, we’ve rounded up the main reasons as to why it might be happening and how you can fix it.

Keep reading to find out what we’ve discovered!

Why Does My iPhone Randomly Beep 3 Times- Then Hang Up?

man confused during phone call

Does your iPhone keep beeping during calls?

It’s possible that your device might be dropping your call, which could be the main reason as to why your iPhone beeps 3 times then hangs up.

A dropped call is when your cell phone gets disconnected from the network.

You’re probably wondering why this happens.

Well, it could be due to a wide variety of reasons!

For example, you might be in a spot where the cell phone signal is relatively low or even completely out-of-reach.

When traveling or visiting a somewhat secluded place from the city, there may either be no cell towers nearby (or they may be too far apart).

This can then lead to your cell phone losing signal and dropping calls.

Additionally, there could also be obstacles blocking the cell tower’s signal if you’re hiking through a mountain or climbing a hill, for example. This can also happen in a building with very thick walls.

Here’s a list of other possible reasons why your iPhone beeps 3 times then hangs up:

  • You may be dialing the wrong number or using the wrong area code;
  • The number you’re calling has blocked you from calling;
  • The person you’re calling has their phone turned off;
  • You monthly minutes might have run out or you’ve forgotten to pay your phone bill; or
  • Your iPhone has some setting or app enabled that isn’t allowing your calls to go through.

Finally, there’s a chance that your SIM card is faulty or damaged (or even blocked from network use!). After all, your ability to make phone calls is dependent on a functional SIM card.

What Should I Do When This Happens?

old man confused while calling someone

First of all, let’s determine why exactly your iPhone beeps 3 times and then hangs up.

Are you traveling, or in a sequestered area of your town?

Or, maybe you’re in a building with thick walls made of dense material.

Are you on a hike somewhere where there are natural obstacles?

Hills or mountains can block the signal from the nearest cell phone tower.

Taking a quick look at your immediate surroundings could be the key to figuring out what’s causing the issue.

First, you should determine whether or not your calls are in fact dropping due to a low cellular signal.

Once you’ve establish that, here are a few things you can try to fix the issue:

  1. When your call drops due to no cell towers nearby, there’s no need to panic. You’ll be able to call again as soon as you’re back in the city, or once you’re away from whatever is blocking your cell signal.

  2. Try removing your cell phone’s case. This could be blocking the antenna.

  3. Keep your phone well-charged at all times. A low battery can lead to difficulties when trying to make calls.

  4. If you’re moving around a lot due to traveling, stop or slow down! Your phone might be having trouble adjusting to the incoming signal. Try staying in one place for a bit longer to see if this resolves the problem.

Not In An Out-Of-Service Area And Still Dropping Calls? Here’s What To Do

If you’re still not sure why your calls drop, there are several solutions you can still try:

Restart Your Phone

iphone startup screen

It might sound like an obvious solution, but many people don’t know how much restarting your device can actually help!

This action works because it’s possible your phone could be experiencing cache memory issues, and a reboot can help to fix that pronto.

Sometimes you may have a lot of apps running and not even realize it, which also places a significant burden on your phone’s cache memory.

Check For SIM Card Damage

Take out your SIM card, and see if there is any noticeable wear or tear on it.

If it’s in good condition, put it back in and try calling again. It’s possible that you could have incorrectly placed it in the first place (on a new phone).

In the case that it is damaged or your calls are still dropping, the best thing to do would be to replace your SIM card with a new one.

Don’t worry, it’s possible to replace your SIM card without having to change your phone number! Simply contact your cellular provider for more details on this.

Try Resetting Your Network Settings

Go to “Settings,” “General,” and then click “Transfer or Reset iPhone.”

locating transfer or reset iphone

From there, select “Reset” and select Reset Network Settings.”

locating reset button

locating reset network settings button

Other Reasons Why Your iPhone Might Be Beeping 3 Times Then Hanging Up

woman anxious while calling someone

If your iPhone beeps 3 times and then hangs up when you call a certain number, the problem might be on the other person’s end.

Who are you trying to reach?

Are you calling a business number, a friend, someone you know, or someone who might have you blocked?

If you are calling somebody that you don’t know, this person might have a setting selected that only allows them to receive calls from numbers they have saved in their contacts.

To fix this, you can first try texting this person to let them know who you are and why you’re calling.

This way, they can save your number to their phone, and your call will subsequently go through!

Is the person you’re trying to reach someone who might not want to hear from you?

In that case, you might want to think twice (or thrice) about making the call.

This person probably has you on their blocked number list.

When you block a contact, your phone doesn’t allow calls from that particular contact to go through.

Instead, calls from this contact will maybe ring once- and then disconnect or go straight to voicemail.

If you call someone who has blocked you and who doesn’t have their voicemail set up, it can also beep 3 times and then hang up!

In Summary

To sum things up, if your iPhone beeps 3 times and then hangs up, your call is dropping, or there is a problem on the other user’s end.

It’s also possible you might just be far away from the nearest cell tower or there’s something blocking its signal, which will make your calls drop.

To solve this, try going somewhere else with a better cellular signal.

Additionally, it may also help to remove anything that might be blocking the phone’s antenna, such as its case.

Furthermore, check that you aren’t near items or obstacles that can interfere with a cell tower’s signal, such as mountains, hills, or large buildings.

You might also want to check your SIM card for any damage.

If the problem is coming from the other person’s end, it can be because they’ve activated a setting that only allows calls from their saved contacts to go through.

In this case, you might want to communicate with them via text message to let them know who you are.

Your call will also drop if the person you’re trying to reach has blocked your number.

Whatever the reason, there are plenty of possible solutions for you to try. Don’t hesitate to try more than one until you get it right!

Does your phone just keep beeping constantly, or only while it’s charging? Click on the respective links to learn more!

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