If your Samsung Galaxy S10 shows the "emergency calls only" error when booting or when you're trying to launch a call, then you should check the info below and learn how to get rid of it.

The first thing that you need to do is to reboot your smartphone and check for the error when the boot is complete. Also, you should verify the signal bars and make sure that your Galaxy S10 gets cellular service from your carrier. In case the problems your Galaxy S10 is experiencing due to bad signal, then you should take the device to a smartphone repair shop and have them try to fix it.

Another thing you can try is to reseat the SIM card and check to see if the problem has been fixed. If the problem doesn't go away then you might want to try and change the SIM with another one. If that doesn't fix it, then you should try some of the other methods below.

You can try to toggle the Airplane Mode On and Off and see if that fixes the problem. Open the Notification panel of your device, and tap once to enable Airplane Mode - this will cut your mobile data, and cellular service. Now you can disable the Airplane Mode and see if it gets rid of the "emergency calls only" error.

Also you can manually choose to change the network mode your Galaxy S10 is using. Go to Settings, open Connections menu and then go to Mobile Networks. Here you need to tap the Network Operators option and wait for your Galaxy S10 to search for networks. Select your own network and confirm that you wish to use it. If this doesn't work, then you can restore the Auto search for network option and restore the setting back to its default value.

You can try to Wipe the Cache Partition of your Galaxy S10 from the Recovery Mode. Here's how to do it:

  • power off your device.
  • boot it in Recovery Mode by pressing and holding Volume Up + Bixby + Power buttons at the same time.
  • release the buttons when the blue screen with an Android logo loads.
  • wait 30 seconds for the device to load the Recovery Mode menu.
  • select 'wipe cache partition' and confirm the process.
  • reboot the phone in normal mode.

After you've managed to wipe the cache partition of your Galaxy S10 you can test to place a call again and see if the "emergency calls only" error persists.

Verify that your Galaxy S10 IMEI is not banned/ blocked:

If you've bought your device from a 3rd party, and you are getting the "emergency calls only" error, then you should know that your Galaxy S10 unit might be stolen and the phone's OEM has blocked the device from being used. Verify this by dialing *#06# and if you're getting a code back from your device, then the phone is not stolen and you can continue with the rest of the methods below.

Reset Galaxy S10 Network Settings:

Open the Settings menu, go to General Management, and go to Reset. Here you need to open the Reset Network Settings and then use the "reset network settings" option. Confirm the process and you are done. Verify the functionality of your phone and if you're now able to connect to your carrier network, then you are done with this post.

The last thing you need to do is to Factory Reset your smartphone. Please create backups for your most important files before starting the factory reset process.

Factory Reset Galaxy S10:

The steps below will teach you how to factory reset your Galaxy S10 device. Here's how to do it:

  • power off the phone.
  • press and hold Volume Up + Bixby + Power buttons at the same time.
  • release the buttons when the blue screen with an Android logo loads.
  • the Recovery Mode menu will load in under a minute.
  • select 'wipe data/ factory reset' option and confirm process.
  • reboot the phone in normal mode when you are done.

These were all the instructions we had for you. We hope that you've managed to fix the problems that your Galaxy S10 device is experiencing with the "emergency calls only" error.

If you need more help, then you should use the comments field below and we will try to offer you support for any problem you might now have with your Galaxy S10 device. Feel free to list solutions, too, as others are reading this post and are looking to find a way that will fix their Galaxy S10 problems.

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