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What does an MIP 67 error mean? How to stop it

The MIP 67 error could be a sign that your Android phone isn’t connected to mobile data. The error message is persistent and annoying, but it can be easily resolved. In this article, we’ll explain why the problem arises and what you can do to fix the MIP 67 error.

What does an MIP 67 error mean? How to stop it

What is MIP 67?

MIP 67 is a common error that occurs on Android devices. MIP stands for Mobile IP (or Mobile Internet Protocol), a protocol that allows devices to keep the same IP address when that device switches between networks.

An MIP 67 error can have a number of causes, but in most cases it is the result of your device being unable to access the network’s packet data serving node, or PDSN. This means that your device is unable to access cellular services, and the mobile IP stops functioning as a result.

One of the annoying things about the MIP 67 error is that the warning message repeatedly pops up on your screen, making it hard to navigate the rest of the device. So why do these network connectivity issues occur in the first place?

What causes the MIP 67 error?

If you’re getting an MIP 67 error message, it is probably because you lack cellular data. Losing your cellular data connection can happen for a number of reasons:

  • A network-wide fault can cause an MIP 67 error, meaning that your device (and any other devices on that network) cannot connect to cellular data.
  • If your device is not set up for data roaming and you are in an area where your service provider does not offer coverage, it could cause an MIP 67 error.
  • You’re using an old SIM card in a new phone. Sometimes, if you switch your old SIM card to a new device, this can trigger an MIP 67 error.

How to fix the MIP 67 error

Try the tips below to fix the MIP 67 error.

  1. Reboot your Android device. The simplest way to fix the issue is to turn your device off and turn it back on again. Doing so should reconnect you to your service provider and refresh your mobile data connection, resolving the problem.
  2. Turn “Flight mode” on and off. This technique will completely disconnect your device from any internet services, allowing it to cleanly reconnect to your mobile data when you turn “Flight mode” off again.
  3. Change the network mode by following these steps on Android: “Settings” > “Connection” > “Mobile networks” > “Network mode” > “LTE/CDMA.” Then go to “Settings” > “General” > “System updates” > “Update profile.”
  4. Check your network for outages. The problem may lie with your carrier’s network rather than your mobile device. Contact the customer support team for your internet service provider and find out if your area has a network outage. If it does, wait until it is resolved to see if the error is fixed.
  5. Turn on data roaming while abroad. If you’re traveling in an area not covered by your provider, try turning on your device’s data roaming function to regain network connectivity. Be aware, however, that you may incur data roaming charges.
  6. Perform a factory data reset. You can try a full factory reset as a final resort. The process will completely wipe your device, returning it to the state it was in when you first bought it. If your cellular services are inaccessible due to a problem on your device, a factory data reset should fix the problem, but make sure to back up your data before performing the reset.

What if none of these solutions work?

If you’re still seeing an MIP 67 error message after trying all of the steps above, and if you’re sure there are no network problems in your area, contact your internet service provider and explain the problem. A customer service representative may be able to help. When speaking with your network carrier, you can also ask them to change your mobile station ID (MSID) number — a misspelling in the MSID number is a possible, though very rare, cause for the MIP 67 error.

As previously discussed, however, a full factory reset is almost certain to fix the problem. If you do go down that route, make sure you have backed up any data you want to keep because a reset will wipe away contacts, photos and videos, messages, and downloaded apps on your device.

If you’re having connection problems but you are not seeing an MIP 67 error message, the issue could be related to your IP address. If you have previously set a static IP address, you could try changing it to fix the problem. Alternatively, if you’re seeing the “Ethernet doesn’t have a valid IP configuration” error message, you might need to restart your router or clear the stored data from your network cache.