Every now and then, a little warning lets you know it’s time: New carrier settings are here!
This is how to update carrier settings for your iPhone or iPad.
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Carrier settings are little files that can be updates from either Apple and/or your cellular provider. They contain changes to everything from network, Cellular data, voicemail settings, calling, messaging, and even personal hotspot. You can learn a lot more about Carrier settings in our All About guide here.
Every now and then, you can get a notification letting you know that you’ve got a new update.
Follow these steps to get your update right:
It goes without saying, but make sure your device is connected to the Internet, plugged into a power source, in case anything messes up and backed up.
1. Tap Settings 2. Tap General 3. Tap About.
If an update is available, a prompt will pop up
4. Tap Update
Every so often, a carrier ( or the government) will send a mandatory update. These updates will only have an Ok button instead of the update option.
To find out what carrier settings your device currently uses;
1. Tap Settings 2. Tap General 3. Tap About
Under the heading ‘Carrier’ you should see your current settings version.
If you put a new SIM or micro-SIM card into your iOS device, you’ll be forced to download the latest carrier settings. Settings are only available for Apple sanctioned cell carriers, so if you’re not using a partner carrier, you’re going to have to set it up manually, which is beyond the scope of this guide. In that case, ask your carrier.