Carrier messages glitch on iOS 10

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by Ben Harley, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. Ben Harley macrumors member

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    Hi guys I have been an iphone user since 2012, and have used 5, 6, 6s and now I use 7 plus. I was very content with the iOS and iphones untill this week, I am getting messages from my carrier service for every 10mb of internet usage, the sad part is, the message is displayed in a way that I can't use my phone.

    My phone is locked and when I press home button, it displays the message, I turn it off, turn it on again and all I can see is this pathetic message. I have also talked to my carrier but they say its not under their control, iOS 10 is malfunctioning.

    For every time that message occurs, I have to restart my iPhone in order to use it again. Is there any one out here who has faced similar issue? Is there a way out?

    Please help.
     
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  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    What kind of a message is this? A text message? Something else?
     
  4. Ben Harley thread starter macrumors member

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    A text message by my carrier.
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    Can't be blocked
     
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    A text message from your carrier? Is it freezing your phone or blocking some UI elements? You may want to take a video or screenshot to clearer define your issue.
     
  6. foxconn Suspended

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    What does it say when you try? I've blocked carrier messages
     
  7. Ben Harley thread starter macrumors member

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    Its a notification sort of a thing that is displayed on iPhone screen with Gray color in background.

    How did you block it? If I can do that it'd make my life a lot easier. Please share how it can be done. I am using iPhone 5 right now, I am posting the snap of the carrier message here

    http://imgur.com/a/ABTbm
     
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    i was under the impression that it was a text message, sorry.

    i'm not sure, but this is a carrier issue and not an iPhone issue. contact your carrier.
     
  9. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    It's called a "flash SMS".(nothing to do with adobe flash) Some carriers in the world send info after every call about remaining balance, esp (esp on prepaid). It's not common in the US and people may not even know about it. But to answer your question - no there's not malfunction and they cannot be blocked. They are a relic from the olden days but all phones must still support them.
     
  10. Ben Harley thread starter macrumors member

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    Why is it not going away when I press Dismiss? Why do I have to restart my phone in order to go back to home screen?

    Is there any solution?
     
  11. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    That I don't know. When I get it on my phone, it goes away when I press dismiss.
     
  12. Ben Harley thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, its not happening here.
     
  13. Chazzle macrumors 6502a

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    Going out on a limb here, but I would try resetting your network settings to see if that fixes the issue. Lemme know
     
  14. electronicsguy macrumors 6502a

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    well that's just too bad eh
     
  15. Ben Harley thread starter macrumors member

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    Tried it not working. I have shifted from iPhone 5 to 7 plus now again and it's not happening anymore.
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    I swear man, it was very annoying.
     
  16. Akshayf macrumors member

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    It's a very common thing for prepaid accounts. It's called a USSD message.
    Regarding the Dismiss issue, you need to press the Dismiss button multiple times to clear them all out as they just stack on top of each other. Just hit the Dismiss button multiple times quickly until they all go away..
     
  17. Ben Harley thread starter macrumors member

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    Yup tried it. Did not work. Anyway iPhone 7 does not bundles up these messages. I just press Dismiss once and it goes away.

    Thanks for the input though.
     

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