General IMS status, what is it?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by imlynxy, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. imlynxy macrumors 65816

    Mar 8, 2012
    On new ios 8.2 If I go to settings->about and tap on carier it changes to "IMS status": SMS . What is it?
  2. ChrisN718 macrumors regular


    Jan 8, 2013
    Flushing, NY
    Not sure what it is but I also noticed that on my iPhone after updating to 8.2. I'm on AT&T.

    Wonder if it has anything to do with that "Your SIM sent a text message" pop up.
  3. imlynxy thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mar 8, 2012
    I had the same message and I also on att. I know before to activate imessages iphone sent hidden sms. I swap my sim to one of european provider and was charged for yhis hiddent sms.
  4. flyinmac macrumors 68040


    Sep 2, 2006
    United States
    I don't know. It's not there on my iPhone 5 with 8.2.

    Just has carrier name. Nothing happens when I tap on the name. Or carrier.
  5. CEmajr macrumors 601

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    IP Multimedia Subsystems. It's an architecture framework used for delivering IP/voIP/Multimedia data/information to mobile users

    It's been there since iOS 8.0. It isn't new. Basically it allows the iPhone 6/6 Plus to use VoLTE.
  6. CrzyP, Mar 11, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2015

    CrzyP macrumors regular

    Mar 14, 2012
    IMS status, what is it?

    IMS status has been there since iOS 8.0. It's used to check the status of IMS Wi-Fi calling and VoLTE features that only some carriers currently support. It will show whether you have Voice & SMS services running through IMS Wi-Fi calling or VoLTE.
  7. imlynxy thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mar 8, 2012
    Thanks! I have only SMS for now, no voice :-(
  8. Reno1975 macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2017

    Maybe you can answer this... I bought a used iphone 6, on cellular data I can send texts... mms.... but no browser. Keeps telling me "cannot activate cellular data network" any ideas how to fix this issue? I'm not always in range of WiFi son need my data working. On wifi.... it works perfectly.
  9. chrfr macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2009
    Do you have a data plan on your cellular service? If you do, be sure that "cellular data" is turned on in the "Cellular" section of settings. If you do have a data plan and cellular data is enabled you should start by contacting your cell provider to be sure everything is set for your phone on the account.
    Also, since your post has nothing to do with the topic here, it's bad practice to add a post to another old thread. It reduces visibility of your question since your problem likely has nothing to do with the subject of this thread, so people may not look.

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