New "Carrier Settings" Message

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by colodane, Jun 24, 2015.

  1. colodane macrumors 6502a

    colodane

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    #1
    I'm running iOS 8.3 on my iPad and a couple days ago started to get a pop-up message that I've never seen before. It says:

    Carrier Settings Update
    New settings are available - would you like to update them now?
    choices are "not now" and "update"

    I selected "not now", not knowing what this is about. I haven't made any changes to my carrier (Verizon) account. Does anyone have info on what this is and why it just now started appearing?

    Thanks!
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    #2
    Carriers occasionsly push out some new settings. Often the updates are included in iOS updates but sometimes they are pushed out separately. Something that has been done for some time, just doesn't happen very often. Many people with phones in particular have seen these updates before.
     
  3. colodane thread starter macrumors 6502a

    colodane

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    Thank you, C DM. Next time it pops up I will click on update.
     
  4. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    #4
    Also I think you can force a check for carrier updates simply by going to Settings > General > About screen, if you're ready for the update now :)
     
  5. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    Here's a good explanation direct from the horse's web site:
    http://www.verizonwireless.com/support/knowledge-base-115134/

    I have two iPhone 6 handsets, both on a "Family Plan" with pooled minutes on a legacy Nationwide Plan. One has texting and tethering, the other does not; I also have two different model iPads on that same plan - all have UL data. Due in part to the different features on each device, each has a different carrier profile - but the same PRL. Check out the link for a decent explanation. Cheers!
     
  6. ZebraDude macrumors 6502a

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    This is most likely TMI! :)p

    https://beaugil.es/2012/10/ios-carrier-bundles-demystified/
     

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