Public Release Corrupts T-Mobile iPhone 6's

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by AmazingTechGeek, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. AmazingTechGeek macrumors 6502

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    I updated to the public version of iOS 9 and it did something horrible to my iPhone 6. It changed my phone number and changed to 4g speeds. I restored as new and it changed my phone number again. I received texts and phone calls from unknown people. I tried to activate iMessage and it is stuck trying to activate the "new" number. To confirm this, I went into settings->phone->my number... It changed!! So, I'm downgrading back to iOS 8.4.1 with the ISPW file.
     
  2. Ocellaris macrumors newbie

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    Something went wrong with your TMobile service. This is unlikely happening to other users or the forum and Internet would be completely flooded with people on TMobile who just lost their phone service.
     
  3. AmazingTechGeek thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I saw forum members post about this regarding the gm (didn't believe until now)...While it could be specific areas, it definitely isn't an isolated issue.
     
  4. drir1990 macrumors member

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    Happened to me too. Still trying to figure it out. Also on T-Mobile. Definitely something wrong.
     
  5. AmazingTechGeek thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What have you thought of doing?
     
  6. laz1e macrumors newbie

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    did you update through OTA or iTunes? I'm also on t-mobile and thinking of updating to ios 9
     
  7. upnorth85 macrumors 6502

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    I am on T-mobile and updated to iOs 9. No problems during and after installation. Not sure what is happening there.
     
  8. Menel macrumors 603

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    My ipad is on tmobile
    My iphone6 is a tmobile switched to cricket
    No issues
     
  9. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    I had a similar issue. My number hasn't changed, but my Wi-Fi calling no longer works and neither does my tethering... wtf... how to solve?
     
  10. AmazingTechGeek thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OTA
     
  11. joelvanderhoek macrumors newbie

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    I'm having same issue. A random 202 area code number is showing up in my phone / iMessage / Facetime settings... and my number is nowhere to be found. And from talking with the guy at the 202 number, it seems he was getting some messages for me. Called AppleCare and got escalated and escalated, then they got a senior t-mobile person on the line and they said it is a known issue and they are working to issue a patch ASAP (within 72hrs they said). They suggest turning off iMessage and resetting Network Settings until a patch is issued as a Carrier Update.
     
  12. AmazingTechGeek thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Interesting. Thanks for the memo.
     
  13. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    No problem here. Updated OTA and everything is fine on T-Mobile.
     
  14. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    I can confirm. Randomly today my phone changed numbers and my Mac was trying to add this new number to my iMessage.

    I got the issue sorted out with T-Mobile, but my phone REFUSES to activate iMessage. Toggling it just automatically brings up the "failure" dialog box, and when the dialog box doesn't appear it just says "Waiting for activation" indefinitely...
     
  15. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    FYI I just called T-Mobile. Before I could even connect to a tech support person, they play a message that says, "If you are using iOS9, you may be experiencing issues with mobile hotspot and Wi-Fi calling. We apologize for the issue and appreciate your
    How did you sort the issue out w/ T-Mobile?
     
  16. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    I called them and explained the issue to them.

    Now if only I could get my iMessage to work. I'm starting to think it's the phone + the SIM...(I'm on my second restore and it's still not fixed).
     
  17. laz1e macrumors newbie

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    maybe you guys should try installing it through iTunes?
     
  18. markgpearse macrumors regular

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    Thanks for this post. My Personal Hotspot under iOS9 is a complete fail! At least I don't have the phone number issue that a number of people have mentioned.
     
  19. markgpearse macrumors regular

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    For Personal Hotspot issues, try the following:

    1. Power off your phone.
    2. Restart your phone.
    3. Go to Settings / Personal Hotsopt
    4. Turn off Personal Hotspot and wait a bit
    5. Turn on Personal Hotpsot
    6. I was asked if I wanted to use Hotspot over WiFi. I said yes.
    7. My iPad now sees my iPhone Hotspot and I can connect

    *** For the first time after upgrading Pers Hot may not be in Settings. It may be one step further removed in Cellular. Once you turn it on in Cellular, it moves up to Settings. Bizzare.
     

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