Status Bar: Only 'iPhone' instead of Bars & Carrier

criticalmind

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 12, 2015
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Düsseldorf
I just updated my iPhone 5 and iPad 3 to iOS 9. Everything is just fine for now except for one thing: My iPhone 5 just refuses to show me any signal strength, carrier name or on which radio I am on (LTE, 3G, E). I am on T-Mobile Germany and mobile internet works, I can make and receive calls.

The even more strange part: My iPad 3, which is on o2 Germany, does show all these information.

Luckily I am not dependent on this iPhone since I still have my daily driver, the iPhone 6 on 8.1.2, but nevertheless I would still want to know what could be the reason and if it's a bug or a feature.

Edit: FYI: I made a fresh install and restored it. Also, I rebooted it several times and also swaped SIM cards but still no avail ...
 

Yun0

macrumors 68000
Jun 12, 2013
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Winnipeg, Canada
bug either apple or the carrier. iphone 6 with rogers is displaying as it always has, rogers carrier version is at 20.5.2
 

Merkie

macrumors 68020
Oct 23, 2008
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Man, you had me thinking we could now high the carrier name. :/
Yeah, same for me. It doesn't make sense that Apple wants to show me the name of my carrier (which I've had for years so I know it by now) every single second I use my iPhone. What's the point in that? Put it on the lockscreen, sure, whatever man, but I don't want to see it beyond that.
 

Menel

macrumors 603
Aug 4, 2011
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Yeah, same for me. It doesn't make sense that Apple wants to show me the name of my carrier (which I've had for years so I know it by now) every single second I use my iPhone. What's the point in that? Put it on the lockscreen, sure, whatever man, but I don't want to see it beyond that.
When you roam, it shows the carrier you are roaming on.
That detail can be important depending in what service plan features you have.
 

Jmausmuc

macrumors 6502a
Oct 13, 2014
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Yeah, same for me. It doesn't make sense that Apple wants to show me the name of my carrier (which I've had for years so I know it by now) every single second I use my iPhone. What's the point in that? Put it on the lockscreen, sure, whatever man, but I don't want to see it beyond that.
Would be so cool to just be able to hide it and only show signal strength and network status...
 

criticalmind

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 12, 2015
27
60
Düsseldorf
Okay, I shut the iPhone 5 down and a few hours later, I booted it up (took ages, way longer than on 8.4) and voilá, the carrier name was there.
 
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