Verizon Carrier updat 18.1???

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  1. Photogdave macrumors regular

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    I have a Verizon 5s and just got an alert for Carrier Update 18.1
    I did it. No problems. But what was it. Does anyone have any idea?
    I'm hoping it was a fix for data usage
    This month I picked up on the fact that at 2am while I was asleep and connected to wifi at home my phone logged over 200mb data usage???!!!!
    Haven't spoke with them yet but hoped it might have been a fix
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Carrier update has nothing to do with what you think.
    Go to settings, cellular and you will see what apps used what amount of carrier data.
    Go all the way down and reset the counter to keep an eye out.
    Verizon and many carriers batch and post your daily data usage from various towers thru your total days use late at night all at once.
    It does not mean you used that data at that exact moment.
     
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  4. Photogdave thread starter macrumors regular

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    Gotcha. Still curious what update was about though
     
  5. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    I'm not sure what the 18.1 update was but I got it too.
     
  6. TechiEmmanuel macrumors member

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    Verizon Carrier updat 18.1???

    Got it too. My iPad is still on 18.0; no update appears to be available.
     
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    Got the 18.1 update on my iPad 2 a while ago.
     
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    Just checked. 18.1 was available on y 5S as well. Most likely will never know what changed under the cover.
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    What changes is the way the phone communicates to your carriers towers and other similar settings that don't make any difference on the customers end. It's just for better connectivity and reliability. That's what carrier updates are and should be done when available to keep up with network changes, updates and such.
     
  12. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

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    Verizon, not AT&T.
     
  13. posguy99 macrumors 6502

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    Just got it on ip6 in San Diego. My iMini2 hasn't received it yet.
     
  14. mark5019 macrumors member

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    Need to have coffee before posting thank you
     
  15. ssvsgod macrumors member

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    Denver and just got it. Hopefully it brings down some of data usage while my phone is idle at work
     
  16. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    Just got it on my iPhone 5. Kansas City area.
     
  17. mjschabow macrumors 65816

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    I hear you. I finally had to give in and increase my data plan.
     
  18. posguy99 macrumors 6502

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    Why would it? A carrier update has zero to do with the data your phone uses.
     
  19. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Lol :D
    Yep, hopefully this carrier update lets me view youtube all day but brings down my data usage.
    People keep blaming the carrier or the phone when every single carrier KB used is displayed there in settings.
     
  20. briankeith513 macrumors 6502a

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    Just got mine, I wonder how often these updates come out?
     
  21. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    usually get a few a year, maybe 2-3 updates as needed i think. sometimes new updates come packaged with OS updates, others are pushed from the carrier. it all depends on network updates/upgrades or if they tie in with new OS features, they bundle it.
     
  22. tremlock macrumors 6502a

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    Came through last night for me. 6+ South Florida
     
  23. Steve28 macrumors member

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    Got it Sunday morning in Los angeles area. Really wish I knew what was different.
     
  24. Photogdave thread starter macrumors regular

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    This isn't that far-fetched. I remember when the iPhone 5 came out there were problems with people going over there data usage and it was because the iPhone was going to cellular data when the Wi-Fi signal was weak or even just at random. I read that all of this was blamed on a carrier software. When the fix came through it was via A carrier update.
     
  25. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Its not far fetched but it happened over 2 years ago and was fixed promptly.
    What is also not far fetched is people rack up data charges without noticing or understanding what and how and will always keep blaming the carrier or the phone.
    I dont think that will ever stop,people tend to blame everyone else but themselves of course:)
     

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